Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English, French, Spanish
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Asd Closure
  • Atherectomy
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • FFR determination
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Valve Disease - Percutaneous Interventions
  • High Risk Valve Disease Patients
  • Interventional Catheterization For Congenital Heart Defects
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Aortopulmonary Collaterals
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Atrial Septal Defect
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Coarctation Of The Aorta
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Percutaneous Treatment of Blocked Veins
  • Percutaneous Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Percutaneous Valve Treatment
  • Percutaneous VSD closure
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • PFO Closure
View all 28 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Angina
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Veins
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Arterial Diseases - "blocked Arteries"
  • Asymptomatic Valve Dysfunction
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coarctation Of The Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Endocarditis
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Stent Restenosis
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Tetralogy Of Fallot
  • Transposition Of The Great Vessels
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Septal Defects
  • William's Syndrome
View all 46 Specialties +


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About Joanna Ghobrial, MD

Joanna Ghobrial, MD, MSc, is a cardiologist in the Adult Congenital Heart Center of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. She sees patients at the Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Specialty Interests: Cardiovascular disease; congenital heart defects/congenital heart disease; heart valve disease, including aortic valve disease, pulmonary valve disease, tricuspid valve disease and mitral valve disease; coronary artery disease.

Education: Dr. Ghobrial earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, and her medical degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich. She completed her internship and residency at Boston Medical Center, Boston University, followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, Wash. At the same time, she earned a Master’s degree in epidemiology from UW.  Dr. Ghobrial subsequently served a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and a fellowship in adult congenital heart diseases with a subspecialty in intervention at the Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles.   

Experience and Outcomes: Cleveland Clinic interventional cardiologists are among the most experienced in the country in non-surgical treatment of pediatric and adult congenital heart disease, with outcomes that are better than national averages. The percutaneous (non-surgical) treatments they perform include aortic and mitral valve repair and atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closures.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Ghobrial has coauthored papers on congenital heart disease, heart attack and related topics in peer-reviewed medical journals and has contributed chapters on non-surgical cardiac interventions to several cardiology textbooks. She also has presented at medical conferences on topics that include the latest techniques for heart valve repair and replacement and her personal research on ethnic differences in sudden cardiac arrest.  

About Dr. Ghobrial: “It is my privilege to care for patients with congenital heart disease. They are warriors who have defied health hurdles since birth. My goal is to help them stay healthy, and live their lives to the fullest. I strive to work together with patients as a team, to understand their goals and help achieve them, whether by close monitoring with clinic visits, medication adjustment, imaging studies or cardiac catheterizations and transcatheter interventions.”

Leisure Activities: In her spare time, Dr. Ghobrial enjoys organizing and being part of global cardiac missions to advance medicine for patients with heart disease in remote areas in the world. She has been on mission trips to Haiti, Kenya, Zaatari refugee camps, and Ethiopia with future plans to go to Tanzania and Brazil. She also enjoys traveling for leisure, hiking, music and comedy.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - UCLA Medical Center
Adult Congenital Heart Diseases
Los Angeles, CA USA

Fellowship - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Interventional Cardiology
Boston, MA USA

Fellowship - University of Washington Medical Center
Cardiovascular Disease
Seattle, WA USA

Graduate School - University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Residency - Boston Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI USA

Undergraduate - Wayne State University
Detroit, MI USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Specialty Interests

Cardiovascular disease; congenital heart defects/congenital heart disease; heart valve disease, including aortic valve disease, pulmonary valve disease, tricuspid valve disease and mitral valve disease; coronary artery disease; vascular system disorders, including Marfan, Ehlers-Danlos and Loeys-Dietz syndromes

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 5/31/2020, Dr. Ghobrial has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

200 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

I'm so grateful to have Dr. Ghobrial agree to keep my case and provide my health care. I have a cardiologist at home, who referred me to the Cleveland Clinic and his guidance is to let the Clinic keep doing the "heavy lifting".

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. Ghobrial always makes me feel that everything is under control. She shows me the results of tests and explains where I was and how I have improved.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

I loved the Doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Ghobrial is an exceptionally kind and caring person

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Ghobriel was able to answer all of my questions regarding my diagnosis and made me feel a lot better about everything. Her office staff (Bri) was very responsive and helpful!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. Ghobrial was wonderful at explaining everything and listening to me. Overall great experience!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

My care and experience at the clinic since heart surgery in 2016 has been excellent. This was my first time seeing Dr. Ghobrial and she was excellent. She took time and explained things very well. She provided plan going forward as to what we will monitor.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

The Doctor is the Platinum Standard in every sense of the word. She saved my Mother's life.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Love Dr. Grobrial. She's always smiling, kind, friendly and I never feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

I love Dr. Ghobrial! She is very on top of my physical health and my emotional one. She always explains everything in detail and in a manner I can understand. She is a true amazing asset to Cleveland Clinic. One of the best, if not the best Doctor's I have dealt with in my life. Lover her dedication, concern and profesionalism!!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

thank you for the fantastic doctors that saved my life and the awesome care i had from your great nurses.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Always punctual and personal care. I am eternally grateful for Dr Ghobrial.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Ghobrial is soooo nice and very thorough in explaining each detail. She is the real deal and I'm glad she is Dr. Krasuski's replacement who was also very good. I'll travel 7 hours one way to see her anytime because I know I'm in good hands/care.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

my experience was fantastic. I went into meeting new doctor nervous and she put me at ease quickly. she was fantastic!

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr Ghobrial listened to my concerns and made a plan for further investigation that my now former cardiologist could not match.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr Ghobrial was exceptional-- intelligent, kind, caring, accommodating, and thorough.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

my Doctor is amazing caring, informative person . shes the best

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr. Ghobrial is a truly patient-focused medical professional. Her care and empathy are always on display.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Dr. Ghobrial is always caring, understanding and amazing. I wouldn't trade her for the world.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Dr. G. has excellent people skills. She is caring, considerate, and willing to take the necessary time to explain procedures and pending surgery.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Fhis was my first appointment with Dr Ghobrial and I was impressed.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

I can already tell Dr. Ghobrial is concerned about her patients. She wants to be proactive about cardiac care and making sure the patient understands their medical options.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

From having my surgery at Cleveland Clinic to my last visit I have received excellent care. The doctors, nurses and staff have been amazing. I would certainly reccomend Cleveland Clinic to anyone for all their healthcare needs.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Dr. Ghobrial was fantastic! Knowledgeable, respectful, compassionate.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

I Love Dr. Ghobrial. she is truly amazing!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Dr was very informative to my condition and took the time to explain

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr. Ghobriel is a wonderful doctor. She listens well and is takes the time explain things so a person without a medical background can understand. She also encourages you to strive to become healthier. I feel very blessed to have her as a physician.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr. Ghobrial is the best. I have never had a more attentive or concerned healthcare provider.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr. Ghobrial is an incredible doctor, but more importantly an incredible woman of integrity and grace. Highly recommend her and am so appreciative of her intelligence, determination, and selflessness.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr. Ghobrial is an awesome doctor and her office is great.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

we loved Dr. Ghobrial

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Ghobrial is the best! She treats me(the patient) & my family like her family. I am incredibly happy and blessed to have her as my Physician.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr. Ghobrial listened to my concerns and went over my test results with me, explaining them clearly. She went over the next steps of treatment and answered all my questions. We left feeling very good about he experience and her knowledge.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr Ghobrial was excellent! I had a lot of questions concerning my medical condition and she took the time to answer them all. She was very professionnal and kind. I would recommend her to anyone!

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

love me some dr. ghobrial

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

dr ghobrial was wonderful and explained to us in easy to understand way what is going on with my husbands heart. in our opinion she is an exceptional dr.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Joanna Ghobrial was so easy to talk to with a great personality. She explained everything pertaining to my personal health very well and thoroughly. It was easy to connect with her and feel comfortable with my heart care in her hands . Although it was a good 8 1/2 hour drive to see her , it was well worth it and I would highly recommend her to others ... no matter the distance!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr. Ghobrial is fantastic. She answered every question I had in detail and followed up on every single request I had. She's fun and energetic while being professional and focused.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

doctor was very kind and very patient... she explained my procedure thoroughly and I would highly recommend her... she took her time and answered all of my questions and I am very satisfied with her is my doctor

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Very pleased with the amount of time the Dr. spent with me and the politeness of everyone.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

best hospital EVER!!! from first visit to last!!! Doctor Ghobrial was brilliant!!! So informative! I knew I was in the best care. every person employed at clinic was above and beyond. very thankful and grateful for all of my care!!!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

I feel very comfortable going to Dr. Ghobrial. She is an excellent doctor and very thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr. Ghobrial is the best!!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr. G is an incredible doctor-Respectful, patient, clear in her explanations. I have never seen her previously . she made me feel very comfortable and help me to understand my condition and the importance of preventive care. she really took the time to listen to what I had to say and to answer my questions . some of the symptoms I had I didn't even feel like sharing but because I trusted her so much I asked her important questions that I would not have otherwise asked . There was also a resident there who was very respectful. He will do well from learning from Dr. G

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr GiboL is an excellent doctor she made me felt comfortable and safe.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

While I am used to seeing Dr. Madj I really liked Dr, Ghobrial as well. She was awesome.

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