Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages Arabic, English, French, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.6805
Fax:
216.445.6163

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Asd Closure
  • Atherectomy
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • FFR determination
  • 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 25 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Veins
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Arterial Diseases - "blocked Arteries"
  • Asymptomatic Valve Dysfunction
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coarctation Of The Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Dyspnea
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Endocarditis
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Related Illnesses
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Stent Restenosis
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Tetralogy Of Fallot
  • Transposition Of The Great Vessels
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • William's Syndrome
View all 58 Specialties +
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Biography

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 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; vascular system disorders, including Marfan, Ehlers-Danlos and Loeys-Dietz syndromes

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

Appointed
2017

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - UCLA Medical Center
Adult Congenital Heart Diseases
Los Angeles, CA USA
2017

Fellowship - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Interventional Cardiology
Boston, MA USA
2015

Fellowship - University of Washington Medical Center
Cardiovascular Disease
Seattle, WA USA
2014

Graduate School - University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA
2014

Residency - Boston Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA
2010

Medical Education - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI USA
2007

Undergraduate - Wayne State University
Detroit, MI USA
2003

Certifications

  • 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 5/22/2018, 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

54 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018

Joanna Ghobrial is an amazing doctor with both professional and social skills. Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have her, thank you for taking such good care of me.

Reviewed on May 25, 2018

Dr. Ghobrial is by far the best, most attentive, knowledgeable and thorough doctor I have ever experienced. I felt safe in her hands during surgery and I feel confident on my long term prognosis because of her excellent post-operative care.

Reviewed on May 5, 2018

Yes! Dr. Ghobnal is phenomenal!!!!

Reviewed on May 5, 2018

*Dr. Ghobnal was awesome!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

Dr. Joanna Ghobrial is truly exceptional in the care she provides, the quality time she spends listening, and in her attention to detail. She is a testament to what a doctor should be in terms of responsiveness to patient needs and most importantly, listening! It is obvious she is a gifted clinician and truly skilled in her specialty. I am so fortunate to have her as my cardiology specialist. I literally could not have picked a better fit for my care.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

Dr. Ghobrial was exceptional in all the care she gave me. She acted as though she had all the time in the world for me. She answered in great detail, all of my questions and all my concerns. Excellent care!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

I waited 1 and 1/2 hours in the exam room before seeing the doctor. No one came in to advise why it was taking so long. It did turn out that it was worth my wait when I saw Dr. Ghobrial. She is truly exceptional.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2018

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Ghobrial. She listened to me as a patient, explained everything in detail, set up test right away for me, and was very kind which made me feel very at ease.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2018

all the follow up care informationvery good

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2018

very good and friendly

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