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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 Medical and Interventional Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center and staff cardiologist in 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

See publications for Joanna Ghobrial, MD.

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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 4/28/2022, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

141 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 7, 2022

My doctor is simple passionate about what she is all about. In answering my questions/concerns she provided thorough explanations, even diagrammed the heart area involved. She was most explicit that I fully understand the plan outlined and my actions.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Dr. Ghobrial is amazing. She's kind and funny and personable. She explains everything in depth and genuinely cares. I trust her whole heartedly with my care with no question.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr. Ghobrial took time with us and explained in detail the birth defect of the heart. She answered every question and was, at our request, blunt and to the point as possible. We were so thrilled as we left her office to have the answers we have been looking for in our 2 year journey.Thank you to Dr. Ghobrial and all of Cleveland Clinic for the best experience possible in a very concerning health quest. We feel blessed.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Dr. Ghobrial addressed all our questions, and was able to share images and recorded video from my ECHO.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

She's an outstanding physician, and a gracious person. I appreciated her explanations.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr. Ghobrial is an amazing doctor. She listened and I felt heard and like I was in good hands. She is extremely thorough and explained things in detail.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr. Ghobrial made me feel very comfortable.She was very pleasant and explained things to me and my husband.When I called the Cleveland Clinic the end of December about my situation, her office returned my call promptly.I would highly recommend her to others!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr. Ghobrial was fantastic! I am looking forward to working with her more.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Excellent people. Well organized appointments. I appreciate Dr. Hodges and staff looking out for my health.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Dr. Ghobrial is concerned about all aspects of my life. She reviews my heart health then turns to concerns about my overall wellness. I love the way she advocates for my overall well being.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Love our Dr. G. She is the best and #1

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Dr. Ghobrial is so accomplished and so very kind.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

I recommend any of the doctors and nurses.Dr J. Ghobrial is absolutely at the top of her profession. I could not ask for more!!

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

My doctor was so nice and pleasant she explained everything in detail very informative I feel safe in her care

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr. Ghobrial is amazing as well as the Cleveland Clinic. We fly up there from Alabama for all our appointments.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

I'm very grateful to Dr. Ghobrial for continuing my care. Thank you.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr Ghobrial is an amazing Dr, and a breath of fresh air in what could be a very trying time in life. I'm so thankful to have been referred to her. She quite possibly has saved my life!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Questions really don't apply to me.Dr. Ghobrial gave me a heart catheterization on Oct 13 to access the condition of my heart attack from the Emergency room. She reccomend a CABG, which Dr. Bakaeen performed on Oct 20th

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr Ghobrial was very professional and took time to talk to my husband and I. She made sure that we understood that she was going to do what was best for me and not just what was approved when the tests showed I needed something different.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Very good doctor

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Dr Ghobrial is very intuned and caring. Just the BEST

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr. Ghobrial is wonderful

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr. Ghobrial is a rockstar! Incredibly gifted and compassionate. During my visit I raised an unelated issue to my visit. She wasted no time in addressing the situation and scheudling additional testing while I was at the Clinic. I trust her completely, and despite living out of State, plan on transitiioning my care to the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

My only disappointment was that Dr. Ghobrial did not talk to me about how the procedure went and the future. (although she did talk to my husband)When I come in for my follow-up in October I know she will discuss all of this. I do very much like Dr. Ghobrial. I would recommed family and friendsI.I do want to thank everyone at the Cleveland Clinic for your wonderful service.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Joanna Ghobrial showed great concern for me prior to the visit when I was in ICU due to a nick in my esophagus when another doctor performed the endoscopy.I was bleeding profusely! My husband had to tell the nurses to get a doctor!When she was informed about this, she came in and took charge. Dr. John Vargo had to put a clip in my esophagus! Dr. Ghobrial along with Dr. Vargo saved my life!!!I am thankful for Dr. Joanna Ghobrial and Dr. John Vargo!!!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Dr Gobrial is a very empathetic intelligent doctor. She is great. The support staff (echocardiogram technicians) are not so great.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr Ghobrial is wonderful. So blessed to be on her caseload.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr Ghobrial is one of the kindest doctors I have ever worked with

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

All of my doctors at the clinic have been outstanding.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr G was absolutely delightful! She answered all of my questions and made the day great. Thanks all of the Cleveland's clinic staff!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr. Ghobrial spent ample time with me. She thoroughly explained everything and answered all questions. She was so caring and understanding. I feel so blessed to have her as my doctor. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone. Absolutely loved her!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

I do not have enough words to thank Dr. Ghobrial for the manner in which she addressed my condition. She was straightforward, and provided amazing peace to my wife and me. Other doctors determined that I needed open heart surgery to correct a LAD without doing all the testing that was needed to make that determination. Based on prior data Dr. Ghobrial was of the same opinion but would not make a final determination until she conducted the IVUS catherization, which upon its completion it was determined that Open heart was not demanded. Amazing

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

amazing doctor! she has been so kind, patient, and generous with her time!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

excellent physician

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