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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Ashtabula Regional Medical Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Ashtabula Regional Medical Center
Primary Location

Ashtabula Regional Medical Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Noninvasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
  • Stress Testing
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
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About Ali Al-Assaad, MD

Ali Al-Assaad, MD, is a cardiologist in the Section of Regional Cardiovascular Medicine in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Ashtabula County Medical Center.

Specialty Interests: Percutaneous coronary interventions, peripheral artery interventions, venous disease of the lower extremities, nuclear cardiology, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), noninvasive peripheral vascular testing; exercise, pharmacological and echo stress testing

Experience: Physicians in the Section of Regional Cardiovascular Medicine at Ashtabula County Medical Center offer the latest medications and interventional heart procedures to deliver better heart care for patients.

Dr. Al-Assaad has more than 25 years’ experience in general cardiovascular medicine and more than a decade of experience in interventional cardiovascular medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiovascular medicine.

Success Rates: Outcomes and statistics for specific procedures are available at

Education: Dr. Al-Assaad earned his medical degree at the University of Aleppo School of Medicine in Aleppo, Syria, his birthplace. He completed his internship and internal medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Dr. Al-Assaad received his specialty training through separate fellowships in vascular medicine and cardiology at Lahey Clinic (now Lahey Hospital and Medical Center) in Burlington, Mass., and his subspecialty training as a fellow in interventional cardiovascular medicine at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2018, Dr. Al-Assaad was Director of Cardiovascular Services and the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Clinton Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, Ohio.

Research and Publications: Dr. Al-Assaad has been an investigator on clinical trials of a new drug-eluting stent and on the disease detection efficacy of various types of cardiac imaging and has coauthored scientific papers published in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Al-Assaad enjoys travel, tennis and many outdoor adventures.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Cincinnati
Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine
Cincinnati, OH United States

Fellowship - Lahey Clinic
Cardiovascular Disease
Burlington, MA

Residency - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH United States

Fellowship - Lahey Clinic Medical Center (Massachusetts)
Burlington, MA United States

Medical Education - Aleppo University (Syria)


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Percutaneous coronary interventions, peripheral artery interventions, venous disease of the lower extremities, nuclear cardiology, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), noninvasive peripheral vascular testing; exercise, pharmacological and echo stress testing

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/3/2023, Dr. Al-Assaad 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

210 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2024

He is one of my favorite and is so very smart. We needed a doctor like him in Ashtabula Ohio for a long time.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2024

Dr Al Assad is wonderful.....I'm so very lucky to have him as my cardiologist!!!

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Dr Assaad's office is very pprofessionally run.

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

The office personnel were very welcoming and made me very comfortable. The nursing staff were polite and Dr. Assad is always accommodating and answers questions very well.

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Doctor was VERY considerate & respectful of my feelings.

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

This doctor is probably my favorite doctor..always a friendly smile,,and a welcome my friendvery personal and caring..I always look forward to my appointments with him..

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Always a pleasure for all the staff, nurses, and doctors

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

He is very polite and friendly. I enjoy his Dr visit.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

The Doctor is the best he really listens and cares for his patients he is a caring person

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr. Al Assaad is the friendliest doctor I have ever been to! He is a great care provider!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

Dr. Al Assad has always been caring,thoughtful each time I have seen. Anyone would be lucky to have him as their cardiologist,

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Everyone has been excellent and I appreciate my healthcare from N.P. Michal's Rose and my heart specialist Dr. Al Assad all my nurses in labs, ultrasound, Ms. Rose nurse. To the receptions A1.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr was very nice and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Everyone was helpful. Thank you, Dr. Doing a thorough job

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

He is one of my favorite doctors.has helped time after time.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Doctor Al Assad listens to the concerns that I have.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr. Al Assad and his staff are wonderful, kind and friendly. Dr. Al Assad takes his time to talk and explain things so that I understand. And I appreciate how he takes the time to really listen to my concerns and does everything that is necessary to help me.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr.Ali Nihad Al Assaad is an excellent physician. I had congenital heart surgery over 10 years ago, so he ordered several tests to check and make sure things were going well. Thankfully everything is fine and he took plenty of time to explain. He is a wonderful doctor and put my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Doctor al assad is an excellent doctor he listens to you and shows compassion

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Great doctor

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

I was quite nervous when I arrived. Doctor was very good at reassuring me that we would find the out what was causing the problem and address the situation His calm and informative manner was very helpful. I feel he is very competent and extremely knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

It was all good, I think he's a great Doctor and his staff is also great.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. & staff were just great.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr.A Al Asaadd is a very caring doctor, and is very concerned about your health and treatment

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

I was called in after a remote check of my pacemaker and appreciated the high level of concern my Doctor had for me. Doctor is always respectful and informative which I appreciate.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

My doctor was very compassionate and caring. He listened to everything I had to say and he answered all my questions that I had. He explained everything to me that I did not understand and if I didn't understand it he made sure I understood. I would recommend my cardiologist in a minute. I have a lot of trust in him.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr Alassaad is the best. I would highly recommend him to everyone. He is a very caring doctor and I am very lucky to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Is very personable

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Best doctor ever

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Very Dr A Al Assadd is very courteous and professional

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

All of Dr. Al Assad's staff are very good. They make you feel like they are not just doing a job, but that they're genuinely concerned.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

This Dr really listens to patients

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

I always find office staff and Dr. Very professional, polite and knowledgable.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

I have no complaints whatsoever, my experiences are always GREAT with this doctor. He is very caring and excellent in his service. It is my honor to have him as my doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Completely satisfied with this doctor. Very smart and personable.

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