Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Strongsville Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Panjabi, Urdu
Surgeon No
Strongsville Family Health Center
Primary Location

Strongsville Family Health Center



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About Qarab Syed, MD

Qarab H. Syed, MD, FACC,  is a cardiologist in the Regional Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at the Cleveland Clinic Strongsville Family Health and Surgery Center, 16761 South Park Center, Strongsville, Ohio.

Special Interests: Diagnosis, evaluation and management of heart failure, heart valve disease, chest pain (angina), irregular heart beat (arrhythmia), dizziness and fainting (syncope), leg swelling and pain, shortness of breath; heart attack risk assessment using cardiac CT and calcium scoring; sleep apnea evaluation and management.

Number of Patients Treated: Dr. Syed has performed more than 500 trans-esophageal echocardiograms and thousands of cardiac stress tests, nuclear stress tests and Holter monitor studies for the diagnosis, evaluation and management of heart disease. He also has interpreted thousands of echocardiograms and ultrasounds for evaluation of blood flow in the legs.

Education and Training:  Dr. Syed earned his medical degree from the Aga Khan University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, N.Y. and served his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at State University of New York, Brooklyn, N.Y. Dr. Syed joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2018.

About Dr. Syed: “I consider it a privilege to interact with the patients and families who bestow their trust in me and my skills. I like to diagnose heart disease early in its course so later symptoms and complications can be prevented. I go the extra mile to teach patients about their ailments so they can be part of the disease management process, and I try to relieve patients’ fears about heart disease with education.”

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Syed enjoys playing tennis and table tennis.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY USA

Residency - Staten Island University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Staten Island, NY USA

Residency - Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
Neuro Critical Care
Houston, TX USA

Internship - AGA Khan University
Karachi Sind Pakistan,

Medical Education - Aga Khan University Medical College
Karachi 5, Pakistan


  • Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Diagnosis, evaluation and management of heart failure, heart valve disease, chest pain (angina), irregular heart beat (arrhythmia), dizziness and fainting (syncope), leg swelling and pain, shortness of breath; heart attack risk assessment using cardiac CT and calcium scoring; sleep apnea evaluation and management.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/10/2020, Dr. Syed 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

276 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 4.8

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

I like this doctor very much!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr. Syed was great! I was nervous going in but he was very kind and informative. I appreciated all he did

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

excellent doctor , very friendly and courteous to the patient. Takes his time and goes the extra measure to ensure the patients health

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr syed is a very caring doctor ! I would recomend Him to anyone who needs a good and caring doctor !!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

dr. Syed was very good I like him for my doctor and I'll continue to have him as long as he'll take care of me I give him an a+ rating I like Cleveland clinic as a whole

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

dr. Syed Cleveland clinic a+ rating yes I would recommend him to anybody else

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

would recommend Cleve Cinic & Dr. Syed

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

it is always a good experience with this physician the news might be depressing but I feel I have the best available

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

my answers may sound ego building but it is how I am being treated when i visit this doctor

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Friendly doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

overall satisfactory. the only problem I experienced in the past was the scheduling of appointments beyond the 6 month period when the calendar is available. Because an appt. for 6 months in the future might be in 2021, the appt cannot be scheduled. In the past for another dr., I was called by the office, and then the appt. couldn't be scheduled in for several months past the time I was to come in.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

The doctor was very patient, asked questions to make sure he understood my situation and need of care. I like the fact that he is thoughtful about the need of my particular care.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

This was the second time I met witDr. Syed. I felt comfortable and reassured during both visits. He was friendly, professional, and caring. I am very fortunate that I have found such an exceptional heart doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

First time to Dr Syed. Clearly prepared for my visit by discussing my past, had a plan in mind for my a-fib and enlarged portions of heart and laid out a plan of next steps. As a patient, it is exactly what I was looking/hoping for!!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Very good doctor. Scheduled tests for me. The doctor took the initiative to schedule tests for me that had not been performed for several years.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

appreciated that at end of appointment he asked if I had any questions, a practice not all providers utilize

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

my appointment was cancelled and rescheduled at least 2 times, I don't think because of the Corona virus. But since I was not reallly having any critical health issues I needed to talk to Dr. about, I didn't mind the changes in scheduling, I did get to see him. I realize he is a busy person with other duties that need attention, so it's been OK with me.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. is very personable, and had really studied my chart, and was familiar with my long, involved health issues.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

I felt confused about my future treatment until my regular doctor explained it to me.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Always a good experience with Dr. Syed and his staff.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr Syed was personable and attentive I would highly recommend him. I felt confident in his care

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr Syed was very informative on what next steps should be in treating my issue. He navigated through each step and told me about my health issue.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr. Syed explained my options exactly and included me in the decision as to how best to proceed.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

dr. Syed is a great doctor I really like his bedside manner he is very friendly and nice

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

I feel very fortunate to have Dr.Syed in my corner!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

First time I met Dr. Syed. Very cordial doc. Listens to what I have to say. Encourages me to be involved in my treatment. Very happy with Dr. Syed as my provider!

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr. is very personable & knowledgeable. I felt i was in good hands. i liked Dr. very much.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr. cared about my thoughts & input.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

My first time seeing this doctor, but so far I think he was professional, listened and answered my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

very confident in care received from Dr Syed. Liked him very much. Would recommend him

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

the visit with dr. Syed was a very good experience. He certainly showed his care for me . he was thorough in all the questions . Took time to listen.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Dr. Syed is a warm, intelligent and thorough. He listens and ponders carefully before he tells you how he thinks we should proceed.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

The doctor was very kind and caring. He put this nervous patient at ease and explained everything to me.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

I really trust and respect Dr. Syed. He explains everything in a way I can understand, and is very knowledgeable in his Field!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Best and very caring doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Doctor was outstanding.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Dr. Syed personally & his staff have been extremely responsive & very easy to work with.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr Syed is an excellent doctor and listens to your questions and is a very caring doctor

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

the doctor reviewed my situation, listened to my questions but the feeling was to get me out in my allotted time. I felt he made light of my leaking response initiated from some new abnormal labs that were ordered. l contacted my pcp a few days later for an e mail response

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Second visit with the doctor, very professional and answered my questions!

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Happy with my new doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019


Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Doctor Sayed reviewed and responded to blood tests within 24 hours. Very much appreciate the super quick response. Thanks.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Appreciate very thorough testing ordered by the doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

never having seen Dr. before, he was very knowledgable concerning all my passed medical problems, I felt confident to have him care for me.

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