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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
Cardiovascular Medicine
Brooklyn, NY USA

Residency - Staten Island University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Staten Island, NY 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
  • Nuclear Cardiology

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 5/20/2022, 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

220 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

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Physician could have described the procedure I was to have in more detail

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Doctor is very concerned about my well being. He explained what to expect as I age to prepare me for possible future procedures. Very good doctor because he takes the time to address my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Dr. Syed always prepares for my visit by reviewing my information, and he is very sensitive to any concerns I may have. I know I'm getting great care when I see him.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

I liked Dr. Q. Syed right away. I find it is very important to like your doctor, and I like him very much.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

I did not find the doctor to be attentive as I had hoped.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

We really needed an in person visit but I came down with COVID and did not want to delay the stress test discussion any further. We clearly needed longer than the 30 minutes. Also, I sent attachments which were not accessible by the doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Excellent visits with Doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr. Syed is the best doctor. He is very smart and intelligent in his field. I have complete confidence in him. He is respectful and humorous. I really like him. Big thumbs up.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

He is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Dr. Seamed very thorough .

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Staff and Dr Syed are great

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

The doctor was very friendly and put me at ease. So much information comes at you though, that it's difficult to absorb it all immediately. And it's always difficult to know what questions to ask at an initial appointment, although I don't know what the doctor can do to improve that.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Dr. Syad made me a partner in course of action for my treatment. Good bedside manner.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr Syed is extremely good responding to questions.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr. Syed is awesome! He does such a thorough job; he is always thinking about the "whole" person and not just focusing on my mom's heart. Great doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

The Dr was very kind and explained the issues

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Dr. Syed listened to what I had to say and answered all my questions. He is a competent, kind caregiver.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. Syed goes the extra mile in helping patients!! He is totally awesome.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr Syed is excellent. He is very knowledgeable and understands my condition

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

I highly recommend doctor,staff and clinic

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr. Syed takes a minute to reflect, get his game plan together and then proceeds to discuss with you. He is not judgmental and is very kind. I feel that he listens to what I am saying. He tries to come up with alternatives to the issues.

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