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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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arrhythmia
  • Chest Pain
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Irregular Heartbeats
  • Leg Pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Syncope
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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

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

Internship - AGA Khan University
Karachi, Pakistan

Medical Education - Aga Khan University Medical College
Karachi, Pakistan


  • Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Vascular Medicine

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 7/2/2024, Dr. Syed has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

273 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2024

Dr. Syed is very caring and helpful. He listens to my needs and questions and carefully explains results and plans.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Dr.syed is the best

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Absolutely wonderful dr syed

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Absolutely love this cardiologist dr syed explained everything about the situation I am in and possible outcomes

Reviewed on May 28, 2024

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Dr Syed was very helpful

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

All good! . . . Will definitely "spread the word" to anyone who will listen . . . Dr. Syed and the Cleveland Clinic is the BEST!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Great doctor

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Appointments are sometimes longer than I would like. Doctors switched to other facilities; I had 4 Gastroenterologists in the last 3 years. Hard to establish a relationship with them.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

I love my doctor. He is excellent care provider

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr. Syed and medical student were very professional and respectful in answering my questions and explaining cardiac issues.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr Syed is great

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024


Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr. Syed is extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, upbeat, and friendly. I give him the highest remarks.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

He knew I was nervous, calmly explained what needed to done. Very nice Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Several times now I had to contact Dr Syed's office due to my Afib and each time they had me seeing him within 2 hours! The whole office and Dr Syed are great!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

I don't know how Dr Syed does it but I can call and get an appointment quickly or MyChart and get a response within an hour!

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr Syed explains our plan for my future wellbeing & all issues surrounding my heart health, really a great guy

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr Syed is very caring respectful concern n very Intelligent n a great doctor

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Syed an excellent example of high tech and high touch. Presents as really caring about the patient

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Syed was very thorough. We discussed my progress, he changed my prescription slightly and encouraged me to stay in touch with him by MyChart . He examined me and his intern did also.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Fantastic Doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Syed is a very good Dr. He reviews things from last visit, makes recommendations, make things easy to understand. Takes his time during appts.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr, Syed is an exceptionally outstanding physician. His care, concern & information is exemplary!!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Syed is a wonderful doctor. He listens.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Syed is very caring, very thorough and shows genuine concern for my health.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Staff beyond excellent.. I am very fortunate to have Dr. Syed as part of my medical team

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

My care provider Dr. SYED does truly care about my health and well-being

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Is very easy to talk to and explains things clearly.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. SYED is the Best!! I feel Very relaxed when I see him and he Always treats me with Respect and thoroughly answers any questions I may have!! Thank You Again Dr. Syed !!!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Thank you to Dr. Syed and Cleveland Clinic for such incredible service and discussion.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

The scores should be a 10. Thank you Dr. Syed.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Love Dr Syed! Very kind, thorough and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr Q. Has monitored my heart condition perfectly, keeping me calm & informing me of our plan of attack, current additional medications & future planning

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Always feel comfortable with my professional CC doctors & staff. Dr Q. Explains all our future goals & I am very comfortable with our results

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

It was a good experience. And the doctor involved me in my care plan.

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