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


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About Qarab Syed, MD

Qarab H. Syed, MD, FACC,  is a cardiologist in the Regional Heart & Vascular 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

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 5/2/2019, 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

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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

he explained my problem more than any dr. ever did. I was very impressed and he is now my favorite dr

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Although we were disappointed when Dr. Kaminski could nno longer be our caregiver, we are both (my daughter and I) so pleased with Dr Seyed. He listens and takes time to really explain things. Very happy to have him as my Dr

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

I was very pleased at the care from everyone Dr Syed made me very comfortable that he did care about his patients

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Very happy with Dr. Syed!! He called me and let me know how my tests turn out which I appreciated so very much! I would recommend him to anyone who would need a heart doctor!!

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr. Syed is much more at ease now with me. seems to have good knowledge in the area. Has always been informative

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

doc is extremely good at his job

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

very particular and looked at each and every problem.One of the best doctors at CCF.I m not satisfied but extremely satisfied and glad he is my cardiologist.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

The waiting time in the waiting area was short as was the waiting time in the exam room. I spent more time with the doctor than I did waiting for him.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

dr syed is very impressive, so happy I found him. dr kaminski was also very good.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr. Syed took his time to explain things clearly, asked my opinions and made me feel comfortable/confident with the plan we made.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr. Syed was very thorough and listened to all concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

He is the Best Dr. - intelligent, knowledgeable, kind, caring.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Syed is wonderful all around.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

dr helping me with my hypertension explains & answers my questions

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Doctor was very knowledgeable and professional.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Syed. My experience was more than I expected. He quickly gained my confidence and put my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

very disappointed that the doctor was taking phone calls during my visit. interrupted 3 times. I felt rushed and did not get my answers to all my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

great doctor, very courteous and very concerned

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

Dr. Syed exceeded my expectations. He was very professional and thorough, answering all of my questions and addressing every concern. At the same time, he was friendly and personable. I will definitely recommend him to friends and family. Outstanding!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Very friendly doctor. Listened to me. We decided a treatment plan together. I highly recommend this physician.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

good visit first time to see Dr Syed really impressed by his personality and wants to help me with my health getting to a better level.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr seemed very rushed and unfamiliar with meds and tests he ordered. He probably has too many patients and is shuffled from location to location. This seems to be The Clinic way these days and it is not good for patients as it is almost impossible to develop a Dr patient relationship under these conditions.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2018

Doctor was extremely thorough. I feel very confident now that I'm under his care.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

feel fortunate to have this great physician taking care of me

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018

Dr. Syed was absolutely great. He made me extremely comfortable and was very informative.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018

My overall impression is that I am very pleased and would highly recommend this doctor and his staff.Thank you

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

I waited a long time, even tho I was on a wait list, to see Dr. Syed. I have been with him for years, but at different facilities. Started to see him in Medina Hosp. He is the best!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018

Dr. Syed is awesome. He has a gentle disposition and listens to what you are saying.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

Dr. Seyid (not sure of spelling) was very caring. he thoroughly explained my condition & what we needed to do to help me regain better health. He was absolutely wonderful & made me feel much better because I was very afraid.

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