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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of California San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA USA
Residency - Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX USA
Internship - Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ USA
Medical Education - University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ USA
Undergraduate - University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA USA
Research & Publications
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Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.
To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 2/17/2018, Dr. Sabbagh 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.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Sabbagh receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Med Learning Group
- Biogen Idec, Inc.
- vTv Therapeutics LLC
- Lilly USA, LLC
- Grifols, S.A.
- Impact Education, LLC
- Potomac Center for Medical Education
Royalty Payments. Dr. Sabbagh receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
- The Optimal Cognitive Health Company LLC
- Brain Health Inc.
Equity Dr. Sabbagh owns stock or stock options in the following companies for activities as a founder, inventor, discover, developer:
- Versanum Inc.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.
40 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.5|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018
This was the best medical appointment experience I ever had with a facility, Doctor, and support personnel. A perfect model for excellent care.
Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018
I live 4 hours from the provider's office, but I choose to keep Dr. Sabbagh as my physician, due to his expertise.
Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018
After seeing the nurse, she told me that the doctor was right outside and would be coming into the exam room in a moment. It took quite a while until he came in.
Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018
This was a very productive appointment. Dr. Shabbah was personable, explained my situation in a clear manner and offered me a lot of hope for a better future. He is a wonderful doctor with extraordinary knowledge of his field.
Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018
As already mentioned, this meeting was very productive. I learned new things and now have confidence my life will get better. There are doctors who appear to be a little bored, but Dr. Shabbah wanted to learn all about me and seemed truly interested in finding out what would be the best treatment. I am 80 years old and he just might be the best doctor I have ever had.
Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018
I am a new patient, July 10th was my first visit. I was treated like royalty. I am in the first stages of Dementia. The nurse and Doctor were outstanding, I felt so relived to know that Doctor Sabbagh was very interested in my case and me. I am 86years old
Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018
I feel like I have the best possible expert ( and charismatic ) doctor taking on my case. I feel very lucky, and appreciative.
Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018
Doctor wants to confirm suspension of rare diagnosis with colleague and we are to get a 2nd opinion before final decision. wait time is 2 months
Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018
Doctor was fabulous
Reviewed on May 14, 2018
Never been treated so nice. This provider was very professional and very nice to include my family members to help answer questions about my health. Outstanding!
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