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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Strongsville Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (cpr)
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Thoracentesis
View all 7 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Chest X-Ray/CT
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Diseases
  • Lung Disorders
  • Lung Dominant Connective Tissue Disease
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Nodules
  • Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacteria (ASB)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Viruses
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sepsis
View all 26 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - SUNY College of Medicine
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Medical Education - Flanders Interuniversity Council
Brussels, Belgium, Europe,

Medical Education - Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education and Research
Luxembourg, Europe,

Medical Education - Saint Joseph University Faculty of Medicine
Beirut, Lebanon


  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Francois Abi Fadel, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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 2/5/2021, Dr. Abi Fadel 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.

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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

168 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

79 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

He is a very good doctor. He helped me to understand my health problem with ease. He is nice enough to provide information to me with enough information on my insurance that I did not know about.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr. Fadel is an excellent doctor. He took the time to explain everything, he is empathetic and listens. He is prompt and always courteous.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Dr. Fidel is very dedicated to what he does, it's very clear. He goes above and beyond, he needs to be cloned

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

The doctor was wonderful. He answered all my questions and didn't rush me through my appointment

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr Fadel is a very caring provider. He takes the time to answer my questions and to clarify my condition and treatment.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Dr Fadel is probably the best doctor I have at the clinic. his concern for my health seems genuine and he has always followed up with me when he has said he would

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Dr. Fiedel is one of the most caring, compassionate dr's I have ever gone to. he is sincere and one of your finest! if he ever left the clinic, I would follow him! what a magnificent human being!

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Dr. Fadel is very busy so his schedule is full, but he is always available and responsive via MyChart. The office people/schedulers are very professional and courteous.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

I was referred by my surgeon and was called the next day by Dr. Fadel's office the next day! Excellent communication.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Dr. Fadel was wonderful! He's very caring, concerned and went over all my prior tests.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr. Fadel is old school he make you feel like you are important to him!

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr Fadel is the most caring Dr I have ever had . The Southpark Cleveland clinic is the best.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr Fadel is the best pulmonary Doctor . I can always count on him for always caring about his patients.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr Fadel was highly impressive. He is extremely knowledgeable, caring and aggressive with getting answers. I am over the top relieved to have this doctor in my life. I have waited eight months for a diagnosis for my consistent pneumonia without knowing why it will not go away. I KNOW without a doubt Dr Fadel will find the answers. He is a God send.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr Fadel is a great doctor. He is polite kind and understanding

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

explained my past health history explained conditions in my past that I was never told or didn't explain in way for me to understand excellent doctor

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr Fadel is a very kind ,patient and genuine person.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr Fadel is one of a few Cleveland Clinic doctors who actually are concerned for his patient's health and follow-up care. He has a very rare quality that few Cleveland Clinic possess...the ability to communicate with the patient to where the patient actually knows the direction of care. He's a fantastic doctor! The clinic could use more just like Dr. Fadel.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Doctor explained everything concisely and clearly in perfect English. He knew my history better than I did even though it was my first visit. He was more than professional, thorough, pleasant, mannerly, and listened intently.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr. Fadel Was very attentive and seemed intent on helping me. Excellent physician

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

dr.Fadel is numero uno

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr Fadel is beyond a doubt the BEST Dr I have ever had. He takes his time with you so you understand everything He goes what I believe is above and beyond to make sure you are being taken care of the best way possible. Dr Fadel is the ONLY reason that I continue as a cleveland clinic patient. Personally I consider him not just my Dr but a friend.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

this guy is a wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

it's always so easy with Dr. Fadel's team! Thank you!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr Fadel is such a caring physician. Always makes me feel so cared for.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr. Fadel always actually listens to me and we try to work on the best outcome for my health. His concern for my health is much appreciated.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

The Doctor explained to me my condition and treatment more meticulously than any previous care giver had. He took the necessary time to go over all aspects of my treatment in an understandable way. This is probably why he was running a bit late, but his sincereness and thoroughness were well worth the wait.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Dr. Fadel genuinely cares for my health. He keeps in touch.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Dr Fadel is always very respectful and listens to my concerns or questions. he does a great job explaining his recommendations and in answering my questions. I never feel rushed with him.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr. Fadel and Amy terrific.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr Fadel is extremely thorough

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

doctor Fadel talked to me as if i was his brother... very much appreciated ...............

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

would give marks for beyond very good for Dr. Fidel, it would be "excellent".

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr Fadel is a great doctor. He is always polite understanding. I wish al my doctors were more like him.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

I wish there was a choice for excellent because that's what Dr Fidel deserves!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Dr Fadel is an excellent provider. I trust him with my care and recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr Fadel is awesome! I am glad he's my physician!!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dr. Fadel did an outstanding job.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

I have great experience with Cleveland clinic but mostly I have had a few visits with an exceptional pulmonary specialist dr.francois fadel he has shown so much care and personal interest in my health it has put me at so much ease with my health issues and I'm very comfortable having my care with Cleveland clinic and its staff.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

He is an amazing, caring ,doctor that takes his time and makes sure every question or concern is addressed before the visit ends. i truly appreciate his professionalism and caring personality.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Fadel is by far a wonderful, caring and compassionate physician. he is the BEST

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Dr Fadel is a doctor who I've experienced to be truly compassionate and caring. He takes the time to know my medical history before our meeting, he calls me with test results and listens to any and all my concerns. He is truly a healer

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Dr Fadel is amazing! Made it easy to understand my options and even called me late at night with results instead of having me wait till morning. GREAT doctor!!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

I believe the doctor is exceptional in his concern, knowledge and treatment of me and my condition

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

have never been happier with a doctor. he was so compassionate and understanding. very calming.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Dr Fadel is an incredible doctor, he explains things very well and asks questions that show he care about you. I always feel much better after our conversations.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Fadel is understanding, compassionate and easy to talk to. He is willing to listen as well as advise. Outstanding

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

first meeting with Dr. Felad. felt comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

first appointment with Dr Fidel. Very kind, caring and thorough. would definitely recommend

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Dr Fadel has to have the best bedside manner of any Dr I've ever seen. He explains things so well anyone can understand even the most complex matters

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

First time that I had seen Dr. Fade and am very p,eased with the care that I received.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

amazing doctor

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Dr Fadel is a thorough easy to understand and is very respectful and caring doctor

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr Fadel is amazing, I would recommend him to anyone and everyone

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr. Fadel has so much compassion, and care.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

I like Video vVisit. I have all my vitals & weight ready for Rn Amy , and then in 5min I'm on with Dr. Fadel.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr. Fadel genuinely cares for my health!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

The provider spent a lot of time with me to help solve some medical issues. Very helpful and thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

he was a very caring and professional. also thorough. thank you Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Love Dr Fidel, he's a caring person. He takes time to explain things in terms I can understand

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Dr. Fadel is the most intelligent, caring, knowledgeable MD I have ever been blessed to be a patient of. He shows genuine concern for my issues. He is a wonderful MD.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

I really like Dr. Fadel! He is a good listener and very kind... probably the best MD I have ever had:)

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

All my appointments with Dr. Fadel have been great, along with phone calls and messages!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Dr Fidel is very thorough. Asked questions about my condition. Concerned about my sleep on my BiPap. Explained the changes he made to my settings. a knowledgeable Dr with compassion. I trust him with my care.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Dr Fidel is a wonderful Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

I absolutely love this doctor

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr Fadil is always very pleasant and respectful. He takes time to talk to you and listen to you. I really appreciate how he interacts with me as his patent.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Fadel and his assistant has always been very respectful of my medical problem and has always listened to my concerns. Dr. Fadel explains everything about my condition and keeps me informed of the tests which were given and follows up by phone when he says he will. He is a very caring doctor and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Fadel is a very kind and capable doctor. He communicates very well. I am neurodivergent and have some communication difficulties in addition to my chronic illnesses, and he has always been caring, respectful, helpful, knowledgeable, and patient. Thank you, Dr. Fadel.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Dr Fadel is always professional and takes his time explaining everything appropriately to me and my family

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Dr. Fadel is the best doctor I have ever had. He tells it like it is and empathizes with the patient.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

dr. Fidel is always very professional and understanding of any problems. He always remains in contact with me and any issues I have

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

empathetic caring doctor showed great concern and compassion

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Outstanding experience. Doctor was very thorough. Excellent instruction on how to care for my condition. Extremely patient and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

always attentive and professional. He knows my history as soon as we begin our visit. Excellent Doctor!!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Dr Fadel is an excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

the entire experience was wonderful. Dr Fadel is a blessing and Amy was very helpful

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

this was the most comforting and informative experience that I have ever had with a doctor .others were good but this visit was way over the top

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

if I could give more than 5 to Dr. Fadel I would!!

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