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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 3/2/2019, 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

171 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
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

54 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

May be the best doctor I have had help me. went above and beyond

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

we feel very confident with Dr. Fiedel .

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr. Fadell is the best dr ever.He really cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Dr. Fadel exuded kindness, competence and concern. He's a remarkable doctor and person.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

I wish that you had a number or rating above- way above 5/very good to describe Dr Fadel. His knowledge and professionalism are superb!!

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Dr Fidel is very knowledgeable about all aspects of me and the care I have gotten in the past. A great doctor

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

extremely thorough physician

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

I was able to get an appointment with Dr. Fadel quickly, as it was a follow up to being in the hospital.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Dr. Fadel was very thorough, going way back in my medical record with the clinic to find out what may be the root of the problem I was having.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

I would definitely recommend Dr. Fadel to others.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

*Dr. Fadel demonstrated true concern & compassion & explained everything very gently, but left the decision up to me.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

I can not say enough good things about Dr Abi Fadel. I've been dealing with my sickness for years assuming it was just how I was built but he reassured me that there is something medically wrong with me and it can be treated.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

He is a caring, wonderful doctor. I've already recommended him to several people. I'm so glad he's my doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr. Fadel is an outstanding physician who cares for his patients well-being. He listens to questions and answers them thoroughly. I highly recommend Dr. Fadel.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Dr Fadal is amazing. we went in worrying and came out feeling great. He took his time with us and answered all our questions

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

Very caring Doctor, quite impressed with Dr.Fadel

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

i felt very comfortable with Dr.Fadel. He listens, explains, recommends. He is excellent.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

I just love dr fadel - he has given me more information about my disease then I ever knew before-thank you dr fadel

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr Fadel was very thorough during our appointment. He prescribed a new nasal spray that is helping my allergy condition.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

I appreciated Dr Fadel's knowledge about my condition and his kind courtesy.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr Fadel's previous patient to me needed more time than usual which delayed my appointment, but I understood the circumstance, which caused no problem to me.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. Fadel is super! Very personable, and explains everything well.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr Fadel is excellent. He always listens to my questions & concerns and explains everything in a professional easy comprehensive manner. I enjoy appts with Dr. Fadel.He truly enjoys us patients & handles us with care.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. Fadel is an asset to the Cleveland Clinic. He is thorough and spends the time to explain everything with a caring manner.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Actually the best physician I ever had in terms of his ability to communicate and show concern and patient care. I wish he could teach all doctors his people skills.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

seeing Dr Fadel is always a great experience!!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr Fadel is awesome!! He has been instrumental in my getting better!!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

my experience with Dr Fadel was superb. he is very patient and thorough. Cleveland Clinic is very lucky to have him. And I am grateful to have him as my Dr.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

I would definitely recommend Dr Fadel to everyone. he is very caring

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr Fadel is the kindest most sincere and most intelligent doctor I have ever had. he explains everything makes certain you understand takes his time and is truly compassionate about his patients. he is an asset to the clinic and I will never leave his care

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Fadel was wonderful! I have been ill since December and he was able to find out what was wrong right away. He was kind as well as comprehensive in getting tests ordered and even calling me at home to give me results right away.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Extremely happy that I selected this provider for my issues. Dr. Fadel listens to concerns, and his explanations of conditions/disease processes are excellent and easy to understand.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

dr. Fadel was absolutely Wonderful. I never had a doctor be so thorough in explaining and treating me in all my years. he was so kind and compassionate. what a great experience the appointment was.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Doctor was extremely thorough, and comprehensive in regard to learning about my condition. He showed real concern and wanted to make sure we were both on the same page.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Dr. Fadel is definitely a great asset to Cleveland Clinic Strongsville. He is very pleasant and caring. He listens to my concerns and takes time when answering my questions. I am impressed with his knowledge and with his desire to help me. He is definitely a keeper!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr. Fadel has been extremely helpful, and has gone out of his way to make me feel as if he truly cares about my needs

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

I really was impressed with how I was treated and the attention Dr. Fadel had for me. my grown son & daughter came with me and Dr Fadel included them in my care. My so even said "Cleveland Clinic" is the place to go!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

He was one of the nicest doctors ever.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

wonderful experience! very knowledgeable Doctor and caring! took the time to listen. an understood my healthcare needs!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Dr. Fadel and his staff are very prompt in answering my calls and reach out to me after an appt to check on how I'm doing.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Francois Abi Fadel MD was excellent at explaining everything - genuinely concerned with my situation

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Dr.Fadel wanted to make sure that everything was totally explained

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr took the time to go over everything and answer our questions.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

Dr. Fadel took his time with us-and answered all of our questions. This was only my second visit with him, since transferring from Dr. Castele. I felt he is keeping me informed and offering excellent care.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

Dr.Fadel is a very caring person, took time to listen to my concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2018

This was the first visit I had with Dr Fadel (he replaced Dr Castiele) I was very pleased with Dr Fadel. he was very informative and showed a concern regarding my health problems.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018

Dr. Fadel is far and away the very best pulmonary specialist I have ever had. He makes you feel that you are important as his patient and offers much detail about your condition. Like I said, he is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018

This physician is excellent. For me he is a keeper. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends. He explains everything and escorts you to the appointment desk until you get waited on. Where has he been all these years. Cleveland Clinic can be proud of him

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018

This was my first visit with Dr. Fadel. I was really impressed with him. He asked me questions about my history and took notes. He asked further questions based on my answers. His attention was completely on me and my health. He had reviewed an xray that was on file, and recommended a CT scan to determine that the issues he observed had not progressed. He was so concerned that this be done as soon as possible that he came out to the appointment desk to get me the first available appointment. Dr. Fadel is a great addition to the staff of the Strongsville Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

it was my first visit with dr abi fadel. it was a wonderful experience. and I think he will be able to help me with my health concerns. I felt very comfortable with him

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2018

very very satisfied with Dr Fadil, considerate, caring, immediately identified my problem after listening to my symptoms. He is a great addition to the Clinic!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

Dr. Fadel is an excellent doctor! He is an outstanding representative of the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

Dr Fadel and his team are the best I have had with my health problems, he is a very caring and interested in you as his patient.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

Dr. Fadel or his team always would get back to me and ask how I was doing on the medication and my general health

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