Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus



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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Rush Medical College
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - Loyola University
Biology: Molecular
Chicago, IL USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/13/2020, 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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* 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

217 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

62 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

I really like the doctor. He really listened to me and knew what my health issues were, because he reviewed my chart before seeing me.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr syed never makes u feel rushed. He always takes the time to listen. But I feel that he don't really take my condition as serious because blood work not showing flags. I am a hard working person that is not asking for a work excuse or a cop out. I just want to work healthy and comfortably. I think the medical field relies to much on labs and not as much on symptoms.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

I love Dr syed. Like I stated previously I just get the feeling that he is dismissed my condition because my labs are not throwing flags yet. Something happened that ruined my quality of life and I would love to get to the bottom of it.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr Syed is very patient, understanding, kind and knowledgeable physician!! I Highly Recommend!!!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

he is a great doctor and we like him alot

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Had to see family doctor because there was no appointments available at onset of medical problem.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Syed has a among the most culturally competent, patient centered specialist I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with at Cleveland Clinic. I look forward to continuing my care for my chronic conditions with Dr Syed.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr Syed is respectful, thoughtful, and collaborative with his patients. A great teaching example for residents.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

I hope Dr Syed is able to continue to keep his wonderful bedside manner the longer he practices.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

This visit was one of the best I've had in regards to how the doctor and staff made me feel. Dr. Syed spent a lot of time asking me questions and continued with explanations as to why he asked me certain questions. upon leaving I felt that he truly cared and was determined to help me find the root to my problem.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

I have only seen Dr. Sayed on a couple of occasions...but, have been pleased with his level of care.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

Good Experience, Dr Syed is a good listener to details of patients symptoms they are experiencing

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

good explained all and was very nice

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr Syed is very caring.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Seyed is so nice and very caring. I learned so much about my issue in just one visit. I highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

great doctor

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Syid is one of the best, most attentive doctors I've ever had. He listens, cares and takes time to understand my concerns and questions. He is an asset to the CC.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

I can't imagine having a worse appointment or someone caring less about me and my health issues than dr. sayed. all of my concerns and questions were dismissed and I was told all of my autoimmune issues would be solved if I took tai chi, water aerobics, and lost 100 pounds. My diagnosis is keeping me from living my life, and dr. sayed did not care or listen at all.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr. Syed is a gem and you should be very happy to have him on staff. He is well spoken, polite, and clearly in command of his knowledge.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr. Syed is outstanding in all ways. I feel very fortunate to be under his care.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr was very thorough and easy to understand . I was very comfortable with him and liked him very much.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Dr. Syed is by far the best doctor I've ever seen. I have a very complicated health issue and seen by multiple doctors at multiple hospitals, never one just like this doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr. Syed answered all my questions/concerns and I didn't feel rushed. He was very professional and made me feel comfortable. It was my first time seeing him and I will continue to. Definitely recommend him to anyone dealing with Rheumatology issues.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr Syed is absolutely amazing! He is very thoughtful and considerate when listening and getting a plan of care together I have actually recommended him to a co-worker who suffers the same problem as I do.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Dr. Syed explain everything very clear to me and took the time to listen to me.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

A wonderful young doctor, very knowledge....

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Dr. Syed was wonderful in his explanations and in his ongoing plans to determine the cause of my problems.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

I would like to thank my doctor & his staff everyone their showed , empathy respect , & listened to me & took the time to explain everything to me ..That MEANS Alot - Thank you all..Have a Blessed day & many , many years to come..

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

great physician

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

the doctor was very knowledgeable and caring and actually listened to my symptoms and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Syed was very thorough and personable.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

dr syed and his staff were wonderful, would recommend anyone to see him.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Dr. Syed is the best doctor. Shows compassion, understanding, explains everything. I am so happy to have him.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Syed is an excellent dictor

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Doctor was amazing! Showed concern, he listened, he was respectful, knowledgeable, educated and empathetic.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

I had one of the best patient experiences with Dr. Syed. I left the appt grateful to be under his care and was very confident in the treatment plan he developed for me.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Dr. Sayed addressed all my problems in a way I was able to understand. He explained everything thoroughly and professionally.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

It was a good experience. Dr was great he examined me from head to toe. and answered all my questions

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

Dr. Syed was one of the best doctors I've seen in a very long time. He was very caring. He let me go through my list of symptoms (even those unrelated) and was very gentle in my exam. He went into great detail behind test results and concerns. Also gave me great alternative ways to manage pain for condition.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

Dr. Syed was attentive, thoughtful and, importantly, not seeming rushed to get to the next patient. He explained my options completely, some of which I had not considered prior to our appointment. I don't recall ever having had a better experience with a physician than my time with Dr. Syed.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

One of the best doctors I have. He always listens to what you have to say and follows up on your concerns even if it's not directly related to the current appointment. I also really appreciated that he messages about each lab value and whether they are normal or not and it's meaning. He also not only discusses his medical plan but also lifestyle changes and holistic care that may help.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Excellent experience...first time visit with this physician...

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

I had a wonderful experience. The doctor was very professional, kind, and thorough. The exam was thorough. He eased my mind and gave me sou d medical advice. He ne er rushed me. He listened to al my questions and answered them thoroughly. I am so grateful that I went to The Cleveland Clinic. I will return if I need to. Thank you.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

My doctor was excellent and took the necessary time to clearly make sure I understood everything

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

excellent doctor, very pleased

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Great experience with Dr. Syed. Very courteous and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr. Syed was Very Considerate and spent a lot of time with me and my husband. He answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Syed is a wonderful doctor! He asks questions, listens to the answers, and genuinely cares. He is caring, compassionate and he never rushes or dismisses my questions or concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

I was very happy with *Dr. Syed.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

This was my second time seeing Dr. Syed. He really takes his time understanding current symptoms and asking clarifying questions to discover the root cause. I would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Dr. Syed did a remarkably thorough history and physical exam, was clear in discussing diagnostic and treatment plan, and took plenty of time to listen. His care was excellent. very much appreciated.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

My experience was awesome!!!! Dr. Syed was compassionate, understanding, kind and he is a VERY Smart man.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr Syed is exactly what the CLeveland CLinic promotes. He is patient centered. i believe that he truly wants to help me find the solution to my issues. Excellent and caring Dr with an excellent, respectful and kind disposition toward his patients

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

i waited a few minutes but did not care because Dr Syed gives each patient the time they need.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr. Sued was very thorough. I felt that he genuinley caring. He took his time to examine and explain the course of treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr. Syed and his nurse are both very caring.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr Syed is a very kind, caring and concerned doctor. He spent a lot of time with me and explained everything that I am going through and my treatment going forward THOROUGHLY!!!! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Syed to my family and friends!!!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

i had a fabulous first time experience. the staff and doctors were kind and helpful. I did not feel rushed and my questions were answered.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

I could not have had a better experience with Dr. Syed. he was very knowledgeable and personable.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

He was the BEST Dr I've ever seen. Excellent "bedside manner" and explained everything in ways I could understand. I will recommend him to everyone!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Dr. Syed was incredibly thorough, professional, and compassionate. He took the time to really listen to all of my concerns and I felt like he truly cared. He did a very thorough exam and explained why he was ordering the tests that he was ordering. He talked through all of the possible causes for my symptoms, how we would determine what was going on, and what he would recommend depending on what we discovered. I was very impressed and would recommend him in a heartbeat.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr. Abrahim Syed was exactly what I hoped for in a Rheumatologist. Because wait times for first appointments in this department are long I opted to take the doctor with the soonest opening. I honestly didn't know if I would get someone I could relate to or trust. But Dr. Syed was so intent on my problems and professional.

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