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

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
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/21/2019, 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

189 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 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

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

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.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Doctor Syed was amazing! Kind, a good listener, well-knowledged, and thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

I didn't have to wait long. Iwasn't rushed. Dr. Syed answered my questions,and I didn't feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Abrahim Syed. He had clearly read my meidical history and looked over my MRI and X-ray. He was an excellent listener.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Dr. Syed was very caring. He explained the procedure. He had excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

good visit just long waiting period until your called back for your visit but the Dr is very understanding and takes time with his patients and makes sure you understand everything before your visit is up

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018

Wonderful doctor! Spent 90 min. with me. Listened very well. Very caring and informative.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

Everyone was so helpful, professional and kind. This was my firsy visit with Dr. Syed and he was everything one looks for in a doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

It was very difficult for me to obtain a direct phone number for Dr. Syed's office. I requested my medical records to be faxed by my primary physician to Dr. Syed and they told me they do not fax records any longer. SO, I mailed my medical records to Dr. Syed's office one week prior to my appointment, but no one gave my records to Dr. Syed. Fortunately, I brought my records on paper. Also fortunately, Dr. Syed was able to access my records online (while I was being examined) through a UPMC website.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Dr. Syed explained things very clearly. I was very impressed with the amount of time and attention I was given by Dr. Syed. Furthermore, I found him to be very knowledgable and friendly. I would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Dr. Syed was very professional and kind. I really liked working with him. He was patient and knowledgeable and told me about my test results right away, alleviating any anxiety. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

Dr Syed is a fabulous doctor!He was kind, listened well, comminicated his thoughts and ideas exceptionally and was very professional.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

The staff was courteous and efficient, and the doctor was pleasant, knowledgeable, and thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

I am very much looking forward to seeing this Doctor in the near future she is a strong inspiration for me and I just met her ism looking forward to better health Thank you Dr. Syed

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Dr. Syed was patient he listened to my concerns and they were numerous. I never felt rushed or dismissed by him and he really made me feel a part of any treatment. Without a doubt this is one of the best initial doctor visits I have ever experienced. Thank you Dr. Syed for treating me like a person and not a patient. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Awesome experience. Dr. Syed entered the exam room in a timely manner. I loved his nurse Katrina as well. Both were very friendly and attentive to my needs.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

the doctor was actually early!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Dr. Syed was very kind, listened to me and really took time to make sure I understood my options and medications. I was really nervous and he did a lot to make me feel more confident in managing my RA.

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