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Department Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Medstar Union Memorial Hospital
Internal Medicine

Residency - MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Medical Education - University of Balamand
Tripoli, Al-Kura, Lebanon

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Lea El Hage, 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 11/2/2020, Dr. El Hage 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

208 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

one of the very best physicians I have ever had care for me

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr. El Hage was wonderful!

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

This was my first time seeing Dr. el Hage. I chose to seek a new Endocrinologist because I wasn't fully satisfied that my last one was aware of my history). She was very thorough and detail oriented and asked many question about my health history and that of my family. She has a lovely, kind demeanor and I left feeling very positive about her care.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

great doctor & experience

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr.El Hage is great. Compassionate, clear, interested, present.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr. El Hage is always very patient and attentive during my visits. She listens carefully to my concerns and always explains what she thinks I should do and why. I feel very relaxed when I'm with her which allows me to discuss issues more thoroughly. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Dr. Hage is one of the best doctors that I have seen. She was caring, took her time to explain things to me and made me feel comfortable to ask questions that I previously was not comfortable asking other doctors.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

I have already recommended my Doctor to several of my friends.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

love dr. el hage!

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Would highly recommend Dr El Hage to anyone!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Dr ElHage takes time to make sure I understand the next steps.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

I feel my doctor is caring and really listens to me.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

a very good experience Thank you Dr. El Hage

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr Hage was very caring and involved

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr Lea L Hage was so courteous and patient. She took her time in explaining everything and answering all my questions . Her care in obtaining the biopsy was excellent. She showed such kindness and respect . Also I felt completely competent in her care.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dr El Hage truly wants to help me understand and manage my diabetes. My hemochromatosis complicates things. I felt safe because of the protocols CCF implemented. Dr El Hage spent a lot of time with me.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Absolutely love Dr Hage! She does a great job at explaining anything I ask her to and doesn't make you feel bad about any of my health concerns. She really takes her time with each patient. Would recommend her 13/10!!!!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

My caregiver says if ever she or her husband needs to see a diabetes doctor, it will be Lea El Hage.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

I was very pleased with the level of care and concern demonstrated by Dr. El Hage

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr El have is very personable, knowledge and easy to communicate with. she provided me with excellent feedback on how I am doing with my goals. because of her & her team, I have made significant improvements in my health. I am grateful.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr Elhage is awesome. She saved my life, literally.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr. El Hage always makes me feel that I am not alone and she will help me to reach my goals.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

I have already recommended Dr. El Hage to a neighbor with Type 1 Diabetes.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

felt like the doctor actually listened to me and explained treatment options.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr. El Hage is one of a kind. She is so realistic and encourages me to say what I am likely to follow up with or not. As she says, if I am not going to do the suggested treatment, she has different options. Better to find one that will work - I never had a doctor talk so honestly about expectations before.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

my new favorite doctor! I can't say enough good things. she's attentive and thorough. very easy to be honest with her. I feel she will really take care of me.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

very genuine physician I appreciate her!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. El Hage listens and takes time to explain the issues.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr ElHage is an awesome doctor. she made me feel so good about myself. she addressed my health issue which is why I made the appt.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

the doctor covered every thoroughly and sent my prescriptions immediately and I was able to get them by the time I got home

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

liked the doctor

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Outstanding physician

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

wonderful doctor new my case and since I have been cared for by her My condition has improved a great deal

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

excellent doctor. Very caring and concerned about my treatment explained everything my condition has improved since I have been under her care

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

I have already recommended Dr. El Have to a relative who has started seeing her and is happy with her as I am!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr. El Hage has been a wonderful doctor. She's very respectful and informative. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

I love my doctors at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Great Doctor. Listens well and answers all questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr El Hage was very thorough in going over both my diabetes and thyroid issues. She presented options that my previous provider hadn't and I came away with a comprehensive short- and long-term plan. I think she spent more time with me in this appointment and gave more explanation and information than my previous endocrinologist did in my entire time with him!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Good experience, Dr El Hage was wonderful, She was very helpful and very informative! ! it was a good experience by the whole staff in guiding me through the building. thank you

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. el Hage is an excellent provider. She took the time to explain the procedure and answer questions. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr Lea El Hage is absolutely amazing and such a fantastic doctor! She explains everything clearly where I can actually understand it!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr. Marsh and Dr. ElHage are wonderful Doctors. I am blessed to have them!!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

I felt as though I was looked at as some girl who is just trying to lose weight. I was told by 2 doctors 5+ years ago that i was on the verge of having hypothyroid disease. When I tried to explain this I was interupted by "I can see your past results". My Chart goes back to 2016, but I was just trying to explain. I run 40+ miles a week and I am gaining weight rapidly (5 lbs 1 week, 3 lbs another, etc.). I have a family history, and other symptoms (always cold, hair falling out, fatigue, hormonal). Dr. ordered blood work but the feeling I got was just to appease me. Everything came back normal but I had to contact Dr. for explanation of results and no other follow up or further concern about the symptoms I'm experiencing. I felt embarrassed as if I wasted everyone's time. I am not some young woman just trying to lose weight....

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Lea El Hage is one of the best doctors I've had. she really cares about the patient. she listened to all my concerns and explained in ways that i could understand. She is very thorough and she never rushes. She actually cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr. El Hage helped me figure out that the dye in the Synthroid medication cause me to have congestion in my ear nose and throat and switched me to a pill with no coloring and has made me feel so much better.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

I mentioned the difficulty with my weight loss efforts. Dr ElHage explained different options and suggestions.

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