Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location North Ohio Gastroenterology
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Colonoscopy
  • Egd
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Colon Polyps
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • General Gastroenterological Disorders
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cooperstown, NY USA

Internship - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College
Internal Medicine
Ajmer/Rajasthan, India

Medical Education - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College
Ajmer/Rajasthan, India


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/4/2019, Dr. Chowdhry 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

207 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr Chowdhry has to fill the open position on my healthcare team that was previously held by Dr Victor Fazio.I was extremely impressed with Dr Chowdhry. He listened to and addressed all of my concerns and displayed a caring manner.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Really liked the doctor. He went through my history of my problem very carefully. I really liked that he went through it as this was my first visit with a new GI.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Very polite staff, kept us updated throughout. Physician is excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

excellent doctor, willing to really listen. I'm very happy with the total appt.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

very knowledgeable and concerned for my health. Dr Chowdhry explanation of my situation was said in terms I understand.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Cleveland clinic staf and doctors I have dealt with always treated me with great concern and respect

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

really liked the Doctor and the nursing staff. they are first rate

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr Chowdry. he is excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

I thought Dr Chowdry was very personable and sincere. I would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

I have Nothing but Great Experiences with Dealing with the Staff at Dr. Chowdry's Office

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr Chowdry gives me the most utmost care and attention to making sure that I understand my Illness

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Saleem Chowdhry was very helpful, courteous and demonstrated high level professional understanding of my medical issue. He made me feel confident that my case will be medically treated with the highest professional standards. He is also a very easy Doctor to work with - helped me relax by listening to me and took interest in my unique career as a UN Peacekeeper working in countries with volatile security status. In that regard, he was able to give me an Appointment date that corresponds with the time I will be back home in the US.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

first visit with this doctor. extremely satisfied. smart. personable, great at explaining in non medical technical jargon what he is talking about.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Chowdtry was so thorough in explaining my condition and what to expect in dealing with it

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019


Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

staff and Dr were awesome!!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

He was one of the best providers I have seen. So happy I was scheduled with him for my disease. Very pleased.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

great doctor made me feel at ease

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Dr seemed more concerned why I came to Cleveland Clinic than about helping me. Dr put me on defensive and never really listened to me. On recommendation of my family Dr, I travelled three and a half hours each way to seek help at Cleveland Clinic and it was a complete waste of time. Dr just continually asked me why I came so far for appointment. I did because no local Dr had been able to help me and family Dr thought it was next logical step. I was extremely disappointed.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

I was so pleased with Cleveland clinic! I have seen doctors in my hometown for the past year & have gotten no answers to my medical questions. After only 5 minutes with Dr.Chowdry he had a possible answer for me. Him and the rest of the staff we're wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

i feel good about the cleveland clinic. ive been through a lot in life but i just have great anxiety going to hospitals. when the social security said i would be seen by there doctors i felt best about cleveland clinic and olny wanted to be seen here! ya all saved my life ya know. thats real! thank you

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

My husband & I were by very impressed with Dr. Chowdhry. He was very professional, through, explained everything, why he was prescribing what he was, and why he wanted to wait before doing any further testing and what that would be I will definitely recommend him to anyone who asks me for information on who I see for my gastroissues.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

No delay, was taken in within a reasonable time and after verifying medications and vitals were taken, Dr. Chowdhry was in within five minutes.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

All nursing staff was very pleasant and took very good care of me. The Doctor explained the procedure and what to expect. He explained any risks and explained the reason for the procedure. After the procedure was completed he talked to me about the outcome and made sure i understood to call if I had any problems.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr. Chowdry recognized that it was necessary to have a surgeon involved to reach a determination of what care was appropriate. Within the bounds of his expertise the doctor addressed our concerns and facilitated a future engagement.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Dr Sallen Choundry was very polite and knowledgeable! He said that I needed to see a surgeon and he tried to get me in same day but she was out of office! He knew my problem after asking a few questions!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

Dr. was very sympathetic when I became upset.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

so far, I've had a Great Positive Experience with Dr Chowdhry and Staff

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

My first time seeing Dr Chowdhry and I was thoroughly pleased

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Care provider was very kind and respectful - took his time.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

We are from out of town and was quite the investment of time and money to get to the clinic. However, well worth the effort. The doctor had reviewed both my local hospital and doctor reports and was well informed about my problem and history. He both reaffirmed information I knew as well as providing new information.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

After waiting 8 months for the appt, and a 6 hour one-way drive with an overnight stay, the physician was in the room 27 minutes total, cutting us off in mid-sentence 8 times. We had asked to give him a 3 minute history of the last 7 years of illness. He had NO bedside manner. It was so very disappointing, we were stunned. He raised his voice and said "The story you are telling makes no sense." "I only deal in facts!" "Many of my patients never know what is wrong with them." "Why do you even care what is wrong with you after this length of time?" We were only providing the facts and tests that were done to that point. He was very rude. He seemed not to care. When some of the test results came back abnormal, he said "I don't know what to do with this." "He needs to ask another doctor." This is the most disheartening and disappointing attitudes I have ever encountered, and to think it was from a physician at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. walked in room made no eye contact. very nonchalant about my problems. Had to insist he look at discs I had from doctors in Columbus. He was of no help. felt I wasted a trip. made no effort to get my reports from 3 other doctors that sent information. I called on 4/9/19 his office now have reports. these were sent before the appointment. He needs to learn how to treat patients. maybe fake his concern.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr. Chowdhry had an excellent rapport with me. His experience was comforting.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

my doctor was extremely compassionate. I became emotional and he made sure to offer tissues and move in closer as to show he was offering support. He was unsure of how to proceed but definitely didn't leave me feeling like there's nothing we could do (which is what I was told by another doctor).

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Dr. Chowdhry is a wonderful doctor. No only does he take time to ask questions and listen to your concerns, he promptly orders the necessary procedures while considering the distance/time traveled to get to Cleveland. I was able to be seen and have tests completed in Cleveland 2 months before I could have seen my Dr. at home. Thank you Dr. Chowdhry for your thoroughness and eagerness to help me find answers!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

I highly recommend Dr. Chowdhry and the incredible care provided.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

I was very happy with Dr. Chowdhry, he was very pleasant and put me at ease.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Nothing involved with a colonoscopy is a pleasant experience, but Dr. Chowdhry and his team made it as easy and comfortable as possible. I watched the nurses with other patients and they were this way with everyone.

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