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Department Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Biography

About Nazleen Bharmal, MD, PhD

Nazleen H. Bharmal, MD, PhD, MPP is a Medical Director of Community Partnerships, Cleveland Clinic Community Care.  She works with an interdisciplinary team to implement a community health strategy in Cleveland, OH.  Dr. Bharmal previously was the Director of Science and Policy at the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  She was responsible for leading the evidence base for the Surgeon General’s priority areas; supervising Public Health Reports, the peer-reviewed journal of the Office of the US Surgeon General and US Public Health Service; and overseeing scientific documents and landmark Surgeon General reports.

Prior to her time at OSG, she was a clinician-investigator at the RAND Institute and UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of Health Services and General Internal Medicine with a research focus on health disparities, chronic disease prevention, and social determinants of health using quantitative, qualitative, and community-based participatory research methods.

She has published in several scientific journals and received awards for her public health research and leadership activities. She continues to practice primary care, internal medicine. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School, PhD in health policy and management from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2019

Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
PhD in Health Policy/Mgmt
Los Angeles, CA USA
2012

Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA
2007

Medical Education - Harvard Medical School
MD/MPP with JFK School of Govt
Boston, MA USA
2004

Undergraduate - Brown University
Providence, RI USA
1998

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
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 12/30/2019, Dr. Bharmal 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

61 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Dr Bharmal is friendly and put me at ease which built trust and encouraged a productive initial visit.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr. Bharmal is fantastic.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Zoom instructions were very easy to follow, Doc was very nice and helpful. Very good baseline questions for my health.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Bharmal respects me and does not talk down to me as some providers do when one is an older individual. I am a retired medical professional and she treats me like one and encourages me to be a part of my medical team on making decisions on my care.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

first time seeing the doctor and she was very helpful and friendly

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

My first appointment w/Dr. Bharmal was by video, and I was very impressed by her ability to actively listen and to compassionately and quickly assess my situation. The next morning her Admin called to help me schedule appt's to see specialists to whom she referred me for help investigating and determining the underlying cause of my serious health issues. I'm very glad to have selected her as my PCP.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

DR. BHARMAL WAS INCREDIBLY THOROUGH AND GOT A PLAN OF ACTION STARTED IMMEDIATELY AND KEPT ME POSTED AS THE RESULTS CAME IN.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

besides not being able to see my doctor she helped me and spoke to me with respect and care

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Very good experience. Dr. Barhmal was excellent.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr. Bharmal's assistant was very patient with assisting me in logging on to the virtual conference call

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr. Bharmal is a very caring and personable provider. I appreciate that she consults with other specialists and involves me in my care to come up with the best approach. I trust her with my care.

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