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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Lorain Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Lorain Family Health Center
Primary Location

Lorain Family Health Center



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About Jihad Khalil, MD

Jihad Khalil, MD, is a cardiologist in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic Lorain Family Health Center.

Specialty Interests: Noninvasive cardiac testing, including electrocardiography (ECG), echocardiography (echo), stress echocardiography, nuclear stress testing, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); cardioversion for atrial fibrillation

Education: Dr. Khalil received his medical degree from the University of Damascus School of Medicine, Damascus, Syria. He completed his internship and an internal medicine residency there prior to relocating to the United States where he completed a second internal medicine residency and a fellowship in cardiology at Michigan State University, Lansing, Mich. He was named to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2019.

Experience: Physicians in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine annually perform a high volume of cardiac testing, including nearly 80,000 echocardiograms, 8,000 stress tests and 10,000 nuclear cardiology tests. Over the course of his career Dr. Khalil has interpreted more than 15,000 echocardiograms, performed more than 1,000 TEEs and more than 3,000 nuclear stress tests.

Research: Dr. Khalil has participated in more than 20 clinical studies related to heart disease, heart attack and heart failure. He was one of the principal investigators on IMPROVE-IT, a clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of a new treatment for acute coronary syndrome. He authored two textbook chapters on cardiac arrhythmias (heart rhythm disturbances)

About Dr. Khalil: “I enjoy clinical care and giving my patients the time they need to discuss their cardiac issues. I apply the optimal treatment guidelines from the leading heart societies to help ensure my patients have quality and quantity of life and learn how to achieve the best situation possible coexisting with their heart condition.”

Leisure Activities: Dr. Khalil is an amateur photographer, kayaker and long-distance runner with half-marathons, marathons and ultra-marathons to his credit.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Michigan State University
Cardiovascular Disease
East Lansing, MI USA

Residency - Michigan State University
Internal Medicine
East Lansing, MI USA

Internship - Damascus University
Internal Medicine
Damascus, Syria,

Undergraduate - Damascus University
Damascus, Syria,

Medical Education - University of Damascus
Damascus, Syria

Graduate School - Damascus University
Damascus, Syria,


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Noninvasive cardiac testing, including electrocardiography (ECG), echocardiography (echo), stress echocardiography, nuclear stress testing, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); cardioversion for atrial fibrillation

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/26/2021, Dr. Khalil 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

148 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

at 74 years of age, I had never experienced the medical problems I now am. Dr.khalil. and his entire staff made me feel like they had my best interests at heart and were going to get to the root of the problem.I feel very confident that dr,khalil will accomplish this.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr.khalil answered all my questions completely.I feel that under his excellent care, he will get to the bottom of my medical problem. He did not just give me lip service as I had encountered by my local doctor.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

I have already highly recommended the clinic and Dr.Khalil to everyone who would listen.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

great physician!!!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

one of the best experiences I have ever had with a doctor!!!!

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr Kahlil explained things so much better than anyone else. it was like he was inside my head already, and able to anticipate any question i have.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Dr. Khalil is very knowledgeable and helpful. great at explaining in a way I can understand. I would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr. Khalil was very helpful in addressing my issues.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Khalil is a friendly and kind Dr. that cares for his patients

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr was very friendly and caring. good sense of humor

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Dr. Kahlil is the most caring physician I've had the honor of seeing. He put my mind at ease by thoroughly explaining the problem and any tests he wants me to have.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

the nurse ( G. Tomeszewski) was extremely courteous, helpful when she was doing the EKG. Dr. Khilil was the utmost professional in everything .

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Doctor is great.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr. KHALIL is very efficient but still took the time to find out how I felt since being discharged from the hospital.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Nicest physician I've met in years. good listening. very personable.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Care provider was very nice and explained every thing thoughly!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

everyone in the office and Dr were very nice. He explained everything and listened to me about my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

have and will continue to tell my friends and realtives about doctor I

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr is amazing!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr.Kalhil is such a kind, caring and knowledgeable doctor. So often, specialists are not able to spend the extra time to talk, explain and reassure. He is the exception. This was my second visit with him and each time he treated me like family. So glad I was referred to him from the ER. I would recommend him to everyone. The clinic is very fortunate to have him!

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

I was especially grateful for the explanation and reason for a new medication this doctor had prescribed. He put my mind at ease in continuing to take the medication and understanding the purpose for it in my situation.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Dr Khalil is very attentive, pleasant doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

I have worked with many cardiologists over the years and Dr. Khalil is one of the best. He is extremely knowledgeable and looks at the patient's "big picture", not just heart related.

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