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


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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 7/13/2020, 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

79 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

13 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

What a wonderful provider, so knowledgeable and respectful . Dr. Khalil took a lot of time to explain everything in details and answered all questions. He is just amazing, Clinic lucky to have him!

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

It was a good experience! Dr. Khalil is very personable and caring and took time to answer all my questions. I am so thankful for the knowledge that he has and shares! He is a terrific doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

my experience with the Dr was very good.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

my experiences with the Dr Nd the clinic was very good

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

dr jihad Khalid was wonderful very caring never met a Dr like him better keep him on staff A++ doctor

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Great doctor

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Khalil didn't make me feel rushed at all. I felt that he let me talk and he was able to explain things to me and never felt rushed. he's very intelligent and sweet.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Doctor was very patient with me and listened to what I had to say. He asked questions and listened to my answers.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

I really liked Dr. Kalill. I was very nervous about my appointment and he made me feel calm and reassured me. I will recommend him to anyone in need of cardiac care.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

The kindness of Dr Khalid is so calming and refreshing. Puts you at ease and explains everything well.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

The doctor was very kind & understanding.

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