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Department Cerebrovascular Center
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 - Massachusetts General Hospital
Advanced General Neurology and Autoimmune Neurology
Boston, MA USA

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Vascular Neurology
Boston, MA USA

Residency - Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA USA

Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital (Maryland)
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Graduate School - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Clinical Research
Baltimore, MD USA

Medical Education - Riphah International University
Rawalpindi, Pakistan


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Vascular Neurology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for G. Abbas Kharal, MD, MPH.

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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 9/16/2022, Dr. Kharal 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

47 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 4.5
Listens 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dr. Ghulam Abbas is a good doctor. He listens with out interrupting. Answers all my concerns- medicines, surgeon recommendations etc. He takes his time with me and not rush me off the door.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr. Kharal was very thorough in reviewing my chart before the video call. He is a brilliant doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr. Kharal is a brilliant doctor!! He very thoroughly reviewed my chart before the video call and explained the MRI results in detail.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Who ever scheduled the appointment was very rude. The staff on the actual 8th floor were all wonderful. From the register to blood pressure, nurse to doctor. I felt very comfortable and confident in them.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

My original appointment was set up for head issues. The dr answered all my questions, and helped me get appointments where I needed. I felt he went above and beyond in my care.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Doctor had preconceived options on treatment without listening to me and very little regard to my concerns and thoughts. Simply put he did not listen to me and as a result I had unnecessary side effects.

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