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Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Aorta Graft
  • Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Bypass Surgery Re-operation
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Disease Surgical Treatments
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Department
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Section
  • Complex Aorta Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Reoperation
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Surgery Reoperation
  • Heart Valve Repair
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Infective Endocarditis Surgery
  • Lung Failure Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • MAZE Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pericardial Window
  • Pulmonary Embolism Surgery
  • Pulmonary Endarterectomy
  • Radiation Heart Disease Surgery
  • Removal of Atrial Myxoma
  • Reoperation Surgery
  • Reoperation Valve Surgery
  • Reoperative Heart Surgery
  • Repair of Aortic Aneurysms
  • Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Surgical Treatment of Adult Acquired Heart Disease
  • Surgical Treatment of Valve Endocarditis
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Thoracic Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Surgery
View all 53 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acquired Adult Cardiac Disease
  • Acquired Valve Disease
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Insufficiency
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Infections
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Mitral Fibroelastoma
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myxomas
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Radiation Heart Disease
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
View all 33 Specialties +


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About Haytham Elgharably, MD

Haytham Elgharably, MD, is a surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Specialty Interests: Lung transplantation, mitral and aortic valve repair and replacement surgery, bypass surgery, surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysm, reoperations, endocarditis (infection of the heart lining), constrictive pericarditis (inflammation of the tissue that surrounds the heart), right heart failure, surgery for acute and chronic pulmonary emboli (blood clots)

Education: Dr. Elgharably earned his medical degree from Zagazig University and completed an internship in cardiothoracic surgery at Zagazig University Hospital, both in Alsharqiya, Egypt. He continued his training as a resident in cardiac surgery at the Egyptian National Heart Institute, Cairo.  Dr. Elgharably came to the United States in 2011 for a research fellowship in wound healing and biofilm infection at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Following that fellowship, he completed his specialty training at Cleveland Clinic with a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery followed by a residency in integrated thoracic surgery. He joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2019 on completion of his residency.

Experience and Outcomes: Cleveland Clinic consistently performs more lung transplants each year than most or all hospitals in the United States. In 2018 physicians in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery performed 113 lung transplants. Among 243 patients who had a lung transplant at Cleveland Clinic between January 2014 and June 2016, the one-year graft and patient survival rates at Cleveland Clinic were better than the expected rates from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, July 2017.

Research, Publications and Speaking: As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Elgharably participated in several research studies related to wound healing, including a preclinical study of antimicrobial-resistant burn wound infection in soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. He currently is an investigator on a study that seeks to classify right heart failure to stratify surgical risk and an early-stage study related to preventing ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in lung transplant to reduce the failure rate. Dr. Elgharably has co-authored five book chapters and nearly three dozen scientific papers published in leading medical and surgical journals. He also has presented on topics in cardiac and thoracic surgery and wound healing at national medical meetings.
About Dr. Elgharably:
“My greatest passion about the field of heart surgery and lung transplantation is the ability to help people through a desperate time of their lives after which they can get back to enjoying what they like to do and spending more time with their families. I have a particular passion about scientific research in medicine as the key to better understanding the root of any given disease and discover novel therapies to help patients.”

Leisure Activities: Dr. Elgharably is an avid outdoorsman. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, kayaking, boating and travel with his family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Integrated Thoracic Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship - Ohio State University
Postdoctoral Research, Wound Healing and Biofilm Infection
Columbus, OH

Fellowship - National Heart Institute
Cardiac Surgery Residency
Cairo, Egypt,

Graduate School - Faculty of Medicine Zagazig University
Master in Surgery
Zagazig, Egypt, Egypt

Internship - Zagazig University Hospitals
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Zagazig, Egypt, Egypt

Medical Education - Faculty of Medicine Zagazig University
Zagazig, Egypt, Egypt


  • Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery - Thoracic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Lung transplantation, mitral and aortic valve repair and replacement surgery, bypass surgery, surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysm, reoperations, endocarditis, constrictive pericarditis, right heart failure, and surgery for acute and chronic pulmonary emboli

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Haytham Elgharably, MD.

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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 7/3/2024, Dr. Elgharably has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Elgharably receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • LifeNet Health
  • CryoLife, Inc.

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

102 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

4 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

The doctor was running a little late because of surgeries, but took the time to explain any concerns and answer questions. Very helpful, friendly and professional. Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

I cannot say enough about the gratitude I feel for Dr. Elgharably. As a surgeon, his skills have saved my life. He is always receptive to my questions and honestly explains, provides alternatives and answers.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr. Elgharably explained very clearly every aspect of my upcoming surgery. His explanation was thorough and easy to understand. After speaking with Dr Elgharably we felt at ease and confident about my upcoming surgery. Thank you.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

*Dr. E. was great. He made myself & my family comfortable & reassured about surgery. He's very caring -

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