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Department Pain Management
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 1
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Back Pain Treatment
  • Neck Pain Treatment
  • Pain Management
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Spine Pain
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Huron Hospital
Cleveland, OH

Internship - Huron Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine


  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Specialty Interests

back, Back Pain, back/neck pain, evaluation of back and neck pain, interventional pain management, interventional pain management for back and neck pain, Low Back Pain, management of chronic pain, pain, pain management, pain management including spine, spine, spine pain

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 4/3/2024, Dr. Laham 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.

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

137 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

I would absolutely recommend Dr. Laham, he is very thorough, explains everything in detail and does it in a kind way, not condescending. Dr. Laham has made my life livable through the treatments I receive.

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

I'm very happy with the care I receive at Cleveland Clinic. I would highly recommend Dr.Laham and his office.

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Dr. Laham is amazing. He shows concern and cares about his patients. He is my favorite.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr. Laham was great

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Both the NP and the physician were thorough and kind.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Doctor was uninterested, rushed, and showed no empathy.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Dr. LaHamm is an excellent Doctor. He has been very patient with me in explaining things. Because I didn't get the procedure and was very stressed out about it all and conflicted and a little bit afraid. I now have alot of trust in him and know that I am in the best if hands. Not only is he very skilled, but he has given me confidence, so I look forward to his smiling face and I am no longer afraid. I know I am getting the absolute best care.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr.Loham and his staff are absolutely amazing

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr Latham was my pain management specialist when I lived here years ago. When I moved back to Ohio, I chose him because I really liked him.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr Laham was very kind, very thorough and knowledgeable . I have every confidence in his work.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Excellent care, excellent staff, excellent Dr and information very good

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

While nobody generally likes going to the doctor, I look forward to my visits with Dr. Laham and his Staff.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr Laham is the best.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr. Laham is an excellent Doctor answered all my questions he's very nice and takes time with me.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr.Laham makes it easy to understand, he's compassionate yet very professional, I always look forward to seeing his nurses and how helpful they truly are..and their beautiful smiles!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Laham and his staff are helpful, courteous, knowledgeable, and very efficient. I look forward to my next visit!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Laham is very good, paid attention to my issues and was very kind.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Laham and his Staff are WONDERFUL!Highly Recommend!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Laham during the appointment explained all possibilities about treatment of my back. We found optimal solutionIn my situation.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

I am very happy that my doctor is a doctor Riad Laham

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr Laham and his staff form a Very thorough team

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

The doctor was very competent, kind and to the point. Also ran on time!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

I was very pleased with the Doctor and my visit. He was very through

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Fabulous Dr.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Laham and his Staff are WONDERFUL!Highly Recommend!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Everything is always excellent at Dr. Laham's pain center!!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Laham is terrific

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr Laham is skilled and accomplished medical professional. I'm very comfortable and confident recommending him to anyone requiring specialized pain treatment.

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