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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
  • Pain Medicine
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain
  • Spine Pain
View all 7 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Huron Hospital
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Huron Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine


  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine

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

See publications for Riad Laham, MD.

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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 2/5/2023, Dr. Laham 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

190 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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

32 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr.Laham is a very compassionate,caring physician. He listens and does his very best to take care of the problem. He is very very good about getting you on his schedule as soon as possible. I trust him and would not go to any other person for my back pain

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

I had confidence in the doctor. He listened to my concerns, was clear in explaining options and is a credit to the Cleveland Clinic staff!

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr Laham fit me in to his busy schedule and addressed all my concerns without rushing me. The whole office staff went above and beyond

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

The Physician was excellent such a wonderful person and very concerned about my pain..

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

I was very pleased with my appointment. Dr. Laham and staff took time to discuss my concerns. I was also pleased with the outcome of my procedure and hope he will be able to address the pain on my right side. Looking forward to future appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr Laham was excellent. He worked magic with my injection. It's been two months and I am pain free. He is a top physician.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

I will recommend Dr. Laham to friends and family.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

*Dr. Laham is a very good doctor. Always tends to my needs and always explains everything for me to understand it. Just wish he wasn't 35 miles away...

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Always a Pleasure to visit Dr Leham & staff.. Profesional and respectful.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Laham truly cares and listens he is concerned with my vs k health and discomfort . Joanne, Kathy , Jostle, Lorinand Dee are the best they care, they are compassionate and make me feel welcomed and validated. I can't say enough about this group they are like family

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

*Dr. Laham was wonderful! His treatment was the first one that FINALLY gave me some relief he took the time and listened to me, NEVER making me feel rushed.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

I have already recommended *Dr. Laham to people.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr. Laham was very caring and took the time to discuss plan of care and options. Not rushed and very thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr Laham is great

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Laham was phenomenal and I really appreciate having a doctor as experienced and knowledgeable and professional as him!! I got a 90% improvement on my physical pain.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Laham and his Staff are GREAT.They are extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and efficient.Always a great experience!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

Everything went well and as expected. Dr. Laham has always known a way to help with the pain.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

It is just so routine with the doctor. The only thing he ever suggests is injections.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Went in for pain management. Instead of asking me about my symptoms he came in with what he wanted to prescribe and said that form of treatment was all he could do. He then told me to have another doctor write the prescription that he was suggesting I take. He didn't even ask me to do a follow up visit to see if the medication worked and he did not explain the medication well. Luckily I do my own research when taking any medication. Not a nice experience really felt like he didn't care

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

Staff at front desk was kind. Nurse listened to me and made me feel heard. Physician seemed dismissive.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

I've been going to HILLCREST Pain Mgmnt. For over 10 years. Dr. Latham is a very attentive doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

I've told a lot of my friends how good dr. Laham is. Also, the nurses are wonderful!!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Dr Laham is very caring

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

I have been very happy with Dr. Laham he explains everything to me prior to scheduling a procedure.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Dr Laham is a very caring doctor and is absolutely a wonder person and a wonderful Doctor

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

I would recommend Dr.Laham and his whole staff are one in a million.

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