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

Treatment & Services

  • Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain
  • Spine Pain
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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

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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 1/29/2019, 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Laham receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Depomed, Inc.
  • Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, 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

224 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
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr. Laham finds a balance between long-term effects of medication and making sure you're not in agony on a daily basis. He has a tough job these days in this sector and I appreciate his willingness to help me and always learn more about new medication options.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

All the staff and doctor is very friendly and helpful. Appointments are always in a good time frame . I feel very comfortable in the office.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr. Laham is consistently one of the most thoughtful and effective physicians whom I have had. and his staff is consistently kind and considerate.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

every time I have gone for appt staff & doctor have been great

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr. Laham was disappointed with my progress report. Subsequently,he confused me regarding my future treatment, was a bit short with me and walked out of the exam room without considering my concerns.

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Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

I always have a very positive experience when coming to see Dr. Laham- He and his staff are always courteous and conscientious

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Laham and his staff have always been respectful and friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

I can't thank Dr. Laham enough for his care. the staff from the time I walked through the door was very attentive and showed concern for my needs.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

I didn't get to speak to Dr. Laham on day of the injection.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Dr Laham and entire staff are excellent

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

I tell all my friends about Dr. Laham's care!!

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

great dr and staff

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Dr. Laham is among the very best physicians I have ever met. As a healthcare professional I meet many. He is at the top. Outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

dr. laham takes his time and listens and gives me the best medical treatment for my situation

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2018

although Dr Laham wasnt able to help in my current situation, he was very empathetic to my current issue and offered an explanation as to why he could not assist and offered some suggestions as to what I could do to help myself. I appreciate all of his and his office staffs assistance.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2018

I was treated like I was royalty = from start to finish! The Cleveland Clinic is # one! In my book for the first time in 6 months I can walk normal without a walker! OMG! = Thank-you Cleveland Clinic! #1-2. *Dr. Laham is the best at what he does!

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2018

Dr. Laham and his staff are always friendly and efficient

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

Everyone in Dr. Laham's office were very friendly, informative, and thorough every step of the way.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

i was not verbally told of a med change prior to follow up instructions I read at home. I had questions, I would have asked when the caregiver was present. The doctor told me he didn't have time for questions the nurse would do that.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Dr Laham needs to spend more time listening to his patients instead of popping in, ignoring what the patient says, and ducking out after seconds of arriving in the room. I'll wait 2 hours to see him, then he spends less than 1 minute with me in the room to talk.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

This doctor interrupted me and I did not get a chance to report symptoms that, according to my former ortho, suggest there may be another issue involving a related area to the site treated.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

Dr Laham and his staff are awesome. they are courteous, respectful and they care about their patients.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2018

Been seeing Dr. Laham for years now and he's by far the best pain management doctor I have been with. Does not just push drugs onto you and finds the best way to treat your issue that works for you!

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

doc lahamm explaine' s everything to me!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018

I have seen Dr. Laham for a number years. Not only do I find him an exceptional doctor, but his staff is fabulous! There have been at least 25 times that I needed something urgently, he and team has provided great care very quickly.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

Dr did not spend very much time with me, did not seem very concerned about my pain level, said here's a prescription for some pain medication that will take awhile before it starts working, here's a referral to physical therapy, goodbye.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

dr. Laham has no business being a doctor. He spent 15 seconds in the room with me and gave me a medication that may or may not help. he didn't take the time to discuss what my possible condition could be. he never even sat down. this is the 2nd appointment with him and I won't be going back.

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