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 School - 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 1/26/2018, 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.
  • BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc.

Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Laham has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:

  • Depomed, 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

214 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 4.6
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

Doctor really cares for his patience

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

when I get cortisone shot from dr. laham my back feels great.!!

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

Dr. Laham is always prescribing the best meds. for me. And my well being!!

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

I'm in and out of dr Laham's quickly.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

Always good at Dr. Laham's!!

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

it took a month to get in to see the Dr Laham for initial visit

Reviewed on May 8, 2018

Dr. Laham is very helpful and concerned re. trying to replace the meds that are no longer covered. It was difficult to be on a med for years and one day be cut off from it. (Amrix) I actually was very sick from this, he was so helpful, unlike my ins. co. who didn't care. I also was set back in my pain regimen, up all night and in pain all day. Having someone who is concerned and willing to help makes a big difference.

Reviewed on May 7, 2018

The doctor was very unpassionate regarding my condition and did not seem to be concerned about the severity of my pain. He ask me why did I come to see him? I explain to the doctor that my primary care physician referred me to a pain management physician. The physician showed absolutely no compassion for my pain. I would never recommend anyone to see him nor will I ever return to his office.

Reviewed on May 7, 2018

The doctor didn't show any concern nor compassion for the pain I was experiencing.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2017

Explained problem, described treatment options, and gave reasons for treatment decision.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017

I always have good experiences with Dr. Laham and his staff!!!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017

I always have good experiences with Dr. Laham and his staff!!!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2017

I really like Dr Laham. I like his bed side manner and that he listens to what I have to say.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2017


Reviewed on Jul 7, 2017


Reviewed on Jul 7, 2017

never asked my opinion or thought what worked for me in the past for my pain. treated me like a druggie! I will no longer walk with my head down! just because I don't "look" like I'm in pain does not mean that I'm not. This Dr is incompetent and uses his license as he sees fit.

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