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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

  • 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

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 1/28/2022, 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

121 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

19 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

I love Dr. Laham!!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Dr Laham is always very thoughtful

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Again I was crying in a great deal of pain and Dr. Laham patiently let me explain.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Physician was extremely nice and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Physician was excellent. Gave me medication that really helped me.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Wonderful Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr Leham and his staff are professional, courteous and thorough

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Great Dr.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Dr. Laham is very compassionate and caring

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr Laham is the best

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Dr Laham always listens

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

This nurse who primarily took care of me is Rochelle. She is the sweetest and nicest and the most excellent nurse I've ever met!! She is the one who calmed me down after Lori was so mean!! Thank you Rochelle!!! Love you!!!

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