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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon No
Hillcrest Hospital
Primary Location

Hillcrest Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Joint Injections
  • Medical Management Of Spinal Disorders
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Spinal Injections
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging Spine
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spondylosis
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Michigan
Interventional Spine and MSK medicine
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Residency - Michigan State University
Physical medicine and rehabilitation
East Lansing, MI USA

Residency - Michigan State University
Internal medicine
East Lansing, MI USA

Internship - King Saud University Medical School


Medical Education - King Saud University E:
Medicine and surgery
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Moayad Alabdulkarim, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 11/2/2022, Dr. Alabdulkarim 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

109 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Dr A and his staff excellent

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dr. A was very easy to talk to. He listened carefully, gave me ample time to discuss my health, treatment and options .

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

I have improved so much with the treatment Dr. A recommended, but he wants to see if adding another treatment can bring even better results.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Dr. A is really terrific!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

Outstanding doctor; I can honestly say Dr A Is one of two best I have ever had in my life.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

The physician was very astute and thorough

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr A is an outstanding doctor. He listens, asks questions and I feel very confident in his assessment. He is also very personable; I feel grateful I found him.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Too much loss of time with dealing in explaining how I feel health wise and getting to the right physician to manage care.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Very good experience. The exam conducted was very comprehensive. The doctor asked many questions and listened intently to my answers.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

What a terrific doctor- I am so lucky to have seen him. Caring, patient, listened to me, asked me detailed questions- and so courteous and friendly on top of that.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Dr.A was wonderful. He is very thorough and wants to make sure you understand any imaging you had and answers any questions you have.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Dr.A was wonderful and highly recommend him to anyone!

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