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Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Knee Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
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About Ahmed Elghawy, DO

Ahmed Elghawy, DO CAQSM is a Staff Physician in the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Elghawy is one of the few physicians in the nation who is triple-board certified in rheumatology, sports medicine, and internal medicine. Joining Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases in 2021, he practices in both General Rheumatology and in the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Center. He has a special interest in practicing musculoskeletal medicine, treating systemic rheumatic disease, rehabilitating athletes with sports-related injuries, and performing musculoskeletal ultrasound-guided procedures.
Dr. Elghawy completed his undergraduate education at Ursinus College, where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. He earned his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSUCOM) in Fort Lauderdale, FL and completed his internal medicine residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL. He went on to complete his post-graduate fellowship training in rheumatology at SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, NY, followed by a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical center in Cleveland, OH.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Primary Care Sports Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY USA

Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Miami Beach, FL USA

Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Miami Beach, FL USA

Medical Education - Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA

Undergraduate - Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA USA


  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Musculoskeletal Medicine, Inflammatory and Degenerative Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases in Athletes, Regenerative Medicine, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound-Guided Procedures

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/20/2023, Dr. Elghawy 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

30 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr. Elghawy was so kind and considerate, very professional and helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

I was so impressed! Meeting my new doctor for the first time and having such high expectations from my experience with Dr Smith. I was not disappointed. My experience was Wonderfully compassionate and supportive.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr Elghawy very simpathetic to my pains and issues.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr. Elghawy is very attentive and caring. He's the first Dr. I've ever had be that thorough!!! He took his time with all my questions and concerns. I even told a family members about my session with him and how wonderful he is. The medical field needs more like him. You can tell how he actually cares for his patients. God bless you and thank you

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr. Elghawy is excellent! Always listens and hears what I am saying and is engaged with me as a person.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr Elghawy explains everything in a clear informative way.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr. Elghawy is an excellent physician. I am more that please with his care, compassion and expertise.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

After seeing 4 dr. You were the only ones that new what my problem was I thank you for that I feel so much better

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Excellent Dr. I would recommend him to everyone

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

*Dr. Elghawy was exceptional. The most attentive and reassuring doctor I've met.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Dr Elgahway was very easy to speak with and to discuss and to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

I would definitely recommend Dr Elgahway to any friend who needs a rehumatologist.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

Dr. Elghawy is an exceptional doc. I respect him and I am trusting my life to him!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

One of the best Physician's I have ever seen!

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr Elghawy is one of the kindest most caring and attentive physicians I have ever seen. I have had chronic disease factors for more than 30 years, and worked in hospitals. I know doctors. The Fellow that was working with him was also very kind, empathetic and caring.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Helpful doctor that has been interested in helping treat my issues. I would recommend.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Dr Elgahway, as always, took the time to answer my questions and listen to my concerns. He is a steadying presence in a confusing situation.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Love my doctor. Explains everything in detail and doesn't rush through the visit.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

The doctor was absolutely wonderful. His concern for me and my health was very well noted and very much appreciated

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

I have already recommended this doctor. I have been employed in healthcare for 40 years and he was the most helpful, pleasant, logical, thoughtful, knowledgeable of the whole body, and caring doctor I have encountered. I wish he were my PCP.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Dr. Elghawy listened to me and was mindful of my concerns and worries. He was friendly and professional and answered all of my questions patiently.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

I have never had a more caring, professional doctor before. Dr. E deserves 5 Stars all the way!!!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

I wish Dr. Elghawy could be my primary care physician. He is one of the few doctors I see that truly listens, gives feedback in language I can understand and is not dismissive in any way. What I enjoy the most is I feel heard and respected as I am NEVER spoken over and he seems to empathize whatever I am dealing with. He is truly a spectacular doctor and wonderful person.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

I constantly recommend Dr. Elghawy to anyone who shares their medical concerns with me.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

I really liked *Dr. Elghawy, from the first visit he listened to my story, recommendation on diagnostics, labs, PT/OT for pain relief. We decided on a treatment plan together and he was able to get my physical function in every day life restored - not 100% but we have a plan to maintain. And provided pain relief with minimal medications.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Elghawy is an excellent caregiver. He listens to my concerns, and he discusses the best treatment for me. He gives me options, if possible; and he discusses pros and cons of these options. Very helpful in making educated decisions.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Excellent doctor, very professional and respectful of my concerns

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Where did you get Dr. Elghawy? Top notch, courteous, I never felt time was a constraint. I'm seeing him for ankle issues but we discussed related knee issues. I'm a bit hard of hearing and asked him to speak louder and he did without being put out by doing so.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Excellent Dr.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Love Dr Elgawy!

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

I love Dr. Elghawy! He's very thorough and pragmatic regarding treatment options.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Doctor was fantastic.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr. Elghawy is exceptional! I trust his opinion on what is in the best interest of my health. He actively listens to my questions and responses and gives thorough responses that are logical and helpful. I'm very pleased with the care that he provides.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

The doctor was fantastic

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Dr. Elgaway is excellent. Personable, caring, listens. I will recommend him too anyone.

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