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Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries in Athletes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Sports Injuries
  • 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
  • Internal Medicine - Sports Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

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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* 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

264 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

66 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

I could not have asked for a better Doctor. So thrilled!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Dr. Elghawy is an outstanding rheumatologist! He answers all my concerns & really cares. He definitely is the Best Ever!!!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

He listened to everything I said and explained in detail what I needed to know, I have never had a better experience with a Doctor before even at the Cleveland,Clinic. He is excellent and I thank you.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

NO BAD, He is the best and most caring Dr. I have ever had. I feel fortunate that I am his patient.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr. Elghawy Your the BEST.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

He is a fantastic caring doctor.He listens and doesn't make you feel like your wasting his time

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Always a top notch appointment with Dr. Elghawy!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Good experience. Glad we came here. Dr very informative

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

I like Dr. Elghawy's method of discussing his recommendations, listening to my concerns and then discussing why he feels the treatment he suggested is a good approach. He answers all my questions and makes me feel as if my treatment is a joint decision, and I really appreciate it.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Fantastic experience seeing Dr. Elghway!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr Elghawy is one of the best

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

The doctor was very attentive and concerned with my symptoms and there effect on my quality of life.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

He is the most caring physician that I've ever had.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr Elghawy was very attentive to my issues and performed a very thorough examination. He explained things very thoroughly and was very responsive to my questions, answering in great detail.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Dr. E was scheduled out to April, but I got a cancelation appointment for the next week after I scheduled that, which was great.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Video visits work at this point since I am an established patient. In addition my Physical Therapy is also through the clinic so communication between doctor and therapist that I seeing in person on a regular basis is easy.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr. Elghawy was the kindest, most attentive doctor I've ever had. He spent so much time listening, examining, and thoroughly reviewing my issues that I left in disbelief. I've never felt so validated and valued by a medical professional. I wish all doctors had his professionalism and personality. I feel so lucky to have found him and this practice. Thank you.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

My doctor is very personable and I like that he cares about everything you are telling him

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

I love this doctor he really cares what's going on with you

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr. Elghawy was very knowledgeable about my rare condition.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Doctor was excellent

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr was extremely helpful, informative, and listened and validated everything I talked about

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

I always tell people about him he's the best

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

One of the best doctors I have ever seen. He took his time with me and answered all my questions and put me at ease. I would highly recommend him to any of my family or friends.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Great doctor .Genuine concern for what's right and great bedside manner...

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Best doctor I have ever encountered

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Very fine provider!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

I had a very fantastic experience with Dr. Elghawy.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

After 10 months of dr visits with other drs for the 1st time I felt understood, heard and like there could be hope for future with a Dr that has expertise, knowledge and wisdom with successful outcomes

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

I really appreciate the Cleveland Clinic and the doctors there. Everybody takes a lot of time asks a lot of questions and I feel like they really want to know how they can make me better. I am a tricky case kind of a fringe situation and I feel like they are trying so hard to figure me out. I started trying to get diagnosis in my local town which is 2 hours away. Many of the doctors here only want to look for Simple Solutions and don't want to spend time going any deeper than the surface issues. It's very difficult to get this kind of service locally so I am so happy to have a place to get to for my Healthcare

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

I am very pleased that the doctor is working to figure this out. He has a plan in place that should make my life better. I feel very good about knowing that we're making positive traction on my diagnosis. I really appreciate the concern and the in-depth evaluation I get every time to make sure that we're on the right track

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. Elghawy is exceptional! He listens and makes excellent recommendations for care and treatment based on his knowledge of issues concerning RA and PSA. I couldn't ask for better care.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

I love Dr. Elghway, he listens and takes his time with you. He made feel very comfortable since my first visit and even still. He always shows concern for my health and ways to make me better as much as possible

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Elghawy is excellent!! I am so happy that he ended up being the doctor that I was referred to. I would recommend him and have recommended him to anyone having problems that he could assist with. I think he's one of my all-time favorite doctors of any I have had. Respect, interest in problem, genuinely looking for answers, courtesy, and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

He is one of the best doctors I have ever had. Very intelligent and very personable.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Was the best.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr Elghawy is outstanding!! Very professional, very thorough exam, tests ordered. He actually listened to what I was saying about my joint pain and said that we would find an answer - so kind and caring. Very responsive to questions since my visit.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Excellent experience. Doctor very respectful, listened to concerns and patient plan went very well.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. E listened carefully and took notes on my complaints & concerns. I appreciate his knowledge & understanding!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr Ahmed Elgheway was excellent! So down to earth and had time to answer all my questions. I will recommend him to anyone who needs a rheumatologist or sports medicine Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Elghawy is always the best.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Elghawy is always pleasant & answers all my concerns. Very outstanding person.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

I intend to give my sister's name to Dr. Elghawy.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Elghawy combines intellectual strength and personal warmth like very few other professionals do; he is simply outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Our introduction and conversation went very well. I was very comfortable with his decision as far as a treatment plan went, and I look forward to working with him in the future if necessary.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

One of the best experiences at a medical provider.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Elghawy is excellent at asking appropriate questions, responding with helpful and knowledgeable information, and checking to ensure I don't have additional questions.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr.Elghawy was phenomenal. He was so very kind. He was the first physician that actually listened to me. Looked at me as a whole, and not just diagnostic tools. I felt sooo much relief to just be heard, and understood. Cleveland Clinic is very blessed to have such a smart and kind doctor on their team.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr E is wonderful! So very kind and compassionate.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Ive never have been listened to or cared for in the way that this care provider has. He went above and beyond what other doctors have. He was thorough and explained everything in detail. He made sure I understood and that he understood me

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr made me feel comfortable and was wonderful sharing information and listening

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

This dr has been the best dr I've ever come across. He cares in a way I've never experienced in the medical profession. He takes me very seriously and never down plays my concerns. I can truly tell he wants the best for my medical care and wants me to be as comfortable and healthy as possible. I leave most appointments in tears and with him I called my mom to tell her how amazing he is and how I grateful I am! He has changed my idea I have of the medical field.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Elgawhy is very easy to talk to and I'm happy to be assigned as his patient.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Love Dr. Elghway, he's a great doctor, always listens and makes sure I'm in good shape.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

One of the best Doctors I have ever seen. I ask questions and he answered everything Made me feel like he was a good friend of mine.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr. Elquway the rheumatologist is outstanding. He gives you positive feedback. This is very important.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

What I like the doctor takes a lot of time with you make sure you understand everything and it's just so helpful and caring doesn't try to rush you in and out like a lot of doctors

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Excellent doctor would recommend to anybody

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr Elghawy deserves an excellent rather than very good rating.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Doctor was wonderful

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

The doctor is fabulous! He cares and listens. No too sure about his support staff.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr. Elghawy was the absolute most pleasant, caring, knowledgeable physician I have ever encountered. He validated my personal experience and disease knowledge and allowed me to have a voice in my care plan. He was empathetic and had the sweetest, most caring bedside demeanor I had been seeking in a provider for so long.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr. Elghawy took is time and listened to what I had to say.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

We, my husband has attended my appointments with me, believe that Dr. Elghawy is the best of the best. He has left no stone unturned. I, we cannot make enough positive comments about him, his demeanor and especially his concern and care. We will and have recommended him when the occasion has arised/es. I feel that he truly does care about me and my care. Also, he remembers me though I have only seen him a hand full of times.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

My experience/appointment with *Dr. A. Elghawy was excellent. He was very attentive to my concerns, treatment, and plan of care going forward.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Very good report with Dr. Elghawy. Real concern about ....me. I started writing down recommendations and he said he would add spellings & details to my visit log and exit paper. I feel he is also a person as well as a doctor treating me.

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