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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 Cleveland 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 3/16/2022, 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

140 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

35 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr. Elghawy was very kind, polite, listened, cared! Great experience.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr. Elghawy is one of the best physician I've ever encountered. He is knowledgeable, caring and professional. He was the only physician who was able to treat me successfully. Thank you Dr. Elghawy for what you have done for me and my family!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr Elghawy did an extremely excellent examination and is a very good doctor in every way. I left feeling better and well informed of my condition.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Felt my doctor spent a lot of time with me and really listened to what I had to say really do like him as a doctor I feel he will work with helping me to feel better

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

The best I have ever had! The Dr. Was very caring!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Great Doctor took care of all I needed

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

We were thankful for the quality of our visit. It was everything we had hoped for - and more! The Dr. Was kind, caring, professional,and listened.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

My experience with the Doctor was fantastic. He is an avid listener, his manor and professional demeanor is perfect. As he moves forward in his career I hope he always maintains his open and curious nature regarding his patients and their issues. The Cleveland Clinic is very lucky to have him on their roster. Thank you

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

I had no negative experiences with this doctor. He was thorough, listened intently, and I was pleased with line of action he chose to take. I felt heard & seen by him. I feel like I can trust him & he exceeded my expectations in every way.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

The experience with the doctor was outstanding

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Dr. Elghawy listened to all of my concerns. He was knowledgeable and helpful in eliminating some concerns I had with my health. He was comforting in explaining the approach he would like to take in diagnosing my issue(s) and the treatment he would recommend. I felt very comfortable with the care I received and would highly recommend this doctor and facility to others.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Excellent doctor. Very thorough. Thank you.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Dr. Ahmed Elghway was amazing I was very pleased with how thorough he was and how he treated me like an individual and not a textbook he listened to me and was very nice and knowledgeable and didn't dismiss me like I was making things up or it wasn't happening I feel at ease with him and like I'm in good hands I trust him and he wants to help me

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Wonderful Doctor

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Outstanding Doctor and showed a lot of concern.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr Elghawy is very compassionate, listens intently and never made me feel rushed. It was an excellent experience overall!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Best experience I've ever had with a physician outside of my PCP. Genuine interest and concern in evaluating my health issues, and trying to figure out what's going on.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

My experience was better than expected.The doctor was affable and highly professional and through.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

I liked that the Dr. Wasn't in a hurry and checked me throughly.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Very kind and highly educated Doctor who truly cared about helping me. He answered all my questions and helped me understand my diagnosis.

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