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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
  • 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

271 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

62 Patient Comments

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

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 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 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.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

My experience at Dr. Elghawy's office is always pleasant.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr. Elghawy took his time to explain in detail everything I questioned as well as educate me regarding new treatment plan options making me feel informed and cared for.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

This was my first visit with Dr Elgahway and I love him!!! He's a people doctor, very easy to talk to, and understand.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

The doctor always takes his time and listens. He shows such great compassion and understanding.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

I am absolutely pleased with Dr. Elghawy's care.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

I felt validated for my concerns & listened to thoroughly by all staff & provider

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

I can't say enough good about Dr.Elghway. He was very personable and caring. Was willing to see us hours early to help us out.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr. Elghawy always takes the time to insure that I have told him everything that is current with my health concerns! His follow-up instructions support and address all of those concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Elghawy is exceptional! Professional, thorough and extremely compassionate, which is somewhat rare in today's medical field. I felt as though I was his only patient! Cleveland Clinic is Very lucky to have him on their team! It would be awesome if he were able to teach a class to other doctors regarding compassion, an integral part of healing.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Elgaway is an outstanding Dr. He takes his time with you & tells you positive things to do. He really respects his patients.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Excellent rheumatologist! He seems genuinely interested in trying to figure out the cause for my symptoms & what testing, treatments and action steps to take from here. He was a strong communicator & and extraordinarily caring doctor, especially of high demand. I look forward to seeing him again to continue where to go from here. Very impressed!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr. Elghawy is the best doctor that I have on my medical team. He is an excellent listener, who responds thoughtfully, and asks follow up questions to best clarify the issue. He describes what he recommends should be done and then asks my opinion on how I would like to proceed. It is exactly the type of care that I have hoped to receive from my doctors but up until I met Dr. Elghawy, I wasn't receiving that care. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a rheumatologist. He is an excellent resource, and I am very happy to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

I like Dr Elway very much he takes time to talk with and explained things so I could understand.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

I would recommend everyone I know to see Dr. Elghawy. He covered every angle, was extremely informative and didn't hesitate to set me up with referrals. I absolutely loved him,

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 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 30, 2022

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

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.

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