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Department Vascular Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English, French
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


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Treatment & Services

  • Vascular Surgery Department
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About Ali Khalifeh, MD

Ali Khalifeh, MD, is a staff surgeon in the Department of Vascular Surgery in The Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at main campus and Mentor Hospital.

Specialty Interests: Aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, aortoiliac occlusive disease, lower extremity arterial disease, carotid artery disease, mesenteric arterial disease, thoracic outlet syndrome, median arcuate ligament, nutcracker syndrome, popliteal entrapment, dialysis access, central and peripheral venous disease

Experience: Physicians in Cleveland Clinic's Department of Vascular Surgery perform more than 8,000 procedures annually at locations throughout Northeast Ohio, using both open and the latest endovascular (minimally invasive) methods.

Dr. Khalifeh is experienced in surgical treatment for all forms of vascular disease with particular interest in open and endovascular treatment for aortic conditions and peripheral arterial disease. He is board certified in general surgery.

Success Rates: To learn about patient outcomes for specific conditions and procedures at Cleveland Clinic, go to: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education: Dr. Khalifeh earned his medical degree from University of Balamand School of Medicine and served the first year of his general surgery residency at Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, both in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed his general surgical residency at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, including a year as a postdoctoral research fellow there. 

Dr. Khalifeh received his specialty training as a vascular surgery fellow at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn. He joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2022 on completion of his fellowship.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Khalifeh has coauthored more than 40 scientific papers since 2012 published in leading surgery journals, including more than two dozen papers related to robotic and laparoscopic surgery case studies and research. He also has coauthored chapters in vascular surgery textbooks and has made numerous presentations at professional meetings, speaking on complex vascular surgery techniques and case reports. 

About Dr. Khalifeh: “Vascular disease is mainly a chronic, systemic illness that has multiple options for treatment and management, from medical therapy to less-invasive procedures to open surgery. I enjoy vascular surgery because it involves knowing my patients and choosing the best treatment to fit their needs from the many choices available. It is a doctor-patient relationship based on trust and built to last a lifetime.”

Leisure Activities: Dr. Khalifeh enjoys spending his free time with his family, running, hiking and participating in soccer and basketball. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Vascular Surgery
Rochester, MN USA

Residency - The University of Maryland Medical Center- University of Maryland School of Medi
General Surgery
Baltimore, MD USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Balamand
El-Koura, Lebanon

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Bachelors in Sciences, Biology Major


Additional Training

  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)


  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation
  • Surgery - Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery - General Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/18/2024, Dr. Khalifeh has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

176 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Very very pleased with the doctor. Very respectful and understanding and just a very nice man

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr Kalifeh is my first doctor of 68 years that I have trusted 100 percent. He will be doing the surgery that will save my life and I have complete confidence in him. Not only a great doctor but an exceptional human being.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

I am very satisfied with my initial contact with Dr Ali Khalifeh. I believe he is generally knowledgeable as well as concerned with my condition.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Khalifeh rated very highly on my personal "bedside manner" scale. He answered all of my questions--and I had a full list of them--and explained things clearly in layman's terms rather than medical jargon. I left well informed and confident in the proposed solution.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Dr Khalifeh is a top-notch doctor and person! He is very skilled in what he does, yet he always seems willing to give you as much time as needed! He never rushes you, and he always is very open to any question you might have.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr. Khalifeh was very pleasant, spent a lot of time with me, answered all my questions. The entire office was very nice to work with and his nurse made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

He is a great doctor and I had a great experience with him! Very caring and kindalso very informative and explains everything very clearly

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Discussed whether stent surgery would Improve my balance and difficulty walking.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr took time to explain everything and then asked if w had questions. We didn't feel rushed.I'm glad we were able to get answers, and left feeling better about the whole situation.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr Kalifeh is very professional, kind and courteous. I feel very comfortable having him as my doctor.Thank you so much

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr. K was very polite, well spoken and informative. He took time to explain what was going on and his plan for management going forward. He is awesome. I will be seeing him annually and I hope I will never require his service beyond an annual checkup.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

This is a new Dr for me and I was very impressed by him and his team.

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