Department Pain Management
Primary Location Lutheran Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English, French
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Discograms
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Implantable Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems
  • Implantable Spinal Cord Stimulaters Therapy
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intradiscal Procedure For Pain Relief
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Joint Injections
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuromodulation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Control
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Placement Of Cervical And Lumbar Tunneled Epidural Catheters
  • Second Opinion Neuropathic Pain
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Splanchenic Nerve Block
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
View all 29 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arachnoiditis
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Fatigue
  • Central Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Occipital Headache
  • Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
  • Whiplash
View all 27 Specialties +


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About Emad Daoud, MD, PhD

Emad Daoud, MD, PhD, is the Western Region Vice Chairman of the Department of Pain Management.  He serves as the Medical Director of the Pain Management Centers at Lutheran Hospital and Fairview-Westlake Medical Campus.  In addition, Dr. Daoud holds a staff position at the Richard E. Jacobs Family Health Center. 

Dr. Daoud is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Center for Medicine.  Dr. Daoud is board certified in pain management and anesthesia.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pain Management
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Anesthesiology & Critical Care
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Washington University Medical Center
Clinical Chemistry
St. Louis, MO USA

Medical Education - Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Basic Medical Sciences
Cairo, Egypt

Graduate School - Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Cairo, Egypt

Medical Education - Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Cairo, Egypt

Additional Training

  • PhD in biochemistry
  • Master' Degree in biochemistry


  • - Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine

Specialty Interests

Back & neck pain, Neuropathic pain, Cancer pain, Muscoskeletal pain, Joint pain, Sciatica, Upper & lower extremity pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Interventional & neuromodulation therapy

Awards & Honors

  • America's Top Physicians in Pain Management, Consumers' Research Council of America, 2006 and 2007
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/30/2019, Dr. Daoud 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

146 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 3.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.1
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

the person scheduling the appointment, Dr. Daoud's nurse, and Dr. Daoud were outstanding.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Daoud is very professional. He listens to me and explains everything.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

I really like the Doctor, very pleasant & efficient. He explained everything very well to me ! Wish we had more Drs. like him !

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Seemed rushed the whole time and ultimately had to refer me out for treatment. I feel like pain doctors in general seem depressed and unwilling to connect emotionally in any way to patients. I wish the pain management team would treat peripheral nerve problems, but I had to go to Nevada to find treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

I loved how thorough he was, answered all my questions so that I understood everything, I was very pleased with my visit and my doctor

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

very pleased , will definitely recommend dr. Dauod to others.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

This doctor showed concern for my condition and took the time to explain treatments and to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

This was a very good experience in all respects. Everyone showed concern, especially Dr. Daoud.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

pain shots into my shoulders. I am impressed with how the doctor and the help look at you when speaking to you rather than looking at a computer and typing while they pretend to be listening to what you say. I feel they care.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Daoud. He has been a tremendous asset in helping me to understand and manage my condition. He listens attentively to my questions and concerns and offers options, then respects my choices. I feel comfortable working with him to handle my pain. I find him to be a caring and knowledgeable physician.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr Daoud always takes the time to listen to me and answer all my MANY questions. I appreciate that very much, especially since we find ourselves in a digital age instead of the old days of doctors sitting with the patient instead of behind a computer. I feel comfortable sharing my concerns because he makes me feel that he is concerned and is listening to me.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

I would feel very comfortable referring the doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Daoud and the staff are great!

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

I have recommended this Doctor to many of my friends, all of whom followed up with appointments.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

The Dr made me feel like I was his only patient. He didnt rush me, he talked with me through all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

my doctor makes sure I understand everything before I leave. I am a hard patient to handle because of my condition and my nervousness so he does take the time to help me understand

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

He was very nice. He answered all my questions. Told me several options for my care. All in all he was a very considerate, great doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

I always recommend Dr Dauod

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Dr DDao Dr. Daoud is kind.respectful and one of the gems of the Cleveland Clinic.... his staff is excellent and I would recommend him as a wonderful Doctor...

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr. Daoud is very caring and I have every confidence in him

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

I have enjoyed working with my doctor and his staff.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

Great doctor, great staff!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

finally I have hope that my pain will be more manageable thanks to Dr. Daoud

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

Dr. Daoud listened to me and assured me that I will be ok

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