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

Treatment & Services

  • Back Pain Treatment
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Injections
  • Cervical Facet Joint Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Discograms
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Implantable Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems
  • Implantable Spinal Cord Stimulator Therapy
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intradiscal Procedure for Pain Relief
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Joint Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Block
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Neck Pain Treatment
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuromodulation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Control
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Placement of Cervical Tunneled Epidural Catheter
  • Placement of Lumbar Tunneled Epidural Catheter
  • Second Opinion Neuropathic Pain
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Splanchnic Nerve Block
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
  • Thoracic Epidural Injections
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Block
View all 33 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
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylosis
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
  • Whiplash
View all 26 Specialties +
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Biography

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

Appointed
1999

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pain Management
Cleveland, OH United States
1997

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Anesthesiology & Critical Care
Cleveland, OH
1996

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
1993

Fellowship - Washington University Medical Center
Clinical Chemistry
St. Louis, MO
1992

Medical Education - Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Basic Medical Sciences
Cairo,
1985

Graduate School - Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Cairo,
1981

Medical Education - Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Cairo,
1977

Additional Training

  • PhD in biochemistry
  • Master' Degree in biochemistry

Certifications

  • 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 6/18/2024, Dr. Daoud 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

117 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
4.4 out of 5
Explains 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.4
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.4

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

After months of doctors visits through Metrohealth primary care and pain management and no help or relief I finally have a pain management doctor who actually listens and understands my pain level and is providing treatment options.

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Dr. Daoud was also amazing. So good at describing my condition and potential treatments. He has a very pleasant personality and a good sense of humor. I am so glad we decided to use his services. And we love the cleveland clinic!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Very pleased with the doctors explanation, took time, was considerate and compassionate

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr was outstanding. Had a genuine interest in my problem explained options and what is wrong. Felt very comfortable with dr and he seemed very knowledgeable and caring

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

This is the most uncaring doctor

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

First time a Dr sat in front of me and simply explained every question I had

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Made me feel like I was talking to a human that understood I was in pain rather than feeling like a bother and unworthy of their time.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Great experience, very informative and helpful. Top notch physician.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Very personable and explained options and directions clearly and helped with addressing other problems and finding physicians to take care of them and balancing out my needs for various medical care

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Emad W Daoud is exceptional. Not only was he straight-forward and concise in his perspective regarding my current levels of pain and needs for relief, but he was extremely empathetic to my situation and offered a mutual and beneficial resolution to assist me with my care going forward. He is one of the only Doctors I have seen for chronic pain that even listened to me without a judgmental or biased viewpoint. He made it very easy to see the logic in his advice of treatment and I left his office feeling satisfied with the outcome of the consultation. In my opinion, he is an EXCELLENT Doctor because he does not impose his opinions, but rather allows for a true dialogue with a patient, to come to an agreement for treatment.

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