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 +


Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans

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


  • 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

See publications for Emad Daoud, MD, PhD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/30/2020, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

128 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Excellent., Dr. Daoud took lots of time with us, and provided great insight and knowledge of my back issues and what decisions I could make. He was thorough, kind, and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

This Dr., as opposed to other medical personnel, stood out as better than average.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

I gave #4 a poor rating as it pertained to my getting my first visit with this doctor from my surgeons office. The pain management Dr. was exceptional - but the surgeon doesn't coordinate with this dr. nor is he up to speed with the others involved in your care. The "assembly line" approach doesn't work well from a patient viewpoint.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

dr. Dowd and his staff went above and beyond to accommodate me and they were very professional and very helpfull

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr Daoud is very professional and thorough. he's very gracious and considerate. He is thorough in his diagnosis.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr Daoud was very very helpful to me and my health concerns. He's the best

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

With his dry sense of humor and ability Dr Daud is the greatest!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

my wife's and I visit with the doctor was so terrible we were making a formal complaint before we left the parking lot. we made a ten hour round trip drive to spend six minutes with a doctor who never considered me a patient. he jumped to conclusions before meeting me, and dismissed six months of test without spending five minuets looking any report or actual imaging. there is no doubt dr dowd had to spend twice as long typing up a report than he did actually discussing anything medical with us.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

I recommended Dr. Dauod almost immediately to my family and friends.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

I would highly recommend. Exceptional doctor who took his time to listen, assess and explain everything to me as a patient in a way that was easily understood. This was a very positive experience and I'm happy I was seen at the Cleveland Clinic. Thank you

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr Doaud was exceptional

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr. Daoud is SUPER, but can't get next appt for 6 months

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

great interactive visit glad I found this doctor

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

contradictory info. 1st visit he suggested a couple visits for physical therapy. the physical therapist explained I needed more therapy. Dr. Daoud was annoyed and finished quickly. I explained what I'm using for physical therapy. he didn't give much confidence in my plan.

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.

Related Videos Featuring Emad Daoud, MD, PhD

Related Videos Featuring Emad Daoud, MD, PhD

Back to Top