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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English, French
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6503
Desk:
216.444.0420
Fax:
216.445.8160

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Long-Term Ventilator Care
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Polysomnogram
  • Positive Airway Pressure Titration (cpap; Bilevel Pap Titration)
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Studies
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
View all 10 Specialties +
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Biography

About Loutfi Aboussouan, MD

Loutfi S. Aboussouan, MD, FCCP, was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He has been a Staff Physician in the Respiratory Institute of the Cleveland Clinic since 2003, and additionally in the Neurological Institute since 2007.

He is board-certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. His interests include general pulmonary medicine, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, neuromuscular diseases, sleep medicine, long-term ventilator care and teaching. He has been the Director of Pulmonary Curriculum for the second-year class of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine since 2006.

Dr. Aboussouan received College Teaching Awards at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., in 1999 and 2003, and received the CCLCM preclinical Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014.

He has several publications in the fields of pulmonary, neuromuscular, and sleep medicine, and is a reviewer for several scientific journals.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2003

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1993

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pulmonary Disease
Cleveland, OH USA
1992

Residency - Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
1990

Residency - Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
1987

Internship - American University of Beirut
Internal Medicine
Beirut, Lebanon
1986

Medical Education - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
1985

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
1981

Professional Highlights

  • Director of Pulmonary Curriculum for the second-year class of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine since 2006.

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

Specialty Interests

Asthma, bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cough, emphysema, pulmonary disease, neuromuscular disease, sleep medicine

Awards & Honors

  • College Teaching Awards, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.,1999, 2003

    CCLCM preclinical Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2014

Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Physicians
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Loutfi Aboussouan, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/6/2022, Dr. Aboussouan 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

125 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

We travel 4 hours to see Dr. Aboussouan because he is very thorough and explains everything to us. We have the utmost respect for his ability. I've seen many doctors for various ailments/injuries and Dr. Aboussouan is, without a doubt, the most meticulous.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Scheduler made great effort to schedule respiratory tests to coordinate with physician appointment

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr. Aboussouan is an extremely thorough doctor who explains all procedures and medical conditions to the patient and listens to all concerns and complaints conveyed by the patient. A remarkable medical practitioner.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr. Abbousuan is always very thorough and always explains everything in detail. He is very kind and understanding.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Doctor was very thorough and extremely thoughtful. I was impressed by quick response to the results of sniff test.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Dr. Aboussouan was very kind and very knowledgeable. We discussed our treatment plan together and he listen to my suggestions

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Dr. Aboussouan has been providing service to me for about 2.5 yrs. He ALWAYS gives phenomenal service.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Excellent physician.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

The Dr Is Incredibly nice and thorough, easy to talk with. Am very happy for the state of my issue

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Great experience. Everything went smoothly and I was very happy with the two docs we interacted with.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Enjoyed this visit. Doctor was clear and knowlegeable about my situation.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Couldn't ask for a better dr.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Dr Aboussouan is a superior doctor. He answers my texts on My Chart immediately. I can't praise home enough for being so kind, courteous and professional. His abilities have enabled me to live a more quality of life I can't say enough good about him and how I appreciate him. I'm thankful for his care.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

I will definitely recommend Dr Aboussouan to anyone

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Dr. A and his team are as good a group of health care providers as I have ever worked with. Professional, caring, answered my questions, responded promptly to email.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Everyone was thorough Dr. Was great

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

The doctor has always been helpful and remembers things we discussed in the past related to my treatment

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

One of the most relaxed yet informative visits I have had at the Clinic. He is a busy doctor but did not rush me and was very interested in dealing with my issue. First rate experience.

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