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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


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
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

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 +


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 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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pulmonary Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

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

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

Internship - American University of Beirut
Internal Medicine
Beirut, Lebanon

Medical Education - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon

Professional Highlights

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


  • 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


  • 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.

(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 1/16/2020, 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.

* 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

144 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Dr. A. is the best on all aspects.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

They actually scheduled me with a COPD doctor instead of a COP doctor (kind of a big mistake), but in the end he was wonderful and very helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr. Aboussouan has always gone above and beyond his calling as a doctor. I would definetly recommend him to anyone. Never have had a doctor who listens like he does and is so caring for the patient.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Ihave been to the Clinic several times over the last 10 years. This was by far the most efficient and satisfying visit ever. The registration, the breathing tests and the consult with Dr. Aboussouan were the quickest and most thorough I have experienced. I also had a virtual visit with Dr. Bribriesco that was a really neat experience. Thank you so much for the excellant treatment and follow-up. Dennis Hawk

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

one of the finest compassionate doctors I have ever encountered. a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Felt very comfortable and assured of the Doctor and his choice of treatment

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

The doctor did a very thorough exam of my breathing which i appreciate. He also did a good job of washing his hands before and after the exam.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Doctor discussed symptoms in great detail & answered all questions so that I would understand completely.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

I have always had a good experience with my Dr. I trust him 100%.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr. Aboussouan is such a knowledgeable and caring man. I am so greatful to have him as a Doctor. He got my severe sleep apnea under control.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

He was extremely efficient and helpful. very nice doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

My issue was thoroughly handled and the doctor spent every minute gathering history, information and prescribing. I was spoken to in an intelligent manner and I felt we worked together well. He is a great practitioner.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr Aboussouan is truly an advocate for his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr Aboussouan was the only doctor to listen to my concerns and read my medical reports from other departments. because of him, I saw saw Dr. Lyndenmyer about my liver issues. I'm truly great full.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Aboussouan was a wonderful man. I was very pleased with his knowledge in my condition. He was a very caring person and I look forward to my next appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

VERY VERY happy with my Doctor. I highly recommend his and the clinics services to my friends who are looking for a doctor to schedule with.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

He is one of our favorite physicians he is the truth he tell it like it is so honest, smart, and compassionate you feel like you are his only patient.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

All the staff is very courteous and friendly. Dr Aboussouan is very thourel, asking me lots of questions and listening. I'm happy with everyone.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

doctor was the best as care, called me from waiting room himself.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

We have text Dr. Aboussouan several times and he has always been very prompt with his response.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

We drive 4 hours to see Dr. Aboussouan because we are so impressed with his knowledge and care.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

We have already recommended Dr. Aboussouan and Cleveland Clinic to several of our friends.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

I had a very good experience. He is a great Doctor and told me what was wrong with me. I would have anyone go to him. Thank you so much.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

He is an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr Aboussain is fantastic

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Aboussouan was fantastic. Very kind and very informative throughout the visit and took his time with me.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr. Aboussouan is remarkably thorough, patient and knowledgeable. I always feel I have had the best of care when I have a visit. He is never rushed to complete an exam. Asks a lot of questions of the patient to make sure he gets a complete history....

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

One of the most thorough, kindest, caring doctors I've seen at CCF.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Doctor was very thorough in explaining treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr. Aboussan is so kind, thoughtful, and through. I wish we could clone him to spread his concerned care.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

doctor arranged visit when appts said none available

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

I was able to get an appointment because of a cancellation. For any Sleep Therapist at the Clinic the wait for an apportionment was months. You need more doctors or longer hours.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

I wish I could have Dr. A as my physician in each area of expertise that I attend. He has such a gentle and caring spirit! He listens, asks questions and allows you to respond. He takes his time and even though I'm sure he has many patients, at that moment he makes you feel that you are his main concern at that time. You don't feel rushed. I'm only 51 years old but have been going to doctors over more than half my life. I have come by all types that you can allow your imagination to think of! My husband and I both felt the same way as we spoke about Dr. A and the appointment as we left the office. This was a nice experience for a change, thank you!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

all did a great job. Doctor very caring

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Doctor L spent a great deal of time, was very thorough, and explained everything clearly.

Related Videos Featuring Loutfi Aboussouan, MD

Related Videos Featuring Loutfi Aboussouan, MD

Back to Top