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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bronchitis
  • Cough
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
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About Joseph Parambil, MD

Joseph Parambil, MD, is a Staff Member in the Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. He is also Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine.

He earned his medical degree from Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest, Hungary. He completed a surgical internship at Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.  He completed an internal medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich., as well as a Fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with additional specialty certification in pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

Dr. Parambil is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Internal Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society and Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

He has presented a number of times on topics such as disease pathology, connective tissue disorders, and the causes and associations of pulmonary infarctions, among many others. He has also published a number or articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as having published a number of abstracts and a book chapter on pulmonary hypertension and interstitial lung diseases.  He is currently the Director of the HHT Center of Excellence. 
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Pulmonary / Critical Care
Rochester, MN USA

Residency - Henry Ford Hospital
Internal Medicine
Detroit, MI USA

Internship - Aria Health - Frankford Hospital
Transitional Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical School - Semmelweis Medical University

Specialty Interests

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), lung cancer, lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, sarcoidosis, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), lung cancer, lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, sarcoidosis

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/7/2017, Dr. Parambil 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

296 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 5
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2017

I am very impressed with concern and respect provided @ the Cleveland clinic. Dr. Parambil offers superb service. I feel comfortable asking questions.

Reviewed on May 27, 2017


Reviewed on May 9, 2017

Dr Parambil has a wonderful bedside manner. He's very kind.

Reviewed on May 8, 2017

Dr. Parambil is thorough and answers all questions.

Reviewed on May 2, 2017

Excellent physician who has always been informative about my condition and prognosis - he has kept me on track to stability and improvement with my scleroderma issues.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2017

Brief visit summary would be helpful in remembering instructions.Doctor did not work on his computer during the visit. Great attention given to patient.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2017

All appointments from x-ray, pulmonary function testing and with Dr. Parambil are exceptional. I have the utmost respect for Dr. Parambil. The treatment he has provided to me for the last 2 years and our appointments to the Cleveland Clinic are unmatched. Dr. Parambil is the best doctor I have been associated with for my pulmonary treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2017

excellent service

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2017

Dr Parambil is the greatest!!! professionally and socially, he has a way of making me feel safe and secure with my disease and everything will be ok

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2017

Very good

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2017

always takes the time to explain meds and next steps

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2017

Dr. Parambil is a wonderful doctor and person.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2017

once you are able to talk with the doctor he takes the time to listen and explain each step.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2016

When I see him I most usually have had a setback or am having issues. I saw him on Monday, could barely walk, was feeling SO bad and today, Friday, I'm running around all day doing housework, wrapping gifts, cooking, baking, and candy making for friends and family. I couldn't even begin to do that last week. His advice is always so on point.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2016

Took into consideration I was not tolerating a particular drug very well and took steps to back off on it while monitoring my condition a little more frequently.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2016

I've been seeing Dr. Parambil for about 9 years for pulmonary fibrosis from scleroderma. From the beginning he has answered all my questions, explained things clearly, and made sure we were "on the same Page" with tests and treatments.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2016

I am extremely satisfied with the care provided by Dr. Parambil. His medical knowledge,plan of care,compassion, and professionalism are the best I have experienced.He does not rush and truly cares for his patients. I feel very fortunate to have him as my physician.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2016

All was good

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2016

This is my 2nd appointment with this provider. I find him to be extremely helpful, knowledgeable, compassionate, and a pleasure to work with. He clearly cares about his patients and I feel more confident asking questions with him.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2016

Nothing but great things to say about Dr. Parambil.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2016

I had no medication this time. One thing I like so much about Dr. Parambil is that he covers all bases when I meet with him. I never leave there being uncertain of anything. I feel that he always knows what is important and what has to be discussed.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2016

Dr. Parmabil, as a professor in the Lerner Medical College, is very up-to-date on my condition, the current research and insights to my disease (scleroderma), and the medications that are proving successful to keep my lung function stable. I appreciate the body of knowledge and treatment program that he has guided me through.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2016

Wonderful care. Knowledgeable and easy to understand. He takes interest and concerned with patients. Very kind. Easy to follow his directions. Gives great care!!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2016

Excellent experiences!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2016

Doctor Parambil goes above and beyond explaining health conditions, medications and the benefits the medication provides.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2016

I would recommend cc to everyone

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2016

commend dr preambil

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2016

Dr Parambil and I collaborate with my advanced stage of rare lung disease in a productive manner.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2016

Dr Parambil is the most courteous doctor ever. He will take me in early when he has time so I don't have to wait. this is the first time at twinsburg location. so I wasn't sure about it but I like it very much.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2016

Over the years I have always been amazed at the streamlined care. I have blood work, x-rays prior to visiting Dr. Parambil and he has results by the time I see him. We are always treated with respect.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2016

I had a very good experience!!! the CC never ceases to amaze me.

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