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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


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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 Education - Semmelweis Medical University


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

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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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 1/18/2022, 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.

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

324 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

114 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Excellent Doctor, I am lucky to have him as his staff

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Always recommend the Cleveland Clinic and my Doctor

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Very understanding and an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Dr Parambil very considerate and efficient!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr. Joseph G. Parambil is top notch pulmonologist! He is one of THE BEST that CCF has!

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Great experience always is Dr. Parambil is a very caring Doctor. When calling to ask questions always get good results immediately.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

I have a lot of trust in Dr Parambil and feel that he knows me well and has my best interest in mind with his recommendations.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dr. Parambil is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor. He listens well and takes his time to answer any concerns that I have.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Super Doctor and the staff is Excellent

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Best Doctor I have ever gone to. Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have him

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dr. Paramibil is an outstanding physician. I have been Blessed to have him as my doctor for many years! He has provided excellent care, medical treatment, compassion and always listens to my medical concerns. He is a wonderful person, extremely knowledgeable, professional, compassionate and cares about his patients. So thankful to have him as my physician!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

Dr. Parambil is an amazing doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Dr. Joseph Parambil gives me hope. "Dr. Hope"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Fantastic Doctor guided by God He is so caring and knowledgeable. Always makes me feel confident and gives me hope concerning my illness.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dr Parambil is very attentive and always takes care of my needs in a timely manner.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Dr Parambil is by far of the best practitioners I have on my care team which they all are phenomenal in their own rights

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Dr. Parambil is excellent. . . He takes time to answer any questions. . . Thoroughly shares any and all test results and makes sure I have what I need until the next appointment. His commitment to patient care and integrity are at the highest level.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

I have never enjoyed going to the drs. Until I started to see Dr. Parambil. He truly cares, takes time with me EVERYTIME, listens to me, is very attentive if I ever need anything or have questions. He is truly a blessing!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Dr Parambil a very good doctor

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Dr, Parambil is very knowledgeable and one of the nicest, sweetest doctor I have met. He's wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

Responses from Dr Parambil and his office have been prompt. This is appreciated.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

Dr Parambil excells in all of these catagories.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Dr Parambil is an exceptional doctor and caring person who I totally trust to give me and my family the best medical care that is available today and also looks forward into future possibilities to treat us very complicated cases. God bless him!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

I consider my doctor a friend he is just outstanding my care has never been better.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr.Parambil is not only an outstanding doctor, he is a warm and compassionate individual who clearly cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr Parambil is always caring, thorough and educational every visit Thank you for providing excellent patient care, He is a true gem in healthcare.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

It's always a productive visit when we speak with Dr. Parambil!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

We always appreciate Doctor Parambil's concern and compassion. He is the best listener and the best diagnostician. We always feel better after speaking to him.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

I always have a great appointment with Dr. Parambil. He is always very kind, intuitive, and professional. I have been his patient since 2007 and he has always provided the best of care. I constantly recommend him to family and friends and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

All good. We think the world of dr Paramble.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr. Parambil is especially kind and caring. He understands the patient's perspective and the goal of improving quality of life when considering treatment options.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr Parambil is very attentive to my questions and concerns. He is thorough in his explanations, answers and recommendations. He is a compassionate and knowledgeable physician. I feel safe in his care. You're the best Dr. Parambil!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Dr. Parambil is the best!!!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

As always, I felt like he cared for my physical, emotional and spiritual needs. So thankful to have him for my lung specialist. Having a chronic lung condition is difficult, but having a smart and kind physician makes it bearable.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Would 100% recommend Dr. Parambil! He is so knowledgeable and I trust that he's judgement

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Dr. Parambil is one of the most patient-focused physicians I have encountered in 21 years of chronic complex care. He treats one always with utmost respect, focus, & genuine warmth. Discussions are both informative & investigative. He is sensitive to the physical, mental, & emotional welfare of his patients. Dr. Parambil realizes the integral importance of whole family support & a team approach within physician-patient relationship. His confidence and compassion lends to foster an immediate trust rapport with him.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr Parambil is great to work with in person or on the phone.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr. Joseph Parambil is a GREAT!!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Doctor Parambil always knows what to do When I am very sick. I am so happy he's myPulmonologist. He's the best doctor I have Ever had and I am 85.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr Parambil understood how sick I was and arranged for a CT scan that same day and an echo cardio gram the following day. I was so relieved because that is so unusual at the Cleveland clinic.!!!'

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Have been a patient of *Dr. Parambil for nearly ten years. He is very thorough in his care of my health, always concerned, and very clear in discussing the issues and solutions.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Have always felt safe and confident at Cleveland Clinic with the staff and physicians.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr. Parambil is the best doctor. He is kind, personable, and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Dr. Parambil has always been the best caring and subscribing for me to treat the whole me, an individual not stereotype and not afraid to try things! Thank you so much Doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Dr parambel made the appointment for me and contacted me ?!!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Great experience. Dr. Parambil is always available by phone or email when I have concerns. He works with me to schedule appointments that are convenient for both of us (I live in Texas),

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Doctor Parambil is an outstanding doctor who is my pulmonary AVM physician. Doctor Parambil has become part of my family as well as all of my cancer doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. I hope that you will hire more pulmonary doctors to help see more patients so the wait for an appointment is less. Thank you so much doctor Parambil!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr. Parambil is excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr. Parambil provides truly unmatched care for the region. Unfortunately, I'd had to be my own advocate for a couple years before I met Dr. Parambil- despite seeing many renound providers. Since becoming a patient of his, he has brought back my quality of life and genuinely listened to my concerns and my family's concerns. He's celebrated wins along with me in my recovery and continued to actively listen and even anticipate my needs. He has never talked down to me or my family and shared the decision making process and treatment explanations with us so we felt at ease trusting him with my life. There really aren't enough words of praise for this man and his medical practice.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

I feel so blessed to have *Dr. Parambil as my doctor - he is a very kind, caring and thorough doctor - he listens and follows through.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Dr Parambil is so knowledgeable and always makes sure he treats you with kindness and concern while helping you navigate any challenges. I rate the hospital well because of his care.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Very impressed with Dr Parambil

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

The clinic and Dr are both top notch

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022


Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr. Parambil is very caring. He is the best.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr Parambil is the best. He is compassionate and always cares.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr Prambil is always willing to answer all my questions. If I reach out to contact him he always gets back with me

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

I would highly recommend Dr.Parambil to anyone.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Dr..Parambil Is the best!!!!!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

The CCF is so fortunate to have Dr Parambil on staff as my husband is to have him as a Pulmonologist! My husband has been under his care for the past 12 years and he has provided top notch care. We started out very scared for my husbands life and he has given us back some normalcy. He is highly intelligent but can explain things in common terms and is so caring. I hope you treat him well as your employee because he is very special!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Dr. Parambil is my favorite doctor. I've never felt so secure with a medical professional before. He really cares.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Just a wonderful Doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Dr Parambil is amazing!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr. Parambil is amazing. I wouldn't be here today without his guidance.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

Great job Dr Joe one of the best doctors ever!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

Dr Parambil does a great job.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr Parambil has excellent rapport with me, always ask me how I'm doing with my condition.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr. P always shows that cares about my health and well-being and he lets me know and explains to me about the medicine that he perscribes for me.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr. Parambil is a kind, warm, knowledgeable doctor. The Cleveland Clinic is great. You get in and get out without much waiting around which is wonderful when you are traveling from another state.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr. Parambil talk to me and also a covering physician that was attending to me in the hospital on that day with respect, expertise, and genuine concern. His knowledge base enlightenedMy attending physician to better care for me.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr Parambil consistently provides the most excellent care! He is very knowledgeable about my disease process and manages my symptoms well. In fact, my opinion of CC and trust I place in other CC physicians stems from that care he provides! I'm scheduled for surgery and other appointments in the near future at CC!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Dr. Parambil is simply the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Without him my health would be far worse and I am truly grateful to have him in my life.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Always such a productive appt with Dr. Parambil

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

It was good I like myy doctor

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

I always feel uplifted by Dr. Parambil's positive attitude.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

I absolutely love Dr P. Always quick on any after visit paperwork. And so polite I can't believe I'm so lucky to have him as one of my doctors.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr. Parambil is one of the most caring and approachable doctors I have! He remembers everything we've talked about in past visits! He's amazing!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

I am truly blessed in having such a caring team of doctors at CCF. Dr Parambil is a prime example. He involves me in my care. He is aware of my total health care. I could not be happier

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. Parambil is the best!!!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr. Parambil is excellent!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr. Parambil always greets one with a positive & encouraging countenance. Most notably consistent throughout this stressful pandemic. His educational, medical, & empathetic skillset encourage his chronically ill patients to continue to strive to do their utmost best. His is a compassionate family team approach which attests to the compassionate person he is in addition to his style as a physician. He remains steadfastly hopeful & engaged with his patients & their families.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

I find these a positive tool in communication & continued care. We drive a great distance to see Dr. Parambil and this benefitted our family greatly & reduced my personal stress during the pandemic. I miss not meeting with Dr. Parambil in person, but his warm, caring compassion is the same via the telephone. He guides the appointment with the same ease as in person & listens as intently and patiently as well.Additionally, staff has remained positive, friendly, & helpful throughout this pandemic.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Wonderful physician. The most caring and helpful one I've ever had.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

My experiience with my Dr was great it allowed us to communicate without me having to coming in during this pandemic...awesome!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr Parambil is a wonderful doctor. His patients are lucky to have him.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr Parambil is very caring, professional and knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr. Parambil is the best. I couldn't ask for a more caring and knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Best doctor ever

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Dr. Parambil is always kind, caring, and informative. I've never left his office feeling like he hasn't had my health under control.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Dr. Parambil is always very positive andWith COPD I need that.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr. Parambil is the Best. My family and I love him. He gave me hope when my health looked hopeless.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Dr. Parambil is an excellent care provider. He listens, explains and gives next steps. CC is fortunate to have Dr. Parambil and his wonderful staff. Thank you for your expertise.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

If I could give Dr. Parambil 20 stars I would! Dr. Parambil is like bo other Doctor I have ever come across. Never have I felt such concern from a doctor or the desire he has to actually HELP people get better. I could go on forever about my first experience with Dr Parambil but I'm sure I will have other surveys in the near future to continue my praise about my first experience with both the cleveland clinic including Patrick who registered me and Dr. Parambil himself. Thank you thank you Cleveland Clinic for not making me hesitate to want to continue taking care of my issues.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

I really like Dr Parambil. He really cares for me as a patient and as a person. He's the best. Thank you Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Dr Prambil is always.preparedFor my visit byPrior review of allDr Parambil is always preparedBu having reviewed all current reports and images

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Excellent provider. So personable- great nurses. Could not ask for better care.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Cleveland Clinic and Dr Joseph Parambil are absolutely the best. Great quality, personable . All the members of this team love me as a person.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

100% Love Dr P

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Im getting the care I need by Dr Parambil. Its the staff that is the problem.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Dr. Parambil is one of the best physicians. I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Dr Parambil is very helpful and I believe generally concerned about me as his patient

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

*Dr. Parambil is exceptional! I've been his patient for over 10 years I drive down from Michigan. He's worth every mile.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Dr. P is great. I really like him.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Dr Parambil is a compassionate, knowledgeable and thorough provider.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr. Parambil is the best doctor I've ever had. Goes above and beyond and truly cares for me as a person. I would not go to anyone else. Reviews my test results, shows me what he is looking at and explains everything. Answers any and all questions and is extremely personable. If he weren't my doctor, I'd have a beer with him.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Dr. Parambil is an excellent clinician and a compassionate person who truly cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

I have not had any bad experience with Dr. Parambil.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

As always the staff was very pleasant and helpful and efficient. Dr Parambil is the best caring great and efficient Doctor I have ever met. Truly a good person Thank You all

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr Parambil is absolutely amazing and an exceptional hands on personable knowledgeable doctor. The best I have ever been to. He truly cares about the individual patient. Thank you so much Dr. Parambil.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

I trust Doctor and his staff.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Already recommended Dr Parambil be added to the list of The Sjogren Foundation for pulmonologists.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

I would highly recommend Dr. Parambil!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr Parambil has always given me the most professional care. Has always worked with me to develop the best treatment for my condition. He has always been available to me when I have needed his care. Extremely caring and professional. Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Wonderful doc visit.

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