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
View all 13 Specialties +


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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

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 1/22/2019, 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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* 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

414 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 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

91 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Dr Pambil is the best always smiling and explain things were you can understand them. Awesome doctor

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Parambil is excellent in every respect. He listens, cares, explains, shares the decision making, etc. He is an obvious expert in his field

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr. Parambil is a phenomenal provider, I would highly recommend him to anyone. The staff are extremely pleasant and helpful

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr. Parambil listened carefully and showed genuine empathy.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

always a great visit. I feel like Dr. Parambil and his staff, particularly Doug and Mindy, really care and take the time to listen. I've never had a bad experience with his office.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Parambil is a great physician, he remembers specific information of my personal life. He listens intently and provides extensive support.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

I am always amazed that Dr. Parambil consistently runs ontime. I cannot think of a time that I waited more than 5 minutes to see him. The checkin staff is friendly and efficient.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr. Parambil is an excellent doctor and has helped me with ALL my concerns and medical needs. He doesn't hesitate to contact other doctors and get fast referrals for other ailments I have had or needed.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr Parambil is excellent. He listens and offers treatments that address my concerns and needs.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Dr. Parambil is the best caring provider that I have ever had.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

I love Dr Parambil. He treats me with respect and that makes me treat him that way, at least I hope he feels that way. He listens to what I have to say and answers my questions no matter how goofy they might sound to some. I will never willingly change to a different doctor!!

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

We know that when we come and see the Doctor is going to have answers for us. He listens to us and always talks through all my husbands questions. He takes time to make sure he has answered all our questions and that we understand exactly how take all new medications.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

I hardly sat in the waiting area. The doctor was in to see us quickly and had answers for us before we could even ask all the questions!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

dr parambil is always willing to go out of his way for his patients. He's very knowledgeable in the disease I have and makes sure I always get the best care and treatment for it. He's my favorite doctor for sure!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

I have recommended Dr. Parambil to a friend. I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Parambil. He treats me as a person and always encouraging.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr. Parambil and his team are excellent

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

as always Dr Parambil was very compassionate and on top of my condition couldn't ask for a better doctor

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Parambil is a very dedicated and empathetic pulmonologist the clinic is lucky to have him and I am lucky to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr. Parambil always makes me feel like a new person when I leave. He answers all questions that I may have.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Parambil was fabulous.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Parambil was very affable and he put me at ease early in our conversation . HIs demeanor put me at ease. He covered all the information my Doctor from MUSC in Charleston had sent him and it was very evident he had really done his homework on my behalf. We discussed a number of new ideas that had not been discussed before. I came away knowing better where I stood and am looking forward to seeing Dr. Parambil in six months. I am very glad that I was recommended to see the Dr. for a second opinion.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

I LOVE Dr. Parambil! I wish I lived in Cleveland or he was located in my hometown so he could be the primary specialist I go to. He takes his time explaining everything to you, never making the appointment feel rushed. He listens and wants to collaborate with me and my doctors in my hometown to put forth the best action plan possible. I truly wish ALL doctors practiced medicine this way.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

we were an hour early for our appointment with dr parambil after her testing and he took her early so we didn't have to wait with a two yr old in the waiting room

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Dr. Parambil has the best bedside manner of any doctor I've ever encountered. He is compassionate, caring, thoughtful, and understanding. Dr. Parambil goes above and beyond any expectations of what we had previously believed doctors were like, and has set the standard for all other caregivers extremely high.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

When showing me the comparison of my X-ray Dr. Parambill made sure that I understood the different changes whether good or bad. Even took the time to highlight areas of interest for me.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr. Parambil is absolutely the best doctor. He is intelligent But talks at a level you can understand he is kind, compassionate and loving. We are so blessed to have him.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

when we found out the diagnosis Dr. Parambil Took away any stress and anxiety we had and talked to us in layman terms and gave us hope and love. He Took years of medical experience in in a few seconds He had us understanding everything which Took away our ignorance and fear . he is simply the best .

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

*Dr. Parambil is a great doctor & a wonderful, caring person. I didn't really want to go to main campus but am very glad I did. *Dr. Parambil has been a blessing.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

I feel like my doctor knows so much about me and how my symptoms relate to my illness and not the textbook

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

Dr. Parambil is an outstanding Doctor. His kindness and professionalism know no end point. He is patient in answering my questions. I value his proactive approach to my health care.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr Parambil to anyone with lung disease. A very dedicated doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019

the doctor was very nice and explained things

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

Dr Parambil is a wonderful caring doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Dr. Parambil's office has been very responsive to My Chart requests

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

We need more physicians with the compassion of Dr Parambil in our organization, yes I am a caregiver as well. He was prepared at the time I arrived, concerned regarding a recent need for medications and truly pleased that his treatment regime continues to keep me healthy.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

Dr Parambil is so caring and attentive to my problems. He's a fabulous provider.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Dr. Parambil is knowledgeable and kind.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Dr Parambil is very kind, caring and professional at any visit I have with him. answers all my health questions promptly, he gives good and accurate health solutions. Also, returns calls and address any medication needs in a timely matter

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Dr. Parambil is always very caring, polite, professional at all times as well as a good listener , he cares about my personal thoughts and opinions when it comes to my health treatments

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr Parambil is the most genuine, caring doctor I've ever had. He set the bar for all other doctors super high! He knows me on a personal level and always considers what I want when making a plan for my care. He advocates for me and for what I want when all other doctors disagree. His care and support literally saved my life.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr. Paramil has been wonderful! He is very encouraging. I feel so fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

I would follow Dr. Parambil to any hospital in the world in order to continue being treated by him. I have never had a doctor show such personal concern for their patients. he is constantly including my husband and I in my treatment process and celebrates my health victories as if they were his own. I owe this man my life.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2019

sometimes it can be challenging to get ahold of the pulmonary clinic however, the response time/ turn around time is very fast. I appreciate that the provider himself called me back to check in. Dr. Parambil is always genuine and optimistic. I am very grateful to remain a at clinic. Having an competent caring team of doctors makes the world of a difference.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2019

Dr. Parambil is always prompt for appointments and spends as much time as needed to review the case and answer questions.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

Dr. Parambil is what every patient should want in a care provider. Could not expect nor ask for anything more. 100% pleased and satisfied.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

dr parambil is wonderful. he is so caring and gives you his full attention.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Dr. P was very nice and a wonderful listener. I'm so glad that he fit me into his schedule.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

The entire experience is wonderful. From the moment I arrive to the end of my visit I was treated with great respect. Dr J Parambil is a wonderful human being and a superb physician. I am alive today because of him. Thank you.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

very professional but compassionate Doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2018

Arrangements were made by doctor and within 15 minutes we were in my room.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

dr Parambil is professional kind and gentle. I appreciate his knowledge.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Couldn't have gotten a better doctor for my sarcoid, he was very thought full and concerned about my health. Which showed in the fact that he read my whole medical history and took the time to talk with me about my concerns. Dr. Parambil is an excellent doctor, Cleveland Clinic should is very lucky to have him on staff.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Dr. Parambil is one of the best providers I have at Cleveland clinic. He shows concern and is very friendly and very informative.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

Dr Parambil is the very best Dr. I have seen in my life. He is knowledgeable, kind and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

Dr Parambil is so kind and patient. He always listens to my complaints and very knowledgeable about my condition. I have improved so much since I began seeing him, it makes it worth the 5 hour trip.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

Dr Parambil always answers questions or sends prescription if change needed in a timely manner via Personal CC email.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018

I have been seeing Dr. Prambil for the last 11 years every 6 months. he got me off the steroids and my health has improved since seeing him. he is very good and understanding of my concerns. Have recommended him to several other people.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

Dr. Parambill is excellent. Very good communicator, very responsive, and obviously very knowledgeable. I am very pleased to have him as my physician/specialist

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Always a positive experience to work with Dr. Parambil and his medical and administrative team.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. Parambil is such a caring physician, and is extremely knowledgeable about scleroderma and its affect on pulmonary issues. His caring, knowledge, and evaluations, combined with medications prescribed that have most assuredly helped keep my medical condition in check - even showing some improvement - is a hallmark of his care.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

Dr. Parambil has always been straight forward with all treatment and medication he was suggesting.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

Dr.Parambil is probably the most compassionate doctor I have ever had. I always feel like he truly cares about me and my health. I truly don't know what I would do if I had to see someone else.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

Dr.Parambil Is always very thorough in explaining what is going on with my health

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

The doctor was traveling between floors to see patients so I had to wait longer than I have in the past.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018

Very little wait time between tests. I even got in to see Dr. Parambil a half hour earlier than scheduled. One time, efficient and well done!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018

I could not ask for a better doctor or facility!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

Dr.Parambil is one of a kind. I have never had a more caring doctor who has my back no matter what. He got me through the most horrible part of my life and fought for what I wanted when all of my other specialists thought I was "noncompliant" and making a horrible decision. I'm so so thankful to Dr.Parambil for saving my life!

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

Drive 7 hours to Cleveland Clinic to see Dr. Parambil. Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

Dr. Parambil saved my life. he is the best doctor I've ever had. he always treats me with love and compassion. I trust him completely. I am so grateful to have him in charge of my care.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

Dr Parambil is amazing. you can tell he has compassion for his patients and our families. he cared about everything we said and made us feel like a weight was lifted off our shoulders. we explained our family history and he had insight that made us feel better about the unknown. I even made the comment to my father that even after I continued my plan to move out of state that I would fly in to Cleveland if that meant I could keep Dr Parambil. he is a great guy and I have great faith and hope that I'll live a long and healthy life with HHT.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

Technically I was late for my doc's appt due to a holdup in X-ray, but once I was up in Pulmonary, everything went quickly so I didn't want to score Dr. Parambil for my tardiness.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

The timing is partly on me. But I would have certainly liked to see Dr. Parambil sooner. But when it became apparent to all that sooner was better, the adjustment to the previously scheduled date was helpful. This is not a great complaint, more a statement of fact. I am extremely pleased with the care from Dr. Parambil and all of the Cleveland Clinic staff.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

Dr. Parambil is always courteous and respectful. He knows my history, both medical and personal. I am greeted like a friend, which is extremely comforting when you have Lupus. I have NEVER felt rushed; Dr. Parambil is patient and makes me feel like my time is just as important as his. I have made great progress while under his care and have recommended him and Cleveland Clinic to several people with medical conditions similar to mine.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

Dr. Parambil is always very punctual. The staff, especially the nurses, are wonderful. They are always on point, courteous, professional, and eager to help their patients.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

I travel from Columbus, Ohio to see Dr. Parambil, and it is worth the trip. He is an excellent doctor and I trust him with my life!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

dr parambil is an outstanding physician he has saved my life more than once it is a privilege to know him

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Excellent care. Dr. Paramil provides quality care. I feel confident in his decisions to treat my disease.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Dr Parambil was very personable!!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2018

Love Dr. Parambil. Very knowledgeable professional and kind

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Dr. Parambil is one of the best.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

Dr top notch answer all questions/ very nice and always friendly gives great bed side manor I believe that he has my best interest of better health at heart could not ask for any one better great doctor

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

Dr. Parmabil is the most caring and consciencious doctor I've ever met. I feel fortunate to know him as a doctor and a person.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018

Got to appointment earlier than expected so Dr. Parambil came over to give me a hug.. He's a very caring physician.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

Unfortunately, we arrived a little late due to traffic conditions and Dr. Parambil was still smiling and was not mad about us being late.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

Dr. Parambil is very clear in explaining everything.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

Have never had a bad experience with Dr. Parambil

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

Excellent physician. Good bedside manner. Extremely thorough, knowledgeable and encouraging.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

He is the best physician I have ever seen or encountered.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

This provider is very good at explaining everything.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

dr parambil was very helpful and had very interesting information

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

unbelievable personnel. I love the woman who makes my appointments. I lLOVE my doctor. Really trust him.

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