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 4/2/2018, 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

363 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

56 Patient Comments

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 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

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 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 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.

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

Always a great experience! Dr. Parambil is very through.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

Best doctor ever. He is thorough, open to answering questions, respectful and knows all about the disease I have. The administrative staff could not be nicer and more professional.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

I could not be happier to work with Dr. Parambil. He is exactly what one would hope for in a doctor.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

Dr Parambil and his staff are very polite , knowledgeable, and helpful. I had an exceptional appointment and am very grateful.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

Dr Parambil is excellent at explaning about meds or any questions I may have and I'm very thankful for his expertise.

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

Dr. parambil is the best. my appointment prior to his caused me to be two hours late to my pulmonary appointment. Not only did he greet me himself in the waiting room, he took me back for my appointment. I am thankful his schedule can be flexible at times. Dr. Parambil is extremely knowledgeable. Not only is he a great Doctor, but he is an even better human being!

Reviewed on May 7, 2018

Some of the suggestions - subcutaneous injections and nebulizer - I have never done before and found confusing when I got home and tried them. The doctor did describe them generally but I could have used a handout or something

Reviewed on May 4, 2018

I have ALWAYS had an exceptional experience when visiting Dr. Parambil's office. He is top notch and the staff is also outstanding.

Reviewed on May 4, 2018

I thank my lucky stars that I ended up with Dr. Parambil. He is an outstanding doctor and has relieved any concerns I have when meeting with him. He has such a gentle approach with his patients, which is why I always come away from my appointments with a positive feeling. My husband and I are always impressed with his medical knowledge after each appointment. I know he is genuinely concerned about my health and I always feel that I have his full attention when I am meeting with him. I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so. He is a fabulous asset to Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on May 1, 2018

*Dr. Parambil is one of the most knowledgeable, compassionate doctors.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

I have been going to Cleveland Clinic for the past seven years and have been treated with respect and great medical care. Dr. Prambil is very knowledgeable and takes great care in seeing me and giving me the care I need. He is an outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

Great experience. I travel to Cleveland from Kentucky and the level of care that I receive is excellent. Dr. Paramble has been a blessing to me and is able to assist not only me, but several members of my family who have the same genetic blood disorder.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2018

Dr. Parambil is great, understanding, informative and kind. Would like to receive a printed record of the visit as I get from other CCF Dr.'s I see.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2018

Dr. Parambil is the best! He knows what he is talking about and I completely trust him.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2018

There isn't enough room on this survey to tell you how much I appreciate Dr. Parambil. He never turns me down when I need a question answered and he's always spot on with my care. Especially this time...the doctors in my area thought I had nothing serious wrong and "oh, a couple sessions of therapy will do you good and you can get back on your feet." That surely wasn't the case and if I had listened to them, I would have had life-changing happenings in my health. Dr. Parambil recognized this immediately and started me down a path of repair and maintenance. I have more faith in him than any doctor I have ever visited. I have worked medical all my adult life, being administrator or office manager and working closely with four different groups of specialties and I know good when I see it. Dr. Parambil tops them all.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2018

This was my first visit with Dr. Parambil and I was extremely impressed. He was very familiar with my medical history and reason for the appointment. He explained everything thoroughly and extinguished all of my concerns. I would greatly recommend him to anyone.

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