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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

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 3/5/2021, 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

347 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

116 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Dr. Parambil is a very proficient provider. He shows care for his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

I love Dr. Parambil he's the greatest

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr. Parambil is the best doctor I've had in my 65 years. The best. He's up to date with latest research, knows my issues, is kind and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Evero is always cordial and veryProfessional. Dr J. Parambil has improved my majorWell being by milestones.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Always a delight to visit with Dr Parambil

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr. Parambil is outstanding in his knowledge/care. He is very personable which makes me feel relaxed

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Dr. Parambil is always caring, compassionate, willing to listen, great at explaining, and instills a tremendous sense of confidence in his treatment, and appropriate feelings of hope and optimism in his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Dr. Parambil is THE BEST!!!! He listens. He explains. He's friendly. He's patient. He is EVERYTHING that I look for in a physician. I appreciate his positive attitude, kindness, concern and attention to detail. I would be devastated if he left the Cleveland Clinic unless of course he moved to my hometown and began practicing medicine at Barnes-Jewish/Washington University Hospital.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Parambil is a top notch Doctor!! My favorite Doctor I've ever had!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

DR. Parambel obviously, is an excellent doctor but more important than that he is an outstanding human being. I can think of nothing but superlatives to describe my interactions with him. The Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have him and I am lucky to have found him.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr. Parambil is the most compassionate doctor I have ever been to. He talks to you not down to you. I have recommended him often.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Dr. Parambil ALWAYS puts my mind at ease and explains everything in detail.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Parambil to many people!!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr is awesome.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr Parambil is the best doctor I've ever had

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

I enjoy my experience , I trust my doctor and his staff . I have the best care with them ! could not be happier

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

I love this facility, my doctor I feel he has the best interest in me and my health and any time I can I brag about the care and help from my Dr. that I have been given and will continue to receive!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Doctor got me in to see Pain Mgt Docs same day while I was in town to see Doctor P.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Dr. Parambil is always encouraging and shows concern, like we brothers.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

I am always impressed with Dr. Parambil and his staff. They are so kind and patient. They are also very hard working. I am a retied RN and never met a more caring and efficient than Dr. Parambil. His explanations are all easily understood.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Dr. Parambil is the greatest. He treats the individual not stereotype. Also a very caring and totally dedicated and intelligent person. So glad to have him and his support!!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Actuall recommended Dr. Parambil to a lady on my way out and made sure she had his card for Pulmonary assistance.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Was impressed w Dr. Parambil since my first visit. Very knowledgeable, thorough, compassionate. I am still impressed as we continue w my treatment. He makes me feel like I'm a most important patient.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr. Parambil is a great help and very easy to talk to. He is a wonderful doctor and friend

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr.Parambil is the best!!!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

I always recommend Cleveland clinic and Dr. parambil

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

commend DR Parambil as he is the best

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Very Good Doctor

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

always receive excellent care from Dr Parambil, always patient centered and courteous. treatment is always specific to my needs and concerns

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr. Joseph Parambil is always respectful, courteous, and knowledgeable about me and my health concerns.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr Parambil is one of the best Drs I have had the pleasure of meeting and have him on my team.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr Parambil is an amazing doctor.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

I appreciate Dr. Parambil so very much! I consider him the reason I'm alive today and I'm so thankful for him. Dr. Parambil treats me with dignity and respect. He has such a friendly attitude and always knows my past history when he comes into the room.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

I love my visits with Dr. Parambil! He has saved my life and I am forever grateful! Best Pulmonologist around!

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

I recommend Dr. Parambil wherever I go!

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr Parambil and his team are very caring and kind.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr Parambil is a caring professional and has significantly improved my health since under his care! Recommend him all the time

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

I have seen this doctor 25 to 30 times He always listens Take this time and then he will explain it all to my wife before we go she doesn't like to come in the Room

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

excellent Physician!!!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

The best doctor I have.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

dr parambil is always on top of what is going on with me. we thoroughly respect and admire his abilities

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Dr. Parambil is a great doctor in every since of the word

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Dr Parambil is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

DR. Parambil is an excellent clinician who set goals, kept me informed, and explained his plan of treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

always Great with Dr Parambil

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

I would recommend this Dr & this clinic to everyone

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Dr. Parambil was the most personable, caring, and helpful physician with whom I have interacted in my 75 years of age!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Parambil is great. Wonderful doctor. He always explains everything and listens.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr. Parambil has always been very friendly and courteous, allowing as much time as needed, and is very good about working with my other non CC doctors. He and his staff are also very good about responding and solving issues/questions I ask them through MyChart.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

I listen to him and do what he says as I have so much trust, respect and confidence in Dr. Parambil.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

He's a wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Dr. Parambil combines both clinical excellence with deep human compassion.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

I am always pleased with the care I receive from Dr. Parambil and his staff.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

I look forward every six months for my check-ups with Dr. Parambil.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr. Paramble is the best, always pleasant, concerned, attentive, thorough, caring and knowledgeable. It is a pleasure and a blessing to have him as my Sarcoidosis Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

It is a pleasure and a blessing to have Dr. Paramble as my Sarcoidosis Dr. He is very kind, patient, caring, thorough, knowledgeable and concerned with me getting the best treatment and getting better. I would certainly recommend Dr. Paramble to family and friends.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

very good experience. The Dr. Parambil is my best one of the doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Dr. Parambil is a very compassionate, caring doctor. He is knowledgeable and thorough in his care and treatment. I have the utmost confidence in him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Parambil has provided me with best care for the last 10 years. He is compassionate, explains and discusses your plan of care, and always has time. He's the best.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

I love Dr. Parambil. I'm blessed to have him.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

amazing doctor!!!! truly a life saver!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Very pleased with Dr Paramble

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr. Parambil is a kind, courteous, caring professional. I look forward to any visit I may have with him. He tells the facts like they are, and I appreciate it.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

When Dr. Kotloff left the clinic to practice in Pennsylvania I was concerned about a new doctor whom I did not know taking over my care. I need not have worried. I find Dr. Parambil very easy to talk to and also I know that he is listening to me. I could not be more pleased with him as my provider.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

dr parambil is the very best doctor I have had at Cleveland clinic always professional and listens to his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr. Parambil went out of his way to research which vaccine is best for me due to my specific medical conditions, and called my the following day after my appointment to share that information. His time is greatly appreciated, and he is the world class type of doctor you would expect to get at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr. Parambil has been a godsend since my first visit with him.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

very please when Dr. Parambil called me to give a good report on my texting.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr. Paramil explains test results and medications. I feel so fortunate that Dr. Paramil is my pulmonary doctor. His care and concern eases my concerns. I appreciate his professionalism and respect towards me.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

I feel the physicians at Cleveland Clinic are part doctor/part scientists/part sleuth - they don't give up until they can determine the cause of the problem.. I feel so fortunate to have been able to be under their care.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Physicians rarely communicated directly while in COVID ICU.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Parambil is an excellent physician!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

commend dr parambil professional and knowlegable

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Dr Parambil is the greatest doctor of all time!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

I always have a great experience with the Clinic, the people, and my Dr. Parambil

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Dr. Paramble is the best doc I've ever had and I've had a lot.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

ALL GOOD ! Dr. Parambil makes me feel secure about my LAM.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr. Parambil is the best.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

The doctor makes me feel very comfortable. He listens when I tell him how I feel. Very compassionate.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr Parambil is the best. my family loves him. he's a caring ,knowledgeable, and professional man. his advice I adhere to all the time. All the staff there are helpful and kind.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Love Dr. Parambil. Wish all doctors were like him.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Parambil is the best you can get!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr visit is always good

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr. Parambil has the best bed side manner! he is always on time, personable and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Dr Parambil always listens carefully and responds accordingly

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

dr.Parambil people are very good at getting me in when I need to see him I have nothing but good things to say about them thank you.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

I would recommend Dr.Parambil to anyone he's the best doctor ever I love Dr.Parambil

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Dr. Parambil always listens to my concerns and explains the issue in easy to understand language. His caring ways and genuine concern makes Dr Parambil the best doctor I've ever had !

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

the doctor and his staff are awesome

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr. Parambil is a super guy. It's not often a Dr. gives people a hug. It made me feel very welcomed, very cared about. Especially during a pandemic. I was really impressed. He goes out of his way to make people feel important.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr Parambil. He was very kind, and attentive to my needs.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

I would recommend Dr Parambil to everyone who needs Sarcoidosis or pulmonary care.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr. Parambil is one of the best Doctors I have met. Being a cancer survivor I have seen quite a few doctors but he's the best

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

dr Parambil and his staff are wonderful. The staff is very professional and efficient. They are friendly and care about what is going on with me. Dr. Parambil is always on time and makes me feel like I am his only patient. He answers all my questions and puts me at ease.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Dr. Parambil has always put my health as a top priority.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Dr.Parambil doesn't treat you like a patient, he treats you like a friend which makes it very easy to talk to him and explain your problems. Yes I would highly recommend him

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr Parambil is the best, I trust him with all my needs.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr Parambil is the best, I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr. Parambil is always a good listener and makes me feel as if I am his only patient.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020


Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Dr. Parambil was at desk when I arrived. he greeted me and said he'd see me after his current patient. then nurse escorted me to room - where Dr. Parambil arrived in a very short amount of time. He listened and addressed all my concerns. Outstanding!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Wonderful interact with Dr. Parambil! Listens and includes me in discussion about treatment options. Amazing doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr. Parambil is consistently patient-centered-- thorough, easy to talk to and listens well. He is professional, kind and appears to care about patient outcomes. I am very pleased with him as my doctor and, as well, appreciates his appropriately conservative approach to my treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

So thankful for Dr Parambil and his deep commitment to HHT and my families well being.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr. Parambil is an excellent physician who has provided for my care for almost 10 years. Great medical relationship, and shows concern about my care and health, as well as involving me in the decision making process about my health.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

This was my first time meeting Dr. Parambil and he was so kind, thorough, and answered all my questions and made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr. Parambil and his team are awesome. They are the best.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Dr Parambil and his staff are AWESOME. They assist me when I am setting up my future appointments.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

seems like dr Parambil cares about his patients

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

dr Parambil has always been compassionate and caring. I trust him.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

I continue to be grateful to be Dr. Parambil's patient. His display of courtesy and concern are a constrant. He is patient with respect to answering any questions I may have. Medication recently was changed, and he kindly explained why. His care of my health and myself are beyond any measure that could be made. I don't trust anyone else with my lung health. Thank you

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Parambil and his registration staff (Patrick) saved the day! my appointment was entered incorrectly by central scheduling, so on the morning of my appointment I was 3.5 hours away waiting on my video visit link. I was hung up on twice and my husband was hung up on once in the process of trying to get a hold of the office to remedy the situation. I finally tried a different number in the phone tree as a hail mary and got Patrick who was able to set me up with a virtual appointment. it may seem small to him and Dr. Parambil, but it moved mountains in my care and expedited needed medication changes because I was able to speak with the Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Dr. Parambil goes above and beyond to care for my medical needs.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

always the easiest doctor to work with. from start to finish. and the most attentive.

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