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 1/21/2020, 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

267 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

97 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

My appointment with Dr. Parambil is ALWAYS a positive experience!

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Parambil to others. He is exceptional.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. Parambil for almost 15 years. I feel like I am visiting a friend rather than have an appointment with a doctor. He is very reassuring and I trust him with my life.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. Parambil is top notch! Very personable, thorough and helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr was extremely caring and was very concerned for my well being I felt more comfortable when I left then before I got there

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

My appointment with Dr. Parambil was excellent. He is explained and discussed my plan of care completely. He answered all questions completely. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, and personable. I have complete confidence in him. He's the best.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr. Parambil was very nice and friendly.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

dr Parambil is the best doctor I have EVER had

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr. Paramil is a very knowledgeable doctor. He is very reassuring and respectful. I am willing to travel to meet with him.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr. Parambil does not do small talk. He always listens to my questions, gives me answers and also explains the results of the lung test and x-rays. He shows me the x-ray and compares it with the one taken a year ago. He gives me suggestions for how to remain healthy, especially with Covid. He's the best!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr Parambil has provided me with the best medical care experience I have ever had. Excellent care; excellent caring.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr. Parambil is one of the finest people I know. He genuinely cares about me and wants to help keep me in good health.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr. Parambil is an amazing physician. He goes above and beyond. My experience at Cleveland Clinic has been life changing. I cannot thank Dr. P and his team enough. a tremendous physician who listens and cares.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Everything was perfect. Dr. Parambil is awesome

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr. Parambil understands my issues and is totally dialed in to finding me relief.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Actually Dr. Parambil called me. He had some free time and made the call a week before my scheduled appointment. Dr. Parambil is the best, always taking time to addressing any concerns that I may have about my health. He also inquires about my personal wellbeing. I've been a patient of Dr. Parambil's for 13 years and have the highest regard for his professional standards. He is a kind, caring man.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

When first diagnosed with several forms of Sarcoidosis and other issues, Dr. Parambil and team were Life Changers. since then, he continues to he a game changer.,Very compassionate, honest, empathetic, caring and solution oriented., Highly recommend Dr.,P, his team and Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

my appointment with Dr. Parambil was my first. He was beyond special. I changed Doctors from one at Ohio State Medical Center as mine was rude, not caring and abrupt. Dr. Parambil already displayed just what I was looking for. He showed compassion, he listened and gave me new hope and options, and in just one telephone visit! He is a 10!

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

See my first responses. De. Parambil is beyond awesome! He listened, had compassion and gave me hope. I am very excited for him to become my Doctor.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

It was my first visit/conversation with Dr. Parambil. He squeezed me in within 2 weeks which was incredible. So, the telephone visit was just fine, seeing that the Clinic is not seeing patients due to Codie-19. A great experience, because of Dr. Parambil.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

The Dr called me back very quickly... early the next morning and it was very much appreciated.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

I have been seeing Dr. Parambil for many many years, he is always so pleasant to speak with and addresses my concerns.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Dr. Parambil is wonderful!

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

very caring doctor

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr Parambil is a Very Kind and caring doctor. I trust his medical knowledge and ability to care for my lung disease. I recommend him to family and friends often.

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

You could not have a better doctor working for your clinic. He is wonderful and always knows what he is talking about.

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Dr. Paramble Is The Absolute Best

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Dr. Parambil was on top of the latest coronavirus research and was able to give me a reason why I should continue my biologic treatment based on that research. He is always concerned, answers all my questions, and very personable! Dr. Parambil is my favorite doctor for these reasons and so much more!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

He is a kind and patient doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Dr Prambil is a great Doctor, very caring person and he makes you feel special. He takes good care of his patients.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Dr. Parambil is one of the best.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

unbelievable doctor!!!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Parambil's staff were very helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr. Parambil is a very warm and caring person. I feel I am in the best hands when it comes to treatment of my chronic disease.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

I would recommend Dr. Parambil to anyone, any place, anytime.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Words can't express how pleased I am with Dr. Parambil. I've been dealing with these symptoms almost 2 years and he noticed them immediately. He listened to my concerns and addressed them.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

I have nothing but respect for Dr Parambil and I have recommended him to others!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Dr. Parambil exceeds in his care and treatment of my IPF. He listens and answers all my questions and always has me leaving with hope.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Parambil is an unbelievably great asset to the Cleveland clinic. His professional care and concern for his patients is a blessing.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

absolutely love Dr Paranbil

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

the best doctor I have ever had or ever will have. I would follow him anywhere

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Very satisfied with the doctor and his helpers. Recommended many times!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

excellent doctor, very thorough, and kind

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

I absolutely love my visits to Dr. Parambil. He is such a caring, loving and compassionate person on top of his expertise in his field. He has saved my life!

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr. Parambil has provided the absolute best medical care that I have ever received. I have recommended Dr. Parambil to a close friend.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Definitely would recommend *Dr. Parambil!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020


Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr Parambil is one of the most empathetic and wise physicians I've had.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

excellent doctor. we travel 6 hours to see dr Parambil.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Parambil is phenomenal. He is so smart and so caring and nurturing. I am really privileged to have a physician of this caliber. Thank you, Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Paramil is very professional and courtesy. I feel very fortunate to have him for my pulmonologist. I believe he has improved my quality of life. I am very grateful to him.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

The entire staff from those that take blood samples to the clerical staff to Dr Parambil are professional and courteous and kind. Dr. Parambil is the best, I am so blessed to have him s my Doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Doctor Parambil, shows great care to his patients. Speaking with others I do not even know we all love him as our Doc.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

We love Dr. Parambil he takes excellent care of me

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

I count Dr Parambil as a blessing. His care for me as a person is evidenced from the moment he begins his visit. He never fails to ask about my health since my last appointment and follows it up by checking my chart for any hospital visits I may have had. It my appointment includes tests, he always shows he the xrays or tests results and explains them. He ensures that all my prescriptions are up to date and that they are having the desired effect. He never fails to talk to me as a person as well as a patient and to make me feel hopeful about my health.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Almost everyone in my family has some sort of respiratory issue. If possible, I would want all of them to see Dr Parambil.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

In my opinion, Dr Parambil is the best doctor I have ever been to see. He is well prepared in advance of my visits, is personable and thorough in his approach. He takes the time and has the ability to adjust to me as an individual patient, understanding and taking into account my personal preferences with respect to options for medications, therapies, etc. I would love to have him as my PCP.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

This was my first visit with Dr. Parambil after being a patient of another doctor for several years. But he immediately made my husband and I feel at ease and did an excellent job of explaining everything. We learned a lot of new information from him.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

I have many Doctors throughout different hospital networks. i honestly have not met any other doctor like Dr. Parambil. He is unique in his amazing bedside manners and treating me with respect and understanding and that I am a person and not just a diagnosis. He is an amazing Doctor and person. And he gives great hugs!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

The doctor was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable discussing everything with him.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr. Parambil is an outstanding doctor who genuinely cares about his patients.He represents what the founding fathers of the Cleveland Clinic had in mind in the very beginning!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

commend dr parambile for outstanding service

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Parambil is a great doctor and I don't know where I would be without him. We have had a long medical journey together and I am so thankful for for having him on my road back. (Amazing)And yes I have recommended Doctor Parambil to others and that is a no brainer.Myself and my family love Dr. Parambil

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Parambil is the BEST.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr. Parambil is a awesome doctor! He is very caring and I feel thankful to be his patient!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr. Parambil has to be one the best doctors we have ever met. He is knowledgeable, very professional yet caring. So thankful to have him as my pulmonologist.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr Parambil is wonderful. He has a great bedside manner, very positive and of course brilliant.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

He's great. Really glad to have him as doctor. He's been amazing helping me. Thank you!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr, Parambil has been fantastic at working with me. He is very knowledgeable, approachable and compassionate. I believe he is one of the best physicians I've ever dealt with.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Parambil is excellent!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

we love Dr. Parambil and know he is always giving 110% to us when we are in his care. He is the absolute BEST!

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

We felt we were truly blessed by Dr Parambil and Dr Patel. We couldn't have asked for better care. They are truly caring, concerned for all my medical problems and I would trust them with the decisions they are making to have a better quality of life. God bless Cleveland Clinic and both Drs.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

I am so fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Parambil many years ago. For years I suffered with a dry cough that never went away that I now understand was due to Sjogren's Syndrome. Dr. Parambil developed a plan in my first visit and my condition has been controlled ever since. He is a fantastic doctor! I am truly blessed.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Very caring provider.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Parambil is an amazing physician. I am always impressed by his ability to pick up on symptoms and diagnosis them promptly. I also appreciate him personally following up with me regarding my results.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

This appointment plus two echoes were made at my previous Dr appt of 6mths ago. This scheduling was the smoothest by far.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr Parambil always takes good care of me. I feel I can talk to him freely regarding my health. It is well worth the 5hr drive from Michigan to see him every 6mths.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

I also appreciate Dr. Parambil's consistent quick response to my My-chart questions and willingness to meet my expressed needs and concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr. Parambil is absolutely the best! I owe my pulomary arterial hypertension continued improvement to him for which I am eternally grateful. I recommend Dr. Parambil every chance I get!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Parambil is a wonderful, caring and thorough Doctor. He has always shown concern for my well being and has provided excellent medical care and advice.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Parambil is not only a knowledgeable and excellent physician, he is warm and compassionate and caring - one of or perhaps even the best physician I've ever had.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr Parambil is wonderful if only more doctors where like him.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr. Parambil and his staff are excellent and should be used as a model of how do patient care

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

aveI have been seeing Dr. Parambil for 13 years. I'm healthy today because of he dedication and care

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

I always recommend Dr. Parambil to anyone I can

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr. Parambil is always good to work with and helps any way he can.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Parambil is exceptionally. I trust him whole heartedly with my health. His medical intellect is equally matched with his personal empathy & philosophy in his patient care. Amazing physician & human being. He has my utmost respect & trust.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr.Parambil is the best.So glad I have him as my pulmonologist.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Parambil is very caring and I feel very fortunate to have him in my corner.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr Parambil is tops! He always addresses my issues and heals me. He also explains treatments and my issues.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

*Dr. Parambil is extremely professional & a great doctor. - Thank God for him.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

It's always a wonderful experience and Dr. Parambil has been outstanding throughout an 11-year illness. He is just the best. No other words to describe his care. I have such confidence in him and his treatments.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Dr Parambil is awesome

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

I hold the highest respect for Dr. Parambil,and all he does for me, to keep me alive and breathing,and that's why I travel 3 and a half hours to see him.and that will NOT change,as long as I am alive and can make the trip..

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