Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Liver Tumor Clinic
  • Medical Oncology
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ampullary Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Tumors
  • Cancer - Duodenum
  • Cancer - Gastric
  • Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus
  • Cancer of Unknown Primary
  • Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Islet Cell Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Tumors
  • Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Unknown Origin Cancer
View all 34 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Medical Oncology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic


Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Palliative Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Palliative medicine


Residency - Monmouth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Long Branch, NJ USA

Residency - Monmouth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Long Branch, NJ USA

Medical Education - Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine


  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine - Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Specialty Interests

Gastrointestinal tumors, colon cancer, liver cancer, bile duct tumors, gallbladder cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, pancreatic cancer, cancer of unknown primary, anal cancer

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 1/6/2020, Dr. Estfan 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

105 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.1
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

I have always had a good experience when visiting the Clinic whether for needed tests and ct scans, visiting with the doctors, etc. over a span of about 6 years for a variety of medical problems.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

they were very helpful and courteous. The doctor explained everything simply so my mother could understand being 83

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

This was only my second visit with this doctor. He made me feel very comfortable, was so thorough in his assessment, and one of the nicest doctors I have seen.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr Estfan is one of the best

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

dr was very thorough in all aspects of my issues, had reviewed my information and asked necessary questions to help me in understanding possible treatments and care.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr. Estfan is very approachable, listens and answers all our questions

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr. Estfan has been responsive and caring to our situation

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

My Doctor and I were in tune with each other, every step of the journey. it was my pleasure being his patient. The Doctor is held with the utmost respect

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

Dr. Estfan is wonderful! very thoughtful and caring!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

The Dr Estfan answered all my questions and he was very easy to understand

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

always a good experience when seeing Dr. Estfan

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

So glad my second opinion came from the Cleveland Clinic... Dr Walsh and Dr Estfan are leaders in their respective fields of medicine.. I feel very confident in their ability to get me healthy again.. I feel like I'm in very good hands

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Estefan is wonderful. Sits and talks to us, explaining everything so we can understand it!Great man and doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

I've only had really good experiences with the Cleveland Clinic staff and Dr Estfan is one of your best doctors.

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