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Department Center for Spine Health
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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Medical Management of Spinal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Non-Operative Spine Care
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Sports Medicine
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging Spine
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Hip Pain
  • Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
View all 24 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Physical Medicine & Rehab
Rochester, MN USA

Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Internship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Medical Education - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI USA

Undergraduate - University Of Wisconsin, Parkside
Kenosha, WI USA


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Specialty Interests

Musculoskeletal Medicine, Non-Operative Spine Care, Osteoporosis, Sports Medicine

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Tagreed Khalaf, MD.

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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 10/2/2023, Dr. Khalaf 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

309 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

The doctors that saw me when I was at the Clinic seemed to care about my condition, however I left still feeling like I did not get the answers that I needed.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr. Khalaf is an excellent Physician. Why not have an excellent category?Her Fellow was excellent also

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

The Doctor was very informative and answered ALL my question, and added info that was very helpful. I left feeling very confidant about my care and future care.. Thanks.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

First off - there was much trouble trying to connect with the doctor - I am not the most tech-savvy person and by the time we were able to see & hear each other - I was very frustrated & anxious . That being said & coloring this entire visit - Having had X-rays & an MRI done for this appt, Dr did review their findings & I understood the problem - but She never really explained to me why I was seeing her rather than the actual doctor who would be treating mewhile these "layers" of practitioners may be SOP for Cleveland Clinic - it is foreign to me & the medical care I have received prior to this - I did get SOME answers & somewhat of a plan of care but overall left the appt frustrated

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr. Kalaaf is wonderful and I am grateful for her wonderful care. She has always been kind, informative and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Both care givers were concerned and answered my questions and concerns. She even had one of her staff call me back with updates from my test. I was really grateful.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

I've recommended Dr Khalaf to a couple of my friends.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr. KHALAF was the most informative Dr I've seen lately and I've seen many. She was very attentive and you could see it was important to her to help me find relief.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Her memory of my background is amazing. It puts me at ease to know she knows more about me than what is on the chart!!!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

Dr. Tyler Farley met with me for 40 minutes & was excellent

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr. Khalaf is very personable, patient, and competent.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

I'm really happy with my doctor. She's very knowledgeable and easy to understand what she's explaining.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

This was the first time I participated in a video visit and I was very impressed how my doctor handled the visit.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

The appointment and information from Dr Tagreed M Khalaf is excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr Tagreed M Khalaf is a very good communicator.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Really? Cared for me as a person? Maybe I misunderstand the question because the busy doctors have too many patients to actually remember without cues, let alone CARE about. However, interaction with her is as warm, respectful and thoughtful as could be desired.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

This is no reflection on the Doctors office or reputation--- they are fantastic but the barriers and wait times of sometimes being months is painfully long sometimes.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Very conscientious and caring. I feel very confident under her care!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr Khalaf was great! She prepared a plan of action for me and explained and presented it very professionally and very personally. We are so happy to be working with her.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

She was excellent but became very brief at end of visit due to time.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr. Khalaf is very attentive and kind. We had a good conversation regarding my condition and she was very attentive to my concerns and current pain level. I like her very much.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

She showed compassion for the return of my problem.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Khalaf is an excellent Doctor. Blessed to have Her.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

She was great. Took her time with me going over my MRI and how we should approach my back issue going forward

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

I had the best experience, Dr Tagreed Khalaf is truly cares about her patients, I just wish that every doctor is like her Doctors like her makes Cleveland Clinic the best place in the world Thank you Dr Khalaf

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Doctor Khalaf is very thorough in her explanations. She is very helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Tagreed Kahlaf was excellent at explaining my situation and my options. I was very pleased with her as my doctor and look forward to working with her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr. Kahlaf entered the room, and immediately made me feel comfortable about talking to her. She addressed my wife and I with respect, and genuine concern about my situation. Her initial questions about my background and health information were very thorough. After discussing my concerns and what I am hoping to accomplish with my treatment, she offered a few options of what she would recommend moving forward. After some discussion as to which option I would like to pursue, she walked me through the next steps to be taken. Lastly, we made an appointment to talk to a pain management specialist and for a follow-up appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Greatly appreciated Dr Khalaf's respect of my thoughts regarding potential treatment moving forward.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

I felt like she was listening to me

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Khalaf exudes kindness.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

While my back was injured and I was experiencing major pain in June 2023, I was unable to get an appointment with a spine doctor until mid-August (2 months later). By then my pain had diminished and whatever was causing the pain couldn't be determined 2 months after experiencing this pain. I find this to be unacceptable but there is no other recourse.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Although I was in so much pain and lokong for an immediate solution, Dr. Khalaf was very kind and professional. She discussed my pain and based on the MRI saw that it was coming from a disk herniation in my Lumbar spine. She gave options of what medicine she thought would help me and ordered it at the Crile Pharmacy at CCF. She set me up with a virtual follow up visit in 3 weeks because she knew we traveled 7 hours to get here and didn't think we'd be able to do another long trip in just 43 short weeks. She was extremely sensitive to my pain level when examining me...and made me comfortable while she did her exam. Excellent physician. She couldn't give me a way to get rid of the low back and leg pain immediately,becaise sciatica pain can last a long long time. I'm hoping the medication she prescribed for me will give me some relief. If not I will communicate this to her in our next virtual visit.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Great doctor

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

My doctor was very friendly and personable. She addressed all of my questions and concerns. She was very thorough and had a great game plan for me.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Coming from Erie, not easy. Dr.Khalid was excellent. She was very through.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr Khalaf has shown care and concern for me. She explained all the treatment options in a way I could easily understand.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

The doctor was the kindest, most genuine doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

The doctor listened to my concerns and showed empathy for my situation. She took the time to show me my films and to discuss what they meant. I appreciated the concern and the way she treated me as a person with a brain.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Excellent doctor, attentive gave me great info & discussion of my issue and explained ways to treat it.. would highly recommend his to family & friends..

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

I had an x-ray and the Dr. Has not followed about the results that indicate an abnormality and probable cause of my pain.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Great Doctor, very personable

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Khalaf was very thorough and displayed the utmost concern for my condition. A referral to a spine surgeon was made after a previous telephone call.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

I am so pleased with Dr Khalaf, she was truly patient and I didn't feel rushed. She listened carefully to all of my needs. She had access to all my records and had a plan.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

I love Dr. Khalaf, however with my new back issues I am finding that it is very difficult in getting appointments moved up when needed. The wait times for appointments are very long as a whole. I am now waiting 5 weeks for injections, while living with debilitating pain

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr. Khalaf takes the time to listen to my concerns. What initially started as a "minor" DDD issue has started to affect my quality of life greatly. Dr. Khalaf wasted no time in ordering an MRI, recommending injections, and looking out for my wellbeing. She is an asset to this department and I am so thankful for her.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Long wait times to get appointments have really been causing difficulty for me. I know this is out of Dr. Khalaf's control. But as a whole I needed to wait 4 weeks to have a follow up with her and now 5 weeks for a spinal injection.

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