Treatment & Services
- Medical Management Of Spinal Disorders
- Musculoskeletal Medicine
- Non-Operative Spine Care
- Peripheral Joint Injections
- Sports Medicine
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Aging Spine
- Back Pain in Athletes
- Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
- Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
- Degenerative Spine Disease
- Facet Arthropathy
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Hip Pain
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Neck Pain
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- Spine Pain
- Stenosis - Spinal
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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
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 - Sports Medicine
Musculoskeletal Medicine, Non-Operative Spine Care, Osteoporosis, Sports Medicine
Research & Publications
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As of 8/3/2018, 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.
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212 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.5|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.6|
18 Patient Comments
Reviewed on May 8, 2019
The doctor to time to review previous MRI'S, and explain them to me. This was never done before by previous care providers. I was just given the results.
Reviewed on May 6, 2019
Dr is very thro
Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019
Dr Khalaf was courteous and attentive. She described the next course of action clearly. She called my personally to tell me the results of the test and what was to come next. That was the first time a doctor has ever called me and I was surprised and appreciative.
Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
very condescending, no empathy. we were appalled by the treatment of the physician, wouldn't recommend or return
Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019
dr. was very good at listening to my concerns and answered them in a way that was very easy to understand!
Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019
Provider was very thorough going of my MRI results from last October and also, pulled up images and interpreted them for me. She also, recommended I see the headache specialists at Cleveland Clinic.
Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019
Dr. Khalar was excellent. She listened, was respectful, empathetic, professional, and knowledgeable. I left feeling hopeful that I may get help for a long time problem. I really liked her!
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019
I experience Dr. Khalaf as a very genuine and caring person.
Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019
Dr was very kind and caring. She went over my MRI results showed me all the images and explained everything in a way I could understand.
Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019
very good appointment and was given much advice and support. Dr Khalef was informative and understanding for sure!
Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018
Very courteous staff and Dr. Khalaf and Resident Chen were wonderful. They took the time to listen to my concerns.
Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018
dr. khalaf was excellent in explaining and answering.
Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018
Dr. Khalaf was professional and had reviewed my chart before our appointment. I was pleased with our first meeting.
Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018
Dr. Khalaf was running behind, but she was polite and apologetic. It was not a problem for me.
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018
Too long of wait to see dr. for follow up visit about test results.
Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018
wait time to be called in for the appointment and wait time to see the physician were both excessive.
Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018
The experience of time with the physician was definitely positive,
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018
The Doctor really spent a lot of time with me.
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