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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

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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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

296 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 4.7

40 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Very inclusive and willing to take time to explain her thoughts and ideas. Very sweet and informative. Highly recommend and think will help me resolve my issue

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Khalaf was very prompt in getting me in for treatment for my medical issue. The procedure that I had performed was within two days of the results of my MRI.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

I felt very comfortable with the Doctor. She listened carefully to my concerns, she reviewed all the many records I brought along, and she was thorough. She gave me hope. We have a plan and options to pursue. I couldn't have been more pleased.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Would recommend Dr. Khalaf w/out hesitation. She lie a great listener, which was reflected in the care notes she wrote (reflected in My Chart).

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr. Khalaf is very caring and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr Khala is a very good Dr. She listens

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Treatment of my situation was thoroughly discussed by the intern and the doctor. Rather than jumping to a final action as some previous doctors did. We are proceeding step by step.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Wonderful Dr , great visit and she was very clear regarding my options

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr. Khalaf is excellent and superb in all categories. I am grateful she is my spine specialist. Very good is not high enough a category to describe her care and medical expertise.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

This doctor was perfect for me. I was definitely sent to the right doctor. She was respectful, did a thorough exam. Looked at my films & determined a probably probable, set up a test & explained likely solution.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

I was very pleased with my visit to Dr. Khalaf. She listened to my concerns and outlined a plan of treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Khalaf was wonderful! I am excited to be a patient.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr Khalaf took the extra time to go over the MRI with my wife and I and explained in detail my condition. None of the other doctors outside the Cleveland Clinic had done this for us. Dr. Kevin Moylan also took the time to listen, and to answer my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr listens to my concerns and addresses them

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr Kalaf is knowledgeable and also personable

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Very thorough consultation, I felt heard and understood. Dr Khalif developed a good plan for me. I look forward to seeing her again.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Very happy with the professionalism of this provider. See my earlier comments for more details.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

The Dr confirmed that our current treatment path was correct and agreed not surgical at this time. The appt that followed was the one where we hoped to get more information about EDS- but did not.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Wonderful doctor, who is both professional and has a lovely personal way with patients

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Love this doctor and am happy to be her patient...great and thorough care

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

One of the best experiences I've had with a doctor. Listened and cared for what I had to say about my health issues.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Dr Khalaf is fantastic at listening, hearing, and having empathy. And then providing a very clear plan of action.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Dr. Khalaf was knowledgeable, understanding and informative. I most definitely appreciate her providing proper care. The doctor assistanting Dr. Khalaf was very thorough at reviewing the paperwork that I brought in to receive background knowledge of my injury.

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