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
Musculoskeletal Medicine, Non-Operative Spine Care, Osteoporosis, Sports Medicine
Research & Publications
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220 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|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
17 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021
Dr Khalaf was very understanding and thorough. I was impressed with the ability to discuss my medical situation with the Cleveland clinic. The video portion was difficult to get on my computer so we were on my IPhone.
Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021
Dr Khalaf was very thorough and caring.
Reviewed on May 11, 2021
I've struggled with back pain for over a decade, I've seen so many doctors over the years, and they have all dismissed me and sent me to someone else. the only answer I've ever gotten is "I don't know". Dr Khalaf is the first doctor that has ever said that she has a plan, and that we will figure it out. I'm very pleased so far!
Reviewed on May 11, 2021
My reason for checking FAIR on numbers 3, 4, 5 is that Dr. Kalaf and I are not at the point in my care to be able to diagnose or recommend treatment. Hoping that will come as a result of future visits
Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021
Dr. Khalaf is the very best!
Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021
I felt like the doctor cared about me and my outcome!
Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021
Dr. Khalaf listened intently, shared openly, explained things completely. I learned important and relevant information regarding my situation.
Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020
appreciated the doctor knowing my history before the visit
Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020
Dr Khalaf demonstrated concern for me.
Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020
Dr. Khalef is very forward in her explanation; she actually took the time to show me the MRI and explain my body to me.
Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020
First doctor since my accident that acuallly seems to really care about getting me better. Not just the same old injection recommendation from the other doctor's. Very happy to get in with you thank you very much. Looking forward to the future in getting better.
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020
i would NOT recommend Dr Khalaf.
Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020
Dr. Khalaf is very nice, caring, listens to my concerns, and provides the appropriate treatment.
Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020
The appointment went well. Dr. Kahlaf was through. Recommended to different department. Notes on after call were easy to understand.
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020
Dr Khalif was absolutely awesome. She listened to my concerns and I truly felt she cared and wanted to help me. I'm glad I happened to get on her schedule. I will keep her as my doctor and continue on the road to recovery
Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020
Dr Khalaf is great!
Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020
Dr Khalaf is an excellent physician. Truly cares for me as a patient. Definitely involved me in the decision making for my care. Highly recommend her.
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