Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Myocardial Viability Imaging
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
  • Tilt Test
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diabetic Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease - Women
  • Heart Valve Disease
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Biography

About Kamal Riad, MD

Kamal S. Riad, MD, is a board-certified cardiologist in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Clinical Cardiology and a Fellow of The American College of Cardiology and The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.  Prior to joining The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, he was in private practice in the northeast Ohio area. 

A native of Egypt, Dr. Riad earned his medical degree from Cairo University School of Medicine. He served a residency in Internal Medicine at Cairo University Hospitals, followed by a Cardiology fellowship at the National Heart Institute in Egypt. After completing his training he worked as an Assistant Professor on the National Heart Institute staff for 6 years before immigrating to the United States where he served a second internship, residency and cardiology fellowships, including a course in nuclear medicine, all at The St. Louis University Health Sciences Center between 1995 and 2001 when he graduated.

Dr. Riad is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He has a special interest in Clinical Cardiology specifically valvular heart disease, ischemic heart disease and arrhythmias in particular atrial fibrillation and supraventricular tachycardias. Dr. Riad is sub-specialized in diagnostic non-invasive cardiac imaging including echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT and has earned a Level 2 certification from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2008

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - St. Louis University Hospital
Cardiovascular Disease
St. Louis, MO USA
2001

Residency - St. Louis University Hospital
Internal Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
1998

Internship - St. Louis University Hospital
Internal Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
1996

Medical School - Cairo University School of Medicine
Cairo,
1982

Undergraduate - Cairo University
Cairo,
1977

Additional Training

  • Nuclear Cardiology Fellowship with a full 4 month Didactic Course at the School of Allied Health St. Louis University
  • Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)
  • Fellow of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (FASNC)

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease and angina, diabetic heart disease, exercise stress testing, heart disease women, heart nuclear imaging and myocardial viability imaging, preventive cardiology, transthoracic echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography, tilt table test, valvular heart disease

Awards & Honors

  • January 2000 -  VA Certificate for Veterans Service Excellence
  • September 1999  -   St. Louis Univ. Pastoral Care Award for humanistic patient relation
  • October 1998  -   VA award for exemplary medical service
  • May 1989 -  Honorable mention and distinction for work on M. Sc. thesis
  • November 1982 -  Honors degree for ranking in top 10% of graduating medical class
  • June 1980 -   Sheem El Shafee Award as second best student in Pathology Class
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/7/2017, Dr. Riad 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

285 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 12, 2017

I have always had positive experience.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2017

good

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2017

always helpful and informative

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2017

Dr. Kamal Riad provided excellent care, as usual.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2017

Dr. Riad took the time to examine me and saw that I was very weak. He explained to me that a lot of my weakness was because I sit and read all day. He explained that my muscles were not being used enough and that I needed to get up and walk more. I took that advice seriously and am now setting a time every hour and walking. I am up to walking for about 8 minutes and am trying to increase this. I do use a walker but I walk around the house every hour as he has asked and I can tell the difference. He put me on a new medication and explained how it would work to reduce some of the swelling in my legs. He never rushed me and answered all of my and my wife's questions.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2017

Great!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2017

Extremely helpful....pleasant experienced overall. Everyone was attantive, competent and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2017

Dr riad is a very good doctor

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2017

good

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2017

good

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2017

good experience.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2016

Very easy, efficient, friendly visit

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2016

Everyone acted professional and they were very responsive to my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2016

Dr. Riad was very reassuring about my health status and the current treatment plan.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2016

Doctor not as friendly as I'd hoped.(VERY SOMBER).

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2016

First visit, got off to a rough start with explaining why I was there. By the end of the visit I was very happy with the route we were taking to deal with my medical concern.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2016

Doctor Kamal Riad is a first class doctor. He was very sensitive to my needs and concerns and he knows what he is doing. Because of all the doctors at Cleveland Clinic I will be healthy in many years to come and enjoy life. Thanks

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