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

Willoughby Hills Family Health Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Myocardial Viability Imaging
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
  • Tilt Test
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diabetic Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease - Women
  • Heart Valve Disease
View all 7 Specialties +


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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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - St Louis University Health Science Center (Missouri)
St Louis, MO USA

Residency - St Louis University Health Science Center (Missouri)
Internal Medicine
St Louis, MO USA

Fellowship - National Heart Institute


Residency - Cairo University Hospital
Internal Medicine

Internship - Cairo University Hospitals
Cairo, Egypt

Medical Education - Cairo University Faculty of Medicine

Undergraduate - Cairo University
Cairo, Egypt

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)


  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • 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 7/6/2021, 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

457 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

68 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr very informative

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

Dr. Riad, his associates and the Cleveland Clinic has provided me with excellent cardiac care. My health is very important to both me and my family and I feel that I have placed it in good hands.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr Riad is a wonderful provider!!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr Riad is a very caring and competent cardiologist

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Dr. Riad is a very friendly doctor. Been going to him for a couple of years now and like him very much!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Great doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dr. Riad is my favorite health care provider. He answers all my questions and is so good at explaining things in ways I can understand. I feel that he truly cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Love dr. Riad

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

My personal experience with Dr.Riad and his staff has always been excellant.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr Riad and his staff are excellent!!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Been seeing Dr Riad for several years. Always have found him to be, pleasant, thoughtful, kind and knowledgeable. Feel I can rely on him to provide the care I need.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr Riad spent a lot of time with me and reassured me of my concerns throughout the visit

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr Riad was very personable. Held my Mothers hand and talked directly to her.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Dr. Riad is kind caring and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Dr. Riad is very profesional, I have the utmost confidence in him and will continue to take his advice and consul. He is a credit to the Cleveland Clinic !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

I was very happy with my experience. Meeting the staff and the doctor. They made me feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Always a good visit with *Dr. Riad.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

The doctor was very rude and did not listen to me as i was trying to speak. When he asked me a question, and I tried to discuss my concerns, he simply said "Is that a yes or a no"! I was so taken back I should have just got up and left. Never have i encountered a doctor that was so rude and made me feel so uncomfortable.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Dr Road and his staff are wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

dr. Very good explaining everything so what's the staff

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr. Riad and his staff always give me excellent service and answer all my questions. Thanks!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Excellent, especially Dr. Riad

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Riad to my friend. She really likes him too

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

I am very pleased with the excellent medical care I have received from Dr. Riad over the years.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Raid is always personable and professional

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Each and every visit with Dr. Riad has been excelent.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

On this visit, like most visits to this doctor, it did not seem that the doctor had done anything prior to the being in the room with me to refresh his memory about me.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Doc is the best... explanation and understanding

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr. Riad is very nice. willing to listen and help with concerns. Very efficient as well.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr Riad is a very good Dr. He listens very well and explained to where I could understand I would definitely recommend him to anyone who need a cardiologist

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Riad for many years. He is always very professional and a very kind and caring doctor. He always asks about my husband who has had serious health issues the past 6 years. When I had a bout with A-fib years ago, he referred me to a specialist in that field for my treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

I always feel very comfortable with my care at the Cleveland Clinic. No matter what doctor that treats me.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

I believe Dr. Riad provides me with the very best medical care I could possibly hope for. He listens, he has a calming effect and constantly re-evaluates my current meds and treatment

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. Riad is excellent. He answers all of my questions such that I understand the answers. I always feel he has time for me.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

my visits with Dr Riad (Willoughby Hills) together with the other team members has always been prompt, thorough and friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Keep up the good work. it's a pleasure to be treated by Dr. Riad.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

always a pleasure to see Doc Riad

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Have never had a bad experience with this Doctor or this office. Always extremely professional, efficient and friendly!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Have been with Dr Riad for years and have recommended him to anyone who has cardiac issues. I appreciate how candid he is and always had the sense that he truly cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

i really like Dr Riad alot! He always has my best interests at heart. He is always up to date on cardiology! Thank You Dr Riad for putting up with me!!!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

I cannot say enough about the good doctor he has a lifesaver

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

I have been Dr. Riad's patient since 2008. He truly is a skilled, compassionate, kind manner who is always clear in conversation. I love him!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr Riad is an exemplary physician.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

very satisfied with my doctor visit.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

good experience - nurses very helpful - Dr. Riad very easy to talk with and explained things well

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

dr very attentive and willing to answer questions

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

From the time I entered the clinic everyone was helpful and pleasant.When I entered the office my wait time was only a few minutes. The nurses were so kind and helpful.The doctor talked to me so I could understand what he needed me to know and offered to make my script for 90 days instead of 30 so it would be more convenient.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

I was amazed by how prompt all stages of my appointment went. I even complained to the nurse who started my appointment that I had hoped to spend more time relaxing in the waiting room. I mentioned the same thing to the dr Riad. and although prompt and quick, Dr Riad gave me the time I needed to ask questions and even time for a little chit chat. wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

I appreciate the promptness every time I come to this office. Dr.Riad. and the rest of the staff have taken very good care of me for the last 12 years.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr. Riad answers all my questions in depth and never makes me feel silly for asking.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

the best. Dr I've ever had

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

very kind, professional doctor

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Dr. Riad and staff very thorough and competent. I was taken in at my exact appointment time. Both my husband and I are very pleased with Dr. Riad's care.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

As always, the care at WH cardiology is superior from scheduling to final instructions. Dr Riad makes me feel like my life is important. He inspires me to practice healthy behavior. Thank You.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr Riad has understood and addressed my concerns over my Healthcare . I Trust Him.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Riad is very knowledgeable and caring. He strives to give his patients the very best medical care possible, treating them the way he would family members.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Riad is a personable professional who really does focus on the the best possible care with me in mind.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Dr. Riad is very thorough!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Riad is a great doctor

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr. Riad always provide very efficient, thorough and thoughtful care. he listens to my questions and concerns and gives very good insight.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

I have recommended Dr Riad multiple times. He is an excellent Dr and his Standard of Care is exemplary!!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Riad is wonderful as is his entire staff. I have no complaints, only compliments!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

My experience dealing with Dr. Riad and all of the staff in his office has always been positive. i have been a patient since 2009.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

A very good doctor with an awesome team, thank you for your help

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Riad is THE BEST!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr Riad is a very personable physician. I have referred others in my family to him. very satisfied with him and his excellent staff from receptionist on up.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

I have been with Dr. Riad for about 15 years now. he has provided me with excellent care over that time period and I wouldn't consider anyone else for my heart health.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Dr. Riad is a wonderful doctor to have on your side.

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