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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Fam Hlth Ctr
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Willoughby Hills Fam Hlth Ctr
Primary Location

Willoughby Hills Fam Hlth Ctr

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 in Women
  • Heart Valve Disease
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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 United States

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

Fellowship - National Heart Institute
Giza, Egypt

Residency - Cairo University Hospital
Internal Medicine

Internship - Cairo University Hospitals
Cairo, Egypt

Medical Education - Cairo University Faculty of Medicine
Cairo, Egypt

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)


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology

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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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 7/2/2024, Dr. Riad has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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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* 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

502 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

67 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2024

I have referred friends to Dr. Riad.

Reviewed on May 30, 2024

Dr. Riad is very good and very skilled.

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

The Doc explained everything very well. I left the office feeling very good!

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Medical assistant, nurse, scheduler, and the doctor were all excellent.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr. Riad is very friendly, has concern for my health, answers all of my questions. I would recommend anyone to Dr. Riad's care.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Dr. Riad has my trust and confidence. A+

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Doc Riad is the best!!!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Dr Riad is the best doctor I have ever had. Listens and answers questions with kindness.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Riad was very knowledgeable about the medications I am taking. He diagnosed my problem in 5 minutes.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr Riad is my favorite CCF physician! Always pleasant and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Very good experience with Dr. Riad.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

The doctor was very professional and very pleasant.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr. Riad's office staff is very responsive to all my calls or messages. Never an issue getting an appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

All health care providers and physician were kind and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

I'm very pleased with the care given by Dr. Riad

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Always a good experience. Dr.Riad is very easy to talk to and very thorough. He explains everything and listens to me. He is my favorite doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

This was my first appointment with Dr. Riad, so I did not know what to expect. I found him to be very courteous, respectful and genuinely interested in me as a person and not necessarily as a patient. He included me whenever decisions needed to be made and he explained all of his recommendations very clearly and concisely. I felt most comfortable in my first appointment with Dr. Riad.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr. Riad was highly recommended to me and I will highly recommend him to any of my friends who need to see a most competent cardiologist. As a new Cleveland Clinic patient, I have been most impressed with the care and treatment I have received.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr. Read is always very professional and caring.I always feel I am getting the best care I possibly could. It is a privilege to be his patient.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr. Road provides excellent care with very good bedside or in person manner.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

Already have recommended DR. Riad

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

I have been seeing Dr. Riad for 15 years. I see him every 6 months. He is a wonderful doctor and I have not had any heart problems since having open heart surgery in 2009.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Best of the Best, Thank you for your Services. Caring and Respectful. Couldn't ask for a better Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr. Riad is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

I have been with Dr. Road and he and his staff has shown only the highest profesonalism on each and every visit. Dr. Road is a very caring doctor and always explains any medications given.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Love how fast and efficient doctor was. Great way to deal with someone who has been so abused for so very longand I didn't even realize how bad I have felt!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

The last doctor's visit was good.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

I recommend Dr. Riad to anyone who needs a cardiologist. He is excellent and I trust his knowledge.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

I've been Dr. Riad's patient for over 10 years. He is always kind and caring and very professional.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

I have recommended Dr Riad to 3 people who are now patients of Dr Riad. I also recommend Cleveland clinic to all of my friends

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr. Raid is an amazing doctor

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr. Raid is such a great doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Road shows great care & concern for his patients. Other Drs. Should follow his example.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Riad is WONDERFUL!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Everyone in Dr. Riad's office was very friendly and understanding.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Riad to several of my family and friends, telling them how compassionate and friendly he is. I feel Dr. Riad is the best of the best taking care of me that's why I recommend him.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Efficient caring staff and doctor

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

He's a great doctor takes the time to explain things to you

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Very good Doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

I questioned going off one of my medications and the doctor really did not want to hear what I had to say about it advise just keep taking it

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr. Riad is a true professional! He is always kind and compassionate. I feel I am in great company with him.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

This is a very respectable office that I would recommend. Dr. Riad is a highly rated cardiologist and remains personable with patients.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

There was confusion about blood lab needed before visit. The appointment invite was written poorly. Dr Riad was quick to point this problem out on the appointment invite. It should have said blood work was needed before a lipid panel test discussion.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

This was one of the best and informative appointments that I've had with any doctor at the Cleveland clinic. Dr. Riad was very informative and direct with the care of my heart. I would definitely recommend him to anybody.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. RIAD addresses my questions and concerns. Thank you.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Riad provided me great care.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Riad is always very concerned, professional and quick with answers.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr Riad is an exceptionally excellent doctor. Kind. Compassionate. He listens to you. He cares.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Riad took his time and talked and explained at length, which I appreciate.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Riad to many people. He's awesome!!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Compared to others at this facility, Dr. Riad is much easier to reach for questions.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Riad takes the time to explain things and answer questions.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Riad gets an A+! He takes time to talk with me and explain everything- and has a sense of humor!

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

I love this doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

I have rec Dr. Riad. He is very knowledgeable. Up to date and compassionate

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Riad treated me like a brother, very professional.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr. Riad was phenomenal!!! He went above and beyond with his kindness, care and explaining to me in detail all my test results. He also answered every question and concern I had. He was amazing!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

The ease of care was great at this office. I will definitely recommend Dr. Kamal Riad to others.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Riad is a always very nice and efficient as usual.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Raid listens to all my concerns and I feel I am very well taken care of.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr Riad always takes time with me and answers all my questions during my appt

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr Riad was great!!!! No complaints

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Wish all doctor offices ran this smoothly

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Riad is kind, professional, friendly / smiles / is open to questions / is meticulous in his personal attire, & reinforces what's needed for follow up. He's overall outstanding!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

When I called to make this appointment, I was able to get in sooner than I expected. Dr.Riad was very comforting and concerned. Very easy to talk with.

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