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
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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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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 7/6/2020, 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

422 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

69 Patient Comments

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 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 17, 2020

Dr. Riad is THE BEST!

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.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

ongoing relationship with Dr Riad and staff... he knows my case pretty well and knows my concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Great staff and doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Have been seeing Dr.Road for several years. He was my husband's cardiologist as well. Dr. Road is empathetic and very caring. He is also very informative about your issues and always treats his patients with respect. I would recommend him to anyone!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Riad is a very good doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

I have already recommended the doctor to others. The whole nursing staff and the doctor were wonderful to work with

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Uneventful visit. Staff was professional. Dr. Riad answered all my questions, never making me feel rushed, or that my questions were not important.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

I like Dr. Riad's calm demeanor; he does explain details about one's condition very well.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

dr Riad and his team are always responsive

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr Riad took the time to listen to me and answered all my questions. His demeanor makes you know he cares for his patients

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Just a very good doctor, always has been

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

all good experiences with the doctor

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

very nice doctor, easy to ask questions and get informative answers.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

I love Dr Riad. He is the best.I really he really cares.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Dr. Riad is an excellent physician and very knowledgeable about Cardiology.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

I would recommend Dr. Riad to everyone.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Doctor is very approachable and easy to talk with

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

great staff & doctor

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Riad is a particularly good listener. I felt I was in very good hands with him.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

I have already told friends what a good experience I had with Dr. Riad.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Always a positive experience with this outstanding Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Riad is very kind, compassionate and thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

I had no issues with my appointment with Dr. Riad and the personnel who assisted him.m

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

I would definitely recommend this doctor to others

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

I feel very well cared for by Dr. Riad and his entire staff.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

I feel lucky to have Dr.Riad as my Cardiologist

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Dr. Riad is a kind and thorough man

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr. Riad is very professional. He went out of his way to provide excellent guidance / direction for my heart care. He personally greeted me with medication when I was having difficulty obtaining it through Xpress Scripts. I plan to remain in his care. Thanks DR. Riad !!!

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

The entire video conference went well. it was easy to see Dr. Riad and the sound was good

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

It was almost as good as an "in person " visit !I was just glad I could talk with Dr. Riad.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Dr Riad always take the time to explain everything. I believe he cares about his patients

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

I know I can call the doctor when I need to

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr. Riad and his staff at Willoughby Hills did a wonderful job guiding me through my health concerns. They showed the upmost in concern and provided the upmost in care under the conditions of these challenging times. Thank you!

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Dr. Riad's office always respond within a couple of hours

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

Dr was very professional and attentive.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

Dr. Riad has always been excellent when attending to my issues; explains everything in a clear concise manner and makes it understandable...excellent work!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Dr. Riad is always professional and spends a good bit of time discussing my situation for that particular visit. He is empathetic but pragmatic and I always feel very comfortable after one of our visits.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Dr Riad was very clear and concise during this appointment. Did not feel rushed or at a disadvantage using this appointment as a phone vs personal visit. It was actually very convenient and effective.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

I appreciated not having to go into the office at this time of great risk, but I prefer an office visit under less risky, normal circumstances. As always, Dr. Riad answered all my questions and I did not feel rushed.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

My visits with Dr. Riad are always positive. He always listens, answers my questions, and gives me the time I need. He has a sincere manner, and an appropriate sense of humor that makes me feel more relaxed during an appointment.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

provider explained everything in detail and asked if I had any questions.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Very concerned , through physician

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Riad is always very attentive and quick to answer any question and concern in a mostfriendly and professional way. I like him very much !

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr. Riad is always very personable and professional. A very kind man. He had a suggestion for my husband regarding his nutritional needs. Thank you very much for your concern.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

I feel so lucky to have Dr.Riad as my heart doctor

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr was on time and explained everything to me .

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Experience very good. Got me in right away. Did not have to wait on doctor. Would recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

I have great respect for and faith in Dr. Riad.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

love this doctor

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

I appreciate the outstanding medical care Dr. Riad has provided over the years.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. Riad is an outstanding cardiologist and I am glad I have a doctor of his caliber taking care of me.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

I absolutely love Dr Riad. I wish all doctors were like him!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Every encounter with Dr. Riad and his group is always very courteous, professional, friendly, and complete. All my questions are answered and I feel that everyone gives me their full attention. I thank Danetta for finding me an appointment time whenever I need.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Very professional. You know that you are in good hands with this heart health care provider.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr was intelligent and knows what he is doing. Great with my dad.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

*Dr. Riad & his staff are top notch.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Riad was very good explaining everything with me and that's important for me.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

every staff in the office was polite and knowledgeable.Dr.Raid was able to explain to me about my medical issues. Dr.Raid was knowledgeable and approachable.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr. Riad is my favorite Cleveland Clinic provider !

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr Riad does not take time for me to explain my concerns.

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