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

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 3/2/2020, 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

394 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

66 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr Riad gave a very good explanation for the options I had to consider.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr Riad and his staff have been, without exception, an EXCELLENT TEAM. I have been under his care for close to ten years and can think of only one scheduling quirk...and it was precipitated by someone outside of his domain. He has maintained a standard of excellence since the first time we met. I pray for him...he saved my life.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Dr. Riad carefully explains test results and the reasons for medication adjustment. He also answered my questions about lifestyle changes.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

There is no kinder doctor and none with his sense of humor. Love him.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

D. Riad is a very caring and thorough physician.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Riad has been very important to me over the last 10 or so years I have been seeing him. He is a wonderful person and a great physician.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

I am a fairly new patient of Dr Raid. I am very pleased with the time he took in researching my previous heart surgeries and my overall heart condition. I only wish I had found him sooner. He takes time in talking with me and explaining what I should do, I have already recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr Riad is a great doctor...been seeing him for about 10years now.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Riad is direct and to the point. He puts medical complexities in understandable layman's terms.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr. Riad is a very caring person and so are the girls who help him.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

I was very happy with my care. the doctor was very knowledgeable, understanding and courteous, he answered all my questions and explained everything. I believe I'm getting the best care with his help

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr. Riad is always upbeat and caring. He has provided superb guidance to help me to recover from heart failure.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr. Raid staff was very courteous and pleasant. Dr. Raid was extremely kind, interested and very very informative. It was you might say a pleasure to meet him and we will continue with him i the future.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

I never have any trouble reaching Dr. Riad

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Both Dr. Riad and his nurse, Rachel spent a good bit of time outlining treatment options and provided a very objective decision- making process for me.. They could not have been more professional and yet caring on this visit. I feel I am getting the very best of care from Dr. Riad, his staff and Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

I have only been seeing this doctor for two years, but I have been very pleased with every visit.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Wonderful, professional, friendly staff and great physician.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Doctor listened and suggested medicine needed to be taken.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Excellent doctor. Always experience superior appointments!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

I'm so impressed w/*Dr. Riad & his staff, that I recommended him to our neighbor & close friend.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Dr. Riad was very good at explaining my condition in layman's terms. He used metrics to help me understand my risk factors.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

I was a bit scared of my health outcome. Dr. Riad is very confident and reassuring. Thank you

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

great and pleasant experience with Dr Riad.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

he's relatively new for me and am very comfortable with this doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr. Riad was early for the appointment which was a very pleasant surprise! He answered all my question thoughtfully and in a non-technical way so I fully understood the questions I asked.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

"Excellent" in all categories. I consider myself lucky to have Dr. Riad as my cardiac care physician.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr. Riad is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Never had an issur with Dr. Riad. Very professional and courteous

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Riad is kind and thoughtful. he is soft spoken and always puts me at ease when I come in for my yearly checkup. If I have any questions, he is very thorough and his answers are easy to understand. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends. thanks

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

As I wrote before, Dr. Riad is soft spoken and kind. I feel very relaxed in his presence.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Very happy with Dr. Riad and his staff

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

Dr. Riad always listens and seems to be concerned with out health.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr. Riad and staff are very professional and knowledgable and show great empathy to me.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr. Riad is always friendly, pleasant and knowledgeable. He is an excellent cardiologist.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr. Riad is very precise and courteous. He always answers all of my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

physician brushed off my concerns about how I was feeling he made me feel like I didn't know what I was talking about

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

All experiences with Dr. Riad and his staff have been positive.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

poor staff caring about me from Dr. Riad

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Got there, minimum waiting, no wasted time sitting around, from nurse to doctor all did their job with professionalism that was astounding.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. Riad is the best! He takes a personal interest in my heart problem, and has guided me for many years through my perils. I recommend him to everyone, without hesitation.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr Riad is very pleasant and informative.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Felt as though the doctor was not as compassionate as he could have been.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr. Riad is wonderful! He's been fantastic at explaining things, listens to questions and answers them directly rather than giving a vague response. I feel lucky to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

doctor is excellent. Explains all items concerning my health problems

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

Dr. Riad is truly outstanding at caring about his patient and explaining reason for tests, test results, and possible follow-up steps, or future treatments to be considered. He is absolutely the best doctor I've ever had in communicating with his patient. I can count on him to inform me!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

I am so grateful for Dr Riad and the entire staff. They are thorough, courteous and I couldn't ask for anyone better.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Good. I feel very comfortable with Dr. Riad. He is very thorough with me and my questions and issues.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Dr. Riad's office personnel has always been courteous and he is thorough and kind.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

Nice staff, nice Doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Dr. Riad always takes as much time as I need for a visit. Never rushes always listens.

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