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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 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)


  • 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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As of 7/11/2023, 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

504 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

75 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Office is very proactive, reliable, and consistent with Dr. RIAD's personality.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Riad and his staff are great. They listen. They're empathic. They understand how hard it is to hear bad news.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

I've been to multiple cardiologists in my life, Dr.Riad is by fall the most thorough and client friendly.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Doctor always answers my questions that I can understand

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Very direct and to the point. Explains why suggestions are offered and if you are in agreement with the plan. Gives you the option to voice opinion and either agrees or tells you why his opinion differs. Very clear understanding of medical reasons for his input

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr Riad is a cordial, no nonsense, speaks plainly doctor who describes your issues in an understandable way and how he will address them. I have the utmost confidence in Dr Riad and would recommend him to anyone who needs a cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

He is an excellent doctor. Wouldn't go to anyone else!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Great cardiologist. He's informative but not condescending.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

One of the better physicians I've had!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

This office is run very smoothly and efficiently. Staff is professional and still friendly. Dr. Raid takes the time to answer or explain thoroughly any questions that I've had.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr Riads himself and staff are excellent

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr riad is professional and always a great experience

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Great appointment with the doctor. Thank you

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

I have been a patient of Dr. Riad since 2009. I have nothing but positive thoughts regarding his staff and him. Everyone in his office works together well and all are very helpful.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Riad has always listened to my concerns and explained every questions that I haves. He is always courteous, friendly and respectful when I have my appointments. I am so glad I chose Dr. Riad for my Cardiologist.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr. Riad has always taken the time to listen to and answer my questions

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

I feel comfortable discussing my problems with Dr. Riad

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr Riad was very informative and a very caring Dr.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr Riad is the absolute best!!

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr. Kamal is the best

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

He is good doctor advise us nicely.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

I greatly appreciate Dr. Kamel's care for my condition. Following his advice helped me recover.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2023

I've been a patient of Dr Riad's for 11 years. The rest of my physicians are all UH and I refuse to leave Dr Riad. I appreciate that he does not sugar coat things and is straight with me. His advice has always been sound advice and he is one of the rare doctors who genuinely cares for the person and not just the patient

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Doctor Riad is Great

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

I have seen Dr. Riad for over 10 years and he has always been kind, couteous and professional,

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr Raid explains everything. When I leave I know what I need to know. The surgeon not so much.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr. Riad very attentive and professional.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

I probably will look for another Doctor

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr.Riad was personal and informed me of the options of correcting my heart situation. He carefully explain what would be next for my replacement valve.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

I absolutely love Dr. Riad and his staff. They are all wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Dr Riad is a very skilled communicator. He listens intently and always has viable answers and solutions.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

I love Dr. Riad an his staff, that office all of his staff are phenomenal people an he is the King of phenomenal politeness l appreciate him in the highest. Thank you.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

I have already told them about Dr. Riad an his staff.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

We love the doctor

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

This was my second time seeing Dr. Riad and I was very pleased with his care. I am confident in our plan of care and appreciated his down to earth communication!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Riad is an excellent doctor ! We have great confidence in his advice, and services !

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

I plan to keep Dr. Riad as my doctor as long as possible.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. Rea did not rush me at all and answered my questions. This was very helpful and reassured me.

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