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 1/28/2019, 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

397 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

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

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.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Dr. Riad is a wonderful physician with an excellent ability to listen, and to discuss what the next step should be. I cannot sing his praises high enough.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

Always a good experience with Dr Riad

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Dr. Riad and his staff are great....make me feel I'm their only patient

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

my doctor has extended mylife span for years

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

caring doctor

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Dr. Riad is both very personable but very efficient. He moves things right along so he does not waste your time, but yet he covers everything that needs to be done and always says something personal as well, wishing me a good holiday season in this case.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2018

Wonderfull doctor, friendly staff. I recommend Dr. Riad to all my friends.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Dr Riad and his team are great.I have referred 3 of my family members to him!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Dr Riad and his team are excellent!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

This doctor knows his stuff. He is excellent and explains options very well. He is the reason why people choose Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

Dr Riad had an arrogant and condescending attitude.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

Dr. Raid is always a gentleman and willing to speak with me.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Excellent team and care provider

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

Dr Riad is a gem. I followed his advice and he is right. I feel a lot better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

The entire staff in this office is wonderful. From the front desk receptionist and appointment schedulers to the medical assistance and nurses and Dr.! I am blessed to be under Dr. reacts care and I appreciate the genuine caring of all of his staff!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

Competent, informative, courteous, easy to talk to, answers all questions. Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018

MD listened and addressed my concerns about being on long term anticoagulant therapy.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

Dr. Road is a very good heart doctor who I would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

Didn't have to wait long to see tme doctor

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