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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
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diabetic Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease - Women
  • Heart Valve Disease
View all 7 Specialties +


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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 7/5/2022, 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

373 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

58 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

The only problem with Cleveland Clinic is the phone delays and the emergency room waits. No problems with Dr. Riad or his staff, they get a "5".

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Doctor just was the worst I have ever been treated in my lifetime

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr. Riad really listens and then discusses with you any issues. I feel like I have been heard and am included with my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr. Riad is such a sweet doctor and his staff are friendly and very helpful.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dr. Riad takes the time to listen to my concerns and helps me understand my condition.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Dr. Riad is wonderful, I always feel seen and heard by him and he always explains things to me in a way I can easily understand.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

I had concerns about an up-coming surgical valve procedure. Dr. Riad explained test results I was given on MyChart, but didn't understand and calmed my fears by giving me the information I needed.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Dr. Riad is great person & doctor!!! Need more like him!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Riad's always been very kind and courteous!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Top notch care. My doctor always gives me quality care and he makes sure my questions are answered. He also lets me know that I am on the right path to wellness.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Dr. Riad was concise and answered my questions clearly. His staff was also nice. Communication at the clinic is very difficult to manage especially at Willoughby Hills but Dr. Riad was clear. It was my first visit so I hope it was no unusual and rather the usual.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr. Riad took time to listen to me. Not rushed and very polite.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr. Riad is excellent

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

He was a very caring doctor. Explain the good and bad about my health. What needs tobe done

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr. Riad is excellent! He explained everything to my husband and me in a way that was very understandable. He has a very comforting style and relieved our concerns. He also has a great sense of humor. I could not have been happier with the cardiologist that I was finally able to see.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Cant say enpugh good things about Dr. Riad. He is really a great cardiologist

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr Riad always explains everything completely and listens to my input I have recommended him to friends and son and they are now patients

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Great experience !!! Dr. Riad does a great job in caring for my wife and myself. I highly recommend him and have done so to others.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr. Riad is excellent !

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

I've enjoyed the care i'm receiving from Dr Riad and his team at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dr. Riad is simply wonderful in so many ways.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dr. Riad is a very kind and knowledgeable provider, he explains everything and helped me understand my concerns

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Never have a problem with Dr.appointments. Desk workers are patient and courteous. Dr. Riad is thorough and answers all questions while explaining results of tests and treatments.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Dr Riad always takes time to discuss my current condition and presents treatment options that may or may not be appropriate. I have complete confidence that I am getting the best medical care possible from Dr Riad

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Dr. Riad is always very thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

I have been a patient of Dr. Riad even before he joined the Clinic and have referred friends to him for care. He has always been kind, professional, informative and correct in his diagnosis and referrel to other care providers when needed. Additionally, his staff is top notch, friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Dr. Riad is very good with knowledge, being direct, and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Dr. Riad and his staff have provided me outstanding service, a high quality experience without exception, for many years.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

I recommended Dr. Riad to several friends, They have thanked me.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

I keep Dr. Riad in my prayers. He saved my life by his diagnosis of my heart problem.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Extremely experienced and doctor is a very helpful responsive listener

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Dr Raid made me feel very uncomfortable. He had a negative and aggressive attitude.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Dr Riad had a cancellation so I got a early appointment.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

I am very satisfied seeing Dr Riad.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Would highly recommend Dr Riad. Great listener and explained everything

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr. Riad takes the time to listen and then discusses treatment with any available options. I leave feeling confident that I have the correct treatment and will be followed up at next visit or before if needed.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr riad is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

I have always had a very comfortable, professional appointment with Dr. Riad.

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Again, my experiences with Dr. Riad and his staff are reassuring, informative, professional.

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Dr. Riad is total professional !

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Dr. Riad is excellent in all the ways questioned on this page.

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Doctor Riad was right to the point and presented all the facts clearly, we quickly finished and I was on my way.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Dr. Riad is a very good physician. Knowledgeable and personable.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022


Reviewed on Apr 9, 2022

Great doctor

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

I have complete confidence in and great affection for dr Riad

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Great confidence in Dr Riad and this practice.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

While everyone was very professional, Dr. Riad was exceptional, respectful and listened. While I currently do not have any cardio issues, should I in the future, he will certainly be my first choice for treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

*Dr. Riad and his staff are wonderful. Explanations to our questions were very clear.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Quick and easy.Everyone was polite and courteousDr. Riad answered all my questions and/or concerns

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

It was a good experience. Dr Riad is very nice to talk to. Always willing to answer questions or explain something. The technician was also very nice.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr R could not be any better! He is superlative in every aspect of my care!

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

The Doctor was a person who cared about my situation,he was empathetic

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

I always enjoy my visit with Dr Riad. He is very personable

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

I have recommended Dr Riad

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr. Riad is the most caring and wonderful physician.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

The Doc is the VERY BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Always good feedback from Dr. Riad and staff.

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