• Division Chief, Rheumatology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Program Director, Rheumatology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, Medicine, CWRU School of Medicine


  • Gender: Male
  • Online Personal Health Record Available

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Education & Training

Medical / Professional School(s)

1966, Tehran University of Medical Sciences


1969, Rotator - St Vincent Charity Hospital/St Luke's Medical Cent


1972, Internal Medicine - University Hospitals of Cleveland


1974, Rheumatology - University Hospitals of Cleveland


Diseases of the Muscles, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Rheumatology - Adult, Sjögren’s Syndrome

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center
Department of Medicine-Rheumatology
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center
3909 Orange Pl
Ste 3100
Orange Village, OH 44122
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Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2015, Ali Askari, MD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.6 out of 5
117 Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Patient Comments

Reviewed on 8/21/2015
Several friends and family are already going to Dr.Askari.

Reviewed on 10/15/2016
dr Askari is an excellent, caring clinician/provider

Reviewed on 11/9/2015
Dr Askari is the best!

Reviewed on 11/5/2016
great physician

Reviewed on 12/3/2015
My physician is the absolute BEST in his field, would never have another physician

Reviewed on 2/8/2016
My experience was great

Reviewed on 2/5/2016
Drs Ari, **** and ******* are phenomenal. Probably the best rheumatology docs anywhere. I see commercials on TV to "see your doctor." It takes me 3 months to get an appt. with "my doctor" even if it is an emergency - which was my case originally. Dr. ******* saw me almost immediately and recognized the urgency of the case and referred me to Dr. Askari, who saw me within days. My condition was serious. These people are outstanding.

Reviewed on 2/6/2016
I have already recommended him to others

Reviewed on 2/10/2016
Dr. Askari is simply the best.

Reviewed on 2/10/2016
Did not feel attention and time was given as in the past

Reviewed on 2/24/2016
he is a very good doctor I trust him with my life

Reviewed on 4/5/2016
I have already recommended several people to UH.

Reviewed on 5/7/2016
During my visit, I advised Dr. Askari and his associate I was not feeling well and that my problem did not appear to have anything to do with the condition I was seeing Dr. Askari for. They took the time to investigate possible reasons for this and, in the end, directed me to the emergency room where I needed emergency heart care (two stents).

Reviewed on 8/26/2016
Dr.Askari is a terrific Dr. He is compassionate, understanding and very informative about my health and diseases. *******************************************************

Reviewed on 7/31/2016
I have been a patient of Dr Askari for over 6 years. I have utmost confidence in him. He is always friendly, warm and caring. And I appreciate that he works with the fellows/residents- I think it makes my care better. In the past he didn't always explain everything, this has improved. ********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* Overall though I love, respect him and would recommend him.

There is no publicly available rating for this medical professional because he or she either does not see patients or has not yet received the minimum number of Patient Satisfaction Reviews. To be eligible for display, we require a minimum of 30 surveys. This ensures that the rating is statistically reliable and a true reflection of patient satisfaction.