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  • Professor, Family Medicine, CWRU School of Medicine

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine - Family Medicine

Education & Training


1982, American University of Beirut

Medical / Professional School(s)

1986, American University of Beirut


1987, Internal Medicine - American University of Beirut


1991, Family Practice - University Hospitals of Cleveland

Research Fellowship

1988, Neurology - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


Cardiovascular Diseases, Geriatric Medicine, Health Promotion, Preventive Medicine

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.

For calendar year 2013, George Kikano, MD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.