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Hesham Abboud, MD

Hesham Abboud, MD



36 Ratings 20 Reviews


Neurology-Movement Disorders, Neurology-Neuroimmunology

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Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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First Available: Wednesday, Feb 3



  • Director, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Program, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Hesham Abboud, MD, PhD is the Director of the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Program at University Hospitals and a staff neurologist at the Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Abboud is board-certified in neurology. His special interests include Multiple Sclerosis, neuromyelitis optic, autoimmune encephalitis, autoimmune movement disorders, spinal movement disorders, spasticity management, and neuromodulation.

Dr. Abboud earned his medical degree from Alexandria University in Egypt, where he also completed an internship and a residency in Neurology and Psychiatry. He obtained his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Neurology from Alexandria University before joining the Cleveland Clinic. He completed a residency in adult neurology, a clinical fellowship in movement disorders and neuromodulation, and a clinical fellowship in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology. Dr. Abboud received special training in transverse myelitis and neuromyelitis optica at the Transverse Myelitis Center of Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Abboud is invested in medical education. He was selected as the medical student liaison for Neurology clerkship at the Cleveland Clinic during his residency. He was appointed as a clinical instructor of neurology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He received the Trainee Teacher of Year Award, the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Cleveland Clinic in 2015, and the UH Excellence in Neurology Teaching Award in 2020.

Dr. Abboud has written several peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters focusing on neuroimmunology and movement disorders. He has presented his research at many international and national conferences. He has won several research awards and travel grants from professional societies like the American Academy of Neurology, the American Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, and The International Movement Disorders Society. Dr. Abboud has also served as a reviewer for many prominent medical journals focusing on general neurology, neuroimmunology, and movement disorders. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, the NMO International Clinical Consortium, the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance, and the Movement Disorder Society.


  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
  • Autoimmune Encephalitis
  • Baclofen Pump
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Chorea
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Dystonia
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myoclonus
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
  • Paraneoplastic Encephalitis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Spasticity
  • Tics
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Tremor

Languages Spoken

English, Arabic

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

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UH Suburban Health Center

1611 S Green Rd
South Euclid OH, 44121

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Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5

36 Ratings

Patient Comments (20)

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Kind and considerate Very good human being

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Dr Abood very knowledgeable and personable. I enjoy having him as my physician

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Dr. Abooud was friendly, through. He took time to answer my question and concerns. He even gave me a physical over my phone. something no other dr. did. I have more visits with him, and look forward to them. I was nervous but he help ease my mind. That means a lot.

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Dr Abboud is very patient kind and efficient

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
we were devastated by my diagnosis. the doctor was compassionate and very kind. I trust him.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Good bedside manner, very patient and knowledgeable.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
very satisfied

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Dr. Abood & ***, *** were wonderful!!

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
Dr. Abboud was amazing! He was very attentive and listened to all my concerns. He had the let's work together approach!!!!! A+++++++ Rating!!!

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
He is an excellent doctor and I'm very happy to have him as my doctor !

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
I love the Dr.and the office staff very pleasant.

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
He was concerned with my situation

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
Dr. Abboud has been a great resource since my MS diagnosis in December. His calm demeanor and ability to keep me in the loop has been very comforting.

Reviewed On 6/1/2020

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
I would like to thank Dr. Abood and UH. I am currently in the process of switching my health care providers to UH from *** as I am having some health concerns I don't feel I am getting addressed. I called and got a next day appointment with Dr. Abood. He was so nice and reassuring. I understand my medical problems may not be his exact specialty, but he really wants to help me in any way he can. I left his office feeling like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Also, I love the UH website when searching for doctors and the Follow My Health app is great. Thank you!

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
very pleasant and very professional. I felt very comfortable leaving the office

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
This was a virtual visit. Dr. Abboud took his time, I did not feel rushed. He not only answered my questions but my family's questions. He was very thorough and made sure I understood what my plan of care would be.

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
Enjoyed Dr. Abboud; he seems very knowledgeable, empathetic and thorough.

Reviewed On 3/21/2020
He did not rush and listened and explained everything. He showed genuine concern

Reviewed On 2/23/2020
This provider was outstanding. Knowledgeable and empathetic in the diagnosis and identification, respectively, of a serious, chronic disease, the provider carefully answered all questions posed by the patient.

Board Certifications

  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Fellowship | Neuroimmunology
Neuroimmunology - Cleveland Clinic (2015 - 2016)

Residency | Neurology
Neurology - Cleveland Clinic (2011 - 2015)

Fellowship | Movement Disorders
Movement Disorders - Cleveland Clinic (2009 - 2011)

Residency | Neurology
Neurology - Alexandria University Hospitals (2004 - 2007)

Medical Education
Alexandria University (2002)

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.

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As of December 31, 2016, Hesham Abboud did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.