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Hesham Abboud, MD

Hesham Abboud, MD



71 Ratings 21 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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  • Director, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Program, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
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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

UH Suburban Health Center

1611 S Green Rd
South Euclid, OH 44121

Patient Experience Reviews

4.7 out of 5

71 Ratings

Patient Comments (21)

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
We are so lucky to have him in UH hospitals. He patiently answers all my questions, his knowledge is tremendous and has very good bedside manners. He does his best to make the Botox injections as comfortable as it can be. (Thanks for the squeeze ball.) He is the BEST. I hope UH knows his value!

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
Dr. Abboud was compassionate and spent good amount of time completing medical history and physical assessment. Reviewed all follow-up recommendations. Good experience.

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
Dr Abboud is an excellent physician!! He explains things clearly and takes time to answer all my questions.

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
Dr Abboud was very informative and helpful.

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
Dr. Abboud is great. He explains everything very well and shows me visuals which helps me see my condition and its improvement a lot better. He answers all my questions and just has a very friendly and welcoming nature.

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
Dr Abboud was exceptionally knowledgeable, respectful, kind, & patient. Hooray!

Reviewed On 3/1/2023
Very good visit

Reviewed On 3/1/2023
Keep up the gr8 work

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
It was a good experience.

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
This provider and the staff at University Hospital have been a very positive experience.

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
My neurologist is the best! Determined to get answers and explained everything I needed to understand.

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
The experience exceeded my expectations and was helpful to getting started with my problem.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Dr Abboud was very thorough with his exam. I feel that he was really trying to find out what my problem is.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
He is the best! I love my doctor. He Is very understanding and listens to my concerns. And the staff is always helpful. I hope he never leaves from UH, UH and we are very lucky to have him.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Dr. Abboud and his staff is amazing! Knowledgeable, professional and caring.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
There is no excuse for having to wait over an hour to see any doctor. My time is is valuable as theirs is.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr. Abboud was very knowledgeable. Had a little trouble scheduling my appointment. I'm not a fan of the Central Scheduling.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr. About is excellent.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Dr Abboud has a team that works with me. All are great.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Dr. Abboud is a caring and compassionate doctor. He takes his time and you never feel rushed.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022

Research & Publications

Research Interests

Neuroimmunology: Multiple sclerosis, NMO, transverse myelitis, autoimmune/paraneoplastic encephalitis | Movement disorders: autoimmune movement disorders, spinal movement disorders, spasticity, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tremors | Neuromodulation and DBS

Certifications & Memberships

  • 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.

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.

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