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Hesham Abboud, MD

Hesham Abboud, MD



60 Ratings 16 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
  • 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

UH Suburban Health Center

1611 S Green Rd
South Euclid OH, 44121

Patient Experience Reviews

4.6 out of 5

60 Ratings

Patient Comments (16)

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

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Dr abboud is an amazing doc. *** his secretary and *** pa are too. They truly seem to care and follow up. Recommend when I can. They are assets to UHHS!

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr. Abboud is an amazing doctor! Knowledgeable, informative, patient, and kind.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Always displays professionalism

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
I saw him for my tics and finally got diagnosed. He was very caring and understanding. He listened to me and wanted to hear what I had to say. Would definitely recommend him

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Abboud always takes his time. He never rushes and answers all my questions. He explains my health care plan thoroughly

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
I am always impressed with Dr Abboud and his staff I see when I come to the office

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Abboud was incredibly kind, patient, and compassionate. He took the time to perform a thorough exam and explained the steps and additional testing he was going to order for me. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs specialized care.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Excellent visit with Dr. Hesham Abboud

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Abboud is a very good and knowledgeable doctor. ***

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
The care was very good. ***

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr.Abood is friendly, professional and seemed to care about me.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I had to leave the only neurologist that I have ever known because UH insurance does not cover the Mellen center. Dr. Abboud spent over an hour with me and answered every question I had. I left his office feeling good about leaving my neurologist of 20 years. Dr. Abboud was very respectful of my previous treatment even though he disagreed with it. Dr. Abboud offered a plan for me and my husband to think about. We go back in September to discuss the next step. We were pleased with our visit and I feel much more comfortable with being forced to see another provider.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I have a rare neurological illness that I often to struggle to understand as I do not have a medical background. Dr. Abboud always spends time explaining my treatment plan in words that I am able to understand as a patient. In addition, he takes extra time to explain why he choses certain treatment plans over others, along with the meaning of any test results, in language that is clear to me as a patient. In addition, he includes the reasoning for his decisions within my medical record. This is vitally important as my illness is rare. These clear medical records have been effective at communicating my treatment plan to other providers who are unfamiliar with my particular Illness.

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.