About Dr. Kareem M Abu-Elmagd MD

Dr. Kareem M Abu-Elmagd, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Weston, FL, with another office in Cleveland, OH. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery and Transplant Surgery. He speaks English.

Dr. Abu-Elmagd has received 7 awards.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Kareem M Abu-Elmagd is Excellent. Dr. Kareem M Abu-Elmagd has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Kareem M Abu-Elmagd is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Kareem M Abu-Elmagd has 2 locations

get directions CLEVELAND CLINIC HOSPITAL
3100 Weston Rd
Weston, FL 33331
get directions THE CLEVELAND CLINIC
9500 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44195

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Specialties

Dr. Kareem M Abu-Elmagd has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Kareem M Abu-Elmagd has the following 4 expertise

  • Liver Transplantation
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Bile Duct inflammation (Sclerosing Cholangitis)
  • Esophageal and Gastric Varices

Board Certifications

Dr. Kareem M Abu-Elmagd is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Wonderful doctor but staff needs work

Dr Kareem and his surgical team saved my life. After struggling for 13 years to find out what was wrong me....he took me seriously, listened, and searched for answers. Once they discovered what the rare medical problem was, they did two surgeries and changed my entire life. Dr Kareem is one of the most caring and loving human beings I’ve ever met. He holds your hand when you are scared and takes as much time as you need to get all your questions answered. His office staff could use some work. Jacqui is so caring and helpful. His nurse Shatina is a nightmare to deal with. She is always defensive and very short and rude. The only time she is somewhat friendly is when the doctor is present. On the phone she cuts you off as you speak, tells you she will check with the doctor and call you back-but doesn’t, and she makes you feel like a burden. The office manager isn’t much better. The nurse practioner Marissa is absolutely phenomenal and adorable. You can tell she loves helping her patients. I love the physicians in this group but dread calling to schedule an appointment or ask a question. Dr kareem is trulybthe best

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Good but...

Dr Kareem is a good surgeon, but with serious bed side manner problems. He talks down to patients, and one time even suggested I was a homosexual for having an off colored casing for my phone. He thought it was a joke, I ignored it but others could take serious offense to this. My wife was also insulted in several occasions. He doesn't like it when you question him, and he lashes out at his nurses. Nurses would leave crying from the room. If you can put up with his temper and filthy humor. Go for him, he can fix you up.

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Five Stars

I was Transplanted by Dr. Kareem and his team. He is, I feel, the best at what he does. He is VERY dedicated to the overall well being of his patients. And his professionalism and knoledge carries over well with his staff. If it were not for them, I literally would not be alive today.

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Five Stars

Dr. Kareem is a wonderful person he is so kind and very experienced. Dr. Kareem is someone who can be trusted he tells you the problem and then he fixes it. He has given a second chance to the love of my life I will never forget to pray for him. When other doctors could do nothing we thought we would have to travel to the Mayo clinic then we met Dr. Kareem. In my heart i really believe if it was not for him we would not have had such a good outcome. I am forever thankful and to anyone in need find Dr. Kareem. Words can never express how thankful we are.

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Amazing!

We were told my husband had only a short time to live and nothing could be done for him. We found Kareem and he saved his life. He is a true miracle worker!

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  • Awards

    7 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood

    Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Mansoura University

    Graduated in 1986

  • University Health Center Of Pittsburgh

    Residency

  • Dr. Kareem M Abu-Elmagd Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO

More about Dr. Kareem M Abu-Elmagd

Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, PhD,has joined the Department of General Surgery in the Digestive Disease Institute as Director of the Intestinal Transplant Program. During the next few months, Dr. Abu-Elmagd will take on leadership of the Transplant Center from John Fung, MD, Chairman of the Digestive Disease Institute, who has directed the center until now. Dr. Abu-Elmagd has led the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Center at the University of Pittsburgh (UPMC) since its establishment in 1999 and has earned an international reputation for clinical and technical contributions to the field of transplantation. He has authored more than 300 original publications and 40 book chapters. He is an active member of 13 prominent professional and scientific societies. In 1999, Dr. Abu-Elmagd convinced the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that, due to improved survival rates, intestinal and multivisceral transplantation programs should receive reimbursement. his clinical and surgical expertise in the field of liver transplantation, Dr. Abu-Elmagd has also made significant global contributions to the field of portal hypertensive surgery. He played a pivotal role in the development and introduction of the immunosuppressive drug FK506, also known as Prograf.

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