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Jehad Azar, M.B.B.S.

  1. Pulmonologist

Jehad Azar has come a long way to join the Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Division at Mayo Clinic as a Pulmonary Vascular Disease and an Interstitial Lung Disease staff physician. He was born and raised in Nablus, Palestine. Dr. Azar earned his medical degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Thereafter, he finished his Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He also finished sub-specialties in Pulmonary Hypertension and Interstitial Lung Disease, at Cleveland Clinic. Prior to his U.S. training, he completed an internship with the Palestinian Ministry of Health and an Internal Medicine Residency in Jerusalem. Dr. Azar has also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in Pulmonary Vascular Disease at Yale School of Medicine, where his primary focus was pulmonary hypertension. His medical interests include pulmonary vascular disease, with a special interest in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary vascular disease, as well as, interstitial lung disease, focusing on connective tissue related interstitial lung, pulmonary sarcoidosis, invasive hemodynamic monitoring including right heart catheterization, and invasive cardiopulmonary exercise stress testing. He is fluent in English, Arabic, and Hebrew.

  1. Connective tissue disease-associated ILD
  2. Interstitial lung disease
  3. Sarcoidosis
  1. Bronchoscopy
  2. Central venous catheterization
  3. Chest tube placement
  4. Echocardiogram
  5. Endobronchial ultrasound biopsy
  6. Endotracheal intubation
  7. Pleurodesis
  8. Right heart catheterization
  9. Right heart catheterization with exercise
  • Pulmonary vascular disease
  • Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary vascular disease
  • Right heart catheterization
  • Invasive Cardiopulmonary Exercise Stress Testing (ICPET)
  • Point of Care Ultrasound
  • Echocardiography
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Connective tissue disease- related Interstitial lung disease
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Cystic lung disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pleural disease
  1. 2023
    SubSpec Fellow - Interstitial Lung Diseases Subspecialty TrackCleveland Clinic Foundation
  2. 2023
    SubSpec Fellow - Pulmonary Vascular Disease Subspecialty TrackCleveland Clinic Foundation
  3. 2022
    Fellowship - Pulmonary and Critical CareCleveland Clinic Foundation
  4. 2020
    Residency - Internal MedicineSt. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Northeast Ohio Medical University
  5. 2018
    Post Doctoral Associate - Pulmonary Vascular MedicineYale School of Medicine
  6. 2011
    Internship - Internal MedicinePalestinian Ministry of Health (Nablus) and Makassed Hospital (East Jerusalem)
  7. 2011
    MB BS - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of SurgeryAin Shams University, Faculty of Medicine


  1. 2022
    Pulmonary DiseaseAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2021
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Intern of the Year RecipientSt. Vincent Charity Medical Center
  2. 2019
    Doctor's Dilemma Silver Medalist, Ohio Chapter MeetingOhio Chapter, American College of Physicians
  3. 2011
    Graduated with Honors, Summa Cum LaudeFaculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University

Professional memberships

  1. 2019
    Team MemberDoctor's Dilemma Competition, Ohio Chapter, American College of Physicians
  2. 2018
    Team MemberDoctor's Dilemma Competition, Ohio Chapter, American College of Physicians