Sherif S. Zaky, MD


Pain Management
Patient Rating
4.6 / 5 (Based on 143 Reviews)

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I went to Medical School at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt and also received my Master’s Degree and Ph.D. there. I completed my residency in Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic and another residency in pain management at University Hospitals in Cleveland.

I chose to practice pain management because I love seeing how the quality of life for patients is drastically improved through treatment. Given a patient’s diagnosis, it is my job to explore all the treatment options available. Sometimes I help manage their pain with lifestyle changes or physical therapy; sometimes it is with surgery or medicine. It truly makes my day when people come in and tell me that because of a therapy I prescribed, they can do things they never thought they could do.

I was impressed by the pleasantness of everyone at Firelands and the community as a whole. The people in this area are kind and laid-back. I liked that the environment was less stressful than that of a big city. Of course, my family likes the lake. I believe being in a community setting (instead of a large research-based hospital) means that I can form close relationships with my patients.

My approach to pain management matches well with the overall goals of the staff and administration at Firelands. I appreciate the support I have from my nursing staff and from the administration at Firelands because they understand the need for pain management in our community. I truly care about long-term outcomes. I am able to achieve this through working with the other members of the Spine Center team, like the surgeons, physical therapists and acupuncturist, and ultimately deciding what is best for the patient.

Contact Information

  • Office: 419-557-6161







Medical School

School of Medicine – Ain Shams University – Cairo, Egypt


Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, Ohio


Pain Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center - Regional Anesthesia, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic -Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Teaching or Professional Positions

Professor of Anesthesiology, Ohio Heritage University

Honors, Awards, etc.

Dr. Zaky is on the editorial board of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians for their periodical Pain Physician, the premier journal for interventional pain physicians to present scientific, clinical and practice management issues related to interventional pain management.

Dr. Zaky has had research published in the following publications:

  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists 

Dr. Zaky has co-authored the following research article(s):

  • Real-time Ultrasound-Guided Lumbar Epidural with Transverse
    Interlaminar View: Evaluation of an In-Plane Technique

What Patients Are Saying

  • "All staff were very helpful and explained everything clearly. Wait time was really short! Dr. Zaky explained my problems and showed me X-rays, which he explained. He also prescribed a pain-relieving cream that is amazing!"
  • "Over the last ten years I have endured extreme back pain. I saw numerous doctors and specialists. The solution always seemed to be pain medications and/or physical therapy. I finally hit rock bottom when I crawled into [the] Firelands emergency room. Through them, I found Dr. Zaky.

    He listened to me when I asked him to "fix" me, not mask the pain with more medications. He and his great staff did listen and honed in on my exact problem. This team effort worked a miracle in my eyes."
  • "I've suffered for years with back problems. My lower back and hips were in constant pain. I've had two prior back surgeries. When the pain returned this time, my physician referred me to see Dr. Zaky. From day one, Dr. Zaky made me feel comfortable. He took the time to explain everything to me in words I could understand.

    Now that I am pain-free, I no longer have difficulty walking and my day-to-day life has been restored. I would not have the quality of life I have today had I not have been treated by Dr. Zaky."
  • "I appreciated the staff and doctor. They never made me feel like they were hurried, but took their time. I liked the doctor very much. He took time to talk with me, explain to me the procedure he would do, how he would do it, time it would take, and so on."
  • "Overall, I was very pleased with Dr. Zaky and his office staff. The staff were kind, understanding and very polite. Dr. Zaky listened to all I had to say. He explained everything and was very understanding of my problems."
  • "I am very grateful and appreciate your kindness and dedication in providing compassionate care, and all you have done this past year to help me and others in our community achieve good health. Thank you."

Provider Review Comments

Patient Rating
4.6 / 5 (Based on 143 Reviews)
June 02, 2022
All good
May 25, 2022
Every aspect runs very smoothly
April 22, 2022
Dr. Zaky is the BEST.
April 21, 2022
Great place
January 28, 2022
Never had a bad experience with Dr. Ruggles or his staff . Dr Ruggles is the best Dr. I have ever been associated with .
January 18, 2022
Dr Zaky is very good at what he does, is very personable and I would highly recommend him
December 20, 2021
I have recommended Dr. Zaky to friends, family and strangers. I don't think there is anyone better
November 19, 2021
Great bedside manners, caring, professional.
November 15, 2021
Excellent caring physician.
November 15, 2021
Very pleasant dr. great bedside manner.
October 07, 2021
August 18, 2021
My wife & I were very impressed with *Dr. Zaky.
August 05, 2021
Dr. Zaky was wonderful!!!I can not thank him enough for getting me in before leaving on vacation. Thank you, Dr. Zaky!!!
July 23, 2021
He has been a huge help for my condition.
April 19, 2021
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