Cardiovascular Management Team

Our team can offer proven strategies to help you spend wisely, maximize existing resources and open new avenues for growth. We can advise you on patient care, strategic planning, technology, marketing, and administration.  Whatever your needs may be, Cleveland Clinic's Cardiovascular Management Services can help you realize a better return on your investment in cardiovascular services for your patients, your institution and your community.


 

Joseph Cacchione MDJoseph Cacchione, MD

Joseph G. Cacchione, MD, FACC, is an interventional cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Arnold and Sydell Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He also is Chairman of Operations and Strategy at Cleveland Clinic.


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Lars Svensson MDLars Svensson, MD, PhD


Lars Georg Svensson, MD is Chairman of the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, Director of the Aorta Center and Marfan Syndrome and Connective Tissue Disorder Clinic, Director of Quality and Process Improvement, and a staff cardiac surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He is also a professor of surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University.

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Curtis Rimmerman, MD

Curtis Mark Rimmerman, MD, MBA, is the initial holder of the Gus P. Karos Endowed Chair in Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine. He is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Clinical Cardiology, the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. 

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Bruce Lindsay, MD


Dr. Bruce D. Lindsay is Section Head, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Cleveland Clinic. He served as President of the Heart Rhythm Society 2007-2008 and chaired the Heart Rhythm Society's Annual Scientific Program in Boston in 2006, which was attended by more than 13,000 international physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals.

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Brian Griffin, MD


Brian P. Griffin, MD, FACC, is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic . He is currently the holder of the John and Rosemary Brown Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine.

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Richard Grimm, DO


Richard Grimm, DO, is Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory and a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Grimm is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography.

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Randal Starling, MD, MPH


Randall Starling, MD, MPH, is Head of the Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Medicine, the Medical Director of the Kaufman Center for Heart Failure and a Staff Cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. He also serves as Vice Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine, Operations.

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Stephen Ellis, MD


Stephen G. Ellis, MD, is the Section Head of Invasive/Interventional Cardiology in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He also is co-director and co-founder of the Cardiovascular Genebank.

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Daniel Clair MDDaniel Clair, MD

Daniel Clair, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Vascular Surgery and a Vascular Surgeon practicing at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. Dr. Clair is board-certified in general and vascular surgery. He specializes in carotid artery surgery, thoraco-abdominal aortic repair/reconstruction, thoracic aortic aneurysm repair, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, peripheral artery/vein repair/bypass surgery, aortic aneurysm stent repair, endovascular stent repair, thoracic outlet syndrome and chronic venous occlusive disease.

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Joseph Sabik MD ImageJoseph Sabik, MD


Joseph F. Sabik III, MD, is Chairman of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Director of the Cardiothoracic Residency Training Program in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Heart & Vascular Institute.   He is board-certified in surgery and thoracic surgery and has specialty interests in adult cardiac surgery, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, surgery of the thoracic aorta, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.

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Steven Nissen MD ImageSteven Nissen, MD

Steven Nissen, MD, is the Chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine located on the main campus of Cleveland Clinic. He was appointed in 2006. Prior to this, he served nine years as Vice-Chairman of the Department of Cardiology and five years as Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Cardiovascular Coordinating Center (C5), an organization that directs multicenter clinical trials.

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Benico Barzilai, MD


Benico Barzilai, MD, is Head of the Section of Clinical Cardiology in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Heart and Vascular Institute.

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Erik Kraenzler MDErik Kraenzler, MD

Erik Kraenzler, MD, is the Operating Room Director in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. He is board-certified in anesthesiology, critical care medicine and perioperative transesophageal echocardiography. He specializes in cardiothoracic anesthesiology, intraoperative echocardiography and resident education.  He was also recently appointed as the Assistant Medical Director for Clinical Supply Chair Management.


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John H. Arnold, MD

Dr. Arnold specializes in adult cardiac surgery, general thoracic surgery and peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Arnold began his surgical career at Cleveland Clinic, opening a de novo satellite surgical program. He returned in 2010 after serving as President and Partner of his private practice cardiothoracic and vascular surgery group in Columbus.

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