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David Cheeran, MD


David Cheeran, MD

Appointed: 2004

David Cheeran, MD
Department: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Contract Staff
Location: Rochester General Hospital
Mail Code Suite 240
1415 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

David Cheeran, MD, is a Cardiovascular Surgeon and a member of the Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Surgery Team practicing at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. In 2004, Cleveland Clinic established a formal cardiothoracic surgery partnership with Rochester General Hospital, one of only two Top 100 Cardiac Hospitals in New York. Dr. Cheeran is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Cheeran received his medical degree from the Jawaharlal Institute of Medicine in Pondicherry, India. He completed rotating internships at the Postgraduate Medical Institute in Pondicherry and at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. His surgical residencies were taken at the Postgraduate Medical Institute in Pondicherry, India; at the Law Hospital in Carluke, Glasgow, Scotland; at the Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals of the State University of New York at Buffalo; and at the Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center, where he was Chief Surgical Resident and where he completed his clinical training in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. He continued his surgical training in cardiovascular surgery through a fellowship from the Texas Heart Institute.

The partnership between Cleveland Clinic and Rochester General Hospital is intended to create a sharing of many Cleveland Clinic and Rochester Heart Institute clinical policies, treatment protocols and research opportunities and to enhance clinical integration.

Dr. Cheeran is an Attending Cardiac Surgeon at Rochester General Hospital and Park Ridge Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the Medical Society of the State of New York.

Education & Fellowships

Residency - State University of New York at Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals
Cardiovascular Surgery
Buffalo, NY USA
Fellowship - Texas Heart Institute
Cardiovascular Surgery
Houston, TX USA
Residency - University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital
Rochester, NY USA
Internship - Strong Memorial Hospital of The University of Rochester
Rochester, NY USA
Residency - Law Hospital
Surgery House Officer
Glasgow Scotland
Residency - Postgraduate Medical Institute
General Surgery
Pondicherry India
Internship - Postgraduate Medical Institute
Rotating Internship
Pondicherry India
Medical School - Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research
Pondicherry, India India


  • Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Specialty Interests

Aortic Aneurysms, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Bypass Surgery, Heart Surgery Reoperation, Reoperation Valve Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Valve Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/27/2015, Dr. Cheeran has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

Languages Spoken

  • English