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Richard Grimm, DO

216.444.6697

Richard Grimm, DO
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J1-5
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6697
DeskDesk:216.444.6805
WorkFax:216.445.6152
Richard Grimm, DO
Department: Diagnostic Radiology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J1-5
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6697
DeskDesk:216.444.6808
WorkFax:216.445.6152
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

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. In addition to his primary specialty of general cardiology, Dr. Grimm has special interests in Echocardiography, Cardiac Computed Tomography, heart valve disease, cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure, atrial fibrillation and aortic disease.

An Ohio native, Dr. Grimm earned his medical degree from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his clinical training with an internship at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he was named "Intern of the Year." He served a residency in internal medicine at Cleveland Clinic, followed by fellowships in Cardiology and subsequently Cardiovascular Imaging. In 1994, he was appointed to Cleveland Clinic as a staff cardiologist and named to his current position as Director of Echocardiography in 2005.

Dr. Grimm has participated in a number of multi-center clinical trials, including serving as co-primary investigator in the ACUTE trial, which studied transesophageal echocardiography guidance in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardioversion, as well as studies examining the utility of echocardiography in resynchronization therapy for patients with heart failure. He received the Cleveland Clinic Cardiology Research Award in 1993 and in 1994 was awarded an American Heart Association fellowship grant to study the pathophysiologic mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and thrombogenesis. In 2002, Dr Grimm was honored with the Distinguished Teacher Award by the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, and in 2007 he was recognized with an Innovator Award by Cleveland Clinic Innovations. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Echocardiography

He has served as an editorial reviewer for such leading publications as Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography , the American Journal of Cardiology and Heart. Dr. Grimm is a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences and has published more than 200 manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts on his specialty interests.  He is a member of  the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the American Society of Echocardiography

Dr. Grimm was named to "Best Doctors in America" for 2007-2011 and "Best Doctors in Cleveland" for 2006-2011.  In his leisure time, Dr. Grimm enjoys golfing, skiing and hiking. 

Professional Highlights

  • Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Distinguished Teacher Award, 2002

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA
1994
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1993
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1990
Internship - Doctor's Hospital
Rotating Internship
Columbus, OH USA
1987
Medical School - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA
1986
Undergraduate - Hiram College
Hiram, OH USA
1980

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Heart Valve Disease, Pericardial Disease, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiovascular Imaging, Echocardiogram, Optimizing cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure

Awards & Honors

  • Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award, 2007
  • "Best Doctor in America"  listing, 2007-2008
  • Distinguished Teacher Award, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, 2002
  • American Heart Association/Northeast Ohio Affiliate Fellowship Research Grant, 1996

Additional Training

  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomographic Angiography

Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/21/2014, Dr. Grimm has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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