Maan Fares, MD


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Maan Fares, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J2-4
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Maan Fares, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Avon, OH 44011
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Maan Fares, MD, is a cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute and Vice Chair of Global Patient Services at Cleveland Clinic. He practices at Cleveland Clinic main campus and the Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, Avon, Ohio. Dr. Fares is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology/cardiovascular imaging (Level II, including SPECT and PET) and echocardiographic imaging (Level II) and has completed Level II training in cardiac CT angiography.

Specialty/Clinical interests: Cardiology, adult coronary artery disease, angina, congestive heart failure, adult valvular heart disease, cardiac echocardiography and nuclear imaging

Number of Procedures Performed:  Dr. Fares performs nearly 2,000 nuclear stress tests, 2,000 adult echocardiograms, and more than 2,500 stress tests and EKGs each year.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. Success rates for specific procedures are available at:

Education and Training: Dr. Fares earned his medical degree from the University of Damascus, School of Medicine, Syria. He completed a residency at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, and a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at New England Medical Center; Boston, Mass. Dr. Fares spent time on staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, as a clinical associate in echocardiography while on the medical staff of Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, Mass.

Prior to his appointment to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2013, Dr. Fares was a member of the Ohio Permanent Medical Group/Kaiser Permanente medical staff and Chief of Cardiology. Additional positions he held with Kaiser include Associate Medical Director for Medical Specialties and member of the Board of Directors.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Fares has contributed to medical journals and other publications and has been a frequent speaker on clinical topics that include myocardial viability, valvular disease, noninvasive cardiac imaging and revascularization techniques.

He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and is a founding member of the Syrian American Medical Society.

About Dr. Fares: “I truly enjoy my field because it helps me identify the best way to help my patients even when their disease is unrelated to the heart. Being at the forefront gives me the pleasure of discovering what’s affecting my patients’ health.”

Leisure Activities: In his spare time, Dr. Fares enjoys tennis and traveling with his family.

Languages Spoken: English, French and Arabic

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Tufts University, New England Medical Center
Cardiovascular Diseases
Boston, MA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Damascus University, School of Medicine
Damascus Syria
Undergraduate - Lycee Laique
Damascus Syria


  • Internal Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Cardiology, Adult coronary artery disease, Angina, Congestive Heart Failure, Adult valvular heart disease, Cardiac echocardiography and Nuclear imaging


  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Founding member of the Syrian American Medical Society.

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

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