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. He is also Director of the Cleveland Clinic Cardiovascular Medicine Affiliate Programs. Prior to this he was Medical Director for the Cleveland Clinic Westlake, Lakewood, and Avon Pointe Family Health Centers. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and the subspecialty of Cardiovascular Diseases. He is also certified by the National Board of Echocardiography and the American College of Physician Executives. His specialty interests include clinical cardiology, valvular heart disease, electrocardiography, coronary artery disease, preventive cardiology, echocardiography, and stress echocardiography.
Dr. Rimmerman is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, completing his undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in chemistry (Phi Beta Kappa). He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Rimmerman completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., followed by a cardiology fellowship at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. He continued his education while on Staff at Cleveland Clinic at the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, earning a Master's Degree in Business Administration.
Dr. Rimmerman was appointed to the professional Staff of Cleveland Clinic in 1993.
Nationally and internationally, Dr. Rimmerman has organized and chaired conferences and symposia focusing upon his specialty interests, with an emphasis on topics related to electrocardiography and echocardiography. He has published articles and abstracts in leading medical journals on his specialty interests and authored or co-authored chapters in medical textbooks related to interactive electrocardiography, acute coronary syndromes and myocardial infarction. His Interactive Electrocardiography CD-ROM and Workbook serves as an industry standard for electrocardiography education.
Dr. Rimmerman is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), a member of the American Society of Echocardiography and a certified member of the American College of Physician Executives.
Dr. Rimmerman has published two books with Kaplan Publishing. His first book, The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Heart Attacks, was released in 2009. A second book entitled, The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Speaking With Your Cardiologist, was released in 2010.