Richard Krasuski, MD

216.444.6697

Richard Krasuski, MD

Appointed: 2005

Richard Krasuski, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J2-4
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6697
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Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Richard Krasuski is Director of Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center and 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 certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine as Diplomate in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Krasuski's specialty interests include adult congenital heart disease including atrial septal defects, patent foramen ovale, ventricular septal defects, coarctation of the aorta, Ebstein anomaly, Eisenmenger syndrome, transposition of the great arteries,  tetralogy of Fallot and patent ductus arteriosus. He also specializes in pulmonary hypertension, mitral valve disease, cardiac catheterization, transesophageal echocardiography and mitral, aortic and pulmonic valvuloplasty.

Dr. Krasuski received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School following an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Bowdoin College in Maine, where he graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into the honor society Phi Beta Kappa. He took his residency in internal medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston followed by a fellowship in cardiology from Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina, which included a subspecialty in valvular heart disease and adult congenital heart disease.

Prior to his 2005 appointment to Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Krasuski served as an officer in the United States Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center in Texas. During this time he served an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Washington, DC and was the clinical chair of a committee that designed educational, interactive CD-ROMs for patients with hypertension, dyslipidemia, coronary disease, congestive heart failure, and cardiac rehabilitation at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. In 2004 he was voted Researcher of the Year at Wilford Hall Medical Center and in 2005 and was the youngest physician ever recognized for the Gold Headed Cane Award for academic, clinical and research expertise.

Dr. Krasuski has served as an abstract reviewer for the American College of Cardiology and has chaired various oral sessions in the past. Presently, he is either a reviewer or serves on the editorial board of several leading medical publications including  Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, American Journal of Cardiology, Annals of Internal Medicine, Heart, American Journal of Managed Care, American Journal of Medicine, Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension and American Heart Journal.

He has authored or co-authored articles and abstracts related to his specialty interests in leading medical journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, and Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Krasuski is a Fellow both of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the American Heart Association (FAHA), and a member of the Adult Congenital Heart Association, the International Society for Adult Congenital Heat Disease,  the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinicians and Researchers Society of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Professional Highlights

  • 2003 – Researcher of the Year, United States Air Force, San Antonio, Tex.
  • 2004 – Gold Headed Cane Award Finalist recognizing “excellence in teaching, research and patient care,” United States Air Force, San Antonio, Tex.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Cardiology
Durham, NC USA
2001
Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA
1997
Internship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA
1995
Medical School - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA
1994
Undergraduate - Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME USA
1990

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Adult congenital heart disease, general cardiology, heart valve disease, catheter repair for congenital heart disease, cardiac catheterization, echocardiogram, valvuloplasty

Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Clinicians and Researchers Branch of Pulmonary Hypertension Association
  • Adult Congenital Heart Association
  • American College of Physicians

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/1/2014, Dr. Krasuski 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Krasuski received fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.

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.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
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