Venu Menon, MD, is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging and Director of the Coronary Care Unit in 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 Cardiovascular Fellowship Program and Associate Director of the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical research (C5). He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. His specialty interests include critical care cardiology, cardiovascular imaging, echocardiography and valve disease and the conduct of clinical trials.
Dr. Menon received his medical degree from the J.I.P.M.E.R. Medical School, Madras University in Pondicherry, India. He took an internship in internal medicine at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, College of Physician and Surgeons, in New York, where he received the Chief Resident's Award as well as the Michael Rauchman award for best graduating resident. He went on to complete his fellowship training in cardiovascular disease, and continued his research training as a Clinical Research Fellow on the NIH-supported SHOCK Trial.
Dr. Menon has held several academic appointments. He was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award as Outstanding Teacher of the Year (2001-2002) while in New York. During his tenure at UNC School of Medicine, he was named Educator of the Year and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Prior to his 2005 appointment to Cleveland Clinic as Staff Cardiologist, Dr. Menon was Director of the Coronary Care Unit and Director of the Chest Pain Unit at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. Prior to this appointment, he was Assistant Director of Cardiac Research at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Apart from his clinical duties at the Cleveland Clinic Dr. Menon is also Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program and Director of the the Clinical Events Committee of C5.
Dr. Menon is a reviewer for the American Heart Journal, the American Journal of Cardiology, the European Heart Journal, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart and the American Journal of Medicine.
His research interests have focused on early revascularization for cardiogenic shock as well as the late open artery hypothesis. He has published his research in leading peer-reviewed medical journals. He has edited, authored or co-authored textbooks and chapters in medical textbooks on chronic coronary artery disease, noninvasive cardiac testing and acute coronary syndromes. He has been invited to lecture on his specialty interests throughout the United States and Canada.
Dr. Menon is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association and a member of the American Society of Echocardiography.