Scott D. Flamm, MD, is Head of the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging in the Cleveland Clinic Division of Radiology. He is a staff physician with joint appointments to the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Division of Pediatrics. Dr. Flamm is board-certified in diagnostic radiology. In addition, he has certification in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and in Protecting Human Research Subjects in Biomedical and Genetic Research. His specialty interests include cardiovascular MRI, cardiovascular CT, ischemic heart disease and congenital heart disease.
Dr. Flamm has an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a medical degree from George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he was born. He took a medical internship in the Department of Medicine at George Washington Medical Center and did his residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He continued his medical training at the University of California, San Francisco, with a fellowship in cardiovascular imaging/MRI.
Dr. Flamm trained in research at the University of California, San Francisco and in the Division of Nuclear Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has received major grants for research in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. His research work has garnered awards including a 2005 Young Investigator Award from the North American Society for Cardiac Imaging and a 2004 1st Place Award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Technologists.
Prior to his 2006 appointment to the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Flamm was a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine (Cardiology) and in the Department of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he served as program director for the Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging Fellowship Program and Director of MRI and Cardiovascular MRI Research. He had joint appointments at the Texas Heart Institute and at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, both in Houston. During the 1990s, Dr.Flamm was a staff physician at the Cleveland Clinic in the Divisions of Radiology and Pediatrics.
Dedicated to community service, Dr. Flamm was a participant in public planning meetings for Civic Vision 2000 in Cleveland as well as serving as a member of the Cleveland Waterfront Coalition in the late 1990s. He also has volunteered his radiology expertise to healthcare clinics in California.
Dr. Flamm has authored or co-authored numerous articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals on his research findings and clinical experiences. He sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging and the Texas Heart Institute Journal, is a consultant to the editor of Radiology, and was previously on the editorial board of Circulation. He has been an invited lecturer to national symposia and conferences. In addition, Dr. Flamm has served as a Board Member (2004-2007) for the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and was recently elected to the position of Vice Secretary-Treasurer; he also serves as a Board Member for the North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging.
He is a member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the International Society for Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease, the North American Society for Cardiac Imaging, the Radiological Society of North America, the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (Founding member), the American Roentgen Ray Society, the American Heart Association (Council on Cardiovascular Radiology), the American Medical Association, and the Texas Heart Institute Cardiac Society.