Dermot Phelan, MD, PhD

216.444.6697

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Dermot Phelan, MD, PhD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J1-5
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6697
WorkFax:216.445.6189
Dermot Phelan, MD, PhD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Sports Cardiology Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J1-5
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6697
WorkFax:216.445.6189
Surgeon:
No
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dermot Phelan, MD, PhD, is a is a cardiologist in the section of Cardiovascular Imaging in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Medical Director of the Sports Cardiology Center in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is an assistant professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. In addition, Dr. Phelan coordinates and teaches an echocardiography lecture series at Cleveland Clinic and is a course Co-Director for the Cleveland Clinic echocardiography national meeting.

Dr. Phelan is heavily involved in the cardiac health of athletes. He is Director of the Sports Cardiology Center and serves as a consultant at the NFL scouting combine.

Specialty interests: Cardiac care in athletes, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular imaging

Number of Procedures Performed: Cleveland Clinic physicians perform more than 72,000 echocardiograms each year. Of these, Dr. Phelan performs nearly 4,000 echocardiography studies, including transesophageal echos, preprocedural imaging and intraoperative imaging to guide surgery.

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:
 http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Dr. Phelan earned his undergraduate degree and doctorate degrees from University College Dublin, Ireland. After completing his medical degree, he divided a two-year residency in medicine between Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia, and Saint Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Following a six-month fellowship in cardiology at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin, he returned to University College Dublin as a PhD Clinical Scientist Fellow. Following this two-year experience he served a fellowship in cardiology, training in three hospitals in Dublin and Galway, Ireland. He completed his training with an advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Phelan joined the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2013.

Publications and Speaking:  Dr. Phelan has authored or coauthored two dozen articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has written multiple chapters in a medical text books and study guides. He has delivered nearly three dozen research abstract presentations at national medical meetings and conferences.   

About Dr. Phelan: "Being an athlete in my youth drove my passion for treating athletes and becoming a physician to help them overcome their medical challenges.”

Leisure Activities: Outside of medicine, Dr. Phelan enjoys cycling and other sports and spending time with his family and young children.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA
2013
Fellowship - University College Hospital, Galway
Cardiology
Galway Ireland
2011
Doctorate - University College of Dublin, Faculty of Medicine
Dublin Ireland
2011
Fellowship - Saint James Hospital
Specialist Registrar in Cardiology
Dublin Ireland
2010
Fellowship - St. Columcille Hospital
Specialist Registrar Cardiology
Dublin Ireland
2009
Fellowship - Mater Misericordiade Hospital
Registrar Cardiology
Dublin Ireland
2008
Fellowship - University College Dublin (National University of Ireland)
Clinical Scientist Fellow
Dublin Ireland
2008
Residency - Saint Vincent's Hospital
Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Dublin Ireland
2005
Residency - Royal North Shore Hospital
Emergency Medicine, General Internal Medicine
St. Leonards, NSW Australia
2004
Internship - Saint Vincent's Hospital
Dublin Ireland
2003
Medical School - University College of Dublin, Faculty of Medicine
Dublin Ireland
2002

Certifications

  • European Society of Cardiology- Adult Transthoracic Echocardiology
  • Royal College of Physicians of Ireland- Medicine

Specialty Interests

Cardiac care in athletes, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular imaging, echocardiography

Memberships

  • Irish Cardiac Society
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gaelic

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