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Ellen Mayer Sabik, MD


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Ellen Mayer Sabik, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J1-5
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Ellen Mayer Sabik, MD
Department: Nuclear Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J1-5
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Ellen Mayer Sabik, MD, is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. She is certified by the American Board of Cardiology, National Board of Echocardiography, and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Her specialty interests focus on nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and valvular heart disease, and the use of intravenous contrast in stress echocardiography.

Dr. Mayer Sabik graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Cornell University, where she was inducted into the national honor society, Phi Beta Kappa; Cornell eventually inducted her into its University Athletic Hall of Fame. She received her medical degree at Harvard Medical School, and completed her internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston before accepting a cardiology fellowship from Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Another cardiology fellowship closely followed from Cleveland Clinic, where she went on to receive an advanced cardiac imaging fellowship. She was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 1997.

Dr. Mayer Sabik has had an academic appointment as Instructor at Harvard Medical School and as a Clinical Fellow at Cleveland Clinic. She has been involved in a number of clinical investigations that focus on her specialty interests, lecturing at national and international symposia and conferences on topics related to heart disease. In 1995, she received a travel award to present her research findings on congestive heart failure and heart disease at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions.

She has authored a chapter in a textbook on intraoperative echocardiography, chapters in the Cardiology Intensive Board Review Questions book and the Cleveland Clinic Intensive Cardiovascular Medicine and Board Review Text, as well as articles and abstracts for professional and scientific journals including Circulation, Journal of Heart Failure and Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In addition, she has been involved in several multimedia projects on echocardiography.

Dr. Mayer Sabik is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and American Society of Echocardiography and holds membership in the American Heart Association and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. She is boarded by the American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.

Professional Highlights

  • Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award, 2005
  • Certificate of Collaborative Recognition, Medical Nursing Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1990
  • American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Genentech Travel Award to make presentation at Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology, 1995

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Beth Israel Hospital
Boston, MA Israel
Residency - Massachusetts General Hospital
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA
Internship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Medical School - Harvard University Medical School
Boston, MA USA
Undergraduate - Cornell University
Biological Sciences
Ithaca, NY USA


  • Internal Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology- Nuclear Cardiology
  • National Board of Echocardiography- Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography

Specialty Interests

Heart Disease - Women, Heart Valve Disease, High Cholesterol, Cardiovascular Imaging, Echocardiogram

Awards & Honors

  • Elected to College Sports Information Directors of America, Academic All American Hall of Fame, which recognizes former college All American student-athletes who have excelled in their professions and made substantial contributions to their communities, 1997
  • Elected to Cornell's President's Council of Cornell Women, which includes women who hold a degree from Cornell University, who are leaders in their field and have accomplished a high level of success in their career activities and who demonstrate a commitment to strengthening the experience of women affiliated with Cornell, 1999 

Additional Training

  • Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, 1995-1997


  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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Languages Spoken

  • English