Robert Hobbs, MD, is a Staff Cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Heart Failure and Transplant Medicine at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute of Cleveland Clinic. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Hobbs is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and advanced heart failure and transplantation . He specializes in the evaluation and management of patients with congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathies and cardiac transplantation.
He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and then he completed his clinical training with a residency in internal medicine at Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. Subsequently, he received a fellowship from the Cleveland Clinic for advanced training in cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Hobbs has been listed repeatedly in Best Doctors in America. He has been listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and in America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, among many other honors. He is a life member of The National Registry of Who's Who. Locally, he is named in Northern Ohio Live and Cleveland Magazine as a "Top Doctor."
Dr. Hobbs has been a prolific research investigator in the area of cardiac transplantation and congestive heart failure, participating in many clinical studies of drugs and devices. He has lectured at more than five hundred professional medical symposia and conferences worldwide. He is author or co-author of numerous peer-reviewed articles published in major medical journals. He has written chapters and edited medical textbooks.
He sits on the editorial boards and provides editorial reviews for multiple medical journals. He has been a guest on radio and television news and talk programs speaking on cardiology topics including new therapies for heart failure, heart pumps, heart transplants, among others.
Dr. Hobbs is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, and the American Heart Association. He is a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and the Heart Failure Society of America. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Society of Heart Failure. He is the Ohio Governor of the American College of Cardiology.
Locally, Dr. Hobbs is a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio. He is president of the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association. He served as past president of the Board of Trustees of the American Heart Association, Cleveland Metro Division.