Ravi Nair, MD

216.444.6697

Ravi Nair, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J2-3
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
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Ravi Nair, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Department Chair
Location: Abu Dhabi
Mail Code J2-3

UAE, Abu Dhabi,
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Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Ravi N. Nair, MD, is on the staff of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. He is also a professor of medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Appointed to the Cleveland Clinic in 2008, he previously served as Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at University Hospital of Cleveland and was a Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

His specialty interests are ischemic heart disease, advanced cardiac invasive diagnostic procedure, and coronary intervention. Dr. Nair is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the subspecialties of Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease.

A native of India, Dr. Nair is a graduate of Bombay University. He continued his education there, earning medical degrees, M.B.B.S. and MD, at Topiwala National Medical College of Bombay University. He completed training in internal medicine in Bombay before coming to St. Lukes Hospital in Cleveland for an internship. He next received a fellowship in cardiology at Case Western Reserve University, followed by a fellowship in invasive cardiology at the University of Illinois, at Chicago.

Dr. Nair has been a principal investigator or co-investigator of numerous research studies. His articles and abstracts have been published in leading medical journals and he has contributed a chapter to a medical textbook. Additionally, Dr. Nair is frequently an invited speaker at national and international conferences and symposia.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Illinois at Chicago Hospitals
Interventional Cardiology
Chicago, IL USA
1988
Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA
1987
Residency - Saint Luke's Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1985
Internship - Saint Luke's Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1983
Medical School - University of Bombay, Topiwala National Medical College
Bombay India
1981
Medical School - University of Bombay, Topiwala National Medical College
Bombay India
1978

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine- Interventional Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Coronary artery disease, stent restenosis, total coronary occlusions, angioplasty, cardiac catheterization, rotational atherectomy, stent-coronary, coronary artery atherectomy, coronary intervention, drug eluting stenting

Treatment & Services

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/2/2013, Dr. Nair has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Nair receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
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