Raul Schwartzman, MD, is a cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He practices at Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, and the Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, Avon, Ohio. Dr. Schwartzman is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.
Dr. Schwartzman earned his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine,Buenos Aires, Argentina, and completed a research fellowship at the Lanari Medical Institute, Buenos Aires. He served a five-year cardiovascular medicine residency with the last year as chief resident at Sanatorio Mitre, Buenos Aires, while earning an advanced degree in cardiology from the University of Buenos Aires and the Argentine Society of Cardiology.
After earning that distinction, Dr. Schwartzman continued his training as a postdoctoral research fellow in cardiological sciences, St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London, U.K. He returned to Buenos Aires to accept a position as head of the Coronary Care Unit at Sanatorio Güemes. During this period he also was a fellow and lecturer in evidence-based cardiology with the Grupo de Estudio, Docencia e Investigación Clínica and the Argentine Medical Association.
Dr. Schwartzman first came to Cleveland Clinic as a postdoctoral research fellow in molecular cardiology with the Lerner Research Institute, receiving a Cleveland Clinic Award of Excellence at the conclusion of his training. He subsequently completed a three-year internal medicine residency at St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, as chief resident in his final year. He continued his specialty training as a fellow in cardiovascular medicine at New York Methodist Hospital where he was recognized for excellence in teaching as a fellow and an attending physician. He was named to the Methodist Hospital attending staff in 2009, the position he held immediately prior to his appointment to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2013.
He has been a frequent speaker at the Argentine Society of Cardiology and has authored or co-authored more than two dozen scientific papers in leading medical journals and medical textbook chapters. Dr. Schwartzman is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography.
He is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese and Italian.