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Leopoldo Pozuelo, MD


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Leopoldo Pozuelo, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code P57
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Leopoldo Pozuelo, MD
Department: Psychiatry and Psychology
Section Head
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code P57
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Leopoldo Pozuelo, MD
Department: Center for Geriatric Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code P57
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Leo Pozuelo, MD, FACP, has been Staff Psychiatrist at Cleveland Clinic since 1997 and is the current Section Head of Consultation Psychiatry. He has the pleasure to serve as Associate Director of the Bakken Heart Brain Institute, which was created in 2004. Cleveland Clinic has hosted the annual Heart Brain Summit since 2005, providing a one-in-a-kind forum attracting professionals from the disciplines of cardiology, neurology, behavioral medicine and biomechanical science.

Dr. Pozuelo's interests in psychosomatic medicine have concentrated in the arena of depression and cardiovascular disease. Current multidisciplinary projects include depression and correlation of heart rate recovery in cardiac disease, incidence of depression and atrial fibrillation, as well as anxiety disorders and arrhythmias.

Dr. Pozuelo received his medical degree from the University of Navarra Medical School in Pamplona, Spain. He is dually board-certified in internal medicine and psychiatry after completing a medicine residency in internal medicine at Huron Hospital in Cleveland and a psychiatry residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland and at Cleveland Clinic. He is also board-certified in psychosomatic medicine.

He pursues his interest in consultation liaison psychiatry as well as primary-care psychiatry. Dr. Pozuelo was the past Program Director for Adult Psychiatry, and is significantly involved in medical student education at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

In November of 2005, in conjunction with the Department of Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation, a Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Clinic was established to closely assess the psychiatric and psychological needs of cardiac patients at Cleveland Clinic.

Professional Highlights

  • Staff, Joint Appointment, Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Associate Director, Bakken Heart Brain Institute
  • Consultant, Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation C51
  • Section Head, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Discipline Leader of Clinical Psychiatry, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Huron Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Huron Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - University of Navarra Medical School
Pamplona Spain


  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry- Psychosomatic Medicine

Specialty Interests

consultation liaison psychiatry, education, heart brain medicine, medical student, primary care psychiatry

Awards & Honors

  • Best Resident Award, Meridia Huron Hospital, 1993
  • Medical  Staff Outstanding Resident Award, 1994
  • Bruce Hubbard Stewart Memorial Award for Humanistic Medicine, 1996
  • Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Clinic Psychiatry Residency Program, 1998
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP), 2004
  • Best Doctors in America, 2007-2008 


  • American College of Physicians
  • Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  • American Psychosomatic Society
  • American Psychiatric Association

Treatment & Services

  • Body Composition Assessment
  • Clinical Trials
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Heart Brain Medicine
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
  • Primary Care Psychiatry
  • Psychosomatic Medicine

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 9/20/2016, Dr. Pozuelo has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish