KV Gopalakrishna, MD, FACP, FIDSA | Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital
KV Gopalakrishna, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Chair Department of Medicine &
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Welcome to Cleveland Clinic Foundation/Fairview Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program. Committed to excellence in medical education, the Internal Medicine Residency Program instills confidence in the future internist to provide exceptional care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. We strive to expand medical knowledge with the development of clinical skills and the fundamentals of medical research.

There are 36 categorical residents and two preliminary residents in the program that are supervised by dedicated core and volunteer faculty members. Our graduates are trained to provide excellent care with high clinical outcomes and patient experience. Innovation, team work, compassion, quality and integrity represent our academic environment.

Clinical Rotations

Fairview Hospital was established on the West Side of Cleveland in 1892. The internal medicine residency program was established in 1962. In 2017 our program became part of the Cleveland Clinic graduate medical education program. Fairview's 540-bed hospital has a significant number of admissions to the teaching medical service. Medical residents follow the patients admitted to medical floors and critical care unit. In addition to the core rotation at Fairview Hospital, residents will have the opportunity to work at the outpatient specialty clinics with their elective rotations.  All PGY level residents can select a maximum of 3 electives and a maximum of 2 electives in the same subspecialty per year at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Residents will have the opportunity to experience all internal medicine and critical care procedures including but not limited to endotracheal intubations, central line and arterial line insertion, thoracentesis, paracentesis and lumbar puncture.

Key Affiliations

Fairview Hospital is a subsidiary hospital of the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Health System (CCHS), a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center. In addition being a part of Cleveland Clinic graduate medical education, our program is affiliated with Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland and students rotate in our Hospital Medicine service.

Successful Alumni

Our residency program was established in 1962 at Lutheran Hospital. The first graduates received their diplomas in 1965. Many of our graduates remain in the Cleveland area and are practicing at Fairview. Others pursued fellowships and returned to Cleveland to set-up practice or joined as hospitalists. Our graduates practice in every part of the United States.

Residents Roster

View a full list and contact information of our 2019 - 2020 Internal Medicine Residents.

We welcome your interest in our program and invite you to contact Doreen Bailes, Program Administrator, with any questions at bailesd@ccf.org.