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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aorta Center
  • Cardiovascular CT
  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prevention
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Imaging
  • Noninvasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Stress Testing
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloidosis
  • Aneurysms
  • Angina
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Insufficiency
  • Aortic Occlusion (Blockage)
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm
  • Asymptomatic Valve Dysfunction
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy Valvular
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Complex Valvular Diseases
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Related Illnesses
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Infections
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myxomas
  • Pericardial Cyst
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Disease
  • Valve Prosthesis
  • Valvular Heart Disease
View all 56 Specialties +


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About Richard Grimm, DO

Richard Grimm, DO, is Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory and a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Grimm is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. In addition to his primary specialty of general cardiology, Dr. Grimm has special interests in Echocardiography, Cardiac Computed Tomography, heart valve disease, cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure, atrial fibrillation and aortic disease.

An Ohio native, Dr. Grimm earned his medical degree from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his clinical training with an internship at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he was named "Intern of the Year." He served a residency in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, followed by fellowships in Cardiology and subsequently Cardiovascular Imaging. In 1994, he was appointed to Cleveland Clinic as a Staff Cardiologist, served as Program Director for the Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship from 1996-2004 and named to his current position as Director of Echocardiography in 2005. In 2014 he was awarded the Charles and Loraine Moore Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Imaging.

Dr. Grimm has participated in a number of multi-center clinical trials, including serving as co-primary investigator in the ACUTE trial, which studied transesophageal echocardiography guidance in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardioversion, as well as studies examining the utility of echocardiography in resynchronization therapy for patients with heart failure. He received the Cleveland Clinic Cardiology Research Award in 1993 and in 1994 was awarded an American Heart Association fellowship grant to study the pathophysiologic mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and thrombogenesis. In 2002, Dr Grimm was honored with the Distinguished Teacher Award by the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, and in 2007 he was recognized with an Innovator Award by Cleveland Clinic Innovations. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Echocardiography from 2011-2013 and currently serves on the Program Committee for the American Society of Echocardiography Annual Scientific Sessions.

He has served as an editorial reviewer for such leading publications as Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography , the American Journal of Cardiology and Heart. Dr. Grimm is a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences and has published more than 200 manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts on his specialty interests.  He is a member of  the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the American Society of Echocardiography

Dr. Grimm was named to "Best Doctors in America" for 2007-2013 and "Best Doctors in Cleveland" for 2006-2016.  In his leisure time, Dr. Grimm enjoys golf, skiing and hiking. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Doctor's Hospital
Rotating Internship
Columbus, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA

Undergraduate - Hiram College
Hiram, OH USA

Additional Training

  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomographic Angiography

Professional Highlights

  • Medical Information Officer, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute 2017
  • Charles and Loraine Moore Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Imaging 2014
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award, 2007
  • Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Distinguished Teacher Award, 2002


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Heart Valve Disease, Pericardial Disease, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiovascular Imaging, Echocardiography, Atrial Fibrillation, Optimizing Device Therapy (cardiac resynchronization therapy) for Heart Failure

Awards & Honors

  • Charles and Loraine Moore Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Imaging, 2014
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award, 2007
  • "Best Doctor in America"  listing, 2007-2008
  •  Distinguished Teacher Award, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, 2002
  •  American Heart Association/Northeast Ohio Affiliate Fellowship Research Grant, 1996


  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/6/2023, Dr. Grimm 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

159 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Grimm is very kind and thorough. He took the time to explain my condition very well with visuals and was kind when informing me my condition had progressed and required surgery. He is a very caring cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

All persons involved in my scheduling and related treatment (echo cardiogram, EKG and Office visit were very courteous and polite. All three appointments were scheduled the same day. Where there could have extra waiting time between, I was seen by Dr. Grimm earlier than expected. Dr. Grimm was very considerate, taking time to display the film or video of my heart and my heart valves. He discussed the condition in a manner that helped ease my apprehension regarding future treatment options.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Grimm is personable. He answered my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Grimm is the best. He has been my cardiologist for over 25 years now. I wouldn't trade him for anyone. He knows my history, he knows how I like to review my test results and his concern for my well being is sincere. This year's visit was no different.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Provider was very pleasant and informative.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr. Grim is a wonderful and very caring doctor. I have been with him for over 11 years.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Grimm truly is concerned with my health and well being. I appreciate the time he spends with me.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Very pleasant employees and helpfulDr Grimm took a valid interest in my case and did not rush my appointment with him

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Again. Dr Grimm was not in a rush with my appointment and he explained the results of my tests quite thoroughly

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr Grimm is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

I always recommend DR Grimm, CCF Cardiolology and CCF to everyone.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr Grimm is the best !!!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Kind and informative staff and doctor

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Grimm is a very personable physician, very informative

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

I met with Dr. Grimm and he was very attentive to my concerns and explained in detail what was going on.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Grimm was outstanding. He demonstrated compassion and respect and had a warm and welcoming manner. He took time to explain things to me and patiently answered my questions. I left his office knowing that I was in the hands of a very competent physician.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Excellent rapport with Dr. Grimm who always is very caring and ready to answer and explain any questions or concerns

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr Grimm was very kind, patient and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

I can say Doctor Grimm is a gentleman and very likable. He seems a man at the top of his profession yet remains a " regular guy". I have the utmost confidence in him going forward. I am glad that I chose the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Grimm has excellent interpersonal skills.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Grimm is very personable, concerned for my condition and discussed options in easy to understand manner.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

I have been seeing Dr Grimm for 10 years. I trust his care and expertise with my heart Problems. He has always shown utmost concern and explains things to my husband and myself so we understand.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr Grimm was very nice

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

I know that I was scheduled to see Dr. Rhonda Miyasaka but saw Dr. Richard Grimm instead as Dr. Miyasaka was on some sort of emergency leave. I thought that Dr. Grimm did a good job at getting up to speed on my situation and I was happy that he was able to accommodate me at my scheduled appointment time.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Grimm is very personable but highly professional.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr. Grimm is GREAT!!! Very personable!!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

I have been seeing Dr Grim for over 22 years .

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Grimm is a great listener and provided answers to all of my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Grim is ecellent!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Always a good experience with Dr. Grimm

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

We can't say enough good things about Dr Grimm and Dr Brian (the fellow working with Dr Grimm).

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Very efficient, professional but friendly. Doctors were not in a hurry .

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr. Grimm and Dr. Abadie covered all bases ,they are the best.

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