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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.8526
Fax:
216.445.6150

Additional Locations

Diagnostic Radiology

Euclid Hospital

18901 Lakeshore Blvd
Euclid , OH 44119
Directions

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.6808
Fax:
216.445.6150
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Noninvasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Nuclear Medicine SPECT Brain Scan
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Stress Testing
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Infections
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Thoracic Aorta Disease
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
View all 18 Specialties +
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Biography

About Deborah Kwon, MD

Deborah Kwon, MD, is Director of Cardiac MRI and a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine of the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. Her clinical interests include cardiac MRI and CT, ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, heart valve disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, pericardial disease and women and heart disease.

She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. She holds dual appointments in the departments of cardiovascular medicine and radiology.

Dr. Kwon is an expert in multimodality cardiovascular imaging, having achieved the highest level of proficiency in all imaging modalities, including cardiac MRI, cardiac CT, echocardiography. She is also the Director of Cardiac MRI Research and serves as the Core Lab director for NIH as well as industry sponsored trials.

Specialty Interests:  Heart Valve Disease, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Women’s Cardiovascular Disease , Ischemic Heart Disease, Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, Pericardial Disease, Cardiovascular Imaging, Computed Tomography (CT) Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Echocardiogram

Number of Procedures Performed: Each year, Dr. Kwon reads approximately 2000 echocardiogram (echo) studies, including transthoracic echo, transesophageal echo (TEE), dobutamine stress echo, and exercise stress echo. She also reads approximately 1,000 cardiac CTs, and 500 cardiac MRIs.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic is nationally and internationally renowned for the world’s best cardiovascular care. Success rates for specific procedures are available at: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Dr. Kwon earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich. She completed her residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, followed by fellowships in cardiology and cardiovascular imaging at Cleveland Clinic. She was appointed to the staff in 2010.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Since 2002 Dr. Kwon has published numerous papers and book chapters and book in publications such as Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), Heart, American Journal of Cardiology and Internation Journal of Cardiology.. She also has presented at the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology meetings every year since 2006.

A dedicated researcher, Dr. Kwon has earned numerous prestigious awards for her work dating back to her residency and fellowships, including first place in the 2008 Cleveland Clinic Cardiology Fellowship Research Competition. In 2009 she placed first in the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Moderated Poster Competition and in 2010 won the Journal of the American College of Cardiology’s prestigious Young Author Achievement Award for Cardiovascular Imaging. She was also awarded the 2010 ACCF/GE Healthcare Cardiovascular Career Development Award for her research in the effect of gender and scar burden in severe ischemic cardiomyopathy.

She serves as a reviewer for multiple journals, including JAMA; Circulation; Journal of the American College of Cardiology; JACC Imaging; Circulation Imaging; Heart, American Journal of Cardiology; American Heart Journal, and the International Journal of Cardiology. Dr. Kwon has also served as a guest editor for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

She has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics related to her specialty interests.

About Dr. Kwon: I believe that the physician and patient relationship is one of the most intimate relationships, and it is sometimes overwhelming to think of how much trust patient places in their physicians.  Therefore, I feel that is my greatest responsibility to do everything I can to accurately diagnose and provide the best treatment strategy to help patients improve their health and quality of life. I think that the field of cardiovascular imaging is one of the most exciting fields, as we have the ability to use the latest technology to identify and understand the reason for the patient’s cardiac disease.  We can then use this knowledge to optimize their treatment. Seeing a patient’s health and quality of life improve is truly one of the most rewarding and humbling experiences.

Leisure activities: Outside of work, Dr. Kwon enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running, and serving at her church.



Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2009

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH
2009

Residency - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA United States
2005

Medical Education - University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
2002

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
1998

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography

Specialty Interests

Heart Valve Disease, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiovascular Imaging, Computed Tomography (CT) Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Echocardiogram, Nuclear Imaging - Heart

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Deborah Kwon, MD.

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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 6/28/2023, Dr. Kwon 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.

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.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

158 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Dr. Kwon was excellent and answered all of my questions. I like that she showed me my MRI and Echo results to point out my condition. I am grateful that she saw something In my previous Echo results and ordered additional tests to confirm a potentially life threatening condition. Cardiologists at other hospitals had the same information but did not identify the potential problem.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Dr. Keon's secretary, Roberta, was outstanding. She was kind, helpful, and empathetic. She followed through on what she said she would do.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

All very good. Apparently the surgical team will decide what type of procedure and when. Dr Kwon wasn't very clear whether I would have tavr or via sternum. I emphasized that I hoped the next visit could be by video If only for consultation and not surgery. We are 7 hours away and pay $400+meals+gas so would appreciate the next meeting by video if not surgery. Dr Kwon wasn't very optimistic that could be arranged if the next meeting is only a consultation and surgical procedure would come weeks later.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Dr. Kwon is always the best! She always listens to my concerns and seems to understand why I would be asking. I've had a stroke with some memory loss and she is also fine to repeat things she has said for me. She Has always been spot on with her recommendations and caring support.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

The video call allowed me to see Dr Kwon earlier. It did not involve a physical. It was an informational meeting..

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

My experience with Dr Kwon and the tech people who administered the echo and ekg have in each instance been professional to the highest degree with a sense of genuine concern for the patient.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

This comment is specifically with reference to Dr Kwon. She appears to me to be the ultimate medical professional with a genuine concern for her patients.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Dr. Kwon was very personable and explained my results to me in a professional manner.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

All of my care providers were very supportive and helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr.,kwon worked me into a busy schedule quickly.,,and made the time necessary to address my issues/concerns constructively ,,,working through to resolution,,,,,,I recognize and appreciate Dr. Kwon's extra effort to make this happen.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

DR KWONS office went over and beyond to get me in quickly ,, to address my medical concerns and questions with my heart, greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Amazing Dr.and person. Always positive

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr. Kwon, as always, listened to my concerns and responded in way I could understand. She is always kind and concerned with my care. She was very responsive to my needing to change my medication because of low blood pressure that I was suffereing. All is well now since she changed the dosage of my medication. Not everyone listens, but she does!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

I am very pleased with the level of care provided by Dr. Rhank youI am very grateful to be under the care of this exemplary physician.Providing this exemplary physicians.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Doctor shows concern and including me plans for my health care.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr Debra Kwon is a fantastic cardiologist and she is the reason we travel from Michigan to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr. Keon is very thorough and always answers my questions

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

I loved Dr. Kwons approach. She was crystal clear about what we knew and didn't take the road of what ifs. I was very comfortable waiting for results and felt good that she would share them with clarity. She did, along with a plan to help.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

I'm so thankful I have Dr. Kwon as my cardiologist. She is kind, caring, listens, and good at explaining everything.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

I love Dr. Kwon's office staff !

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Kwon is always great! Takes the time to listen, ask questions and provides expert analysis and recommendations.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr Kwon knows her field well, taking extra care with her patients and using her skills to ask questions and provide answers

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr Kwon is very caring and compassionate; she remembered that my father passed away recently and she noticed that I had lost weight on sight.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Kwon is an exceptional physician. She spends quality time and answers all questions. She takes time to ensure I understand what's going on and my options. Very caring!

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Kwon is excellent ! She takes her time and addresses any concerns I may have , I would highly recommend her to anyone !

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Doctor was excellent and very helpful in answering questions, even when I did not know how to answer!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr.was very attentive and informative. I left feeling very confident about have her for my physician.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Kwon listens carefully& always answers any questions I might have. She never makes me feel as if she is in a hurry.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Excellent physician, responsive to questions.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr kwon is nothing but awesome

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Although they are always extremely busy and there is an occasional wait time to speak with the appointment scheduler, THEY ARE ALWAYS VERY KIND, PROFESSIONAL, THOROUGH, AND HELPFUL in helping me to schedule my tests and annual appointment at times that are convenient to me. I appreciate the fact that they try to accommodate my requests for morning tests and early afternoon appointments with Dr. Kwon as we make our four hour drive, stay in a hotel on campus, and make our morning appts with ease. This is greatly appreciated!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

My wife and I were concerned as to who could possibly replace my former cardiologist, Dr. William Stewart, when he retired. We feel blessed to have Dr. Deborah Kwon. She is extremely professional, caring, kind, helpful, attentive to our questions and concerns, answers all questions truthfully, listens to our concerns, and she exudes confidence and kindness, not arrogance. These are traits that I believe all professionals - doctors, nurses, teachers, ...essentially anyone and everyone working with the public should possess. Dr. Kwon is an exceptional person and doctor and is very professional in all regards. Simply put, Dr. Kwon is second to none! I have already referred people to the Cleveland Clinic and specifically Dr. Kwon.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr.Kwon is excellent

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

The web portal- my chart is awesome. Dr. Kwon responds personally and very timely.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

I was blessed to be scheduled with her as I continue my long haul covid journey. She has been great in working with me to try to help me deal with the symptoms I have since having covid. I have appreciated her kindness and genuine concern.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr Kwon is everything a doctor should be!!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Kwan's professionalism and knowledge made me feel comfortable and optimistic

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Kwon was very concern, attentive and very thorough in caring for my health.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr Kwon is amazing! She makes you feel like family and really listens to your concerns. We appreciate her greatly!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. Kwon was jammed with patients that day, and scanning made me late to the appt with her. Everyone was hurried that day. Dr. Kwon is excellent and caring and compassionate....it was the circumstances of that day that made things hurried, not Dr, Kwon.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr Kwan is the most efficient, well informed, kind doctor I've encountered in years. I've been her patient for 11years and selfishly hope she never leaves the Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr.Kwon is amazing! So thankful I found the CC and was assigned to her. Very kind and patient with explanations. Never felt rushed.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Great physician

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