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Steven Insler, DO

Steven Insler, DO
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Department Intensive Care and Resuscitation
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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About Steven Insler, DO

Steven Insler, DO, is a Staff Anesthesiologist in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit of the Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Anesthesiology Institute, at Cleveland Clinic. Along with clinical responsibilities in the cardiothoracic operating rooms, he is a critical care physician involved with the care of patients in the cardiothoracic intensive care units following cardiac surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Dr. Insler has a special interest in cardiothoracic anesthesiology, critical care medicine, resident education and clinical research.

A native of New York, Dr. Insler graduated from the State University of New York at Albany and received his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing an internship at Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway, N.Y., and a residency in anesthesiology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, he received two fellowships from Cleveland Clinic to continue his clinical training in cardiothoracic anesthesia and critical care medicine. In 1992, he was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in the Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia.

Dr. Insler’s clinical research has focused primarily on anesthesia and therapeutic interventions for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. His clinical research led Dr. Insler to develop a bronchial blocking endotracheal tube for which he received a patent.

Dr. Insler is a Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. He also serves on the Fellow Selection Committee for the department. He has published articles and abstracts on his specialty interests and research findings in leading peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, Heart Surgery Forum and Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Insler is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of General Practitioners, American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, the Ohio State Osteopathic Association, Ohio State Society of Anesthesiology, Ohio State Medical Association, New York State Society of Anesthesiologists and the New York State Medical Society.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Critical Care
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY USA

Internship - Peninsula Hospital Center
Rotating Internship
Far Rockaway, NY USA

Medical Education - New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - State University of New York at Albany
Albany, NY USA


  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Interests

cardiothoracic anesthesia, cardiothoracic anesthesiology, cardiovascular critical care, clinical research, critical care medicine, fellow and resident education, resident teaching

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/29/2024, Dr. Insler 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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