Department Cerebrovascular Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis And Treatment
  • Stroke Epidemiology
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Treatment
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Thrombolytic Therapy For Arterial Disease
  • Thrombolytic Therapy For Venous Disease
  • Vascular Imaging
  • Vascular Tests
  • Vascular Ultrasound
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Acute Stroke
  • Arterial Dissection
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Carotid Dissection
  • Cavernoma
  • Cavernous Malformation
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
  • Cerebral Vasculitis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD)
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Intracranial Atherosclerosis
  • Intracranial Stenosis
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Moya Moya Disease
  • Secondary Stroke Prevention
  • Spinal AVM (arteriovenous malformation)
  • Spinal Dural Fistula
  • Spinal Vascular Disorders
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Stroke
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Malformations
  • Vertebral Dissection
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
View all 38 Specialties +
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Biography

About Andrew Russman, DO

Dr. Russman is Head of the Stroke Program and Medical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Russman focuses his practice on all aspects of stroke prevention, treatment, and the management of complex cerebrovascular disorders.

Dr. Russman received his osteopathic medical degree from Michigan State University in 2001. He completed his residency training in Neurology in 2005, and fellowship in Vascular Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic in 2006.  Following several years of clinical practice at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Dr. Russman returned to the staff of the Cleveland Clinic in 2012.

Dr. Russman is the Medical Director for the Cleveland Clinic Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit, which delivers an expert team to care for stroke patients at their doorstep throughout the Greater Cleveland area.

Dr. Russman is the author of several peer reviewed publications and chapters on acute stroke management and stroke recovery.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2012

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Vascular Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA
2006

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA
2005

Internship - Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI USA
2002

Medical School - Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
D.O.
East Lansing, MI USA
2001

Graduate - Boston University School of Medicine
M.A.
Boston, MA USA
1994

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
B.A.
Ann Arbor, MI USA
1991

Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neurology - Brain Injury Medicine
  • Neurology - Vascular Neurology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 9/6/2018, Dr. Russman has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Russman receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation

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

45 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

Dr. Russman and his staff are top notch. He explained things in a way we could understand and he listened to our concerns and was able to see issues that we were unaware of for which I am going to get tested for. He has a great manner of treating me and my family (wife and daughter were with me at the appointment) with respect and kindness. He is truly a great doctor and he well worth having working at Cleveland Clinic. I drive up from Pittsburgh and it is definitely worth the trip to see Dr. Russman.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

We arrived a little later than I hoped due to traffic and distance (drove in from Pittsburgh) and the staff took me in right away and was able to keep things on track. The staff was all very attentive and professional. My doctors had the results right away and were able to discuss them with me at my appointments later that same morning.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

I was visiting Dr. Russman for a second opinion. I did wait about 30 minutes; however, his nurse carefully explained the reason. When I did see the doctor, he was patient, thorough, and precise. I left with a definite course of action. His staff--over the phone and in person was excellent. I was coming from Fredericksburg VA and that made the trip a bit stressful; however, I undoubtedly received vital information from Dr. Russman.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Dr Russman spent time up front to review my records. Since this was the first time I have seen him, he was able to create a plan to correctly diagnose my problem

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

I have only had one visit so far but was very pleased with everything. Dr Russman was very encouraging and made me feel very optimistic about coming up with an answer to my health issues.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

We have always had a good experience with Dr. Russman and his staff and overall quality care when our daughter was admitted into Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 7, 2018

had to wait over an hour to see the Doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2018

dr russman and his staff were exceptionally helpful, caring and spent more time than I would have expected , he and his staff where great

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2018

the Dr. didn't review my chart. he keep looking at his watch the whole time. he didn't address my current issues. I will not go back to him.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2018

I travel from PA for treatment of FMD and hemiplegic migraines. My only wish is that Cleveland Clinic was closer because I am so thankful for the care I receive while I am at the clinic. Dr. Russman, as well as all the doctors I see there are outstanding!! (and all the nurses and receptionists and everyone I meet)

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2018

He was running late today for my appointment but it doesn't bother me because he is a very thorough doctor. He takes the time with his patients and I wouldn't want it any other way!

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