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Baruch Fertel, MD

Baruch Fertel, MD
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Department Center for Emergency Medicine-Main Campus
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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About Baruch Fertel, MD

Dr. Fertel is the Director of Operations for the Emergency Services Institute and all of the Cleveland Clinic Emergency Departments. He has a strong interest in high reliability, process improvement, utilization, standardization, opioid stewardship and Peer Review/QA.

Dr. Fertel is also Associate Chief Quality Officer- Regulatory Affairs for Enterprise Quality & Safety where he provides clinical oversight and leadership for Cleveland Clinic’s interaction with various regulatory agencies, as well as oversight of professional practice evaluation (Peer Review, OPPE, FPPE).

Previously, he was Medical Director in the IT Division/ Clinical Systems Office with oversight over the Electronic Health Record (EPIC-ASAP) and other aspects of Clinical Informatics for the Emergency Services Institute and was also the Quality Improvement Officer for the Emergency Services Institute.

Clinically, Dr. Fertel sees patients in both the General and Pediatric ED's. He is a teacher to residents, PA and medical students. He holds the academic rank of Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and was also part of the faculty at the PA program at Case Western. Academic accomplishments include more than 80 published abstracts, manuscripts and book chapters. In addition he has made numerous media (TV/Radio/Print) appearances locally and nationally.

He is an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) both nationally and locally, sits on the ACEP Membership Committee, ACEP EM Practice Committee and is Chair of the Ohio ACEP Government Affairs Committee.

Dr. Fertel is also Medical Director of the Forensic Nursing Program at Cleveland Clinic.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of Cincinnati Hospital/Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Emergency Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Medical Education - NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - Queens College
Flushing, NY USA

Graduate School - City University of New York
New York, New York,

Additional Training

  • Leading in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Communication Certificate 

Professional Highlights

  • Quality Improvement Officer for Emergency Services Institute 2017-2021
  • Medical Director IT/Clinical Systems 2014-2019


  • Emergency Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine - Clinical Informatics

Specialty Interests

Operations, Quality, Patient Safety, Clinical Compliance, Stewardship, Effectiveness of Care

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Cleveland Clinic Caregiver Award Tier 4
  • Ohio ACEP 2019 Physician Leadership Award
  • Ohio ACEP 2021 Emergency Physician Advocacy Award 
  • 2021 Cleveland Magazine Top Doctor


  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • EAST (Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma)
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 1/24/2022, Dr. Fertel 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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