Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Surgeon No
Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Primary Location

Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Heart Valve Disease
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About Raul Schwartzman, MD

Raul Schwartzman, MD, is a cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He practices at Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, and the Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, Avon, Ohio. Dr. Schwartzman is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.

Dr. Schwartzman earned his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine,Buenos Aires, Argentina, and completed a research fellowship at the Lanari Medical Institute, Buenos Aires. He served a five-year cardiovascular medicine residency with the last year as chief resident at Sanatorio Mitre, Buenos Aires, while earning an advanced degree in cardiology from the University of Buenos Aires and the Argentine Society of Cardiology.

After earning that distinction, Dr. Schwartzman continued his training as a postdoctoral research fellow in cardiological sciences, St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London, U.K. He returned to Buenos Aires to accept a position as head of the Coronary Care Unit at Sanatorio Güemes. During this period he also was a fellow and lecturer in evidence-based cardiology with the Grupo de Estudio, Docencia e Investigación Clínica and the Argentine Medical Association.

Dr. Schwartzman first came to Cleveland Clinic as a postdoctoral research fellow in molecular cardiology with the Lerner Research Institute, receiving a Cleveland Clinic Award of Excellence at the conclusion of his training. He subsequently completed a three-year internal medicine residency at St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, as chief resident in his final year. He continued his specialty training as a fellow in cardiovascular medicine at New York Methodist Hospital where he was recognized for excellence in teaching as a fellow and an attending physician. He was named to the Methodist Hospital attending staff in 2009, the position he held immediately prior to his appointment to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2013.

He has been a frequent speaker at the Argentine Society of Cardiology and has authored or co-authored more than two dozen scientific papers in leading medical journals and medical textbook chapters. Dr. Schwartzman is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography.

He is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese and Italian.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - New York Methodist Hospital
Cardiovascular Disease
Brooklyn, NY USA

Residency - St. Vincent Charity Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Saint George's Hospital Medical School, University of London

Medical Education - Lanari Medical Institute
Buenos Aires,

Medical Education - Universidad de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires,

Undergraduate - University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina,


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

General cardiology, heart valve disease, echocardiography

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/6/2020, Dr. Schwartzman 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

172 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

dr swartzman is a great doctor and a great communicator he explained everything in depth regarding my condition and what determines how decisions get made thankyou dr swartzman!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

good doctor

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Awesome Doctor

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

nice doctor

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. is thorough and direct and I am grateful.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Raul is thorough, knowledgeable & quite excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Raul Schwartzman's positive and pleasant attitude had a positive impact on me including giving me confidence to address my medical issues.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

dr. Raul is the best . any question wifty or I ask is answer. he is great

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

I found it weird that the doctor went and got someone to come in the room while he examined me. He was very professional, but it just seemed odd to have a witness to fully clothes medical exam. The doctor's hands nor stethoscope touched me under my clothes.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr was very thorough , explained prior tests I had done per his request . Reviewed results to prior ones done two years ago.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr Schwartzman is the best! He takes all the time you need & has a unique ability to "dumb down" all the test results so a patient can fully understand what is going on. He is wonderful!

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr. Schwarzman is very straightforward, provides good explanation of treatment and results. He is very caring, ensuring I did not have to wait for test results. I appreciated that very much.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

It was my first visit with him and also my first virtual doctor's visit ever. It was different but I thought he did a go job. He had reviewed my chart well.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Excellent physician, excellent Cardiac Ultra Sound Tech, excellent handling of Covid 19 protectionThank you.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Dr. Schwartzman was very thorough with his explanation of echocardiogram results and further treatment

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Excellent experience. Great doctor. Took time and explained things.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Also AMAZING !!! The doctor actually LISTENED to me !!! He didn't interrupt me or try to finish my sentence. HIGHLY recommend him !!!!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

was not satisfied didn't achieve comfortable rapport with doctor

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Doctor is very understanding.He explains everything thing making sure that we understand.

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