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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
View all 23 Specialties +


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About Paul Cremer, MD

Paul Cremer, MD, is a cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, Associate Director of the cardiac intensive care unit, and Associate Director of the cardiovascular medicine training program in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Specialty Interests: Complex valvular heart disease, prosthetic valve dysfunction and native and prosthetic valve infection (endocarditis), aortic disease, anomalous coronary arteries, inflammatory heart disease including pericardits, myocarditis, and sarcoidosis

Number of Patients Treated: Dr. Cremer has performed and interpreted thousands of transthoracic and transesphogeal echocardiograms. He has also interpreted thousands of myocardial perfusion studies, cardiac CTs and MRIs. 

Volume and Success Rates:
Cleveland Clinic physicians annually perform more than 100,000 heart (cardiac) imaging studies, one of the highest volumes in the United States.  In 2015 this total included more than 78,000 echocardiograms, 7,700 CTs and 3,200 MRIs.
To learn more about imaging studies and view outcomes for many cardiac procedures available at Cleveland Clinic, visit

Education and Training:
Dr. Cremer earned a Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Following completion of his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, he worked as a physician for two years at the Navajo IHS Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility in Chinle, Ariz. He then continued his postdoctoral training with a three-year fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and a subsequent two-year fellowship in advanced cardiovascular imaging, both at Cleveland Clinic. He joined the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2017.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Cremer has co-authored more than 100 research papers in medical journals including in the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and the European Heart Journal. He has also authored several book chapters related to valvular heart disease, endocarditis, pericarditis and myocardial perfusion imaging. He has presented his research and given lectures at numerous national and international meetings including the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, European Society of Cardiology, and European Society of Cardiovascular Imaging. Dr. Cremer serves as an associated editor for Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.

About Dr. Cremer: “I enjoy cardiovascular imaging because I am able to listen to patients, integrate their symptoms with imaging studies and come up with a diagnosis and treatment plan that enables them to live a healthier life.”

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Cremer enjoys swimming, reading, and spending time with family.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Massachusetts General Hospital
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA

Undergraduate - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Specialty Interests

Complex valvular heart disease, prosthetic valve dysfunction and native and prosthetic valve infection (endocarditis), anomalous coronary arteries, inflammatory heart disease including pericardits, myocarditis, and sarcoidosis

Awards & Honors

  • Presidential Scholars Public Service Initiative Award, Harvard Medical School
  • Senior Resident Excellence in Teaching, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Navajo Area Director’s Award, Navajo Area IHS
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) Fellow of the Year, Cleveland Clinic 
  • Griffin Award for Clinical Excellence, Cleveland Clinic 
  • Razavi Award for Clinical Excellence, Cleveland Clinic 
  • Razavi Fellowship for Clinical Research, Cleveland Clinic
  • Soanes-Favaloro Award for Clinical Research, Cleveland Clinic 
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Paul Cremer, MD.

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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 8/2/2021, Dr. Cremer 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

136 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

This visit was the easiest to schedule. There was no long delay at any point. Dr. Cremer was reassuring and very clear in the explanation of my situation and condition. I know what to expect in the future and where the help I need will be available.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Dr Cremer is excellent in every way. Very knowledgeable, polite and thorough. He reviewed my case carefully before he saw me. Definitely 5 star!!J V Martuccio,DDS

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

I had to send 3 my chart messages to the doctor before I finally heard back from his nurse. And that took 5 days, not the promised 48-72 hours. The nurse said they never received my first 2 messages. That was frustrating.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Dr Cremer gave me some unexpected news re. My diagnosis. I was in shock and felt like he could have given me more information about the disorder without asking if I had questions. I needed more Information up front. And THEN ask If I had questions. I'm an RN but not in cardiology. He seems very knowledgeable and low key so maybe being more talkative isn't his personality.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Dr. Cremer was very thorough. He carefully listened. He explained the meaning and implications of my test results. After our session I had a solid basis for making decisions regarding my treatment. I can't tell you how much I needed that. I now have peace of mind.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Dr. Cremer is a very kind and compassionate doctor. He explains everything and makes sure the patient understands what he had said before he leaves the room. I am very lucky to have Dr. Cremer as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

I said fair for the 1st answer because of all the things you have to do before seeing the doctor. I have been Dr. Creamers patient since I was in the hospital for open heart surgery. I believe Dr. Cremer knows me well. He pays very close attention to all that is said and evaluates the needs that are best for me. The process of watching videos and survey's can be and is tedious and for the most part I don't believe needed. I do not have to do any of the extra steps when I have an in person appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr. Cremer is a wonderful and extremely knowledgeable doctor. I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

I found the process before the video appointment, for the most part not necessary. It was an agitation to this online when Dr. Cremer has been my doctor since 2019 and I don't have to go through this process for in person appointments. Since my surgery I suffer from short term memory loss... Technology is not always an easy step for me.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr. Creamer, his staff and Cleveland Clinic have given me excellent care. My questions are answered and I feel reassured.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr Cremer is an outstanding physician! We are fortunate to have him as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Scheduling made me for a very long time so I had to contact Dr. Cremer's office. Dr. Cremer was extremely accommodating and offered a schedule when he normally didn't see people.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr. Cremer went out of his way to help me. Thank you very much!

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

The Doctor was great he answered all my questions and addressed all of my concerns he was very caring.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Dr Cremer was excellent. explain everything and answered all my questions

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

very good doctor

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr Cremer and research nurse Danielle are excellent.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Superb physician, worth the wait

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

dr Paul Cremer is very professional caring and always listens to me and cares about my well being. outstanding doctor

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

I am so impressed with quality of care I would love to have a primary doctor who is as great as Doctor Cramer.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

I recommend your Doctor's and facilities all the time.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

I have a better quality of life because of Dr Cremer & Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr. was very focused on my problem and presented very logical diagnosis and treatment plan. I am extremely pleased with Dr. Cremer

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Cremer's seemed in a hurry. )He was called down from his office. He briefly went over the CT (forgot to discuss the bicuspid mitral valve) and was "matter of fact" about the two ascending aneurysms. They are stable which was great news. He kept asking, "what's next". I guess soliciting questions. I needed more explanation to ask more questions. I have great confidence in his expertise, though.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

dr Cremer ALWAYS makes sure I understand my care....... treatment...... any changes...... he is magnificent!!!! always explains everything and discusses anything I may ask

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

We have the upmost faith in Dr Cremer. He is very careful in his decisions evolving my health. I'm feeling much better with his care.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

I love Dr. Cremer. He is very professional, straightforward and kind.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

dr Cremer only sees patients on Fridays from what I was told. I come from out of state and would have preferred a Monday appt but not a super huge deal.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr Cremer is always polite and listens. He just seemed a little rushed this visit as compared to last visit.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Cremer is excellent- the best doctor I've seen at CC, including my hear surgeon.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr Cremer is exceptional.

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