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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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), anomalous coronary arteries, inflammatory heart disease including pericardits, myocarditis, and sarcoidosis

Number of Patients Treated: Dr. Cremer has performed or interpreted thousands of echocardiograms, including more than a thousand transesophageal electrocardiograms (TEEs). He also has interpreted more than a thousand myocardial perfusion studies and more than a thousand cardiac CTs or 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 50 research papers since 2014 related to cardiovascular imaging and has also written several book chapters related to valvular heart disease, endocarditis, 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 editor of continuing medical education 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
  • 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 
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 4/14/2020, Dr. Cremer 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.

Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Cremer has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:

  • Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals Corp.

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

135 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

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr. Ben was very thorough and answered all my questions in a way that was easy to understand

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

I understand doctors are busy. I waited over an hour to talk to the doctor and he spent 5 minutes with me. The world is different. I get it. I spent a lot of time and money to travel from New England to see him and I left my appointment feeling very sad- and defeated. A lot different than my last visit in January.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Doctor Cremer listened and explained to me

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

dr Cremer ordered several tests but NEVER called back with any results. I kept calling his office and told he would call me. it's been 3 days since my last test and no call back from anyone in his office.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

absolutely NO follow up communication from doctor or nurses. If there's a reason for the delay, I think I deserve the professional courtesy of a phone call. I would definitely recommend Cleveland Clinic. the easy of appointments and the testing and the organization of CC was superb. The lack of communication from the doctor is distressing.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

great doctor

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Cremer is the best. he's so gentle kind caring and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

I'm always very happy and comfortable with Dr Cremer and Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr Cremer answered all my questions and provided me with confidence as to my current cardiac condition.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr Cremer, and his fellow, Dr Zorach - amazing is an understatement. Also, following appt they addressed all of my followup questions and called to discuss them with me rather than an email back.

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Dr Cremer ALWAYS is so kind...... patient..... treats me like I am his family! He always explains my care and makes plans for me! He is the BEST!!!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2020

Wonderful Dr great answers and great explanations so happy I plan to follow his instructions and return in. 6 months if my wife can accompany me for entire appointment.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

I do recommend your hospital and physicians to everyone!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Dr Cremer was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and patient.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr.Cremer was an amazing provider and I would definitely recommend him to anyone. He wanted to hear my story and my concerns before he got on the computer and looked at anything and I thought that was such a good approach. He listened to all of my concernsand gave me answers that I hadn't been given since I've had issues with my heart in September. He also followed up with me with a phone call the next day to discuss all of my test results and made sure I knew what exactly was going on.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

I finally feel I have a plan. Dr Cremer was very informative about my condition and told me what I can expect as far as long term care goes. He was extremely knowledgeable about my condition and even called me Saturday morning to give me test results. I finally feel at ease just knowing what is happening to me.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

I was able to get an appointment promptly and was pleased with the doctors responsiveness

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Cremer was very attentive and we felt very comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr Cramer explained my complex cardiac condition in an excellent fashion.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

Great staff and Doctor

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Cremer is the kindest and smartest physician I have ever had.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

dr Cremer is the best of the best! very through..... answers all questions...... has always been nice n thoughtful...... he has saved my life ...... he has respect for me n me of him......he seems to always be glad to see me.... patient n not in a hurry.....such a great physician to have at ur facility!!!!

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