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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
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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

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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 4/4/2023, 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

133 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 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

I will absolutely recommend Dr Creamer and his assistant Zac, they were very conversational and made sure I understood their recommendations.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Doctor Cremer can be describe as the best!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

The virtual visit was ideal for us since we live in South Carolina. We are looking forward to seeing Dr Cremer in person in December

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Paul Cremer is an outstanding physician CC is fortunate to have him!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

I originally came to Dr Cremer about heart murmur. While he expects that the valve will need to be replaced in two years or so, the condition of the valve does not explain present symptoms. Dr Cremer has looked to rule out other issues and has explained what he was looking at.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

I felt since the doctor was so behind so early his time frame for conversation on my reason for visit was maybe limited

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Doctor very experienced and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

The doctor was very nice and took the time to explain what was going on with me

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Dr. Cremer is a very fine doctor. He was very thorough and efficient the last time I visited him. He was very personable which made me feel that he had a personal interest in my health and well-being. I am sure all his patients also feel this way. He is truly a fine doctor and a fine person. I cannot praise him enough.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Dr Cremer is so pleasant kind treats me like I am his family! Always makes sure if I have anymore questions His is the best! I would recommend him over anyone has provided me with the best of care!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

I am continually amazed at the smooth operation of the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Cremer's staff are most efficient.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

The whole Staff is Amazing,vary helpful! Dr. Cremer and Dr Zackary were really helpful. The best Doctors I have seen. I appreciate them.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

In addition to doctor cremmer being an excellent doctor his staff the assistant we talked with before the doctors came in was excellent

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Dr Cremer has been an excellent provider

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Best experience with a medical doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Best Doctor ever

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr. Cremer is a very caring person.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr. Cremer has been awesome!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Dr Cremer is a very competent and caring physician

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr Cremer provided a prompt solution and had me admitted to address heart rate concerns.

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