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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.6765
Fax:
216.445.6145
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
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Biography

About Paul Cremer, MD

Paul Cremer, MD, is a cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular 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), re-do valve surgery, anomalous coronary arteries, functional capacity and exercise, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, including PET and myocardial blood flow, cardiovascular CT and MRI

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 http://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/heart.

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 30 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.

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

Appointed
2017

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA
2016

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2015

Residency - Massachusetts General Hospital
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA
2010

Medical School - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA
2007

Undergraduate - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA
2003

Certifications

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

Specialty Interests

Complex valvular heart disease, prosthetic valve dysfunction, re-do valve surgery, native and prosthetic valve endocarditis, anomalous coronary arteries, functional capacity and exercise, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology including PET and myocardial blood flow, cardiovascular CT and MRI

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 4/24/2018, 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

66 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

4 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

The way I was scheduled and given various tests for my heart was very professional and proficient. The wait time was short. The nursing staff and doctors were very thorough and genuine toward my health care. I am very pleased with all the other assistance I received from the receptionists too.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

Additional tests were ordered by doctor and the administrative staff was extremely efficient and helpful in rearranging my schedule for the day to accommodate the changes AND avoid any unnecessary wait times between appointments.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

great experience!!!! Dr. Creamer was able to see me the day before my appointment. the reason why I was a day earlier was my wife had an appointment. Dr. Creamer was able to see me a day earlier. I can't thank him enough for accommodating me!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018

This was my first visit with Dr Cremer, I had seen Dr Stewart for years. I am very happy with Dr Cremer. He showed some real interest in me.

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