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 Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
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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

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


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, 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

98 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

Dr. always gives us adequate time and answers all our questions.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

dr Cremer is very thorough ....... wants to help me on any way....... his has been a very trying time and he takes the time to fix things right and get me back on track...... never acts like he is in a jury...... sits down with me like he is my family...... The best!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Dr. Cremer was very prompt in calling my home to speak with me about my Echo that had been done one day prior. He was very informative in explaining my condition and in answering my questions. I am very hopeful that he will, indeed, get to the bottom of my health issues that I may, once again, enjoy living my life!!

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

dr cremer was very good. excellent follow up. adressed my concerns, got me scheduled for a different test and called me asap once the resukts were in.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Dr. Cremer was very gracious, understanding and informative. Couldn't have been more caring.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

I trust and respect Dr. Cremer and feel like I am getting the best care.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Extremely competent evaluation and discussion of condition and options for therapy. Dr. Cremer seem to be an exceptional practitioner.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

I really like Dr Creamer. He always explains everything to me He's courteous knowledgeable professional and caring

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr Cremer explained everything I needed to know at my appointment and gave me a guide,one to follow for my future care.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr. Cremer was great. Knowledge and caring. Provided well thought out explanations for his recommendations. I plan to follow up with him for future visits.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Not only always on time, Dr Cremer made extra effort to get an echocardiogram read as quickly as possible as my test was at the end of the day on Friday. Doing so allowed me to quickly plan whether to leave for New Hampshire or make arrangements to stay for future tests on the following Monday which was a big help.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

I live 170 miles from the Cleveland Clinic. The Clinic is the ONLY place I go to for my heart issues, and Dr Cremer is the best !!!!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Everybody was very good, all the way from the Stress Test to the meeting with Dr Cremer.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018

Dr Cremer is very kind and understanding

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