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Title Quality Improvement Officer J31 CICU & J32 HFICU
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

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Acute Care Medicine
  • Acute Inpatient Care
  • Acute Postoperative Pain Management
  • Adult General Clinical Cardiology
  • Arrhythmia Management Including Cardioversion
  • Assessment of Myocardial Viability
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac Critical Care
  • Cardiac Device Therapy
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Cardiac Rapid Response (CMET)
  • Cardiac Risk Factor Reduction
  • Cardiac Transplant
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Cardioversion
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • Clinical Mechanical Cardiac Support
  • Clinical Research in Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Intensive Care
  • Critical Care
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Deep Sedation
  • Doppler Echocardiography
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • Emergency Cardiology
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Evidence-based Medicine
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Fluoroscopy
  • General Cardiology
  • General Cardiology Consult
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Heart Catheterization
  • Heart Disease Prevention
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Heart Lung Transplant
  • Hemodynamic Evaluation
  • Inotropic Support
  • Intensive Care of Complex Post Operative Problems
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Invasive Monitoring
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Lipid-Lowering Therapy
  • Long-Term Ventilator Care
  • Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Medical/Surgical Decision-making
  • Moderate Sedation
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Perioperative Cardiac Management
  • Perioperative Care
  • Perioperative Echocardiography
  • Positive Airway Pressure Titration (CPAP; Bilevel PAP Titration)
  • Post Operative Cardiac Care in Hospital or OPD
  • Post-Acute Care
  • Postoperative Medicine
  • Preoperative Evaluation of Valvular Disease
  • Swan-Ganz Catheterization
  • Temporary Pacemakers
  • Thoracentesis
  • Timing of Valve Surgery
  • Tracheal Intubation
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE)
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
  • Vascular Access
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Ventilator Management
  • Ventilator Support for Critical Illnesses
  • Ventricular Assist Device
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acid-Base Disorders
  • Acquired Adult Cardiac Disease
  • Acquired Valve Disease
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Advanced Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Anoxia
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Insufficiency
  • Arrhythmia
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Cardiomyopathy Valvular
  • Cardiovascular Disease in Women
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Congenital Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Spasm
  • Delirium
  • Exertional Chest Pain
  • Heart Valve Infections
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Hypertension in Pregnancy
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Myocarditis
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Pulmonary Heart Disease
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sepsis
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Valvular Heart Disease
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About Penelope Rampersad, MD

After completing a Masters in Cardiac Physiology, Dr. Rampersad earned her medical degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. She completed both her Internal Medicine residency and Adult Cardiology fellowship at the University of Toronto, inĀ  Toronto, Canada. She then went onto complete additional subspecialty fellowships in Adult Congenital Cardiology at the University of Toronto, and Critical Care Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Rampersad is a Fellow the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with standing in Internal Medicine, Adult Cardiology, and Critical Care Medicine. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and has completed the Examination of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - University of Toronto
Adult Cardiology (Congenital Heart Disease) Clinical Research Fellowship
Toronto, Ontario,

Fellowship - University of Toronto
Adult Cardiology
Toronto, Ontario,

Residency - University of Toronto
Internal Medicine
Toronto, Ontario,

Medical Education - University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba,

Graduate School - University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba,

Undergraduate - University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada


  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Critical Care Cardiology Adult Congenital Heart Disease Mechanical Circulatory Support Cardiogenic Shock

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 5/2/2023, Dr. Rampersad 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

65 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

That was very good she explained everything to me while I understand

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

The doctor was both intelligent and personable, really like and respect her!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Wonderful Doctor

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr Penelope Rampersad is very cheerful, caring, and thorough

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

I really respect and love Dr. Ramperstad! She always has time to take my questions and understand my needs. She's an amazing doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

She did an excellent job explaining my test results, and compassionately walked through treatment options. She is an asset to CC

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr. Rampersad is the BEST!!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Rampersad is amazing. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

How fortunate I am to have Dr. Ramprrsap(sp)on my treatment team. Gracious medically competent /exceptional.) She was well prepared for our first meeting I was confident she had read my medical file thoroughly. Her ability to establish rapport with me as her patient is exceptional.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Technician who reset my pacemaker was very confident, explaining what she was doing at the level of technical knowledge I could understand. I felt better educated about what pacemakers do, and what mine was doing.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

One great caring doctor

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

She always has a very good bedside manner when dealing with patients. Eager to listen to her patients and help them in creating a plan of care.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

I was so pleased with the doctor and the personal care and listening. Nothing like the service I had historically had at other cardiologists. Feel that my heart care is in good hands.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

I have a great doctor!!!

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

She was stellar !!!

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Rampersand was extremely thoughtful and thorough. All of my concerns were addressed.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Rampersand was thoughtful and thorough. All of my concerns were addressed. I would recommend her to others as well.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Rapasad is an excellent Dr and has always provided the best care and concern for my heart issues. She is very personable and caring, she is excellent in all respects!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

I was very impressed with her thoroughness

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Doctor took time to answer all my questions about test results and explain diagnosis and treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

I loved *Dr. Rampersad. She was engaged in the visit and I did not feel rushed. Would strongly recommend her to anyone!

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