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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, German
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care
  • Cardiovascular Disease - Preventative
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • Consultation/treatment Planning
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Contrast Echocardiography
  • Coronary Artery Calcium Score
  • Coronary Heart Disease Prevention
  • Coronary Intensive Care
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • Diabetes - Care & Treatment
  • Diabetes - Management
  • Diabetes Center
  • Dietary Counseling
  • Dobutamine Stress Echo Test
  • Doppler Echocardiography
  • Dysmetabolic Syndrome Gerontology
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • Endocrine Treatment
  • Endocrinology
  • Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Exercise Stress Echo Test
  • General Cardiology Consult
  • General Endocrinology
  • Heart Imaging
  • Insulin Pumps
  • Laboratory Tests
  • Lipid-Lowering Therapy
  • Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Non-invasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Perioperative Cardiac Management
  • Perioperative Echocardiography
  • Preventative Cardiology & Rehabilitation Section
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology Section
  • Preventive Care
  • Preventive Health
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE)
  • Weight Loss Medications/Drugs
  • Weight Management
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cardiac Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
View all 2 Specialties +
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Biography

About Dennis Bruemmer, MD, PhD

Dennis C.  Bruemmer, MD, PhD, is a Staff Cardiologist and the Director of the Center for Cardiometabolic Health in the Section of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine of the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He is a Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine Case Western Reserve Medical School. 

Dr. Bruemmer specializes in Preventive Cardiology, particularly in the comprehensive management of cardiovascular risk and metabolic control of patients with diabetes. Dr. Bruemmer further has special interest in cardiac intensive care and echocardiography. Dr. Bruemmer is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Echocardiography.

Specialty Interests: General cardiology, preventive cardiology, diabetes management in cardiac (heart) patients, cardiac intensive care, echocardiography

Experience: The Section of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic provides patients with comprehensive assessment to identify and manage their traditional and emerging, nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors. In 2018 the section recorded more than 11,000 outpatient visits. Dr. Bruemmer has more than 20 years’ experience in general and preventive cardiology, including managing cardiovascular risk factors in patients with diabetes.

Education: Dr. Bruemmer earned his MD/PhD degrees from the University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. Following residency training in internal medicine and cardiology at the Robert Virchow Hospital/German Heart Institute and Charité Hospital, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, Dr. Bruemmer completed a two-year research fellowship as the Gonda (Goldschmied) Diabetes Center Fellow in the Department of Endocrinology at the University of California, Los Angeles. After completion of this research fellowship, Dr. Bruemmer joined the faculty at UCLA as Assistant Professor.

In 2004, he was recruited to the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY where he completed additional clinical subspecialty fellowship training in Endocrinology in 2009 and in Cardiovascular Medicine in 2015. Since 2004, Dr. Bruemmer had been a faculty member and a clinician-investigator at the University of Kentucky. In 2009, he was promoted to Associate Professor and became the Associate Director of the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2019, Dr. Bruemmer was an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and a staff Cardiologist at the UPMC Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Bruemmer’s research is focused on mechanisms of atherosclerosis and risk factor intervention for the prevention of coronary artery disease. Dr. Bruemmer has received grant awards from the National Institute of Health, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Heart Association, and the American Diabetes Association. He has coauthored nearly 200 manuscripts, review articles, and abstracts, which have been published in leading medical journals and cited over 5000 times. Dr. Bruemmer frequently is an invited speaker at national and international medical meetings. He serves on various national and international review committees and as reviewer for leading manuscripts, including Science, Cell, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Circulation, Hypertension, Diabetes and others.
 
About Dr. Bruemmer: “I consider working in health care a privilege. Being a physician is much more than understanding the mechanisms of disease and its treatment. It was my desire to help and provide hope for those who suffer and compassion for what their families experience that led me to become a physician. I embrace listening to my patient’s concerns, being entrusted with their symptoms and relieving their anxiety when they enter the hospital. I have tremendous empathy for their journey, one which I am dedicated to take alongside them.”
 
Leisure Activities: In his free time, Dr. Bruemmer enjoys spending time with his family, biking, hiking and skiing.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2019

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Cardiovascular Disease
Lexington, KY USA
2015

Fellowship - University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Lexington, KY USA
2009

Fellowship - University of California Los Angeles
Postdoctoral Research Molecular Biology
Los Angeles, CA USA
2003

Residency - Humboldt University Berlin, Charité/Robert Virchow Hospital/German Heart Institu
Internal Medicine
Germany
2001

Medical Education - University of Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg, Germany
1998

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography

Specialty Interests

General cardiology, preventive cardiology, diabetes management in cardiac (heart) patients, cardiac intensive care, echocardiography

Awards & Honors

  • 2017  Heart and Vascular Institute/Vascular Medicine Institute Innovator Award, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2014 Henry I. Russek Award, American College of Cardiology
  • 2014 Investigator Award, American College of Cardiology
  • 2009 Novo Nordisk Scholarship Award, American Association of Clinical Endocrinology
  • 2008 Career Development Award, American Diabetes Association
  • 2004 ATVB Merit Award for Young Investigators, American Heart Association
  • 2004 Young Scholar Award, American Society of Hypertension
  • 2004 Irvine H. Page Young Investigator Research Award, American Heart Association
  • 2004 National Scientist Development Award, American Heart Association
  • 2003 Young Investigator Award, The Endocrine Society
  • 2003 Young Investigator Award Basic Science (1. Prize), European Society of Cardiology
  • 2002 New Investigator Award, High Blood Pressure Council, American Heart Association
  • 2001 Cardiovascular Young Investigator Award, AstraZeneca
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 8/13/2021, Dr. Bruemmer 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

149 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
Listens 3.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

The Dr. Was excellent and showed real concern for my health. He also offered help if needed for a nutritionist and suggestions on when to take my meds and how long to wait to measure BP.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Doctor was very very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Very nice doctor

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Dr. Bruemmer was very professional in all respects, friendly, and positive in developing a care plan.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr. Bruemmer was very detailed and thorough. He went through my test results, checked me, and answered all of my questions. I was very pleased with my visit with Dr. Bruemmer, and would like to continue o see him when necessary.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Was really comfortable with the doctor. Have a lot of confidence in him.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

wonderful doctor

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr Bruemmer was great to work with! This was my first visit to see him. He was very well informed on my condition, and had thoroughly reviewed my chart of previous treatment at the Clinic before my first visit with him. I feel confident that we are developing the right course for my health going forward.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr Bruemmer is excellent Very knowledgeable and kind

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

*Dr. Bruemmer does not come to work but to ASSIST US! *Dr. Bruemmer is beyond superb! He is authentic! He gives helpful info regarding the therapy. He shows passion about cardiovascular issues such as questions why son & daughter are NOT on a statin. Traits of salesmanship.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

the Doctor was very attentive and showed concern and provided excellent consultation and care

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr. Bruemmer is a true professional man and physician.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

very knowledgeable doctor

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

I loved when Dr. Breummer came in and asked me how he could help me and what I wanted from my appointment. He was very thorough and continue to ask me what questions I had and how he could help me.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Doctor was very good and seemed concerned about me. I felt good when I left and have already recommended him.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Dr. Bruemmer did an excellent job. I have already recommended him to friends and family should they need to see a cardiologist. He offered great advice and counsel while explaining our potential options for my care.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Doctor answered my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

As always, Dr Bruemmer was considerate and very thorough. He covered all aspects of my wife's current condition and repeatedly asked questions to insure that he had covered everything. It is a pleasure to visit with him.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr. explained so I could understand. He answered all my questions

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

My visit was really pleasant and everyone was exceptionally helpful and nice. I am very thankful to Cleveland Clinic, their doctors and staff.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

I've been seeing Dr. Bruemmer for a couple years and find him highly competent professional, and friendly. Everything you would want in a cardiologist. I am recommending him to my wife, who needs a cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Fantastic Doctor and staff he is very knowledgeable kind and great bedside manners.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

the clinic has managed to hire the best ,most knowledge doctors

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

I would give Dr. Bruemmer an "Excellent" on everything if that was an option.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Excellent service provided by the physician

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Dr. Bruemmer was very patient, attentive, and supportive while providing care and listening to my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

I have had very great experiences with all my health care provider at the clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

I think Dr Bruemmer was pretty thorough and straightforward. He gave very good advice and expressed concern over my hereditary hypercholesterolemia. He offered a possible remedy which is promising.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Dr. Breummer is the best doctor!! Answers all my questions and addresses all my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Dr. Breummer is the best!!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

I wanted a second opinion from the doctor. He was very informative for me.

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