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Scott Cameron, MD, PhD

Scott Cameron, MD, PhD
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Title Section Head, Vascular Medicine
Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • Endovenous Thermal Ablation
  • Preoperative Exams
  • Pseudoaneurysm Injection
  • Stress Testing
  • Thrombectomy
  • Thrombolysis
  • Vascular Imaging
  • Vascular Medicine Section
  • Venous Duplex Ultrasound
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Abnormal EKG
  • Amaurosis Fugax
  • Aneurysms
  • Angina
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Thrombosis
  • Arterial Dissection
  • Atheroembolism
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Blood Clots
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Dissection
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Spasm Syndrome
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD)
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Platelet Disorders
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Insufficiency
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About Scott Cameron, MD, PhD

Scott Cameron, MD, PhD, is Section Head, Vascular Medicine in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He is a specialist in blood vessel disorders and platelet dysfunction and sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Specialty Interests: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), carotid disease, coronary artery disease, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Experience: Dr. Cameron is an expert in medication management for vascular disease and also is experienced in caring for critically ill patients hospitalized with thrombotic emergencies, including heart attack, pulmonary embolism, aortic dissection, decompensated heart failure, complex arrhythmias, mechanical assistance and acute valvular pathology. He has performed or interpreted thousands of coronary angiograms, electrocardiograms, nuclear cardiology scans and noninvasive ultrasound studies.

Success Rates: The Section of Vascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic is one of the most active Vascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology programs in the United States. Success rates for specific procedures are available at

Education: Dr. Cameron earned his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y., and completed his residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell School of Medicine in New York. He also holds a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y. His post-graduate training included fellowships in chemical pathology and cardiology research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md., following his PhD, and fellowships in cardiovascular disease and vascular medicine at the University of Rochester after completion of his residency. He was named to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2019.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Cameron currently is Principal Investigator (PI) on a National Institutes of Health-funded study on cardiovascular complications that develop after heart attack and co-PI on an American Heart Association study related to the development of new treatments for stroke. He has been PI or co-PI on multiple basic, translational and clinical research studies on heart attack, arterial disease and aneurysm. Dr. Cameron has coauthored more than 50 scientific papers and editorials in peer-reviewed medical journals on platelet disorders and vascular medicine and has been an invited lecturer at numerous international and national medical meetings and conferences.

Dr. Cameron is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Vascular Medicine.  He sits on various counsels of the American Heart Association.  He is a peer reviewer for multiple medical journals including the British Medical Journal, the American Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, Circulation Research, and the Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis.  He is also on the Editorial Board of ATVB, and he is an Associate Editor of Vascular Medicine.

About Dr. Cameron: “I enjoy vascular medicine because it is gratifying to help patients with multisystem disease. My additional training and interest in general medicine and cardiology have been advantageous in diagnosing and treating patients with routine as well as rare and complicated vascular and thrombotic disorders. I encourage shared decision-making with patients in planning their treatment.”

Leisure Activities: In his spare time, Dr. Cameron enjoys spending time with his family, running, and he is an avid martial artist.  He reached the rank of black belt second Dan in taekwondo with a class two referee and an instructor's certificate, and he was once the champion of his native country of Scotland.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Strong Memorial Hospital of The University of Rochester
Cardiovascular Disease
Rochester, NY USA

Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY USA

Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Chemical Pathology
Baltimore, MD USA

Graduate School - University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY USA

Undergraduate - University of Edinburgh

Additional Training

  • Clinical Chemistry (Chemical Pathology)

Professional Highlights

  • Founding Member and Director, University of Rochester Pulmonary Embolism Response Team: Award from the Hospital Board on Quality and Safety in Patient Care.


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Vascular Medicine

Specialty Interests

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Carotid Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Deep vein thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Platelet Disorders

Awards & Honors

  • 2019    Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, Upstate Medical University

    2017    Quality and Safety Certificate - Pulmonary Embolism Response Team

    2016    Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

                Fellow of the Society of Vascular Medicine

    2015    Platelet Colloquium Career Investigator Award, University of Kentucky

    2014    CVRI Scientific Advisory Board Postdoctoral Research Award (first         place)

    2012  Multiple “Strong Star” nominations from patients and  colleagues for exceptional clinical care

    2009  Alpha Omega Alpha Research Award 

              Herbert Lourie, MD Graduation Award

    2008  Gold Humanism Honor Society

    2005  Paul E. Standjord Young Investigator’s Award - with distinction

              Pathology Young Investigator’s Award for excellence in basic research 

    2004  Pathology Young Investigator’s Award for excellence in clinical research 

    2003  Dean's Award for the most innovative PhD Thesis

Innovations & Patents

  • Plasma MMP9 distinguishes STEMI from NSTEMI and is superior to cardiac troponin: US 2019 / 0100794 A1 (Ling and Cameron), Awarded 04/04/2019.


  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
    Fellow, Society of Vascular Medicine
    Member, American Heart Association
    Member, American Venous Forum
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/17/2021, Dr. Cameron 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.

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