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

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • cardiac transplant
  • Cardiac Transplantation
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Trials
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy
  • George M & Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
  • Heart Biopsy
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Heart Failure Section
  • Heart Failure Surgery
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Pre-Transplant Evaluation
  • Second Opinion
  • Transplant
  • Ventricular Assist Device
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Ejection Fraction
  • Advanced Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
  • Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Cancer Heart Disease
  • Cancer Therapeutics-Induced Cardiomyopathy
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Cardiac Amyloid Imaging
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Cardiac transplant
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Chemotherapy
  • Cardiomyopathy Valvular
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Effects of Radiation Therapy
  • Chemotherapy Induced Cardiomyopathy
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Congenital Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Ejection Fraction
  • Ejection Fraction - Abnormal
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Fabry's Disease
  • Familial Amyloidosis
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure In Women
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hypertensive Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Myocarditis
  • Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Radiation Induced Cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness Of Breath
View all 53 Specialties +


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About Ziad Taimeh, MD

Ziad Taimeh, MD, is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Heart Failure & Transplantation in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular, & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Specialty Interests: Advanced heart failure and cardiogenic shock, cardiac sarcoidosis and other inflammatory cardiomyopathies, left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), temporary mechanical circulatory support devices and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), heart transplantation, and innovation in heart failure management.

Experience: The Section of Heart Failure & Transplantation is part of Cleveland Clinic’s  George M. and Linda H. Kaufman Center for Heart Failure Treatment and Recovery, one of the premier facilities in the United States for the care of patients with heart failure. Cleveland Clinic's Cardiac Transplant program is one of the largest in the United States. Dr. Taimeh’s clinical experience includes caring for patients with all stages of heart failure, including those with all types of LVADs and pre- and post-heart transplantation. He is board certified in cardiovascular medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Success Rates: For the 25th consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic’s heart program has ranked as the best in the nation, earning the No. 1 ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s “2019-20 Best Hospitals.” Since 1995, no hospital in the country has ranked higher than Cleveland Clinic in cardiac care. Success rates for specific cardiology procedures at Cleveland Clinic are available at

Education: Dr. Taimeh earned his medical degree from The University of Jordan School of Medicine, Amman, Jordan, distinguished by an academic scholarship. After completing his last semester of medical school as a visiting student at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, he returned back to New York City to complete 3 years of immune-biology research. Following internal medicine residency at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and cardiovascular medicine fellowship at the University Of Minnesota School of Medicine, he completed his subspecialty fellowship training in advanced heart failure and heart transplantation at The Texas Heart Institute and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. During his fellowship training, he was the recipient of The Young Innovator Award from the American Society of Transplantation, and the Innovation in Medicine & Engineering Award from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2020, Dr. Taimeh was as assistant professor of medicine at the Texas Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Taimeh’s research focuses on advancing the treatment of heart failure, including the evaluation of new mechanical circulatory support devices, and new diagnostic and treatment options for cardiac sarcoidosis. During his subspecialty training, he was a finalist in The Levine Young Investigator Award competition, organized by the American Heart Association, for his work on blood-heart pump interaction. He has been an investigator in numerous other research studies and clinical trials.

He has published several original articles, review articles, and book chapters in peer-reviewed scientific journals, such as the Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation. Dr Taimeh serves as a reviewer for the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs Journal, Journal of Cardiac Failure, Transplantation, American Journal of Cardiology, Catheterization & Cardiovascular Interventions, among others. He also serves on the American Heart Association Annual Meeting abstract review panel since 2016. In addition, he is a member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), The International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), and the World Association of Sarcoidosis & Other Granulomatous Diseases (WASOG). He has lectured both nationally and internationally.

About Dr. Taimeh: “I consider it a privilege to serve patients with complex heart failure.  We commit ourselves to excellence and pledge to give each patient our very best in a multidisciplinary team effort.”

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Taimeh enjoys reading, gourmet cooking, traveling and spending time with family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Baylor College of Medicine
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Houston, TX USA

Fellowship - University of Minnesota Medical School
Cardiovascular disease
Minneapolis, MN USA

Residency - University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY USA

Medical Education - University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine
Amman, Jordan,


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Advanced heart failure and cardiogenic shock, cardiac sarcoidosis and other inflammatory cardiomyopathies, left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), temporary mechanical circulatory support devices and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), heart transplantation, and innovation in heart failure management.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Ziad Taimeh, MD.

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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 4/17/2022, Dr. Taimeh 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

151 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 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Dr.Zaid is a very kind and understanding Heart Cardiologist. He's very knowledgeable of my Heart condition, and he explains the steps I must adhere too if I want to succeed in taking care of myself. I want to Thank You Dr. Z for caring about my Health and Heart.Paula Alphabet-Fowlkes

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

I had a very Quality visit with my Provider.

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Dr. Taimeh and his staff are always very accommodating. Great team!

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Dr. Taimeh is the best!

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Dr. Taimeh adjusted my medication so my potassium hopefully will come down.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Dr. Taimeh has been wonderful

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Dr. Taimeh has always been very thorough and explained things in a manner we were able to understand. He has made some changes and recommendations that have been very beneficial to me.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

My first time meeting Dr. Tia meh and I really like the care and attention he gave me.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

My decision to choose Dr. Taimeh to replace my former Cardiologist was the best decision I have ever made concerning my heart health.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

I was extremely pleased with Dr Taimeth who explained my problems in lay terms and laid out a plan to proceed. Diana his office helper was very prompt with a scheduling issue. I am not new to the Clinic and this Is why I keep coming back,

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Dr. Taimeh always tekes time to address any concerns I have and to discuss treatment options with me. He shows caring and courtesy for his patients.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr.Taimeh has impressed me with every interaction I've had with him I Couldn't be more satisfied and appreciative of his attention and care

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr. Ziad Taimeh was wonderful and took the time to answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Dr Taimeh delivers quality, first-rate service. I value his opinions.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

I can't say enough good things about Clevenland Clinic Dr. Timeah and staff are excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Very good experience with Dr Taimeh

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Both Drs. Taimeh and Culver are very personable MD.s who are also very expert in their fields, but don't laud it over one as other big names have a tendency to do. I should know as I am a fellow MD at a fairly reputable med school in LA

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

My visit with Dr. Taimeh was excellent as always. I felt very comfortable asking him questions and receiving answers about my diagnosis. Dr. Taimeh is great. I would highly and I do recommend Cleveland Clinic and Dr.Taimeh to anyone

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Wonderful physician. He expressed concern as well as offering suggestions for future care and availability.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr. Taimeh is a very caring and understanding Cardiologist.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Such a pleasure to be with a knowledgeable and caring doctor. He directed us where we needed to go. We are grateful.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

I always have a great experience at the clinic my doctor is great and the staff is very nice and great at what they do

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr Tiameh was very easy to talk with, explained everything to me and made me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Doctor did a great job helping me to understand and I have confidence in his plan

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

A Dr. that finally listened to me

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr Taimeh is very easy to talk to and explains things well. I feel fortunate to have him as my cardiologist!

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