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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

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

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Advanced Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
  • Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Cancer and Heart Disease
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • 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
  • 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 48 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: Cleveland Clinic is nationally and internationally renowned for the world’s best cardiovascular care. Success rates for specific cardiology procedures at Cleveland Clinic are available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx.

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

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

Residency - University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

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


  • Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • 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

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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 3/7/2024, Dr. Taimeh has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

283 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

Dr Taimeh was excellent. Knowledgeable and professional. Listened carefully and explained things clearly and understandably. I was extremely impressed

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Dr. Tiameh is a wonderful gift to Cleveland Clinic. He's genuinely concerned about his patients. Very knowledgeable in his field of study. He has great ability to communicate with his patients and peers. I TRUST him.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

The professionalism and courteousness of the doctor was beyond expectation.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Dr Taimeh is an incredibly knowledgeable and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Very thorough & came up with a plan to increase medicine. Very happy with the Dr Taimeh & Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024


Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Dr. Taimeh is amazing. He takes his time and discusses everything thoroughly. I appreciate is expertise and care.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

I like that Dr. Taimeh always asks how I'm doing and how my family is doing. Seems to genuinely care about my health as a whole.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Taimeh is absolutely outstanding! A true expert caring about his patients.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr. Tiameh is great...an amazing doctor and takes great care of me and my heart condition.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

He is a excellent doctor he answered all of my concerns when he spoke to me I could understand what he was saying to me I did not hang up the phone wondering what is going on no he explained everything to me perfect

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

I have the utmost respect for Dr Taimeh. He explains everything. He takes his time and he makes me feel like he really cares about me. Just love everything about him.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr Tiamed is very knowledgeable and helpful. He saved my life

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Taimeh was wonderful, prompt, patient, helpful!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Taimeh was excellent. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

I brag about Dr Taimeh all the time. He is extremely knowledgeable, courteous, polite, and explains things well. I have never felt so confident with a cardiologist as I do with him. It just seems like he really cares about my wellbeing, and THAT puts me at ease.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr. Taimeh is outstanding: most kind and knowledgeable.

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