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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

Undergraduate - Not Applicable: Medical School in Jordan is combined undergraduate/graduate (not


  • 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 4/27/2021, 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

142 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 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

22 Patient Comments

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!

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr. T is a understanding and caring Doctor. He listens to what I have to say and answers all my questions.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Excellent experience with Dr. Taimed.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Taimeh is very professional and caring. He takes a lot of time and explains to make sure we understand everything.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Dr. Taimeh is the best! He takes his time with you to go over everything in regards to your care. Past, present and outlook for the future. He remembers everything about you and you can tell he is very knowledgeable. He takes a vested interest in his patients. So blessed to have Dr. Taimeh as part of the care team.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Doctors and hospital staff are very nice and caring

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr. Taimeh is always so respectful and caring. He spends ample time with me discussing and explaining condition and treatment methods. I am very happy to be in his care.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

My experience felt like I was in the doctor's office with my doctor, but without the risk of getting exposed to any infectious disease such as COVID. Thank you for providing this service.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr Tiameh listened carefully and answered all my questions. I'm impressed with his patience and personal concern for my health.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

positively an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

excellent, compassionate, and knowledgeable physician

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

my husband and I were both blown away by the amazing care I received from Dr. Taimeh. he was respectful, kind, caring and listened to all of my concerns, as well as provided feedback appropriately and with compassion. additionally, I am very impressed with his expert knowledge and his eagerness to find answers for my rare condition. thank you, Dr. Taimeh!

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

I am very impressed with my visit and have already recommended my doctor and the Cleveland clinic to friends and family

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Dr.T was very knowledgeable in explaining to me what was wrong with my heart and informed me of what needs to be done so I can start living my best life.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

My experience was very good,. Dr Tiamiad was very helpful and professional and I appreciate all of his opinions and suggestions for my care.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

This was my second visit with Dr. Taimeh and I was again very pleased with my visit. Initially, I was very hesitant at seeing another cardiologist while my Dr is out, but I realize that that is not practical. However, my doctor takes very good care of me and anyone stepping in woyld have to be above board. I can truly say that Dr Dr Taimeh is professional, knowledgeable and very personable

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

we have had very good care from the doctor and Kim Bischel but there is no sense of urgency when you call the actual office.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Taimeh is the best. I have recently recommended him to a close friend in the NYC area who is experiencing heart issues and would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

I am very impressed with the CC and especially Dr. Taimeh.

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