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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 - 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

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

49 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 4.1
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Doctor Tiameh is a very good doctor and shows that he really cares about improving your health. Great "bedside manner".

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr. Taimeh is always professional and carrying. He was acceptionally flexible when a camera crew from the Clinic publication entered during my visitation for an article that is being published. I had given my permission for the camera crew, but we didn't know when and where, so the good natured flexibility was appreciated.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

It is always a pleasure to have a visit with Dr. Taimeh. He Is so kind and caring and knowledgable.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Love doc T

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Convenience and cordial were the administrators who set up the appointment. Thank You. A complete plan to move forward was discussed, understood, and implemented. Thank You Dr. Taimeh

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

In more than 30 years of interaction, complex, cardiovascular medical symptoms, evaluations, diagnoses, medicinal approaches, surgical procedures and even breakthrough technologies and medical record holdings, Dr. Taimeh and the entire Transplant Evaluation Coordination Team has been the most clear-approach and results to date. However, being from the opposite latitude of America, it would had been more convient to schedule all necessary approachable examinations for evaluation over a 2-3 week period versus traveling to and fro four times in 5 months. With that being said, I am MOST APPRECIATIVE to have had the opportunity of consideration for the complexity of my situation is once again, the technology limited approach to procedure or application and I LOOK FORWARD THAT SHOULD IT BE REQUIRED, CLEVELAND CLINIC WOULD CONTINUE TO BE THERE AS A #1 IN WORLD CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE. Thank You All!!!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Likely to recommend and make aware of potential of no connectivity, but physician followed through via tele.The video visit did not occur and therefore can not be compared at this time. I'm sure if all would had functioned appropriately, Very Poor would had been Very Good.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr Taimeh is an exceptional healer as well as clinician.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Very caring, personable doctor, was fully attentive to my needs and answered my questions

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Z. Taimeh is simply amazing! He's not only focused on my heart failure condition, he is also focused on how I'm dealing with that as a person because he knows that both are important in order to be successful in treating my condition. He's caring, empathetic, and most of all he's an excellent doctor, and a very good person.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

I have absolutely no complaints about the way Dr. Taimeh's staff treats me. They are pleasure to work with.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr Tsimshian is a caring, kind doctor. He listens to me and answers all my questions or concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Dr.Tameih is such an amazing and caring Dr. He absolutely deserves more than a 5.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

Doctor takes his time explaining everything and answers all my questions

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

Always a great experience with Dr. Taimeh

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

We were prepared to trust Dr Taimeh from his bio and from calling staff with questions. Meeting him met our every hope.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Dr was very caring and thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Dr Tiameh is a top-notch cardiologist in the heart failure area. He is concerned about my health and making necessary adjustments on my meds.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Tests and two doctors gave me results on Monday

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Dr Tiameh, very concerned and helpful in no hurry

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.

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