Maran Thamilarasan, MD

Maran Thamilarasan, MD

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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.8312
Desk:
216.444.8312
Fax:
216.445.6181
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aorta Center
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Imaging
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
  • Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Stress Testing
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloidosis
  • Aneurysms
  • Angina
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Occlusion (blockage)
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Related Illnesses
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Infections
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myxomas
  • Pericardial Cyst
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
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Biography

About Maran Thamilarasan, MD

Maran Thamilarasan, MD, is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. Board-certified as a Diplomate in cardiovascular disease, Dr. Thamilarasan also is certified Diplomate by the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is also certified by the National Board of Echocardiography. He has focused his specialty interests on echocardiography, valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, diseases of the aorta and coronary artery disease.

A native of India, Dr. Thamilarasan grew up in the United States. He did his undergraduate work in biomedical sciences and political science at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, graduating with Highest Distinction and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. As an undergraduate, Dr. Thamilarasan received the James B. Angell Scholar Award and the Regents-Alumni Scholarship Award. He continued on at the University of Michigan to receive his medical degree, graduating cum laude. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and received the American Society of Clinical Pathologist's Award.

Dr. Thamilarasan did his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Cleveland Clinic awarded him a fellowship in cardiology followed by an advanced fellowship in cardiac imaging. He has been with the Cleveland Clinic since 1995.

He has authored or co-authored chapters in medical textbooks on mitral valve disease, thrombolytic therapy and transesophageal echocardiography, among others. He has published articles and abstracts on his specialty interests in peer-reviewed publications such as Circulation, American Heart Journal, and the American Journal of Cardiology. He has presented his clinical experiences and abstracts at courses sponsored by the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2000

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA
2000

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1998

Residency - University of Michigan Health System
Internal Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI USA
1995

Medical School - University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI USA
1992

Additional Training

  • Master's of Science, clinical research design and statistical analysis, University of Michigan, 2005

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Heart Valve Disease, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Marfan Syndrome, Pericardial Disease, Pericarditis, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiovascular Imaging, Echocardiogram, Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/1/2016, Dr. Thamilarasan 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

141 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2016

This was my first visit to dr Maran's office. The way they scheduled my day and send it to me ahead of time was very impressive. My wife and I knew exactly the times and where I will be and what tests I will be taking. The doctor was easy to talk to, he went over the result with me and my wife in a very communicative way.Only bad experience was the wait time to give the car to the valet people. There were too many cars and the circle was full. Very congested

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2016

love my dr.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2016

Dr. Thamilarasan is very friendly, gentle, listens well, explains everything in a very clear way.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2016

Dr Thamilarsan was very clear at describing my condition, the treatment options, the pros & cons of each, and why he recommended what he did. He also did a good job of explaining what our next steps would be, what we could expect to happen, and the timeline for everything. We left feeling that we had a good handle on the situation and relieved that there was a direction to follow.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2016

awesome experience

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2016

It was a good experience. He explained everything to me and answered any questions I asked.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2016

Great.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2016

Dr. Maran Thamilarasan is totally fantastic in every way -- knowledgeable, sensitive, excellent personal attention and communication. Every time I see him I am extremely pleased and impressed.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2016

All of my questions were answered satisfactorily .

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2016

All personnel were conscientious and the Doctor very knowledgeable. Everything ran like clockwork.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2016

dr Thamilarasan acted as though i was his only patient for the day -- generously answered all my questions with thorough explanations -- Cardiac Catheterization was scheduled for the morning of Thurs feb 25 -- the doctor was on-call -- procedure not completed until 2 or so - i had fasted since 10 pm the night before -- with the clinic's reputation i'm surprised, an on-call doctor handling emergencies, would have to work in non-emergencies as well? giving the benefit of the doubt, i am an out of state patient, who had never been seen at the cleveland clinic -- i was told i was being worked in for this procedure, since i was already at the clinic, and could not be given a specific a.m. time -- i didn't realize it meant with an on-call doctor treating all emergencies first --- procedure went well, all staff in triage and cath lab could not have been more attuned to my comfort level -- i'm certain by that time of day and the pace they keep they had to feel as though they had been through a wind tunnel! i think the clinic is extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated staff -- most providers i encountered had been employed 20+ years; course, an indication cleveland clinic treats its employees with the respect they deserve--

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2016

I trust Dr. Thamilarison and he does listen to me, but gives me reasons for his perscriptions, which I truly appreciate.

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