Department Cerebrovascular Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aneurysm Coiling
  • Aneurysm Embolization
  • Aneurysm Surgery - Traditional Open Surgery
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Brain Aneurysm Surgery
  • Carotid Angiography and Stenting
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy For Brain Avm
  • Embolization
  • Emobilization of Cerebral Aneurysms and AVMs
  • Endovascular Management of Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Treatment
  • Intracranial Angioplasty
  • Intracranial Stenting
  • Microsurgery
  • Microsurgical Management of Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Pre Operative Embolization Of Tumor
  • Preoperative Tumor Embolization
  • Spinal Angiography
  • Stenting And Surgical Treatment OFC
  • Stents
  • Surgery For Spinal Vascular Malformations
  • Thrombectomy
  • Thrombolysis
  • Wada Test
View all 34 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Stroke
  • Aneurysm, Cerebral
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Brain Aneurysms and Hemorrhage
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Cavernoma
  • Cavernous Malformation
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Extracranial Carotid Artery Aneurysms
  • Fistulas
  • Hemangiomas
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Intracranial Atherosclerosis
  • Intracranial Stenosis
  • Moya Moya Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Spinal AVM (arteriovenous malformation)
  • Spinal Cord Vascular Lesions
  • Spinal Cord Vascular Malformations
  • Spinal Dural Fistula
  • Spinal Vascular Disorders
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Stroke
  • Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPa) Deficiency
  • Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Venous Malformations
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
View all 33 Specialties +


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About Peter Rasmussen, MD

Peter A. Rasmussen, MD, is Staff in the Cerebrovascular Center, and Medical Director of Distance Health Cleveland Clinic, and an Associate Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Rasmussen received his BS  in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1987. He earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1991.

In addition, Dr. Rasmussen is a past-President of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery where he played a leading role on the national stage in continuing society initiatives to resource, train and support veteran and new practitioners in an area of medicine that is transforming treatment approaches to neurovascular conditions.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Interventional Neuroradiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Neurological Surgery
Madison, WI USA

Internship - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
General Surgery
Madison, WI USA

Medical Education - University of Wisconsin Medical School
Madison, WI USA

Undergraduate - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI USA

Additional Training

  • Gamma Knife® certification
  • Gamma Knife® Perfexion™
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • AAHRPP Human Subjects Protection Education Program

Professional Highlights

  • Past Vice-Chair Joint Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Past President, Society of Neurointerventional Surgery


  • Neurological Surgery

Specialty Interests

AVMs, brain aneurysm, carotid and intracranial angioplasty and stenting, Carotid Artery Disease, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Carotid Endarterectomy, Carotid Stenting, Cerebral Aneurysms, Cerebrovascular Disease, cerebrovascular disease including AVMs and intracranial aneurysms, dural AV fistulas, endovascular and microsurgical management of cerebral aneurysms, endovascular and microsurgical treatment of cerebral aneurysms and vascular malformations, endovascular treatment of stroke and intracranial occlusive disease, epistaxis, fistulas, Hemorrhagic Stroke, intracranial stenosis, ischemic stroke, pre-operative tumor embolization, spinal AVM's, spinal cord vascular malformations, spinal vascular malformations, stenting and surgical treatment of carotid disease, Stroke, treatment of spinal cord vascular lesions, vascular malformations

Awards & Honors

  • Young Neurosurgical Investigator Award, Bayer Corporation ($25,000 research grant), 2000
  • Neurosurgery “Teacher of the Year” Award, Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, 2006-2007
  • Best Doctors in America, 2007-2008
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association
  • Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery

Innovations & Patents

  • Founder of Cleveland Clinic's Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit


  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Society of Neurointerventional Surgery
  • Joint Sections on Cerebrovascular Surgery/Neurotrauma and Critical Care
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 12/17/2018, Dr. Rasmussen 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Rasmussen receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Stryker Corporation
  • Teladoc, Inc.
  • Nervive, Inc.
  • Perflow Medical, Ltd.

Equity Dr. Rasmussen owns stock or stock options in the following companies for activities as a founder, inventor, discover, developer:

  • Mehana Medical, LLC

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Rasmussen serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • Mehana Medical, LLC

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

66 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr Rasmussen is the best ever

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Dr Rasmussen was clear and direct in his explanations. Without minimizing my serious health condition, he helped me make a rational decision about a follow-up procedure my own doctor had recommended. I will undergo the procedure next week at the University of Pennsylvania.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Rasmussen took his time in explaining the procedure and answering our questions.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

*Dr. Rasmussen, only person who knew there was an infection within your whole system. We are so thankful he is still there.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. Rasmussen was very patient and thorough in his time and explanations for my condition and possible treatment.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

I thought the doctor was just great was more than willing to the candidate me

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

my appointment with Dr. Rassmusen was a virtual visit. I had MRI at Cleveland Clinic star imaging in Dayton ohio prior to the virtual appointment. I had a very good experience overall, and since it is a 3 1/2 hour drive one way to Cleveland from my home, I loved being able to talk personally with dr. Rassmusen about my health concerns without leaving my home. dr. Rassmusen and his staff always treat me with courteous and respect when I call with health concerns or to schedule an appointment. I would highly recommend dr. Rassmusen for anyone with neurological concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

dr. Rassmusen's nursing staff are always courteous and respectful

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018

Dr. Rasmussen is an excellent heart doctor. He is far more courteous and caring than the previous heart doctor in this office. Thank you for hiring him!!!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018

It's nice that this doctor takes the time he needs with each of his patients.

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