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Norman Kumins, MD

Norman Kumins, MD
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Department Vascular Surgery
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aortic Aneurysm Open Repair and Endovascular Repair
  • Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Repair of Aortic Aneurysms
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery Department
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
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About Norman Kumins, MD

Norm Kumins, MD, FACS, FSVS, is a staff surgeon in the Department of Vascular Surgery in The Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients and performs procedures at Hillcrest Hospital Campus.

Specialty Interests: Open and endovascular treatment of lower extremity ischemia, carotid artery stenting, abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissection

Experience: Physicians in Cleveland Clinic's Department of Vascular Surgery perform more than 8,000 procedures annually at locations throughout Northeast Ohio, using open and the latest endovascular (minimally invasive) methods.

Dr. Kumins has more than 20 years’ experience in treating patients with vascular diseases. He has specialized expertise in the latest endovascular treatments for abdominal and aortic aneurysms, the carotid arteries, and peripheral artery disease, including limb-threatening ischemia. He is board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery and is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation.

Success Rates: To learn about patient outcomes for specific conditions and procedures at Cleveland Clinic, go to: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education: Dr. Kumins earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago. He completed his residency in general surgery at University of Illinois and Affiliated Hospitals, Chicago. During his residency, he also was a research fellow in the Burn and Shock Trauma Unit at Loyola University, Maywood, Ill, and then in vascular surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his subspecialty training as a resident in vascular surgery at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2022 Dr. Kumins was the lead vascular surgeon in the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, Beachwood, Ohio.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Kumins has been involved in clinical research for all of his medical career, dating back to 1994 when he was a general surgery resident. He has been Site Principal Investigator (PI) and Site Sub-investigator on multiple clinical trials of new stents and other endovascular treatments for lower extremity vascular disease, carotid artery stenosis, and aortic aneurysms.

Dr. Kumins has published extensively in leading medical and surgical journals, coauthoring more than 40 papers. He also has co-produced two educational videos on endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm and coauthored five surgery textbook chapters. He currently serves on the editorial boards of half-a-dozen significant publications in his field, including Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vascular Medicine and Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

Dr. Kumins is a frequent presenter at local and regional vascular surgery symposiums, speaking on the latest endovascular techniques and technologies.

About Dr. Kumins: “In caring for my patients, I strive to provide the most durable surgical result using the least invasive approach possible to achieve that goal.”

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr.  Kumins enjoys snowboarding, cycling and playing baseball with his sons.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Vascular Surgery
Columbus, OH United States

Residency - University of Illinois and Affiliated Hospitals
General Surgery
Chicago, IL United States

Medical Education - Chicago Medical School
North Chicago, IL United States

Undergraduate - Washington University
Biology, Art History
St Louis, MO United States


  • Surgery - Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation

Awards & Honors

  • 2022 Vascular Surgery Faculty Teaching Award, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2021, 2022 Top Doctors, Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Magazine:
  • 2020 Emerick Szilagyi Award, Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society
  • 2018 Scholarship in Teaching Award, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2009 First Place, International Health and Medical Media Award (Freddie Award) for educational film: Percutaneous Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • 2000 Venous Research Award, The American Venous Forum
  • 1998 Peter B. Samuels Essay Award, The Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery
  • 1996 First Place, American College of Surgeons Chicago Committee on Trauma and Region V of The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, Residents' Paper Competitions
  • 1994, 1995 First Place, Chicago Surgical Society Annual Resident Research Competition
  • 1994 Young Investigator Award, Shock Society
  • 1990 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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