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E. Rene Rodriguez, MD

E. Rene Rodriguez, MD
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Department Anatomic Pathology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiac Transplant Pathology
  • Cardiovascular Pathology Consultation
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aorta Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
View all 2 Specialties +


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About E. Rene Rodriguez, MD

Symposia and conferences

For recent symposia and conferences in which Dr. Rodriguez served as organizer or Chair, see Professional Highlights.

  • Chair, Cardiovascular Pathology Session, Seventh Banff Conference in Transplant Pathology, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 2003
  • Chair, Cardiovascular Pathology Session, Sixth Banff Conference in Transplant Pathology, Banff, Canada, April 2001
  • Invited Talks, Panels, The Pathology of Heart Transplantation; NIH Conference on “End Point as Surrogate Markers in Transplantation; National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., November 2001
  • A Conference to Analyze Humoral Rejection in Solid Organ Transplantation; National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., April 23-24, 2003
  • Symposium of Transplant Pathology, La Coru a, Spain, October 2003
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Washington, DC USA

Fellowship - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Cardiovascular Pathology
Bethesda, MD USA

Medical Education - Universidad Autonoma Metropolitan Xochimilco
Mexico D.F., Mexico

Undergraduate - Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico
Mexico, Mexico

Professional Highlights

  • For additional conferences in which Dr. Rodriguez served as organizer or Chair, see Biographical Sketch.
  • Chair, Cardiovascular Pathology Session, Ninth Banff Conference in Transplant Pathology, La Corua, Spain, June 2007
  • Chair, Cardiovascular Pathology Session, Eight Banff Conference in Transplant Pathology, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 2005
  • Task Force on the Pathology of Heart Transplantation; Humoral Rejection Workgroup,
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation; Consensus Meeting on Cardiac Rejection Grading, San Francisco, Calif., April 20-22, 2004
  • Chair, Cardiovascular Pathology, Proffered Papers; United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, University of Maryland, 2006
  • "Overview of Genomics in Heart Failure"; Symposium 656, Genomics of Heart Failure: Ready for Prime Time? Atlanta, Ga., February 2006


  • Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

Specialty Interests

Autopsy Pathology, cardiovascular pathology, cardiac transplant pathology, aortic diseases, valvular diseases, molecular diagnostics of cardiovascular diseases

Awards & Honors

  • E. Rene Rodriguez, PI Core B, Active, PO1-HL-56091, NHLBI: Mechanisms of accelerated graft arteriosclerosis (PI of Core B Direct Costs, $922,009), 2003-2088
  • E. Rene Rodriguez, Inactive, P01HL70295-01, NHLBI: Delayed type hypersensitivity and IFN-? in human graft arteriosclerosis($634,987.00), 2001-2006
  • PI of Core D. Tissue repository and proteomics core


  • American Heart Association
  • Association for Investigative Pathology
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/28/2023, Dr. Rodriguez 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.

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