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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:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.445.3663
Fax:
216.636.6975
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
  • General Cardiology
  • Noninvasive Testing for Vascular Disease
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Cholesterol
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Biography

About Curtis Rimmerman, MD

Curtis Mark Rimmerman, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.C. is Chairman, Cleveland Clinic International Operations based in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.    Dr. Rimmerman was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic’s Professional Staff in 1993 as a cardiologist in the Section of Clinical Cardiology in the Section of Clinical Cardiology, the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic.  Since 1996, Dr. Rimmerman has been a leader in international healthcare delivery directing multidisciplinary teams both internationally and domestically.  In 2001, Dr. Rimmerman was appointed the inaugural holder of the Gus P. Karos Endowed Chair in Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Rimmerman is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Specialty/Clinical interests: Dr. Rimmerman’s clinical practice encompasses coronary artery and valvular heart disease diagnosis and management.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic is nationally and internationally renowned for the world’s best cardiovascular care. Success rates for specific procedures are available at: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Dr. Rimmerman was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Chemistry (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1983. He received his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in 1987 from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Rimmerman completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee followed by a cardiovascular medicine fellowship at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. He continued his education while on Cleveland Clinic’s professional staff at the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, earning a Master's Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) in 2001.

Research and Publications: Dr. Rimmerman is an expert in12-lead electrocardiogram interpretation and education, being the author of multiple books including Interactive Electrocardiography, 3rd Edition, an industry standard.

He has directed numerous Cleveland Clinic educational symposia including co-founding the Annual Intensive Review of Cardiology Board Review Course.  Dr. Rimmerman has published two books with Kaplan Publishing. His first book, The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Heart Attacks, was released in 2009. A second book, The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Speaking With Your Cardiologist, was released in 2010.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1993

Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
Cleveland, OH
2001

Fellowship - Indiana University Medical Center
Cardiology
Indianapolis, IN
1993

Residency - Vanderbilt University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Nashville, TN
1990

Internship - Vanderbilt University Hospital
Medical Internship
Nashville, TN
1988

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH
1987

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH
1983

Additional Training

  • Master of Business Administration, Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, 2001
  • Certified Physician Executive, American College of Physician Executives, 2007

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

General cardiology, heart disease, coronary artery disease, echocardiogram, electrocardiogram, exercise stress echocardiogram, high cholesterol

Awards & Honors

  • Inaugural holder of the Gus P. Karos Endowed Chair in Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 10/2/2023, Dr. Rimmerman 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

59 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

Dr Keoth was helpful, listened to me, asked questions to help get to understand my situation.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

I had a recent appointment with Doctor Curtis M Rimmerman. I found him to be exceptionally knowledgeable. He's a -to the point- type of individual that isn't concerned about beating around the bush. He will listen to your concerns and give you excellent advice or direct you to your next stop in the CC facility without wasting your time on frivolous items that I found to be the case at other institutions. His credentials are long and distinguished, yet he is a very modest individual. I hope he considers keeping me as a patient.Joseph & Cafe

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr. Rimmerman as always treated me with a high degree of professionalism. His encouragement and advice are the best medicine

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Rimmerman and his team are outstanding.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Rimmerman sets a very high standard of professionalism and concerned exchanges that create a partnership.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr Rimmerman was exceptionally kind and caring and professional. He took time to thoroughly answer all questions.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr. Rimmerman provided outstanding care and is my favorite doctor He genuinely cares about his patients and it shows in his treatment plans

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

The doctor is very knowledgeable and very respectful to my problems. I would not want any other doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Rimmerman was outstanding. Detailed, thorough, clear communications, and totally attentive.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

I really like Dr. Rimmerman ,he is real easy to talk with .

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