Curtis Rimmerman, MD
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Treatment & Services
- Cardiovascular Medicine
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- Clinical Cardiology Section
- Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
- Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
- General Cardiology
- Non-invasive Testing for Vascular Disease
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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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 has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. 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 & Fellowships
Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Indiana University Medical Center
Indianapolis, IN USA
Residency - Vanderbilt University Hospital
Nashville, TN USA
Internship - Vanderbilt University Hospital
Nashville, TN USA
Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
- Master of Business Administration, Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, 2001
- Certified Physician Executive, American College of Physician Executives, 2007
- Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
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
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