Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Ischemic Heart Disease Center
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Imaging
  • Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Non-invasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Stress Testing
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloidosis
  • Aneurysms
  • Angina
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Occlusion (blockage)
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Related Illnesses
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Infections
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myxomas
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
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Biography

About Venugopal Menon, MD

Venu Menon, MD, FACC, FAHA, is the Section Head of Clinical Cardiology in the Robert and Suzanne Tomisch Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He is also Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program, and is the Mehdi Razavi Endowed Chair and Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Specialty Interests:  Cardiac critical care, heart valve disease and coronary artery disease

Number of Patients Treated:  Dr. Menon has extensive experience, with over 20 years of clinical practice

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been rated the top heart center in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for more than 20 consecutive years, drawing patients from across the country and around the world. To learn about patient outcomes for specific conditions and procedures, go to:
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Dr. Menon earned his medical degree from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research in Pondicherry, India. He completed an internship in internal medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, NY, where he received the Chief Resident Award as well as the Michael Rauchman award for best graduating resident. He then completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Menon held academic appointments at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He was received the Distinguished Faculty Award as Outstanding Teacher of the Year at Columbia University, and was named Educator of the year and inducted into the Alpha omega Alpha Honor Medical Society at University of North Carolina. Dr. Menon has served as Director of the Coronary Care Unit and Director of the Chest Pain Unit at UNC Hospitals, and as Assistant Director of Cardiac research at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York.

Research, Publications and Speaking: After completing a fellowship in cardiovascular disease, Dr. Menon continued his research training as a Clinical Research Fellow on the National Institutes of Health-supported SHOCK trial. He is the Vice Chair of the American Heart Association Acute Cardiac Care and General Cardiology Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology.

Dr. Menon has published more than 200 manuscripts in peer-reviewed publications with research interests in cardiac critical care and time-sensitive cardiac emergencies. Dr. Menon also has a leadership position in the Cleveland Clinic Clinical Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5 Research) and is involved in the conduct of clinical trials around the world, including chairmanship of the Cardiovascular Events Committee on multiple phase 3 seminal clinical trials. He serves on the American Heart Association committee for Scientific Sessions and is the American College of Cardiology liaison to the American Heart Association’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee.

Leisure Activities: Spending time with family, travelling and an avid cricket fan.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2005

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Saint Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center
Research Fellowship/Cardiovascular Disease
New York, NY USA
2000

Fellowship - Saint Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center
Cardiovascular Disease
New York, NY USA
1998

Residency - Saint Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA
1995

Internship - Saint Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA
1993

Medical Education - Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research
Pondicherry, India,
1991

Additional Training

  • NIH-supported Research Fellowship on the SHOCK Trial

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Heart Valve Disease, Angina, Cardiovascular Imaging, Echocardiogram, Heart Attack, Cardiac Intensive Care

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
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 4/19/2019, Dr. Menon 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

87 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 4.8
Listens 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

great interacting with provider

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

wonderful . we left dr. menon's office with a great deal of relief. he took the time to look at the records we brought and explained their meaning. took extra time to contact another physician at CC to insure us we had nothing to be concerned about a test result from our local physician. Thanks to all wonderful people at CC.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

my wife and I were extremely pleased with our experience with Dr. Menon and Dr Montgomery. Dr Menon explained the various options available to me and answered each of our questions clearly and professionally. We had to leave before the 4: o'clock meeting with Dr Menon and notified his office and requested a telephone discussion. Dr. Montgomery called 2 days later and went over the test results and we agreed on the course of action. Dr Svensson operated on me in 2005 and we hope he will be there for my next procedure. in short many kudos to all.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Dr Menon has excellent memory and I'm grateful to have a caring, intelligent Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Dr. Menon is the BEST.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Menor was a major disappointment at my second appointment. I wanted him to explain my situation. He explained nothing and was very cavalier or didn't think I needed to know anything about my present condition and where I may find myself and my condition in future years.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

I really appreciate Dr. Menon's being completely candid and understanding of my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

I love Dr. Menon's quiet, gentle demeanor. He always make me feel calm and cared for. My husband remarked how thoroughly he went through my record, checking my last echocardiogram, today's ekg, and his notes. I had called in months ago when we were going on a trip with a question about one of my medications, and he mentioned that and asked how our trip went! With all the patients he sees, I'm sure he looked over my records ahead of time, but it made the experience more personal.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr. Menon is an outstanding cardiologist and I'm blessed to have him as my doctor. He's been able to diagnose what other cardiologists have missed-literally saving my life multiple times.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

*Dr. Menon is the best! He understand my heart valve condition and makes sure I am monitored correctly.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

Dr. Menon has unfailingly let me know that I can call if I have questions or need advice and has followed up by telephone if necessary. I feel fortunate to be his patient.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

Dr. Menon is a pragmatic, analytical, well spoken, thoughtful and respectful person with a tremendous amount of expertise. He is an effective advocate for his patients with the surgeons and is tremendously flexible in making himself available - whether on the phone or in person, perhaps with little advance notice - for his patients. the support staff and receptionists are professional, courteous and helpful. The office is particularly helpful when reached over the phone and Dr. Menon encourages phone calls. Responses to MyChart messages come with delay, however.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

very clear instructions on prescription meds and follow-up visits. Dr. Menon is also conservative in his approach and keeps patients from returning to normal routine too early.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

Dr. Menon takes time to discuss issues and doesn't seem hurried.

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