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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
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prevention
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Imaging
  • Noninvasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Noninvasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Stress Testing
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloidosis
  • Aneurysms
  • Angina
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Occlusion (Blockage)
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Related Illnesses
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Infections
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • 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
View all 32 Specialties +


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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 & Thoracic 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 is nationally and internationally renowned for the world’s best cardiovascular care, drawing patients from across the country and around the world. To learn about patient outcomes for specific conditions and procedures, go to:

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


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Training

  • NIH-supported Research Fellowship on the SHOCK Trial


  • 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

See publications for Venugopal Menon, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 5/26/2024, Dr. Menon has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

164 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 4.9

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr. Menon is wonderful as is all the staff I had interaction with.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Excellent service, wonderful doctor with lot of knowledge

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr Mennin and his understudy BOTH professional excellent providers

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr. Menon, My Cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic is an excellent Doctor and Cardiologist. He listens to every thing you tell him and explains things clearly and in the language that a person can understand. His advice has been excellent for my Blood Pressure and has helped me to significantly lower it. I am so glad that I have been lucky enough to have him as my Cardiologist.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Would highly recommend Dr Menon, Cardiologist at C.C and his staff.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

Very satisfied from reception & testing to meeting with Dr. Menon. Could not ask for a better experience.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

The doctor was excellent! He informed himself about David's health issues before coming into the room. He was very personable and showed deep concern for what David was going through with his approaching surgeries. He spent a good amount of time asking questions, answering questions, and reassuring David about his choice to go forward with the surgeries. Wonderful man and incredible doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr. Menon was thorough and knowledgeable. He listened and communicated clearly and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

I am really appreciative of all Dr. Menon has done for me. Really happy to have him as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Mennon is outstanding not only as a doctor but also as person.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr Menon is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr. Menon was very attentive to my situation and my health history

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. Menon seemed very invested in making sure I ultimately get the best outcomes.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

My favorite doctor ever

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Exceptional! Dr. Menon was very respectful, great listener, very thorough. Answered every question.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr. Menon is amazing!!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Venugopal Menon engaged with me in depth about my heart issues. His treatment approach really gives me hope. I am grateful to Dr. Menon and the cardiology team at Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

We were extremely pleased with Dr. Menon. We met with him twice over two days and he was very patient in explaining my condition and his respective recommendations. He showed great interest in understanding my problem, which is not as straightforward as most, and explained the next steps in treatment and the associated risks of my condition. We have already recommended Cleveland Clinic to others based on our experience in the Virtual 2nd Opinion experience and our follow up appointments withDr. Menon.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr.Menon's Availability to arrange a time was excellent

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

We greatly appreciated opportunity to meet virtually with Dr. Menon and are grateful that there is going to be follow up to this meeting.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Ive been with Dr Menon for many years. Ive never had a better doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

I have never received such a complete explanation of my condition. Dr. Menon even took the time to see us again later in the day to explain test results.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Absolutely I highly recommend Cleveland clinic. I've never went to a Dr that was more concerned and take all the time you need and explain everything in detail.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Menans intern was very caring and interested in my complaints.

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