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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 (Vascular)
  • 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 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
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 USA

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

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

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

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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 8/2/2023, 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

140 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Menon is such a gentle man, very caring. He listens carefully and goes over my BP readings thoughtfully. He listened to my heart for a long time not just a quick precursory listen. He also has a warm sense of humor. He had on a suit and I said My, you look really nice today. Without a beat, he answered, I did it just for you! He knows we like to travel and often asks about ant trip we are planning. My husband usually comes with me, and Dr.Menon includes him in any questions, too. He always takes time to look over past testing and compare past echos. He is very thorough. I feel safe with him taking care of me.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Menon is one of the best I've ever worked with.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

I highly recommend the Cleveland Clinic. Really like Dr Menon

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Most of my appointment was a fellow - Dr. Menon is excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr. Venu Menon consistently exceeds my expectations.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr Menon always takes time to explain my testing and situation in detail. He's very personable and I feel Is sincerely interested in my health.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Everyone from a janitor to doctors were kind, helpful and patient.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

As usual, Dr. Menon was thorough and straight-forward in his assessment of my health. He was also genial in his "bedside manner" and while both our hair is a little grayer after 4 years of not seeing me, I feel we both enjoyed the review . I would recommend him to anyone who wants a personable cardiologist who really knows his stuff.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr. Menon and his team were very knowledgeable, courteous and helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr Menon gave me helpful feedback and perspective about my scheduled procedure. Our conversation was informative.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

Dr.Mennion is a wonderful doctor. Very helpful and carrying. YOU'RE medical staff is first rate. Your phone system on the other hand is terrible.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

*Dr. Menon & staff have always given me excellent care in the 11 years I have been seen by him. How blessed could I be. #5. No treatment. Check up.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

Dr Menon and his fellow were very thorough, competent, and compassionate. Dr. Menon scheduled me for this appointment very quickly to address my CHF. His fellow was one of the best who I have seen.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

I am impressed with amazing team approach that the physicians have at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. MENON is awesome. Kind patient caring listens.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr. Badwan explained many options and possible outcomes. He even figured out a way to obtain my medical data from another provider using his own phone. He is a very caring provider.

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