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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Trials
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • FFR determination
  • General Cardiology
  • Intervention Section
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Invasive & Interventional Cardiology Section
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology Section
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Stents
  • Stress Testing
  • Virtual Histology
View all 23 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Bifurcation Blockage
  • Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Lower Extremity Ulcers
  • Restenosis
  • Stent Restenosis
  • Total Coronary Occlusions
View all 12 Specialties +


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About Russell Raymond, DO

Russell Raymond, DO, is an Interventional Cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Raymond specializes in cardiac catheterization and high-risk coronary interventions including angioplasty, stent and atherectomy (directional and rotational). He also has a special interest in the use of hemodynamic support devices, including intra-aortic balloon pump, Impeller, and ECMO; and investigational devices and intracoronary ultrasound.

Specialty/Clinical interests: Coronary artery disease, stent restenosis, total coronary occlusions, angioplasty, rotational atherectomy, coronary stenting, coronary artery atherectomy, high-risk coronary intervention, drug-eluting stenting and the use of hemodynamic support devices, including intra-aortic balloon pump, Impella, and ECMO.
Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Raymond performs an average of 600 heart catheterizations and coronary interventions each year. He has performed more than 15,000 of these procedures throughout his career.

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:

Education and Training: Dr. Raymond received his undergraduate degree from Asbury College in Kentucky, followed by his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He interned at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and completed his internal medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. He completed fellowships at Cleveland Clinic for advanced training in cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has been with Cleveland Clinic as an Interventional Cardiologist since 1988.

Research and Publications: Dr. Raymond has long been involved in many clinical research studies related to cardiac issues and treatments, including bioresorbable stents (ABSORB), and the use of coronary artery bypass grafting surgery compared with percutaneous intervention for patients with severe triple vessel disease. He has co-authored chapters for medical textbooks and published numerous articles and abstracts in leading peer-reviewed publications, including Circulation, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and European Heart Journal.

About Dr. Raymond: “My greatest strength in addition to providing expert interventional care is to treat my patients as family and help them feel as comfortable as they can in a large institution.”

Leisure Activities: In his spare time, Dr. Raymond enjoys playing golf, medical mission work and spending time with family, including his grandchildren.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Interventional Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Doctor's Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Columbus, OH USA

Internship - Doctor's Hospital
Columbus, OH USA

Medical Education - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Downers Grove, IL USA

Undergraduate - Asbury College
Wilmore, KY USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Coronary artery disease, stent restenosis, total coronary occlusions, angioplasty, rotational atherectomy, stent-coronary, coronary artery atherectomy, coronary intervention, drug eluting stenting, and the use of hemodynamic support devices including intraaortic balloon pump, Impeller, and ECMO. Coronary artery disease, stent restenosis, total coronary occlusions, angioplasty, rotational atherectomy, stent-coronary, coronary artery atherectomy, coronary intervention, drug eluting stenting

Awards & Honors

    • Top MD, Consumers Checkbook
    • 2005-2014  Cleveland Top Docs
    • 1987  Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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 4/3/2019, Dr. Raymond 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

325 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
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

I've known Doctor Raymond since he was in medical school and he remains kind and caring all these years. To me yes the role model for a perfect doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

definitely would recommend Dr. Raymond and his staff to others in need

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr Raymond saved my life over 13 years ago. He is highly gifted, compassionate, humble, and kind. Every visit with him has been praiseworthy.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

I have recommended Dr Raymond many times in the past.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

I love Dr. Raymond's care for his patients. I felt like I was the most important person in the world.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Always a genteel, civil, kind, attentive , and most importantly competent cardiologist. The only negative is that Dr. Raymond is retiring ! I am very happy for him, and he will be missed.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

It has been a joy to work with Dr. Raymond! Terrific doctor, wonderful person.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr Raymond was very concerned and accommodating to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

dr Ramond s the best

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Raymond is a skilled and caring cardiologist. He has been my husband's cardiologist, but this was my first experience as a patient at Cleveland Clinic with a health concern. Dr. Raymond spent much time with me explaining my test results and the plan for my heart health.He is a wonderful, caring doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Dr Raymond is a excellent and caring cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

I was treated very well by all and especially Dr. Raymond, he is an awesome Dr. with a very pleasant personality taking time to answer any questions I had.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

Doctor has too many patients. After 5 to 10 minutes he wants to go to the next one. if you have questions you feel like you have to hurry up and ask the next question because he has to see the next patient.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

Totally impressed with Dr. Raymond, sorry to hear he will be retiring soon. Very concerned and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

The best I have ever had in my life, Dr Raymond is a jewell of a doctor, very nice, explained the issues very clear and helped as much as he could to schedule us so we did not have to drive 12 hours again to have another procedure done. He arranged all over a period of three days. Excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr. Russell Raymond is an outstanding cardiologist and I'm sorry to hear that he is retiring. While I'm happy for Dr. Raymond, I am sincerely concerned about the level of care and ease of appointments I will receive from a new provider in the future. Dr. Russell Raymond exemplifies every aspect of the Cleveland Clinic's mission, vision and values, and puts his patients first! He is a very sincere man, and he will be hard to replace.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

long wait to see Dr Raymond, but he is amazing!

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr. Raymond was timely, courteous , knowledgeable and resolved all my questions through pulling past procedure films.He is the best of the best"!

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr Raymond is the best!

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

dr Raymond is always so courteous , very easy to talk to and listens and answers your questions very clearly.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Will highly recommend Dr Raymond and Dr Legha to everyone!!

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

dr Raymond is excellent, I drive 500 miles round trip to see him

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr. Raymond is an amazing human being.So caring, compassionate and very concerned of his patients health.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr. Raymond has treated me for 24 years. He is a very caring Doctor and always gives you a feeling everything is going to be alright. Very positive. One of the best Doctors. The staff is also very helpful and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Love Dr. Russell Raymond..the best!!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

saw Dr. Raymond once after the procedure told me the results very nice etc. but no interaction or discussion of treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

A terrific physician who always provides wonderful care

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

I have told my referring cardiologist that I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Raymond!!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Dr Raymond has always treated me with courtesy and respect. He has always helped me over the years. I have been his patient for almost 20 years. In some respects I owe my life to him and the Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Dr Russell Raymond is the best doctor. He is very professional and is a very concerned doctor who takes the time with all his patients . Thank you doctor Raymond for seeing me on short notice to give me peace of mine that everything was good with my heart .

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

we were very impressed by the doctor and his full answers to our questions. Also he did not rush or make us feel like he was pressed for time

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr Raymond is very good at his job. took plenty of time to explain everything. The nurses in the operating room went out of their way to make me feel relaxed! Great job.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr. Randall is both a wonderful professional and person. I couldn't have been more fortunate to have him as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

*Dr. Raymond called me personally by phone. He is a very caring physician. He has personally talked by phone in past (was my mother's dr.).

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Very friendly Dr.was well informed

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

went the extra mile to get my latest test information from my hometown heart doctor, thank you again.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

We were pleased with our experience. Dr Raymond was very thorough with his comments about my condition.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr Raymond was very personable and very thorough in answering questions in regard to my condition.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Dr Raymond is one of the best cardiac interventional surgeons in the country. Both he and his team are on point. GREAT JOB. Thank you Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Dr Raymond and his team went the extra mile to assure they did all they could possibly do to meet my clinical objectives.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2018

*Dr. Raymond had full schedule that day in lab. He came in early and did my procedure before his regular schedule. Amazing.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

Dr. Raymond is very knowledgable and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

Very impressed with Dr. Raymond prescribing generic medication which was much less expensive than name brand.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

Dr Russell Raymond saved my life twelve years ago. He continues to do so and gives me a high quality of life. That is pretty much all that is relevant. He is an excellent physician and an amazing human being.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

appointment made by CCF doctor for consult. She was on hold for over 30 minutes trying to make appointment. should have easier access.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2018

Dr. RAYMOND was extremely competent and gave me very thoughtful advice and recommendations. he had a complete grasp of my complex medical history. I never felt rushed. I had another procedure coming up and he took time to explain any of the complications that made me feel completely comfortable in the final decision that I made. Dr. RAYMOND is the most competent doctor I've ever met with during my adult life.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018

Dr. Raymond is an exceptionally knowledgeable and caring Cardiologist.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018

I felt a very good sense of relief that Dr. Raymond understood how I felt about my medical issue. His professionalism was more than being a physician, he was compassionate of my condition and offered humanitarian support for my well-being. I will continue to follow his advice in hopes of improving my health.

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