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
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • FFR determination
  • General Cardiology
  • Intervention Section
  • Invasive & Interventional Cardiology Section
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology Section
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Stress Testing
  • Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
  • Virtual Histology
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Bifurcation Blockage
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Related Illnesses
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Leg Circulation Problems
  • Lower Extremity Ulcers
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Restenosis
View all 15 Specialties +


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About Ravi Nair, MD

Dr. Ravi N. Nair, MD, is on the staff of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. He is also a professor of medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Appointed to the Cleveland Clinic in 2008, he previously served as Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at University Hospital of Cleveland and was a Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

His specialty interests are ischemic heart disease, advanced cardiac invasive diagnostic procedure, and coronary intervention. Dr. Nair is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the subspecialties of Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease.

A native of India, Dr. Nair is a graduate of Bombay University. He continued his education there, earning medical degrees, M.B.B.S. and MD, at Topiwala National Medical College of Bombay University. He completed training in internal medicine in Bombay before coming to St. Lukes Hospital in Cleveland for an internship. He next received a fellowship in cardiology at Case Western Reserve University, followed by a fellowship in invasive cardiology at the University of Illinois, at Chicago.

Dr. Nair has been a principal investigator or co-investigator of numerous research studies. His articles and abstracts have been published in leading medical journals and he has contributed a chapter to a medical textbook. Additionally, Dr. Nair is frequently an invited speaker at national and international conferences and symposia.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Illinois at Chicago Hospitals
Interventional Cardiology
Chicago, IL USA

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Saint Luke's Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Saint Luke's Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Bombay, Topiwala National Medical College

Medical Education - University of Bombay, Topiwala National Medical College


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

Specialty Interests

Coronary artery disease, stent restenosis, total coronary occlusions, angioplasty, cardiac catheterization, rotational atherectomy, stent-coronary, coronary artery atherectomy, coronary intervention, drug eluting stenting

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/29/2019, Dr. Nair 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

162 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr Nair was excellent at explaining my heart issues and recommending the appropriate next steps . He was very in tune about my concerns and extremely engaged with my welfare.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr. Nair was very knowledgeable about my condition from the review of records and test results concerning my condition. His concern and personal respect for my worries was very reassuring. I would definitely recommend Dr. Nair to others seeking this type of care.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Nair, Dr. Kidd were wonderful and I appreciated their skills, experience, concern and all the time and education they gave me about the benefits and risks of my Coronary Stent procedure . Dr.Nair's Staff was very professional, friendly, kind and extremely efficient.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr Nier has been a wonderful and caring doctor. He is the Best!

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

This was 1st day that I met Dr Nair, I felt he REALLY listened to what I was telling him about my health

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

I am so pleased with Dr Nair, he is very attentive and listened and also explained everything very well. He did not rush thru the visit and he presented information in terms that were not over or under our level of understanding. He is very concerned for his clients and very approachable.I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Dr Nair listens to our questions and answers them with quick intelligent answers we could understand. he's great!!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr. Nair is the best. You are very lucky to have him on staff.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr. Nair and his staff are very courteous, welcoming and caring. He always takes time to answer questions. I can't say enough how I appreciate him!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr. Nair was awesome.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

great Dr and he's concerned and very helpful explaining everything

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

our first time experience was good in spite of our waiting 6 weeks to get in. Dr. Nair explain things very well and did not rush us out. We are just waiting for test results to be able to proceed with treatment. coming from a small town we were a little overwhelmed but we're quite as ease with Dr. Nair and his staff once we got there and plan on going back for a procedure.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Dr Nair is a great Doctor! He listens and answers questions with skill and sincerity. He takes time to solve problems and thus he is very effective...

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

This is the 2nd time I've seen Dr. Ravi Nair (he did brachytherapy in Nov 2018). He is a very caring Dr. Very compassionate toward my wife and myself. We appreciate the way he presents the procedures that need to be done.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

My entire experience was excellent from start to finish. Thank you Dr. Nair for your excellent care.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Definitely would recommend Dr. Nair and the Cleveland Clinic Team to others I was treated with respect, concern and genuine caring about my treatment. I feel my recovery is going so well because I understood my decision and treatment. Thank you.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Dr. Nair was not able to answer many questions, because my previous cardiologist had not transferred my medical records as I had requested. Since my visit I have spoken with 2 individuals from Dr. Nair's office, however, am yet to hear back to see if they ever received my records. I also emailed Dr. Nair and have no response to date.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

we love Dr. Nair

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr. Nair always makes me feel as though he has plenty of time to sit and talk with me about my condition. I have never felt rushed!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

dr Nari took his time in explaining everything and took time to answer all of my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr Nair was nothing less than wonderful. He is a great listener. He is very thorough and explains everything clearly. he shows genuine concern for my wellbeing and includes me in all decision making. I could not ask for a better cardiologist.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr.Nair Is Very Well knowledgeable of my healthcare and hr is has a kind heart and is compassionate about the care he gives .I truly appreciate the care he gives to me.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr. Nair was very helpful explaining my situation concerning heart catherization and not having enough symptoms to warrant one at this time.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Dr Nair was very professional and allowed me to ask any questions that I may of had. He answered every question that I had with respect and in a way I could understand. i came from 6 hours away but the trip and care I received was well worth it.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

doctor care was excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

no waiting for appt. Dr Nair spent a long time with me explaining everything in a way I could understand. shuttle and directions were easy to follow.

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