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 School - University of Bombay, Topiwala National Medical College

Medical School - 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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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 5/14/2018, 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

168 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 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2018

Dr Nair seemed very good at what he does. He informed me of my choices and told how to follow up with him.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

All the nursing staff and other care providers were excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Not only is Dr. Nair a compassionate, knowledgable doctor, but he is also highly, technically proficient. He did a cath on me; I've previously had CABG x4; He was able to use the wrist; afterwards, I had one small pinpoint where the cath entered the wrist; NO bruising-no soreness--he is highly skilled at what he does and has an excellent office manner about him.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

me and my family drove from Alabama to get a second opinion on my heart. we were very satisfied with dr. nair amd will be coming back in a few weeks for a procedure. thanks

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

I love Dr. Nair

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018

Dr Nair explained my options thoroughly and logically so that I could make my own decision

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Dr Nair is an excellent physician who listens and problem solves. He is outstanding.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Dr. Nair was outstanding! Spent extra time with me and answered all questions in a professional and caring manner. I left extremely impressed with him and his nurse, Holly.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

The provider is part of a surgical team. He was assigned to my case however, I could have not gotten a better physician to attend to my needs.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

Location is a relevant question for my home is in North Carolina yet I chose this Clinic and doctor (s) to perform needed health care. I could not be more pleased with the physician or any of the other staff members, medical or administrative. Outstanding!

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

Dr. Nair and his staff are and always have been the best to me and my Wife.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

Dr Nair is the BEST. He seems like a good friend who has my back health wise

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

Used Dr. Nair for a second opinion and he provided the information I was looking for.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

Dr. Nair did not receive my medical records, which were faxed twice to the number you provided. He did receive my imaging, which was mailed. I provided a copy of my medical records for him, which he did review.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

happy to have had a time at the beginning of the day. all registration and clerical employees were quick and helpful. the nurse working for Dr. Nair was very detailed and organized. the Dr. was open to my questions and informative. my husband and I drove 4hours for this appointment to get a second opinion and had to stay overnight to make the 7:00AM appointment and we both felt it was worth it. I was very impressed with everyone I had contact with.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2017

Great. I came to the Cleveland Clinic for a second opinion. Dr. Nair explained the finds of a CT scan I had by another facility and Doctor in lay mans terms so I could understand the nature of my problem. He did this 1000% better than the other hospital and surgeon.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2017


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