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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
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) Determination
  • General Cardiology
  • Intervention Section
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Invasive and Interventional Cardiology Section
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology Section
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Stress Testing
  • Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
  • Virtual Histology
View all 21 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Atherosclerosis
  • 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

Residency - University of Bombay, Topiwala National Medical College
Internal Medicine

Medical Education - University of Bombay, Topiwala National Medical College


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

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 7/2/2020, 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.

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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

106 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Nair was very thorough, had obviously read all my records from my home hospital, and provided very clear explanations for my cardiac issues. He was also very personable.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

I will be changing cardiologist when needed to Dr. Nair

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

I was very happy with my doctor and I will continue to see him for my condition.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr. Nair is an excellent practitioner: listens well, provides thorough explanations, personable and seems to genuinely care about my condition and concerns. He is the best Cardiologist I have dealt with and there are three others at a different facility..

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr.Nair is reassuring and down to earth. I feel a lot of confidence in his analysis of my issues.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Nair is especially interested in the whole person, gives his opinion and let's the patient make the decisions.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

One of the best doctors. He saved my life.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Superior doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Ravi Nair demeanor is very reassuring to me. His candid and no nonsense approach to stating a problem and its possible solutions is greatly appreciated. I and my wife felt very comfortable talking to him.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

I like and respect Dr. Nair very much.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

I am a physician myself and appreciate the professionalism.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr Nair called personally with my test results just hours after they were performed

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Nothing but good things to say about Dr. Nair. If I could give him a 6, I would.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr. Ravi Nair took the time and made sure I understood everything.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr Niar is very articulate, knowledgeable and has vast heart experience to aid his patients. Thank heavens.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

We were very pleased with all the services provided. All the doctors were amazing!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Doctor and staff were very friendly and kind.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

The Doctor was very detailed when he talked to me about my health. I really appreciated his time

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr Nair is Awesome. I had recommended a friend to him and she thinks he great too

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Love it. I drive 1 and 1/2 hour to see Dr Nair

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr Nair is very kind, compassionate, well thought out, patient-thinking, competent cardiologist. He takes his time with the patient and answers all my questions. I am lucky to have Dr . Nair as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

I had several questions. She was very patient with me and answered them thoroughly.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

The nurse practitioner did an excellent job in our appointment. In fact probably answer the questions and explained my condition in greater depth than my physician.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

I had a good experience with both the nurse and the doctor while I was there.

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