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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Clinical Trials
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH)
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sepsis
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About Gustavo Heresi, MD

Gustavo A. Heresi, M.D., M.S. is the Director of the Pulmonary Vascular and Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension Program in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Respiratory Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. Dr. Heresi's clinical interests are in pulmonary hypertension, acute pulmonary embolism, and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). He is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Heresi has focused his research efforts on his specialty interests, including risk prediction and non-invasive biomarkers of pulmonary arterial hypertension, diagnosis and management of pulmonary arterial hypertension and acute pulmonary embolism, treatment of pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular failure in the ICU, and diagnosis and treatment of CTEPH.

Dr. Heresi has been the recipient of many awards including The Medical Student Inpatient Teaching Award, University of Miami School of Medicine 2004; Distinguished Medical Resident Award, Department of Medicine, University of Miami 2005; Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program Award in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension 2009; Who's Who in America 2009; Best Doctors in America 2012; Young Investigator Award, American College of Chest Physicians 2012; and Teacher of the Year Award, Cleveland Clinic Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship 2013-2014.

Dr. Heresi is a journal reviewer for several peer-reviewed publications including: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chest, European Respiratory Journal, and Respiratory Care. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), and the International CTEPH Association (ICA).

After receiving his medical degree from the University of San Agustin Faculty of Medicine in Arequipa, Peru, Dr. Heresi completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami, Fl. He completed his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at The Cleveland Clinic.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve
Clinical Research
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pulmonary / Critical Care
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internal Medicine
Miami, FL USA

Medical Education - Universidad Nacional de San Agustin Facultad de Medicina

Additional Training

  • Master of Science in Clinical Research Program at Case Western Reserve University

Professional Highlights

  • CTEPH Subcommittee of PHA's Early Diagnosis Campaign

    Member2014 – Present

  • American Thoracic Society Assembly on Pulmonary Circulation Program Committee

    Member2015 – present

  • Editorial Board member for CTEPH.com.

    Member 2014 – Present

  • Writing Committee of the ISHLT Consensus Document titled“Consensus Statement: The Evaluation and Management of Patients with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension”


  • Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) Consortium Research Committee

    Co-Chair 2018

  • PHA Scientific Leadership Council CTEPH Working Group

    Member May 2018 - Present


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Interests

Pulmonary hypertension, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), acute pulmonary embolism, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, scleroderma, sepsis, Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, scleroderma, sepsis

Awards & Honors

  • Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program Award in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension 2009
  • Listed in Who's Who in America 2009
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America 2012
  • Young Investigator Award, American College of Chest Physicians 2012
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Cleveland Clinic Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program 2013-2014


  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association
  • International CTEPH Association
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
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 3/1/2023, Dr. Heresi has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Heresi receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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

94 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 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr Heresi as well as the gentleman who monitored my 6 minute walk were both friendly, knowledgable and kind.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

The Doctor was great once I talked to him.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Heresi is extremely knowledgeable and provided negative information in a direct and positive way. He is very caring.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr. Heresi has been a phenomenal provider in the ongoing treatments for pulmonary hypertension. We could not have had a better physician overseeing our daughter's heath care needs

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

One of the best doctors. Forthright and explained everything to me.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr Heresi was great. Listened and answered my questions thoroughly. He also offered insights into my condition.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Absolutely love my doctor and the care I receive from him.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Excellent Dr and staff!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr Heresi is very caring and makes sure I understand our plan of treatment. He spends quality time and is very thorough. I trust him completely with my health care!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Heresi has always explained things & answered any questions. He's the best

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

I returned from a European vacation with a pulmonary embolism, as diagnosed by the Fairview Park Emergency Department, and after being referred to Dr. Heresi for follow-up, he was kind enough to re-read my CT scans, confirm the previous diagnosis, and refer me to Dr. Gomes of vascular medicine for additional treatment. After completing 4 months of Eliquis and getting further tests, Dr Heresi saw me again, and he spent lots of time with me explaining the findings, assuring me that my situation had greatly improved to his satisfaction, and even ordered a new test to definitively confirm that the embolism was gone and that my lungs were back to normal. My experience with Dr. Heresi and his fellow was an extremely positive one, and I am extremely grateful that I have access to such excellent medical care here at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Outstanding care from the time of my initial diagnosis, until the time of my final visit with Dr. Heresi. I couldn't have gotten better (or even equivalent) care anywhere else.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr. Heresi is among the best healthcare providers I have ever known. He is vastly intelligent and wise, always truthful and straightforward with diagnoses and treatments, and genuinely listens and cares.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

I wish there was a 10 on here because that is what I would give him and his team.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Always good working with & visiting with Dr. Heresi.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Heresi has been amazing. So thankful for him & his care

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Doing much better since seeing Dr. Heresi

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