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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 University School of Medicine
Clinical Research
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pulmonary / Critical Care
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internal Medicine
Miami, FL

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 2/6/2024, 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.

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

90 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Dr. Was very efficient and personable. I enjoyed working with him!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Dr. Heresi is phenomenal. Discusses in depth my progress,care,options,and future treatment. It has been 14 years since I was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Heresi is the reason I have survived and thrived. His whole team is top notch including Mindy and Nancy. Thank you all for taking such good care of me.

Reviewed on May 30, 2024

I have known Dr Heresi for 12 years now, and I rely on his skill, knowledge, judgment, and honesty in treating my multiple health issues. I know I can ask him any question, and that he will listen to my concerns and feelings. I trust and respect him.

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Dr Heresi is a wonderful doctor. He always listens to me & answers my questions fully & honestly.

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Dr. Heresi is a WONDERFUL doctor. He is knowledgeable, up to date, and caring. I have trusted my life to him for13 yrs. He is an expert in his field

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Very helpful to have testing & results prior to seeing the doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr Heresi is everything a doctor should be; competent, patient focused, knowledgeable, caring. He listened to all of my questions and gave direct and informative answers. A very compassionate physician.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr Heresi is a wonderful person and Dr.. I feel very fortunate to have him and the clinic taking care of me

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr Heresi is outstanding! He listened to my questions and concerns then explained everything so I understood what he was saying.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr. Heresi and Mindy are like family to us. Dr. Heresi always has options for us to discus about moving forward with my health issues. Dr. Heresi is very professional and keeps current with new and upcoming treatments that may benefit me. I fully trust Dr. Heresi to keep tabs on me and be proactive with my treatments and prescriptions. Dr. Heresi's nurse Mindy is VERY helpful and knowledgible.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr. Heresi has been my doctor for nearly 12 yrs now and he has consistently monitored and treated my Pulmonary Artery Hypertension with diligence and concern for my well being. Dr. Heresi always includes Me an my husband in decision making and fully outlines benefits and risks of any changes to medications. We trust that Dr. Heresi has my best interest at heart and works to keep me as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

I have always felt the freedom to ask any question and to communicate any concerns that I have. I place a lot of trust in the provider. I always get an honest answer and explanation, and I am respected, treated professionally and with compassion.

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.

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