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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
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • 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

    • CTEPHSubcommittee of PHA's Early Diagnosis Campaign

          Member  2014 – Present


      AmericanThoracic Society Assembly on Pulmonary Circulation Program Committee

          Member  2015 – present


      EditorialBoard member for

                    Member 2014 – Present


      WritingCommittee of the ISHLT Consensus Document titled  “Consensus Statement: The Evaluation andManagement of Patients with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension”

                     Member  2017


      Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT)Consortium Research Committee

                    Co-Chair 2018


      PHA ScientificLeadership 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 2/27/2021, Dr. Heresi 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.

* 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

63 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 4.9
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

I found the Dr to be of high standards. Very nice person and explained the issues I have.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

I have a very rough condition. Dr. Herisi treated me like a person and not a number.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Both Dr. G Heresi and Mindi were exceptional! Very encouraging and kind.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr Heresi is outstanding. He takes the time to explain and gives me the opportunity to ask questions and discuss current and future treatments. He gives me good concise yet complete answers to my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr Heresi is a wonderful physician. knowledgeable with a great bed side manner'.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr Heresi is great! He is a very competent physician, but more importantly he listens and explains everything you want to know about my condition and treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

The doctor is is very patient. His willingness to answer questions and explain his analysis is very reassuring.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Utmost confidence in the advice of this doctor. I asked him questions and I know the responses are honest and based not only on science and medicine, but on his knowledge of my condition and the medicines I am taking. And he cares about how I am doing as a person, not just in terms of a disease.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr. Heresi is very patient in answering all my questions

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

dr. is professional but personal

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

the staff and doctor were so sweet, caring & the doctor really listened to me

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Dr. Heresi is outstanding. he is an extremely competent physician, and is very interested in his patient's wellbeing. Not always common traits.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

i never have a problem with getting into see Dr. Heresi whenever i need to. I feel very confident with the wonderful care i receive from Dr. Heresi and his team.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Dr. Heresi and his team always makes me feel that i am important and that they are well versed with my condition and treatments.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Dr Heresi is a great listener. My results have been excellent! I am willing to serve as a success story with a very difficult surgery.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

We really like Dr. Heresi. He is cutting-edge, understands my many fears, gives me viable options & is a good person.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

He literally SAVED my life that day!!! I love Dr. Heresi.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

As usual, Dr. Heresi listened to all my concerns, answered questions, and made recommendations for my continuing care.

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