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


Additional Locations

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. is the Medical Director of the Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy Program in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Respiratory Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine. Dr. Heresi's clinical interests are in pulmonary hypertension, acute pulmonary embolism, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), and critical care. 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 (in progress)

Professional Highlights

  • 2010 - present: Member, Education Committee, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2010 and 2012: Co-Director, Cleveland Clinic Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium
  • 2011 and 2013: Co-Director, Cleveland Clinic Pulmonary Hypertension Summit
  • 2012 Co-Chair. American Thoracic Society International Conference Scientific Symposium Inflammation and Altered Metabolism in Pulmonary Hypertension
  • 2013 - present: Member, Clinical Competencies Committee, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic


  • 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
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 1/18/2019, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Bayer Healthcare 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

71 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

My husband and I liked Dr Heresi very much. He was personable - not arrogant like some specialists at the Clinic I've encountered - professional, knowledgeable, clear. He listened and answered our questions without rushing or impatience. I left thinking I was in good care and that I would certainly go back to him for any problems in the future.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr Heresi has been wonderfulfrom the start of my care He keeps me up dated on everything that I need to have the best results for my personal condition. He is very caring and includes my husband in all discussions and makes us feel comfortable. I feel blessed to him as my Dr,

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr. Heresi and everyone I met with were more than gracious to me. everyone was so kind and understanding. Dr. Heresi explained everything clearly and answered all of my questions. I felt special and deeply cared for during my visit. Thank you Dr. Heresi and staff.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr. Heresi was wonderful to explain everything about my condition. He took time to listen to me and answered all of my questions and concerns. I appreciated him and his care for me.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr. Heresi and his nurse Nancy Bair are just AWESOME. Any questions I have I can phone Nancy and she will get my answer usually that same day. They always are concerned for my wellness and making me comfortable. I am VERY grateful to have them :-)

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr. Heresi is the BEST ! I trust him with my care and well being.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

*Dr. Heresi is an outstanding physician, and raises the bar for what "good doctor" means. He is brilliant, compassionate, and always working WITH me for the best health decisions possible.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

My wife and I were very impressed with Dr. Heresi. He listened to my concerns and history of treatment. He previewed the information prior to entering the room so his questions were relevant. He inspected the x-rays himself instead of relying on another providers interpretation.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

I feel like Dr. Heresi is an old friend. I am very comfortable with him and trust him with my health care needs regarding my Pulmonary Artery Hypertension without reservation at all....

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