Robert Hobbs, MD


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Robert Hobbs, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J3-4
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Robert Hobbs, MD
Department: Critical Care Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J3-4
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Robert Hobbs, MD
Department: Transplantation Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J3-4
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Robert Hobbs, MD, is a Staff Cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Heart Failure and Transplant Medicine at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute of Cleveland Clinic. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Hobbs is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and advanced heart failure and transplantation . He specializes in the evaluation and management of patients with congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathies and cardiac transplantation.

He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and then he completed his clinical training with a residency in internal medicine at Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. Subsequently, he received a fellowship from the Cleveland Clinic for advanced training in cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Hobbs has been listed repeatedly in Best Doctors in America. He has been listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and in America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, among many other honors. He is a life member of The National Registry of Who's Who. Locally, he is named in Northern Ohio Live and Cleveland Magazine as a "Top Doctor."

Dr. Hobbs has been a prolific research investigator in the area of cardiac transplantation and congestive heart failure, participating in many clinical studies of drugs and devices. He has lectured at more than five hundred professional medical symposia and conferences worldwide. He is author or co-author of numerous peer-reviewed articles published in major medical journals. He has written chapters and edited medical textbooks.

He sits on the editorial boards and provides editorial reviews for multiple  medical journals. He has been  a guest on radio and television news and talk programs  speaking on cardiology topics including new therapies for heart failure, heart pumps, heart transplants, among others.

Dr. Hobbs is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, and the American Heart Association. He is a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and the Heart Failure Society of America. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Society of Heart Failure. He is the Ohio Governor of the American College of Cardiology.

Locally, Dr. Hobbs is a member of the Board of  Directors of the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio.  He is president of the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association.  He served as past president of the Board of Trustees of the American Heart Association, Cleveland Metro Division. 

Professional Highlights

  • Past President American Heart Association Cleveland Metro Chapter
  • Governor-elect, Ohio Chapter of American College of Cardiology

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Lankenau Hospital
Internal Medicine
Wynnewood, PA USA
Internship - Lankenau Hospital
Internal Medicine
Wynnewood, PA USA
Medical School - Thomas Jefferson University Medical College
Philadelphia, PA USA
Undergraduate - Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine- Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Cardiomyopathy, cardiac tumors, heart failure, heart transplantation, ventricular assist device, myocardial biopsy, cardiac catheterization

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America
  • Top Doctors, Cleveland Magazine
  • Distinguished Teacher Award
  • Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Strathmore's Who's Who
  • National Registry of Who's Who
  • Who's Who in Executives and Professionals
  • Who's Who in America
  • America's registry of Outstanding Professionals
  • International Who's Who of Professionals
  • Manchester Who's Who Among Executives and Professional in Healthcare
  • Manchester Who's Who Honors Edition

Innovations & Patents

Involved in Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials of heart failure and transplant drugs and devices


  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology, Ohio Board of Trustees
  • Fellow, American Heart Association, Past Member, Ohio Board of Trustees
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/21/2015, Dr. Hobbs 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 the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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