Brian Griffin, MD, is Vice Chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine; a Staff Cardiologist and Section Head of Cardiovascular Imaging within Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Cardiovascular Medicine; and the institute’s Physician Director of Development.
Specialty interests: Heart valve disease, endocarditis, pericardial disease, thoracic aorta aneurysm (TAA), cardiovascular Imaging, echocardiogram, transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), Marfan Syndrome, mitral valve prolapse, radiation heart disease
Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Griffin performs numerous cardiovascular imaging tests, including nearly 400 transesophageal echocardiograms (TEEs) each year. He has performed nearly 10,000 TEEs throughout his career.
Success rates: Cleveland Clinic has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. Success rates for specific procedures are available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx
Education and Training: Dr. Griffin completed medical degree at National University of Ireland, Galway. Dr. Griffin completed his internship and residencies in medicine and surgery at University College Hospital, Galway. He completed fellowships in cardiology at Guy's Hospital, London; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Boston University Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in cardiac ultrasound at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. In addition, Dr. Griffin completed research fellowships at the Irish Heart Foundation, Dublin, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School, Boston.
Publications and Speaking: Dr. Griffin has spoken at nearly 150 professional meetings and authored or co-authored nearly 300 journal articles, abstracts, books and book chapters. He also serves as editor, associate editor, and director for several medical journals and publications.
About Dr.Griffin: “I find that my patients inspire me to give of my best, and I really enjoy the interaction with them.”
Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Griffin enjoys gardening, travel, reading and music.