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Rafael Cabrales, MD


Rafael Cabrales, MD

Appointed: 2001

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Rafael Cabrales, MD
Department: General Anesthesiology Florida
Location: Florida, Weston
Mail Code 2nd Floor Hosp
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL 33331
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Professional Highlights

  • Section Head, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Cleveland Clinic Florida

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Echocardiography
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Medical College of Ohio Hospitals
Pain Management
Toledo, OH USA
Residency - Medical College of Ohio Hospitals
Toledo, OH USA
Internship - Harlem Hospital Center
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA
Medical School - Universidad Autonoma de Centro America
San Jose Costa Rica

Specialty Interests

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia and Ultrasound, Echocardiography, Cardiac electrophysiology

Awards & Honors

  • Chief Fellow, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Cleveland Clinic
  • Fellow of the Year Award, Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Cleveland Clinic
  • John T. Martin Award, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
  • Physician of the Month Award for Service, Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Weston, Fla.


  • Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • American Society of Anesthesiology

Treatment & Services

  • Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia For Cardiology
  • Anesthesia For Neurology
  • Anesthesia For Organ Transplant
  • Geriatric Anesthesia
  • Regional Anesthesia

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/27/2015, Dr. Cabrales 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.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish