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Adriano Tonelli, MD


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Adriano Tonelli, MD
Department: Pulmonary Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A90
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Adriano Tonelli, MD
Department: Critical Care Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A90
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Tonelli was valedictorian of his medical school class at the University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. After graduation, he finished his training in Cardiology at Universidad Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Argentina before moving to the United States. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan followed by Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr Tonelli joined the Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Institute in 2010.

Professional Highlights

He received the Young Investigator Award from the American College of Chest Physicians in 2008. He is a Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) KL2 scholar. He studies pulmonary and systemic endothelial (dys)-function and its relationship to prognosis and response to therapy in pulmonary arterial hypertension. He conducts transdisciplinary team-based research aimed at understanding and managing patients with pulmonary vascular diseases.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Florida College of Medicine - Shands Medical Center
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gainesville, FL USA
Residency - Sparrow Hospital - Michigan State University
Internal Medicine
Lansing, MI USA
Fellowship - Fundacion Favaloro
Buenos Aires Argentina
Fellowship - Fundacion Favaloro
Cardiology Fellowship
Buenos Aires Argentina
Medical School - Universidad Nacional Cuyo
Mendoza Argentina


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine- Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Interests

Pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, scleroderma

Awards & Honors

Dr Tonelli is the lead author of several original research studies in pulmonary hypertension.


American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society and Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/18/2016, Dr. Tonelli 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
  • Spanish