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Adarsh Bhimraj, MD


Adarsh Bhimraj, MD

Appointed: 2009

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Adarsh Bhimraj, MD
Department: Infectious Disease
Section Head- Neuroinfections
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code G21
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Adarsh Bhimraj, MD
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code G21
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Adarsh Bhimraj is an associate staff physician in the Department of Infectious Disease at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Bhimraj is the head for section of Neurologic Infectious Diseases and is also a core faculty member for the Internal Medicine Residency program. He holds a clinical faculty appointment at the University Of Pittsburgh, Division of Infectious Diseases.

His area of interest is in Neurologic-Infectious diseases; in particular device related infections like VP shunt infections. His other interest is in evidence based medicine (EBM) education and is actively involved in EBM training for the internal medicine program

Neurologic Infectious Diseases is an emerging sub-specialty in Infectious Diseases and deals with infection of the brain, spinal cord and its linings (meninges). Some of the conditions that Neuro-ID specialists treat are meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain), brain abscess (pockets of pus in the brain), encephalitis (infection in the brain), and infections following neurosurgery. There are few centers that have dedicated infected diseases service to take care of such highly complex infections.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Infectious Disease
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Residency - Hahnemann University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Medical School - Gandhi Medical College Osmania University
Hyderabad India


  • Internal Medicine- Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Neurologic Infectious Diseases

Treatment & Services

  • Infectious Disease Consultation

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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Languages Spoken

  • English