Physician - Cardiology

Cleveland, OH 44195

Specialty Cardiology
Profession Physician

Pediatric and Congenital Interventionalist

 Cleveland Clinic is seeking a fellowship trained Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Interventionalist to join the Pediatric Cardiology Department within the Institute of Pediatrics and the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital.

 The successful candidate will join the Cardiac Catheterization team for the Pediatric Heart Center at the Cleveland Clinic and the Akron Children’s-Cleveland Clinic Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Center. Our Cleveland Clinic congenital heart team includes 15 cardiologists and 4 congenital cardiothoracic surgeons, including an internationally renowned surgeon who joined in early 2016. In 2017 we performed 280 surgeries, 8000 echocardiograms, 400 fetal echocardiograms, 180 cardiac MRI’s and 475 cardiac catheterizations including frequent high-complexity congenital cardiac interventions. Deliveries at our regional hospitals totaled 10,500 and our Special Delivery Unit on Main Campus has 100-150 deliveries per year. We recently designated a dedicated CICU and the Echo lab is ICAEL accredited. We have an active fellowship program with funding available for a 4th year fellowship. We have recently entered the second phase of a regional collaboration with Akron Children’s Hospital and together provide the highest quality pediatric and adult congenital heart care to Northeast Ohio and beyond.

 A faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience will be with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. The Department deservedly enjoys an excellent national reputation for excellence in clinical care and patient outcomes. The successful candidate will have a joint appointment at the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute which provides cutting edge technology including participation in new interventional trials and an on-site 3D printer, ranked #1 in USNWR for 24 straight years. The program has tremendous academic growth potential. Desirable interests should include clinical and/or basic science research. Candidates who are certified in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology are preferred.

 Cleveland Clinic Children’s is consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and has 389 staffed beds, located at the main campus, our free-standing Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation, and in 4 other satellite hospitals across Northeast Ohio.  Our staff includes more than 350 physicians in 55 pediatric medical and surgical specialties providing over 800,000 outpatient visits, 13,500 inpatient admissions, 11,400 surgeries, and accepting over 1,500 transports per year. Cleveland Clinic healthcare system was recently ranked 2nd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is a world leader in patient safety and patient experience.


Elizabeth (Tess) Saarel, MD

Chair, Pediatric Cardiology




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