Physician - Cardiology

Cleveland, OH 44195

Specialty Cardiology
Profession Physician

Cleveland Clinic is seeking a pediatric cardiologist specializing in Non-Invasive Imaging to join the Pediatric Cardiology Department within the Institute of Pediatrics and the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital.

 The successful candidate will join the Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging and the general pediatric and congenital teams for the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at the Cleveland Clinic. Clinical time will be devoted to imaging, outpatient and inpatient care. Our world class congenital heart center includes 15 cardiologists and 4 congenital cardiothoracic surgeons after the recruitment of the new Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery in early 2016. In 2017 our ICAEL accredited center performed over 8000 transthoracic echocardiograms, over 400 fetal echocardiograms, 180 cardiac MRI’s, 280 surgeries and 475 cardiac catheterizations. Over 10,000 newborn deliveries occur in our regional health system and our Special Delivery Unit per year. The Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center has busy programs for adult congenital heart disease, electrophysiology, heart failure, interventional cardiology, and transplant services. We have an active fellowship program with 6 trainees and funding earmarked for a 4th year fellow in non-invasive imaging. 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 a 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 novel imaging techniques such as 4-D echo and MRI with an on-site 3D printer, ranked #1 in USNWR for 23 straight years. Desirable interests should include clinical and/or basic science research as well as an interest in adult congenital heart disease. Duties will include coverage for echocardiography and patient care, inpatient and outpatient.

 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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