Dr. Arie Blitz MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Arie Blitz is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Cleveland, Ohio. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including OhioHealth Marion General Hospital and St. John Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and has been in practice for 19 years. Dr. Blitz accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 3 doctors at OhioHealth Marion General Hospital and one of 4 at St. John Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Aortic, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Minimally Invasive Cardiac

Education & Medical Training

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency, General Surgery, 1989 - 1994

UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1996 - 1998

UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship, Congenital Heart Surgery, 1998 - 1999

Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Fellowship, Heart Transplant and Assist Device Surgery, 2004 - 2005

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Class of 1989

Cornell University
Other Training, Philosophy, 1980 - 1985

Weatherhead School of Management (Case Western Reserve)
Other Training, Hospital Administration, Banking and Finance, 2008

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 18 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 10 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

OH State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Top Doctors Designation 2012, U.S. News and World Report

Publications & Presentations

Improving Outcomes After Cardiac Surgery Through Temperature Management.

Therapeutic Hypothermia.

Methods of Cooling.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Open Access POS
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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