Dr. Nicholas G Smedira MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Nicholas Smedira is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Cleveland, Ohio. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Fairview Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and has been in practice for 30 years. Dr. Smedira accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 42 doctors at Cleveland Clinic Foundation and one of 8 at Fairview Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Ranked #1 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Fairview Hospital
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Hillcrest Hospital

Education & Medical Training

University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1984 - 1991

University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1992 - 1994

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Class of 1984

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Sports Medicine

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Increased Aorto-Mitral Curtain Thickness Independently Predicts Mortality in Patients With Radiation-Associated Cardiac Disease Undergoing Cardiac Surgery.
Desai, M. Y.,Wu, W.,Masri, A.,Popovic, Z. B.,Agarwal, S.,Smedira, N. G.,Lytle, B. W.,Griffin, B. P.

Percutaneous Lead Dysfunction in the HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device.
Kalavrouziotis, D.,Tong, M. Z.,Starling, R. C.,Massiello, A.,Soltesz, E.,Smedira, N. G.,Fryc, R.,Heatley, G.,Farrar, D. J.,Moazami, N.

Exercise Echocardiography in Asymptomatic or Minimally Symptomatic HCM: Exercise Capacity, and Not Rest or Exercise LV Outflow Tract Gradients Predicts Long-Term Outcomes.
Desai, M. Y.,Bhonsale, A.,Patel, P.,Naji, P.,Smedira, N. G.,Thamilarasan, M.,Lytle, B. W.,Lever, H. M.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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