Dr. Rami Akhrass MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Rami Akhrass is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Cleveland, Ohio and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cleveland Clinic and Hillcrest Hospital. He received his medical degree from Damascus University Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for 27 years. He is one of 43 doctors at Cleveland Clinic and one of 9 at Hillcrest 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
Ranked #1 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Hillcrest Hospital

MetroHealth Medical Center
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Hawaii
Residency, General Surgery, 1989–1990

Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1990–1995

Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1995–1997

Damascus University Faculty of Medicine
Class of 1987

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

OH State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

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

Top MD, Consumers Checkbook

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Intermediate-term durability of bicuspid aortic valve repair for prolapsing leaflet.
Casselman, F. P., Gillinov, A. M., Akhrass, R., Kasirajan, V., Blackstone, E. H., Cosgrove, D. M.

Two internal thoracic artery grafts are better than one.
Lytle, B. W., Blackstone, E. H., Loop, F. D., Houghtaling, P. L., Arnold, J. H., Akhrass, R., McCarthy, P. M., Cosgrove, D. M.

False-positive parathyroid scan leading to sternotomy: incidental detection of a thymoma by C-11 methionine positron emission tomography.
Adler, L. P., Akhrass, R., Ma, D., Bloom, A. D.

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