The 50 best Cleveland Clinic doctors. Ever.

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Former Clinic RN
Former Clinic RN

Dr. Michael V. Sivak, Jr was the director of gastoenterology from 1984-1992. He has been ciited as the father of endoscopy and worked with Olympus to develop the first video endoscope allowing doctor and patient to watch their procedures in real time. He also wrote the bible of gastroenterology endoscopy that has been the bible of the specialty. Sivak was greatly responsible for making the department of GI one of the best in the country.

Knowing Nurse
Knowing Nurse

I believe someone was forgotten when praising the most innovative and A plus physicians. Credit is due to Roger Mee. A man who dedicated his life to saving children with success beyond imagination. To save a child is to create life. Thanks Dr Mee, the most amazing surgeon and overall man I have ever met.

ANONYMOUS
ANONYMOUS

WELL......IN THE OPENING STATEMENT, "THE CLEVELAND CLINIC HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THE DOCTORS......" I'M CERTAIN THAT YOU COULD NOT HAVE CHOSEN A MORE OFFENSIVE REMARK. DID IT OCCUR TO THIS AUTHOR, OR THIS ORGANIZATION, THAT A HOSPITAL SUCH AS CCF SHOULD RE-THINK THE DOCTOR SUPER-EGO AND INSTEAD ASPIRE TO BE INSTEAD ..."ALL ABOUT THE PATIENTS.."??? PERHAPS IF THE PATIENTS WERE WHAT CCF WAS "ALL ABOUT.." YOUR READER WOULD NOT SEE SUCH UGLINESS ATTACHED TO THE SEPARATION FROM THE ORGANIZATION THAT THE AUTHOR MAGNIFIES. AS AN EDUCATED, INTELLIGENT , NURSE AND PATIENT ADVOCATE I, WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO RE-ASSESS AND GROUND YOUR PRAISE OF BUT ONE BRANCH ON THE CCF FAMILY TREE. AFTER ALL......IT TAKES A VILLAGE......

Sherry Sivo
Sherry Sivo

Its great to see Dr. Esselstyn recognized for his contribution after so many years...there were many non-believers through the years of his research!

Rose Florida
Rose Florida

The Cleveland Clinic is an outstanding institution, but it is just as difficult to introduce it to new technologies as the doctor down the road. For example, there is a susceptibility test that is approved for use in Canada that tests antibiotics against biofilms, rather than the standard susceptibility test that only test antibiotics against free floating bacteria. Not only that, the Canadian test, at least for Pseudomonas ae, tests combinations of antibiotics. It has saved lives of lung transplant patients in Canada, has been available there for over two years, and it should be investigated, on a research basis, at any institution that is in a leadership role.

Timothy Zelko
Timothy Zelko

Lots of interesting information here. I'll have to see if such a list exists for my state. The work it took to compile it must have been daunting. Now it is part of the history for Cleveland, even if E.M disagrees with one of your entries.

Elegia More
Elegia More

TY for this article, but you should change the title to "most overrated CC physicians that got an easy ride." Dr. Bravo, nu. 34 on your list, is the worst dr. I've ever seen. If you do not have a pheochromocytoma, he is CLUELESS. He was beyond rude and his neglect led to multiple hospitalizations. His arrogance made it impossible to work with my physicians at home. Worse yet, he was in a political battle with my other CC dr. which led to further dangerous miscommunications. He mis-diagnosed a common problem in my case as lung cancer, costing me plenty of money and stress. CClinic cardiac dept. has gone to the dogs, starting around 2003. You are correct to point out all the decent cardiologist that have left the "best cardiac hospital in the world." RIP, Cleveland Clinic. Time to put you to sleep.

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