The legacy of pioneering cardiovascular research at Cleveland Clinic is vast and long-standing. Many established researchers are continuing this legacy of cardiovascular research in their own fields at the Clinic. While it is important to recognize the contributions of all of them, due to space limitations this story focuses on only three of them.
In 1999, the American Migraine Study II indicated that nearly 28 million people in the United States suffered from migraine headaches (MH). Subsequent studies have indicated a steady increase in this number — to more than 37 million today, according to the National Headache Foundation (NHF).
Syed Zaidi, MD, was only three years out of fellowship training in 2010 when he was elected President of Radiology Associates of Canton (RAC). Founded in 1971, the 24-physician radiology group had been highly successful in providing comprehensive imaging and interventional radiology services to Stark and Summit County hospitals for almost four decades.
When Cleveland Clinic Children’s opened its Pediatric Heart Center in 1995, the intention was to build a team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons to rival all others — maybe even those in the Clinic’s adult Heart & Vascular Institute.
For primary care physicians, the challenge has always been the same: how to ensure timely, high quality care for their hospitalized patients, while doing the same for their in-office patients.
Acute and chronic sinus infection, nasal polyps, deviated septum, facial pain and pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, sinonasal tumors — these are just a few of the conditions diagnosed and treated at The Nose, Sinus & Allergy Center at University Hospitals (UH).
An estimated 10 to 15 percent of children between the ages of 3 and 16 experience chronic abdominal pain, defined as more than three stomach aches within three months. They can be, at the very least, energy-sapping for the children affected and concerning for their parents.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women, claiming more than 50,000 lives each year. Unlike many other cancer killers, it can be detected early and, often, prevented with screenings. But, according to gastroenterologists affiliated with University Hospitals (UH) Digestive Health Institute’s Community Gastroenterology & Quality Center, fewer than half of the people who should be screened for colorectal cancer actually are. Whether that disparity is the result of fear, lack of access, or a lack of awareness, these physicians are devoted to addressing it.
What began more than 100 years ago as a group of 13 Cleveland women dedicated to home health care now includes more than 700 professionals providing comprehensive home healthcare, hospice and rehabilitation services throughout northeast and central Ohio.
Even before the Foundation for Healthy Communities of the Ohio Hospital Association recognized Thomas L. “Tim” Stover, MD, MBA, as the 2013 Wellness Warrior, those familiar with him had already branded him as such.