Darrell Cass, M.D., Named Cleveland Clinic Director of Fetal Surgery   

Cleveland Clinic has appointed Darrell Cass, M.D., as director of fetal surgery. In this role, Dr. Cass will lead a multidisciplinary team specialized in treating highly complex cases of birth defects, such as spina bifida, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM), sacrococcygeal teratoma, and other treatable fetal conditions. “Fetal surgery is highly complex … Read More

Cleveland Clinic’s Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., Recognized as 2017 Distinguished Scientist by The American Heart Association

Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine in the Lerner Research Institute and section head of Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation in the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic, has been named by the American Heart Association (AHA) a Distinguished Scientist for 2017. According to the AHA, the Distinguished Scientist … Read More

About 30 Percent of Retired NFL Players in Cleveland Clinic Study Have Enlarged Aortas

Cleveland Clinic researchers found that a group of retired National Football League (NFL) players have significantly larger aortas when compared to men in the general population. The clinical significance of these findings is unknown and will require further evaluation, researchers said, though enlarged aortas are a known risk factor for life-threatening aortic dissections or aortic … Read More

Cleveland Clinic, CareSource sign long-term contract

Wednesday, November 8, 2017:  “We are pleased to announce that Cleveland Clinic and CareSource have signed a long-term contract solidifying that CareSource Medicaid and MyCare members can continue to have their care covered at Cleveland Clinic without any interruption.  This comes following months of diligent discussions dedicated to working toward an agreement and upholding our … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Receives Grants to Study Ethical Issues in Neurotechnology

The NIH BRAIN Initiative has awarded two Cleveland Clinic researchers grants to study ethical issues involving brain surgery,  as part of the first neuroethics grants awarded by the initiative. Cynthia Kubu, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist in Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Neurological Restoration, was awarded $1.6 million over four years to study patients’ and family members’ perspectives … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Earns NCI Grant to Develop Novel Disease Models of Colorectal Cancer, Including “Body-on-a-Chip” Technology

Cleveland Clinic researcher Emina Huang, M.D., a colorectal surgeon in the Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute and a staff  member in the Lerner Research Institute’s Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, has been awarded a collaborative five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to create innovative models of colorectal cancer that … Read More

After Three Years, Patients with Dissolvable Stents Fared Worse than Patients with Drug-Eluding Stents

DENVER, Colo: Cleveland Clinic researchers report that at three years, patients who received a type of dissolving coronary stent fared somewhat worse when compared to patients receiving drug-eluding metal stents, but researchers say the study’s results may not ultimately portray the potential for the stent’s future success. The ABSORB III trial compared the Absorb everolimus-eluting … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Researcher Leads Development of Updated Guidelines for Targeted Radiation in Breast Cancer

Cleveland Clinic researcher Chirag Shah, M.D., led the development of updated guidelines for the appropriate and safe utilization of accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI). The guidelines are published online in the journal, Brachytherapy. APBI is a breast radiation therapy technique in which targeted radiation is delivered, either via brachytherapy (applicator devices or multiple catheters) or through … Read More