Mehdi H. Shishebhor, MD
Endovascular Services in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Dr. Mehdi H. Shishehbor is the Director of Endovascular Services in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. His area of expertise includes vascular medicine and minimally invasive, catheter-based procedures such as angioplasty, stent grafts, stenting, atherectomy and intravascular ultrasound to treat coronary, carotid, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and peripheral arterial and venous diseases. He is an expert on minimally invasive approaches to reconstruct lower extremity arteries in order to treat critical limb ischemia and prevent amputation. His work in this area has been recognized locally and nationally.
Dr. Shishehbor earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry at Florida International University, Miami followed by a Doctor of Osteopathy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. He completed a Master’s degree in public health at Cleveland State University in 2004 and a doctorate in epidemiology at Case Western Reserve University in 2013.
Pursuing his interest in the epidemiology and treatment of cardiovascular disease, Dr. Shishehbor became the first Cleveland Clinic fellow to be awarded the National Institutes of Health KL-2 award. As a National Institutes of Health scholar, Dr. Shishehbor has a joint appointment at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic. He is a respected researcher in cardiovascular medicine and has won a number of awards at international and national meetings, including being a research finalist at the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association Young Investigator Award competitions. In 2008 he was named the winner of the prestigious Thomas J. Linnemeier Spirit of Interventional Cardiology Young Investigator award.
Dr. Shishehbor is widely published on cardiovascular epidemiology, interventional cardiology outcomes, and techniques in leading journals such as the Journal of American Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation.