Arie Blitz, MD

Arie Blitz, MD

Thoracic Surgery Cleveland, OH

Director, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support


Office Address

  • 11100 Euclid Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    Phone: (216) 844-5770

Arie Blitz, MD

Thoracic Surgery Cleveland, OH

Director, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Thoracic Surgery: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Aortic, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Minimally Invasive Cardiac

Education & Training

  • Ochsner Clinic FoundationOchsner Clinic Foundation
  • UCLA Medical CenterUCLA Medical Center
  • UCLA Medical CenterUCLA Medical Center
  • Albert Einstein College of MedicineAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityAlbert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • Cornell UniversityCornell University
  • Weatherhead School of Management (Case Western Reserve)

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical LicenseTX State Medical License2015 - 2017
  • IN State Medical LicenseIN State Medical License2013 - 2015
  • OH State Medical LicenseOH State Medical License2005 - 2015
  • American Board of Thoracic SurgeryThoracic & Cardiac Surgery
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Regional Top DoctorCastle Connolly, 2014
    • Top Doctors Designation 2012U.S. News and World Report, 2012
    • Fellow (FACC)American College of Cardiology

    Publications & Presentations

    PubMed

    Journal Articles

    • Electrophysiological Effects of the Maze Procedure on Canine Sinoatrial Node Function.  McLoughlin DE, Blitz A, Simmons J, Brodman R, Frame R, Bator S, Adams J, Schwartz DS, Furman S, Fisher D, PACE: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, November 1992, 15 (11 pt 2): 2084-91
    • Combined Maze Procedure and Septal Myomectomy in a Septuagenarian.  Blitz A, McLoughlin D, Gross J, Schwartz DS, Fisher JD, Kim SG, Frame R, Brodman RF, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, August 1992, 54 (2): 364-5
    • Histological Evaluation of the Inferior Epigastric Artery in Patients with Known Atherosclerosis.  Schwartz DS, Factor SM, Schwartz JD, Petrossian E, Blitz A, McLoughlin D, Tellis V, Frame R, and Brodman RF, European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1992, 6(8): 438-41

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Cardiac Surgery: Safeguards and Pitfalls in Operative Technique. Chapter: Mechanical Circulatory Support 
      Blitz A
      Editors: .
      Edition 4,
    • Cardiac Surgery: Safeguards and Pitfalls in Operative Technique. Chapter: Heart Transplantation 
      Blitz A
      Editors: .
      Edition 4,
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting versus Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Long-Term Mortality and Morbidity in Multivessel Disease: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Con...  
      30. Sipahi I, Akay, Dagdelen, Blitz A, Alhan
      Editors: .JAMA Internal Medicine

    Abstracts/Posters

    • A Novel Percutaneous Catheter for the Treatment of Hypothermia. Blitz A, Okada S, Aharon A, Foster J, Small S, Andrews J, Schomisch S, Critical Care Medicine

    Lectures

    • Improving Outcomes After Cardiac Surgery Through Temperature Management. The New Orleans Conference, New Orleans
    • Therapeutic Hypothermia. The New Orleans Conference, New Orleans
    • Methods of Cooling. The Neurocritical Care Conference, Cleveland, Ohio

    Other

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
    • BCBS Georgia Blue Open Access POS
    • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
    • BCBS Illinois PPO
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • CIGNA PPO
    • Cofinity PPO
    • First Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
    • Providence Health System Personal Option
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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