Arie Blitz, MD

Arie Blitz, MD

Thoracic Surgery Cleveland, OH

Director, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support

Office Address

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

Dr. Blitz's Clinical Specialties & Interests

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

Dr. Blitz's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Assistant ProfessorUniversity Hospitals Health System; Case University
    Cleveland, OH
    Director, Heart Transplantation and Assist Device Surgery
  • Clinical Associate/FellowOchsner Clinic
    New Orleans, LA
  • Medical DirectorCardiovascular Institute of Mississippi
    McComb, MS
  • Medical DirectorRush Foundation Hospital
    Meridian, MS
  • Adult and Congenital Heart SurgeryOrange County Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons
    Orange, CA

Dr. Blitz's Education & Medical Training

  • Weatherhead School of Management (Case Western Reserve)Weatherhead School of Management (Case Western Reserve)Other Training, MBA, Hospital Administration, Banking and Finance
  • Ochsner Clinic FoundationOchsner Clinic FoundationFellowship, Heart Transplant and Assist Device Surgery
  • UCLA Medical CenterUCLA Medical CenterFellowship, Congenital Heart Surgery
  • UCLA Medical CenterUCLA Medical CenterFellowship, Thoracic Surgery
  • Albert Einstein College of MedicineAlbert Einstein College of MedicineResidency, General Surgery
  • A Einstein Coll of Med of Yeshiva UnivAlbert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityMedical School
  • Cornell UniversityCornell UniversityOther Training, BA, Philosophy

Dr. Blitz's Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical LicenseIN State Medical License2013 - 2015
  • OH State Medical LicenseOH State Medical License2005 - 2015
  • American Board of SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgerySurgery, 1996
  • American Board of Thoracic SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic SurgeryThoracic & Cardiac Surgery, 2004

Dr. Blitz's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • U.S. News and World ReportTop Doctors Designation 2012U.S. News and World Report, 2012

Dr. Blitz's Publications & Presentations

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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
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Cardiac Surgery: Safeguards and Pitfalls in Operative Technique.Chapter: Mechanical Circulatory Support
    Blitz A
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    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 Controlled Trials...
    30. Sipahi I, Akay, Dagdelen, Blitz A, Alhan
    Editors: .JAMA Internal Medicine


  • 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


  • 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
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Dr. Blitz's Professional Memberships

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 Open Access
  • 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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