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Scott Flamm, MD

Scott Flamm, MD
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Department Diagnostic Radiology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aorta Center
  • Cardio-Oncology Center
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  • Heart Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Stress Testing
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About Scott Flamm, MD

Scott D. Flamm, MD, is Head of the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging in the Cleveland Clinic Division of Radiology. He is a staff physician with joint appointments to the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Division of Pediatrics. Dr. Flamm is board-certified in diagnostic radiology. In addition, he has certification in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and in Protecting Human Research Subjects in Biomedical and Genetic Research. His specialty interests include cardiovascular MRI, cardiovascular CT, ischemic heart disease and congenital heart disease.

Dr. Flamm has an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a medical degree from George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he was born. He took a medical internship in the Department of Medicine at George Washington Medical Center and did his residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He continued his medical training at the University of California, San Francisco, with a fellowship in cardiovascular imaging/MRI.

Dr. Flamm trained in research at the University of California, San Francisco and in the Division of Nuclear Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has received major grants for research in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. His research work has garnered awards including a 2005 Young Investigator Award from the North American Society for Cardiac Imaging and a 2004 1st Place Award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Technologists.

Prior to his 2006 appointment to the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Flamm was a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine (Cardiology) and in the Department of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he served as program director for the Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging Fellowship Program and Director of MRI and Cardiovascular MRI Research. He had joint appointments at the Texas Heart Institute and at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, both in Houston. During the 1990s, Dr.Flamm was a staff physician at the Cleveland Clinic in the Divisions of Radiology and Pediatrics.

Dedicated to community service, Dr. Flamm was a participant in public planning meetings for Civic Vision 2000 in Cleveland as well as serving as a member of the Cleveland Waterfront Coalition in the late 1990s. He also has volunteered his radiology expertise to healthcare clinics in California.

Dr. Flamm has authored or co-authored numerous articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals on his research findings and clinical experiences. He sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging and the Texas Heart Institute Journal, is a consultant to the editor of Radiology, and was previously on the editorial board of Circulation. He has been an invited lecturer to national symposia and conferences.  In addition, Dr. Flamm has served as a Board Member (2004-2007) for the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and was recently elected to the position of Vice Secretary-Treasurer; he also serves as a Board Member for the North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging.

He is a member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the International Society for Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease, the North American Society for Cardiac Imaging, the Radiological Society of North America, the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (Founding member), the American Roentgen Ray Society, the American Heart Association (Council on Cardiovascular Radiology), the American Medical Association, and the Texas Heart Institute Cardiac Society.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of California San Francisco General Hospital
Cardiovascular Imaging/MRI
San Francisco, CA USA

Residency - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Diagnostic Radiology
Los Angeles, CA USA

Internship - The George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, DC USA

Medical Education - The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Washington, DC USA

Undergraduate - University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA USA

Professional Highlights

  • Editorial Board member of the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging and the Texas Heart Institute Journal, and was previously a Consultant to the Editor of Radiology, and on the Editorial Board of Circulation.
  • Vice Secretary-Treasurer for the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and previous Board Member (2004-2007).
  • Board Member at Large for the North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging.


  • Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology

Specialty Interests

cardiovascular CT, Cardiovascular Imaging, Congenital Heart Disease, ischemic heart disease, cardiovascular imaging, congenital heart disease

Awards & Honors

  • "Top Docs" for 2008 and 2007 from Northern Ohio Live Magazine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/22/2021, Dr. Flamm has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Flamm receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Precision Image Analysis, Inc

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Flamm serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • Cryothermic Systems, Inc.
  • Precision Image Analysis, Inc

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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