Welcome to new volunteer, Dr. Mehdi Razavi, a Stuart resident with a long and distinguished career as a cardiologist at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic.
For over 40 years, Dr. Razavi has travelled the world as an ambassador for the Cleveland Clinic. Although internationally renowned, he maintains a personal touch in treating his patients, whether they be international dignitaries or local residents.
Dr. Razavi commutes from his home in Sailfish Point. His wife Sandy retired from Cleveland Clinic and has been a volunteer nurse at VIM Clinic for several years.
Prior to receiving his limited license to practice in Florida, Dr. Razavi consulted on cardiac cases with Dr. Howard Voss, VIM’s Medical Director. The limited license enables physicians to work as volunteers by providing them with immunity from malpractice.
Dr. Razavi graduated from the Isfahan Medical School in Iran in 1957, did his internship in New Jersey and his residency at Akron City Hospital. He completed his fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in 1967.
He has an international reputation for innovative treatment and research, but says day-to-day patient care is the most rewarding part of his work. “I like to be known as the doc who listens to my patients,” he said.
In honor of his accomplishments, philanthropists Robert and Suzanne Tomsich endowed a chair in cardiovascular medicine, which includes programs such as the Razavi Cardiovascular Annual Lecture. Training and philanthropy are important to Dr. Razavi, who held the position of director of education in the
Department of Cardiology. He’s also been on the Board of Governors, and chairman of the International Center at Cleveland Clinic, which he helped establish.
The Cleveland Clinic is a not-for-profit organization that is consistently ranked as the top hospital in the country, and number one for heart care. So having a physician of Dr. Razavi’s caliber is, indeed, an enormous benefit for VIM Clinic patients, volunteers and students.