• Associate Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UH Case Medical Center
  • Director, Evaluation and Prevention Center, UH Case Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, Medicine, CWRU School of Medicine

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Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

Education & Training


1975, Cornell University

Medical / Professional School(s)

1978, Ohio State University College of Medicine




1981, Internal Medicine - University Hospitals of Cleveland
1984, Internal Medicine/Chief Resident - University Hospitals of Cleveland


1983, Cardiovascular Disease - University Hospitals of Cleveland

Research Fellowship

1985, Cardiovascular Disease - University of Wisconsin-Madison


Cardiology, Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Lipid Management, Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, Valvular Heart Disease

Office Locations

UH Case Medical Center
Department of Medicine-Cardiovascular Medicine
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center
3909 Orange Pl
Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, Ste 3300
Beachwood, OH 44122
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Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

For calendar year 2012, Barry Effron, MD disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical, Inc. (BIPI) - Consulting