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Martin Bocks, MD

Martin Bocks, MD

  • Director, Pediatric Catheterization Laboratory, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Program Director, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Specialty: Pediatric Interventional Cardiology, Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
  • Location:
    UH Ahuja Medical Center
    3999 Richmond Rd
    Beachwood, OH 44122

Biography: Martin Bocks, MD


  • Bioresorbable Technologies
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Endovascular Therapies
  • Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization
  • Pediatric Medical Device Development
  • Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Implantation

Certifications & Memberships

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pediatric Cardiology - American Board of Pediatrics


Fellowship | Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
Pediatric Interventional Cardiology - University Of Michigan Medical Center/University Of Michigan Health System (2007 - 2008)

Fellowship | Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology - University Of Michigan Medical Center/University Of Michigan Health System (2004 - 2007)

Residency | Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics - University Of Michigan Medical Center/University Of Michigan Health System (2000 - 2004)

Medical Education
Wayne State University School Of Medicine (2000)

University Of Michigan (1994)


Martin Bocks, MD, is the Director of Pediatric Interventional Cardiology at the Congenital Heart Collaborative and the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. He also has a secondary appointment within University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute.

Board-certified in pediatric cardiology and adult congenital heart disease, Dr. Bocks’ special interests include transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement, complex neonatal interventions, and endovascular therapies for congenital heart defects in children and adults. His research interests include pediatric medical device development with a particular emphasis on bioresorbable technologies for cardiac catheterization interventions and wireless implantable pressure monitors. He was named to the medical staff at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in 2016.

Dr. Bocks has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed medical journals on interventional therapies for congenital heart disease as well as numerous manuscripts in leading biomedical engineering journals for his work on medical device development. He serves as a reviewer for numerous leading periodicals in the field of congenital and structural heart interventions.

Dr. Bocks earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. As a medical student, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed a residency in internal medicine-pediatrics and fellowships in pediatric cardiology and pediatric interventional cardiology at the University of Michigan.

He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention (FSCAI). His other professional memberships include the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) and the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR).

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Industry Relationships

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As of December 31, 2016, Martin Bocks disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:

  • - Edwards Lifesciences - Consulting payments