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Robert Schilz, DO

Robert Schilz, DO



70 Ratings 16 Reviews


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

Accepting New Patients


  • Director, Lung Transplantation, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Dr. Robert Schilz is director of Pulmonary Vascular Disease and medical director of Lung Transplantation at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. He is also an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Schilz earned Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees from the Michigan State University Medical Scientist Training program. He then completed a Residency and Chief Residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He also completed Pulmonary & Critical Care and Research fellowships at Yale University. Prior to joining University Hospitals, Dr. Schilz was on staff at the Cleveland Clinic in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

For over 25 years, Dr. Schilz has participated in clinical and basic research in the areas of advanced lung diseases and pulmonary hypertension, with numerous publications in the areas of pulmonary hypertension, lung transplantation and advanced lung disease.

Dr. Schilz serves or has served as an advisor or committee member for a number of state, national and international organizations, including the International Society for Heart Lung Transplantation, American College of Chest Physicians, Pulmonary Hypertension Association and the Ohio State Board of Hospitals. He is a past Associate Editor of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension and reviewer for a number of international journals. He has been consistently named as “One of America’s Best Doctors” since 2005.


  • Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
  • Chronic Thromboembolic Disease
  • Critical Care
  • Diaphragm Pacing Surgery
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Volume Reduction
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease


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Patient Experience Reviews

4.7 out of 5

70 Ratings

Patient Comments (16)

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
The experience was very informative and explained well.

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
My experience with Dr. Schilz is always good. He is a wonderful Dr. And he is the only one who found the problem I have. He is phenomenal to say the least.

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Dr. Schilz has always been an excellent Physician with my Lung concerns and treatments. He literally saved my life.

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
Dr Schilz is excellent. In fact one of the best doctors I've ever seen at UH the clinic or anywhere all doctors should be is patient knowledgeable and helpful as Dr.Schilz is

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
My doctor and the team are amazing.. They so care about There are patients They all take care of them and make sure you have what you need Make sure you get your medication when you need it I can say Dr. shields and his team awesome people

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
I love the care I get from my transplant team and Dr Schiltz is a great doctor I wouldn't want to see anyone else

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
He was exceptional. Apologized for being late because person before me was late and some kind of emergency. Gave me a parking pass to make it up to me. Nicest guy. It was a good time.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr Schilz and his nurse both took time to listen and explain everything we needed. Very wonderful experience for the first visit.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Provider made me feel comfortable conversing and in his assessment of my health condition and treatments.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Dr schliz What is the best doctor I have had in quite a long time he was patient explain things to me the way I would understand and he is so knowledgeable of the condition that I have I was totally impressed with him and his staff is RN *** was also very Knowledgeable patient and answered all my questions an awesome doctor

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Good experience

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Always very professional

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
He was very knowledgeable, professional, easy to talk to, efficient, kind and friendly. He was referred to me for a consultation by my doctor *** who had a very high opinion of him.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
I love Dr Schlitz and his staff they are very professional and nice to me on every visit They are very helpful and know me by name now

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Lung transplant team provide exceptional care and support.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr. Schilz saved my life, along with Dr. ***...I've been given such great care and it continues.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine


Fellowship | Pulmonary/Critical Care
Pulmonary/Critical Care - Yale University School Of Medicine (1993 - 1996)

Residency | Internal Medicine/Chief Resident
Internal Medicine/Chief Resident - Cleveland Clinic (1992 - 1993)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Cleveland Clinic (1989 - 1992)

Internship | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Sparrow Hospital (1988 - 1989)

Medical Education
Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine (1988)

University Of Wisconsin-Madison (1979)

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.

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As of December 31, 2016, Robert Schilz disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:

  • - Gilead - Consulting
  • - SCS Healthcare - Consulting
  • - United Therapeutics Corp - Consulting
  • - Actelion Ltd. - Honoraria
  • - Bayer Corporation - Honoraria
  • - Genentech, Inc. - Honoraria