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Ira Cheifetz, MD

Ira Cheifetz, MD


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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  • Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Acting Chief, Cardiology, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital


  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Cardiorespiratory Interactions
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
  • Pediatric Critical Care

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


Fellowship | Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Duke University Medical Center (1993 - 1996)

Residency | Pediatrics/Chief Resident
Pediatrics/Chief Resident - Duke University Medical Center (1992 - 1993)

Residency | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - Duke University Medical Center (1989 - 1992)

Medical Education
Yale University School Of Medicine (1989)

Rensselaer Polytech Institute (1985)

Research Interests

Cardiac critical care, congenital heart disease, mechanical ventilation, cadiorespiratory interactions, acute lung injury, extracorporeal life support

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.

As of December 31, 2016, Ira Cheifetz did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.