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Ricardo Quarrie, M.D., M.S. lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. He is affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he completed his Surgical Fellowship in aortic disease. He has a particular interest in aortic root and arch abnormalities.

Dr. Quarrie has over a decade of career experience. He earned his Bachelor of Science at Florida State University, his Doctor of Medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine, and his Master of Science at Ohio State University Graduate School. While completing his General Surgery internship and residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center, he also temporarily served as part of Ohio State faculty. In conjunction with faculty members from other professional colleges, they taught an inter-professional ethics course for students in various sectors. He has given presentations about his research on regional and national levels, and has attended a variety of special events, professional conferences, surgical congresses, and more over the years.

Much of Dr. Quarrie’s research previous was centered on cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury and reactive oxygen species production. He has co-authored numerous articles in medical publications including the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, and The Journal of Surgical Research. From 2009 to 2011 he was a Research Fellow at The Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute in The Ohio State University Medical Center.

Dr. Quarrie’s interest in heart disease in particular stems in part from one sobering fact: it is the number one killer of men and women in our society. It is crucial that we understand it as much as we can and that we can adjust our lifestyles and habits accordingly. While treatments have improved and continue to do so, knowing how to maintain and healthy lifestyle and taking other preventative measures such as regular doctor visits can go a long way in reducing the number of deaths from these conditions.

Keep up with this blog for Ricardo Quarrie’s insights into living a healthy life and getting screened for potential issues beyond just heart disease. For more, check out his professional overview site or his blog dedicated to autism.