Ricardo Quarrie, M.D., M.S. is affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He completed specialty training in aortic disease and has a particular interest in aortic root and arch abnormalities.
Dr. Quarrie graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University in 2003 and then attended Ohio State University College of Medicine. He served as President of OSU’s Chapter of the Student National Medical Association and earned his Doctor of Medicine in 2007. Four years later Dr. Quarrie earned his Master of Science from Ohio State University Graduate School while completing his General Surgery residency.
Dr. Quarrie currently holds membership in numerous professional societies, including The Association of Academic Surgeons and The American Medical Association. He previously served as a student member on the board of the Central Ohio Academy of Family Practitioners.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Quarrie has written numerous articles for publications such as the Journal of Cardiac Surgery and the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology. He has also given presentations on his research specialties at the regional and national levels.
Dr. Quarrie’s previous research focus was on cardiac ischemia reperfusion, which is responsible for a number of abnormalities in cardiac disease. He has written several articles on the topic and is currently engaged in more clinical research endeavors.
For Ricardo Quarrie, the path to a career in medicine started at an early age. One summer, when he was about seven years old, he watched a Discovery program about the physiology of the heart and simply found the entire topic fascinating. From that point on, he knew he wanted to learn more. Around the same time, he frequently found himself in doctor’s offices due to his hearing loss. His natural curiosity, combined with the positive influence of his doctor (who always entertained his questions and encouraged him to pursue his interests further), nurtured his ambitions to consider a career in medicine.
Dr. Quarrie created this blog to share some of the highlights of his career, as well as dive into his expertise in cardiac ischemia-reperfusion. For more, check out his blogs dedicated to autism and heart disease.