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Brian Fitzsimons, MD

Brian Fitzsimons, MD

  • Languages Spoken: English

Biography: Brian Fitzsimons, MD


  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
  • General Anesthesiology
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography


  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Certifications & Memberships

  • Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology


Fellowship | Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
Cardiothoracic Anesthesia - Cleveland Clinic (2003 - 2004)

Residency | Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology - Cleveland Clinic (2000 - 2003)

Internship | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Metrohealth Medical Center (1999 - 2000)

Medical Education
The Ohio State University College Of Medicine (1999)

Brown University (1995)


Brian Fitzsimons, MD, is an anesthesiologist and division chief of cardiac anesthesia at University Hospitals. He is an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is board-certified in Anesthesiology.

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Fitzsimons earned his undergraduate degree at Brown University and attended medical school at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his internship in internal medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center and completed residency training in anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic. He also completed a fellowship in cardiac anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic.

Some of Dr. Fitzsimons’ areas of expertise and interest include general anesthesia, cardiac anesthesia and transesophageal echocardiography.

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, Brian Fitzsimons did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.