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Brian Hoit, MD

Brian Hoit, MD

Biography: Brian Hoit, MD


  • Cardiac Function
  • Cardiology
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Phenotypic Analysis of Transgenic Mice
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography


  • Medical Director, Echocardiographic Service, University Hospitals
  • Program Director, Cardiovascular Medicine, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Medical Director, Echo Laboratory, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Certifications & Memberships

  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


Research Fellowship | Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Disease - Va San Diego Healthcare System (1985 - 1986)

Fellowship | Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Disease - University Of California San Diego (1983 - 1985)

Residency | Internal Medicine/Chief Resident
Internal Medicine/Chief Resident - Jesse Brown Va Medical Center (1982 - 1983)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - University Of Illinois At Chicago Medical Center (1980 - 1982)

Internship | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - University Of Illinois At Chicago Medical Center (1979 - 1980)

Medical Education
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine At Chicago (1979)

University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign (1975)


Brian D Hoit, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE is professor of medicine and physiology and biophysics at Case Western Reserve University, and director of echocardiography at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and staff cardiologist at University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute. Dr. Hoit received his medical degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and completed his internal medicine training at the University of Illinois, where he also served as chief resident. He was subsequently a cardiology and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, San Diego, and after serving on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati, he moved to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences and Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Society of Echocardiography, and is past president of the Central Society for Clinical Research. Dr. Hoit has either served or chaired numerous peer-review committees at both the local and national level.


The National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association and industry have funded Dr. Hoit. His research interests have focused on pericardial and atrial function, and cardiovascular phenotyping in small animals. He has published over 200 full-length papers in high quality, peer-reviewed journals and 59 book chapters. He is an associate editor for the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography and Translation Research and section editor for Echocardiography. He is a past associate editor of the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, and is on the editorial boards of Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and the American Journal of Physiology. As one of the pioneers of murine echocardiography, he has lectured extensively on the topic, and has taught the technique to laboratories around the world.

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 Hoit disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:

  • - Philips Medical Inc - Consulting
  • - Philips Medical Systems, Inc. - Honoraria