About Us

Peter Rasmussen M.D.

Board Member

Peter A. Rasmussen, MD, is the Medical Director of Distance Health and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery in the Cerebrovascular Center at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. As Medical Director of Distance Health he is charged with guiding the Clinic’s overall distance health strategy and implementation of their digital medicine portal “Express Care Online” which is the Clinic’s virtual portal for on-demand, scheduled and new remote consultation services. He maintains a busy practice offering patients either open microsurgery or endovascular, minimally invasive treatment options. As the former Director of the Cerebrovascular Center at the Cleveland Clinic, he founded the Clinic’s telestroke program which has grown to ~1300 teleconsults/year, and envisioned and implemented the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit, one of the first such units in the US. He is a Past-President of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, and enjoys international recognition as cerebrovascular surgery expert. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Wisconsin, completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, completed fellowship training in interventional neuroradiology/endovascular neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, as well as a fellowship in microsurgical treatment of cerebrovascular disease also at the Cleveland Clinic. A recognized innovator and KOL of both telemedicine and endovascular neurosurgery, he is past Vice Chair of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Cerebrovascular Section, and has been appointed as a fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS), and the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (FSNIS).

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