Michael S. Emery MD, MS, FACCCo-Director, Sports Cardiology Center, Section of Clinical Cardiology, Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Michael Emery, MD, MS, FACC, is Co-Director of the Sports Cardiology Center in the Section of Clinical Cardiology, Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. Dr. Emery sees patients at main campus.
Dr. Emery's specialty interests include sports cardiology, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, echocardiography, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, exercise physiology, sports performance, valvular heart disease, and sudden cardiac arrest.
As a specialist in Cleveland Clinic’s Sports Cardiology Center, Dr. Emery works with thousands of athletes and highly active individuals each year who are at risk for, have been diagnosed with, or are recovering from cardiovascular disease to help them continue safely playing their sport.
Dr. Emery has extensive experience in managing cardiovascular health in these individuals. In 2015, he founded the Center for Cardiovascular Care in Athletics, the first designated sports cardiology center in the Midwest, and in 2019, he established the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program, both at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis.
Dr. Emery has been the physician coordinator for cardiology testing and screening at the National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine and a consultant to the National Basketball Players Association Retired Players Cardiovascular Screening Program since 2015. He has interpreted more than 1,000 athlete-specific electrocardiograms a year and has supervised and interpreted more than 300 athlete-specific cardiopulmonary exercise tests since 2016.
He is board certified in adult cardiovascular medicine and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Emery holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in kinesiology and exercise physiology from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, and earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis. He completed his internal medicine residency at University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, and a fellowship in adult cardiovascular disease at Indiana University School of Medicine’s Krannert Institute of Cardiology.
Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2020, Dr. Emery was medical director of the Center for Cardiovascular Care in Athletics and Sports Cardiology Performance Lab at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Assistant Professor of Clinic Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.
Dr. Emery served as the local principal investigator (PI) on National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute studies on exercise in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and long QT syndrome while at Indiana University Health. He has coauthored more than two dozen papers and abstracts published in leading medical journals and is a reviewer for numerous medical journals. He has presented abstracts and posters at national medical meetings, including the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions, The American Medical Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting and the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.
Dr. Emery served as senior author for the ACC sports cardiology core curriculum development and is a former course director for the ACC Care of the Athletic Heart continuing medical education conference. He contributed to the development and publication of the 2016 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) interassociation position statement on the cardiovascular care of college student-athletes as well as the 2017 International recommendations for electrocardiographic interpretation in athletes.
He has been featured in many consumer publications such as the Indy Star and USA Today and interviewed on local and national television about cardiovascular health in athletes.
Dr. Emery enjoys caring for competitive athletes and highly active people because: "it allows me to make a significant contribution to helping them maintain or return to their active lifestyle. I evaluate each athlete’s unique physiology and cardiovascular risks with consideration of their individual sport, training and stresses. Providing this personal and tailored approach to athletes’ care builds strong connections with them and brings me great satisfaction."
In his leisure time, Dr. Emery enjoys CrossFit training and spending time with his family.