Damian Rasch, DO

Cardiologist

Damian Rasch, D.O.

Dr. Damian Rasch completed his undergraduate studies in Illinois where he graduated from the University of Chicago with Special Honors in 2002. He then completed his medical degree at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Bradenton, Florida campus. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital, and went on to complete his fellowship in general cardiology at Midwestern University/Riverside Medical Center.

Dr. Rasch’s approach to care focuses on partnering with his patients to help them achieve a high level of cardiovascular wellness by emphasizing health education, risk factor modification, and disease prevention. He is trained in both clinical and invasive cardiology, and performs all routine general cardiology tests and procedures including stress testing, echocardiograms, nuclear cardiology studies, and cardiac catheterization.

In addition to general adult cardiology, Dr. Rasch has two areas of special clinical interest. The first of these is providing cardiovascular care to cancer patients undergoing chemo and radiation therapy, with the aim of minimizing damage to the heart muscle and valves while patients are undergoing these treatments.

Dr. Rasch’s second area of clinical interest is providing cardiovascular care to athletes. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology’s Section of Sports and Exercise Cardiology, an emerging specialty area in Cardiology that focuses on issues such as:

  • Addressing abnormal findings on a sports pre-participation screening
  • Evaluating abnormal findings in athletes such as an abnormal EKG or new heart murmur
  • Evaluating unusual symptoms during exercise such as chest pain, palpitations, or difficulty breathing
  • Counseling and treating athletes who are concerned about a strong family history of heart disease
  • Counseling on returning to exercise and regaining performance after surgery
  • Clearance for return-to-play after an injury, medical or surgical procedure, or an abnormal test or exam finding
  • Counseling and care for untrained or older individuals who wish to start an exercise program or begin participating in a sport

Medical Education

Midwestern University/Riverside Medical Center - Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital - Residency
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton, Florida - D.O.
University of Chicago - B.S.

Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology