Innovations Spotlight

Inventor Story: Chuck Martin, MD

05/10/2018

Inventor Story: Chuck Martin, MD

In honor of National Inventors Month, we're sharing the stories of our innovators. Hear from Chuck Martin, MD, of the Imaging Institute, discuss what drives him to invent.


CCI Celebrates National Inventors

05/02/2018

CCI Celebrates National Inventors' Month

Innovative technology is everywhere around you - from the zipper on your backpack to the powerful computer that resides in your pocket in the form of a smartphone. These everyday objects didn't just pop up overnight, and sometimes they are easy to take for granted.


New Center for Therapeutics Discovery Announced

05/01/2018

New Center for Therapeutics Discovery Announced

Cleveland Clinic has announced the formation of its new Center for Therapeutics Discovery, led by medicinal chemist Shaun Stauffer, PhD. The goal of the new center is to bridge the gap between translational research and clinical drug trials, which will accelerate discoveries to advance clinical care.


MIS2018 Sneak Preview: Disruption is on its way

04/25/2018

MIS2018 Sneak Preview: Disruption is on its way

The word “disruption” is not new to the medical innovation lexicon. We’ve used it to describe breakthrough innovations that have changed the way we treat patients for a given disease, or for new policies like the electronic medical record mandate or the Affordable Care Act. And while we’ve seen healthcare impacted by these forces, Cleveland Clinic sees more change ahead.


Online Care Is Well-Suited for Pain Management Patients

04/24/2018

Online Care Is Well-Suited for Pain Management Patients

Using telehealth to provide care is No. 5 on Cleveland Clinic’s list of the top 10 medical innovations for 2018, and with good reason: the service is booming, with 7 million patients nationwide expected to use telehealth in 2018. Distance Health is part of an initiative to transform Cleveland Clinic for the future.


How a 3-D-Printed Replica Confirmed Feasibility of an Extracardiac Fontan

04/18/2018

How a 3-D-Printed Replica Confirmed Feasibility of an Extracardiac Fontan

The 2017 Medical Innovation Summit featured a panel called, Made-to-Order Surgery: How 3D Printing is Revolutionizing the Operating Room. This panel had experts discussing how they can use 3D printing to print organ models and precisely plan procedures. In this article, Dr. Hani Najm discusses how he uses this technology.


Inventor Story: What Drives Gail Cresci, PhD

04/16/2018

Inventor Story: What Drives Gail Cresci, PhD

Hear from Gail Cresci, PhD, from the Lerner Research Institute, as she explains what motivates her to be an innovator.


Inventor Story: Gail Cresci, PhD

04/12/2018

Inventor Story: Gail Cresci, PhD

Hear from Gail Cresci, PhD, from the Lerner Research Institute, as she explains her research on probiotics and the gut microbiome.


Cooling Cap Helps Mom Go Through Chemotherapy Without Losing Hair

04/11/2018

Cooling Cap Helps Mom Go Through Chemotherapy Without Losing Hair

Once a week, for 12 weeks, Jennifer Buckland would pull a hockey-like helmet over her strawberry-blonde hair, and tighten the chin strap. Only then, would her chemotherapy treatment for Stage 1 breast cancer begin at Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center.


Bionic Prosthetic Arm Restores Sensation for Marine Veteran

04/10/2018

Bionic Prosthetic Arm Restores Sensation for Marine Veteran

Gently holding a full water bottle with her left hand, 37-year-old Claudia Mitchell deftly unscrews the cap and takes a drink. While this is an everyday task that many might take for granted, for Claudia – a U.S. Marine veteran who lost her left arm at the shoulder in a 2004 motorcycle accident – it’s monumental. 


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