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Ricardo Quarrie

Autism Blog

About Dr. Quarrie

Ricardo Quarrie, M.D., M.S. has been practicing for over a decade. He resides in Cleveland, Ohio and is affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Quarrie earned his Bachelor of Science at Florida State University, his Doctor of Medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine, and his Master of Science at Ohio State University Graduate School.  Dr. Quarrie’s professional certifications include Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS). He was awarded a University Fellowship for study in Medical Science by the Ohio State University Graduate School in 2009.

Throughout his career, Dr. Quarrie has sought out opportunities to inspire and educate. He has written numerous articles for publications such as the Journal of Cardiac Surgery and the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology. During his General Surgery internship and residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center, he worked alongside faculty members from other professional colleges to teach an inter-professional ethics course for law, medical, nursing, social work, education and allied medical profession students. He has also given presentations on his research specialties on regional and national levels.

While Dr. Quarrie specializes in ischemia-reperfusion and the role it plays in regard to abnormalities in cardiac disease, there is another aspect of health that drives him on a personal level: autism. Autism spectrum disorders are more prevalent than most people realize, and it is important to understand them as best as we can. It became personal for Ricardo Quarrie when his son was diagnosed with the disorder at the age of two. People should understand that a diagnosis is not a definitive label and that with the proper therapy and care, children with autism can prosper.

Ricardo Quarrie created this blog to quell myths and misconceptions that often surround autism, and to share insights into the knowledge and care that can vastly improve quality of life for people who have the disorder. For more, check out his professional overview site or his blog dedicated to heart disease and other issues.