Conrad Simpfendorfer, MD

Conrad Simpfendorfer, MD

Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.6740
Fax:
216.445.6173
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Trials
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • FFR determination
  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Invasive Cardiology Section
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Stress Testing
  • Virtual Histology
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Bifurcation Blockage
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Restenosis
  • Stent Restenosis
View all 8 Specialties +
Insurance

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Biography

About Conrad Simpfendorfer, MD

Conrad Simpfendorfer. MD, FACC, is an Interventional Cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. His specialty interests include the treatment of valvular heart disease and coronary artery disease. He specializes in cardiac catheterization and coronary interventions.

A native of Chile, Dr. Simpfendorfer received his medical degree from Catholic University of Chile, in Santiago, graduating with "Unanimous Distinction." He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Luke's Hospital in Cleveland, followed by a fellowship in cardiology at Cleveland Clinic. He was appointed to Cleveland Clinic Staff in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in 1982.

Dr. Simpfendorfer received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in 1994 and from Interventional Cardiology in 2006. In 2003, Dr. Simpfendorfer received the SOLACI Award from the Latin American Society of Interventional Cardiology for his continued support of educational activities of the Society. In 2006, he was honored by the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico with the Dr. Ignacio Chavez Medal. He was named among the Best Doctors in America for 2007-2008, 2009-2010, and 2011-2012.

A frequent invited lecturer at international medical meetings, Dr. Simpfendorfer has authored more than one hundred articles and book chapters on his specialty interests. He has also served as the primary and co-investigator for numerous clinical studies related to coronary interventions.

Dr. Simpfendorfer is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), Fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography (FSCAI),  Fellow of the American College of Angiology,  Fellow of the Interamerican College of Physicians and Surgeons and a Fellow of the Council on Geriatric Cardiology. In addition, he is a member of the American College of Physicians and the International Andreas Gruentzig Society. He is an Honorary Member of the Cardiology Societies of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Peru.

Dr. Simpfendorfer was Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic International Center from 1998 to 2006, member of the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees from 2007-2010, and currently is a member of the International Leadership Board.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1982

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cleveland, OH USA
1979

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1978

Residency - Saint Luke's Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1976

Internship - Saint Luke's Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1974

Medical School - Catholic University Medical School
Santiago, Chile
1971

Professional Highlights

  • Best Doctors in America, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 
  • Dr. Ignacio Chavez Medal, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, 2006
  • Distinguished Teacher Award, Interventional Cardiology, 2006
  • SOLACI Award, Latin American Society of Interventional Cardiology, 2003
  • Distinguished Teacher Award, Cardiovascular Medicine, 1994

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Coronary artery disease, stent restenosis, stent - coronary, cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, stent - coronary, coronary intervention

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 
  • Guest of Honor, City of Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2007
  • Dr. Ignacio Chavez Medal, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, 2006
  • Distinguished Teacher Award, Section of Interventional Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic, 2005-2006
  • SOLACI Award, Latinamerican Society of Interventional Cardiology, 2003
  • Distinguished Teacher Award, Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 1994

Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Heart Association
  • Society of Cardiology of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Peru
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/5/2016, Dr. Simpfendorfer has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

131 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2016

good

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2016

overall good experience

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2016

Excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2016

This was an annal follow-up visit. The Dr. knew the file and was well prepared, and we had a productive meeting. He is excellent and deserves his fine reputation.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2016

Overall very good experience.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2016

very good

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2016

I left the CCF very pleased with my condition and the details of all my visits there

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2016

I have always been very satisfied with the care I receive from the Cleveland Clinic That is why I have been a patient there for 18 plus years. I have also referred several people to the Cleveland Clinic and they have all been satisfied as well.

Reviewed on May 13, 2016

Conrad C. Simpfendorfer is absolutely an exceptional interventional cardiologist and a precious asset on the Cardiovascular Medicine team!! I am truly grateful for the opportunity to have had this consult with him.

Reviewed on May 10, 2016

Excellent provider

Reviewed on May 10, 2016

very good

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