John C. Stephens, MD, is a cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, interventional cardiology and adult comprehensive echocardiography.
Specialty Interests: Cardiology, coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure, heart valve disease, peripheral artery disease, cardiac catheterization, coronary balloon angioplasty (PTCA), stents
Number of procedures performed: Cleveland Clinic doctors perform nearly 9,000 cardiac catheterizations each year. Dr. Stephens performs 100-200 cardiac catheterizations per year.
Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. Success rates for specific procedures are available at: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx
Education and Training: A graduate of the University of Akron, OH, with undergraduate degrees in microbiology and chemistry, Dr. Stephens earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. After completing an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Stephens continued his postgraduate training from 2004 through 2008 with fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. During his training, he was Chief Cardiology Fellow and earned the Norman H. Horwitz, PhD Award for Best Research Presentation.
After completing his fellowships, Dr. Stephens returned to Northeast Ohio and was named to the staff of University Hospitals of Cleveland and was Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine. He was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2011.
Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Stephens’ clinical interests include evaluation and treatment of patients with complex coronary artery disease, structural heart disease, heart failure and peripheral arterial disease. He has published a number of professional journal articles and abstracts, and has presented on these topics at medical meetings. Dr. Stephens’ current research interest is involves identification and quantification of aortic regurgitation after minimally invasive heart valve replacement.
About Dr. Stephens: “I enjoy the field of cardiology because it permits me to help patients that are suffering greatly or who are at risk of developing severe heart disease. My greatest strength is my willingness to listen to my patients and work together with them as their partner. “
Leisure Time Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Stephens enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and creating illustrations