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Title Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program
Department Transplantation Center
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Ascending Aortic Replacement
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure
  • Beating Heart Surgery
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Bypass Surgery Re-operation
  • Cardiac Transplant
  • Cardiovascular Disease Surgical Treatments
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Section
  • Complex Aorta Surgery
  • Congenital Heart Surgery in Adults
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • David Procedure
  • David Reimplantation Operation
  • Decortication
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Thoracic
  • Heart Failure Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Surgery for Marfan Syndrome
  • Heart Surgery Reoperation
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart Valve Repair
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Infective Endocarditis Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Left Ventricular Aneurysm Surgery
  • Lobectomy, VATS Lobectomy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Lung Lesion Surgery
  • Lung Removal Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Biopsy Surgery
  • Mediastinal Masses Surgery
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgeries
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Off Pump Bypass
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeries
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Myectomy
  • Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB)
  • Off Pump Heart Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Organ Transplant
  • Pectus Excavatum Repair
  • Pericardial Window
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Pulmonic Valve Repair
  • Pulmonic Valve Replacement
  • Pulmonic Valve Surgery
  • Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Harvesting
  • Re-do/Re-operative Heart Surgery
  • Removal of Heart Tumors
  • Removal of Part of Lung
  • Reoperative Heart Surgery
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery
  • Robotically Assisted Lung Surgery
  • Robotically Assisted Thymectomy
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Sleeve Lobectomy
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Surgical Biopsy of Thoracic Lymph Nodes
  • Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Surgical Treatment of Adult Acquired Heart Disease
  • Surgical Treatment of Lung Nodules
  • Surgical Treatment of Valve Endocarditis
  • Surgical Ventricular Restoration (SVR)
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Aorta Surgery
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery Section
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thymectomy
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Sparing Surgery
  • Valve Surgery
  • Ventricular Aneurysm Surgery
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Insertion
  • Ventricular Septal Defect in Adults
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
View all 97 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Related Illnesses
  • Mesothelioma
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thymoma
View all 9 Specialties +


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About Cedric Sheffield, MD

Cedric Sheffield, MD

Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery

Cedric Sheffield, MD is a graduate of Florida State University where he received his undergraduate degree in chemistry, he then continued his education receiving his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Sheffield proceeded his studies postgraduate with an internship at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals in general surgery. He also  participated in a residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Sheffield ended his postgraduate medical training with a fellowship  in thoracic surgery/transplantation at Cleveland Clinic Ohio for which he received the Bryan Award for Clinical Excellence in 1999.

In 2014, Dr. Sheffield joined Cleveland Clinic Florida in the department of thoracic and cardiovascular  surgery. He is a board-certified surgeon and is a member of the Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights



  • Thoracic Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Duke University 1985
  • Bryan Award for Clinical Excellence Cleveland Clinic 1999
  • Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/11/2023, Dr. Sheffield 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

130 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Dr. Sheffield and his Whole Team are Fantastic

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

My doctor is so lovely in every aspect of him being a doctor and he also let me know and reassured me that even tho I will be under general anesthesia that he will make sure that all of my wishes would carried out with the utmost respect

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Dr. Sheffield and his team are absolutely amazing and the best. From Surgery with Dr. Fischer and Alex (Resident) to making me comfortable before surgery, and Sofia, just knowing what I needed. Everyone in Dr. Sheffield's staff, including Yalima, Melanie, Ralph and all of his ARNP's are just fantastic. They were responsive and knowledgeable and listened to my concerns

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr Scheffield is outstanding

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr.Scheffield snd his staff are so caring and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr. Sheffield was great at listening and giving me straightforward answers

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Can't say enough about the care providers, outstanding!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

My experience with all levels of professionals in doctor's office, including Doctor, was excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Very good questions and explanations by Dr Scheffield

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr Sheffield really listened and I believe cares about me. Heart surgery is very scary for me but I believe Dr Sheffield is an expert in what he does and that he will do his best to help me live longer than what my genetics seem to have lined up for me.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Sheffield was great!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

PA and Dr. Sheffield were exceptional!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Cedric Sheffield is very clear and concise in his responses.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr Sheffield addressed my concerns in terminology I could understand and put me at ease

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Physician took all the necessary time needed to explain the issues going on and how he proposed to move forward.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Sheffield is amazing answered all questions in detail and with the utmost care

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2023

Doctors, including my anesthesiologist were very attentive, knowledgeable, easy to understand & approachable. All of them.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

A good experience for the annual follow up with Dr Sheffield

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr Sheffield was direct and to the point for an annual follow up for a potential "growing" aorta condition.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Best doctor I've ever had. So thankful to have Dr. Sheffield as my Cardiologist.

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