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Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location Medical Office Building and Surgery Center, Stuart
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Primary Location

Medical Office Building and Surgery Center, Stuart

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Arrhythmia Surgery
  • Arrhythmia Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease
  • Ascending Aortic Replacement
  • Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure
  • Beating Heart Surgery
  • Bronchus Surgery
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Bypass Surgery Re-operation
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Disease Surgical Treatments
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Section
  • Chest Surgery
  • Congenital Heart Surgery in Adults
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Reoperation
  • David Procedure
  • David Reimplantation Operation
  • Decortication
  • Diaphragm Surgery
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Heart Failure Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Surgery for Marfan Syndrome
  • Heart Surgery Reoperation
  • 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 Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery
  • 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 Replacement
  • Modified David's Reimplantation Procedure
  • Myectomy
  • Nodulectomy
  • Off Pump Bypass Surgery
  • Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB)
  • Off Pump Coronary Bypass Operations
  • Off Pump Heart Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Pericardial Window
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Pericardium Surgery
  • Pleurectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Pulmonary Embolism Surgery
  • Pulmonic Valve Repair
  • Pulmonic Valve Replacement
  • Pulmonic Valve Surgery
  • Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Harvesting
  • Re-do/Re-operative Heart Surgery
  • Removal of Atrial Myxoma
  • Removal of Cardiac Tumors
  • Removal of Heart Tumors
  • Removal of Part of Lung
  • Reoperation Valve Surgery
  • Reoperative Heart Surgery
  • Repair of Aortic Aneurysms
  • Repair of Complex Congenital Heart Disease
  • Robotic Lobectomy
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery
  • Robotically Assisted Lung Surgery
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Sleeve Lobectomy
  • 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
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Aorta Surgery
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Thoracic Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery Section
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymus Gland Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Sparing Method
  • Valve Sparing Surgery
  • Valve Surgery
  • Ventricular Aneurysm Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
  • Wedge Resection
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acquired Adult Cardiac Disease
  • Acquired Valve Disease
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Advanced Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Insufficiency
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Coronary Fistula
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Infections
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Nodules
  • Mediastinal Tumor
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myxomas
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Primary Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Chest Wall
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Nodules
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Radiation Induced Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thymic Cancer
  • Thymic Tumors
  • Thymoma
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Disorder
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Septal Defects
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About Edward Savage, MD

Edward B. Savage MD was raised in upstate New York. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Biochemistry and completed his medical education at Yale Medical School. He first trained in General Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. This training included two years of laboratory research. He then trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Savage came to the Cleveland Clinic Florida from St. Louis. While primarily a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon, his appointments in the past included Chairman of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cook County Hospital and Associate Professor at Rush Medical School, both in Chicago. He is currently a Clinical Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.  He has served as Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida and in 2014 was appointed as Center Director for the Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute.

Dr. Savage's academic activities have included authorship of numerous scholarly articles, editorship of portions of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSnet.org), and serving as a reviewer for multiple scientific journals in his field. He is credited with publication of two books including the "Atlas of Mitral Valve Repair."

Recognized numerous times, he was cited as a Top Doctor in the Chicago area for many years and for the past few years in Florida.

On a personal level, Dr. Savage is an avid fitness enthusiast and likes to swim, bike, and train with weights. He has earned a black belt in Shotokan karate. He is an avid reader of history, current events and a crossword puzzle enthusiast.

Dr. Savage practices across the spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery including an interest in reoperative and complex cardiac surgery, valvular heart disease, mitral valve repair, surgical approaches to heart failure, minimally invasive heart surgery, minimally invasive lung surgery, lung cancer other diseases of the chest. Having been in practice over 20 years he has broad experience in all of these clinical areas.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Boston, MA

Residency - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA

Internship - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Medical Education - Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Professional Highlights

  • 2018 - Director, Cardiothoracic Surgical Services, Cleveland Clinic/Martin Health, Stuart, Florida
  • 2014-2018 Center Director, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, Clevalnd Clinic Florida
  • 2005-2008 Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Services St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
  • 2001-2005 Associate Professor of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery Rush Medical College, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1999-2005 Chairman, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department of Surgery, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (The New Cook County Hospital), Chicago, Illinois


  • Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery - Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Specialty Interests

heart failure surgery, lung cancer, mitral valve repair, minimally invasive valve surgery, Robotic chest surgery

Awards & Honors

  • 2000 Listed in Top Doctors: Chicago Metro Area (2nd Ed.)
  • 2001 Listed in Top Doctors: Chicago Metro Area (3rd Ed.)
  • 2002 Listed in Top Doctors: Chicago Metro Area (4th Ed.)
  • 2004 Listed in Guide to America's Top Surgeons (2004-2005 ed.)
  • 2007 Listed in Guide to America's Top Surgeons (2007 ed.)
  • 2008 Listed in Guide to America's Top Surgeons (2008 ed.)
  • 2013 Best Doctor, Top 1% in Nation, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, U.S. News and World Report
  • 2015 Listed in Guide to America's Top Surgeons (2015 ed.)


  • American College of Surgeons
  • European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeon
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Society
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 4/2/2024, Dr. Savage has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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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Overall Star Ratings
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Explains 4.9
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

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