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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Primary Location

Hillcrest Medical Building 2


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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Coronary Intervention
  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
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About Amir Taraben, MD

Amir Taraben, MD, FSCAI  is an interventional cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute and practices at Hillcrest Hospital with an office in the Hillcrest Medical Building Two Suite 300. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

Dr. Taraben is an experienced interventional cardiologist with special interests in complex and high risk coronary interventions, cardiac pacing, and transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography.  His passion is practicing general cardiology.

Dr. Taraben earned his medical degree at the University of Damascus School of Medicine in his native country of Syria, placing first in his class.  He served a residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Ill. followed by a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Mo., where he was Assistant Professor of Medicine  He completed his postgraduate training there with subspecialty training in interventional cardiology.

Prior to his appointment to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2013, Dr. Taraben was a cardiologist with University Hospitals of Cleveland, practicing at several regional hospitals. His previous positions include 10 years as a consultant adult interventional cardiologist with King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he was Section Head of Cardiac Cath Lab and Adult Cardiology Section, and 14 years as a cardiologist with two major hospital systems in Missouri. Prior to that he worked as a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Mo.

Dr. Taraben has published numerous articles, abstracts and reviews in leading professional journals and presented at medical meetings and cardiac conferences in the United States, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Syria. He is a fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.


Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Missouri Hospitals & Clinics
Columbia, MO USA

Residency - University of Southern Illinois & Affiliated Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Springfield, IL

Medical Education - Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine


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

Specialty Interests

Acute Coronary Syndrome, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Complex and high risk Coronary Interventions

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/5/2023, Dr. Taraben 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

288 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Doctor has great skills, and I believe he cares about his patient.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

I think he is a great Doctor he explains everything to you very well

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr takes time to check results and talk with you!

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Taraben is an excellent physician in all aspects including personality, bedside manner, care and professionalism.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Taraben is excellent, perhaps the best Dr. I have ever had.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Very happy with this Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Taraben has been very helpful, informative and supportive. Dr. Taraben likely saved my life. I am forever grateful to him.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Very good experience with Dr Taraben. He is very kind, clear about information and reassuring.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

The Dr is so very kind and so helpful with any of your questions

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Love Dr. Tarabin. True professional who LISTENS, CARES and lets me make decisions for my care.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

I can count on the Cleveland Clinic for great care from doctors, nurses and staff.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

I always talk highly of Dr Taraben and recommend.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr Taraben listened to what I said and his response was very clear and I felt confident in his responses

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

We love Dr. Tarabin! Very caring and very informative with everything pertaining to my husband's care. We would recommend him to all our family and friends!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr Taraben is a great doctor he's patient, very thorough and shows that he cares about your health and what you should be doing to stay healthy. I appreciate the doctor that he is.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr Taraben and his staff extremely efficient and helpful

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Taraben extremely patient and takes takes the time to answer all my questions

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Tareben so through and takes his time and always explains so I can understand. He is a wonderful doctor. Would never change!

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr. Taraben is the best in his field!!!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

I love Dr Taraban. He is one of the nicest most caring doctors I've ever had.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Very good doctor. Takes time with you. Did not have to wait long. Good office.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Good the Dr was on time staff was friendly

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr, Taraben is an excellent Doctor. I'm very happy to have him as my Cardiologist.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Always a fast easy and reliable appointment with Dr Taraben. He answers all my questions and gives me important medical support. I am grateful for Dr. Taraben. Thank you.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr Taraben Is terrific. Shows that he cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Taraben is knowledgeable, listens to our questions and kind

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Taraben is a good listener!!!

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Love Dr. T

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Always a good experience with Dr Taraben. He's the best!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Always a good visit. He's a great doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

No complaints I received good service from my Doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

For Dr Taraben I can't say enough. He is always very professional, taken time to explain and above is a good listeners.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

I have complete confidence in Dr. Tarabin

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr. Tarabin and his staff were exceptional and turned my appointment into a great experience

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr.Taribin is a great asset to the Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr Taraben is at ease with Patients. Easy to talk to. Explaining fully.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

I have a wonderful Doctor and would recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr Taraben is such a good and caring Dr and easy to talk to about a problem

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

I really felt like the doctor cared and listened to what I had to say. He made me feel comfortable and not just Like another patient

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr taraben answered all of my questions took his time with me and was very patient.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Yes have already recommended dr Taraben

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

It is easy to receive an appointment with this provider, but not universally throughout other providers that use at the clinic. I actually switched my PCP to summa.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Such a great experience to realize the doctors really have your best interest at heart..

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Excellent experience. Doctor is very helpful and cheery.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Doctor Taraben is the best.CC is very fortunate to have him.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr. Taraban in hurry to finish an appointment in 15 min. For last 2 visits I do not see any help from him.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr Taraben is one the most compassionate and caring Doctor I ever met.

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