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


Additional Locations

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 USA

Internship - Southern Illinois University Schl of Med
Internal Medicine
Springfield, IL USA

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 7/22/2020, 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

245 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

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

the doctor and stsff made the virtual appointment convenient and easy

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr T is an excellent provider

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

the doctor was very understanding and went through all my medicines

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

the doctor cares about what's going on with me what I need to take what I need not to take my next future appointments I love doctor tariben

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Always a friendly staff, including Dr Taraben.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

I would not go to anyone else but Dr. Taraban as long as I have a choice

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

very good doctor and yes I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

good experience . I am very happy and satisfied with my cardiologist, Dr. Taraben. He explains everything that needs to be done in a clear manner, easy to understand. I trust his decisions when it comes to my health . I thank God and the CCF for having him as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Great Doctor that I would whole heartily recommend to anyone and everyone.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

nurses and doctors are AMAZING

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr.taraben listened to my main concern on my second opinion got me in quick to see him. I heared everything wonderful about Cleveland clinic. thank God for great doctors. lucky I took that second opinion or I would be major heart problems.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Dr. Taraben is excellent.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

I have always had a good experience with Dr. Taraben. No complaints here!

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Connecting with Dr. Taraben was quick and easy.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Dr. Tarben is a professional, caring doctor and is an asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Excellent experience with the call process and with Dr. Taraben!

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Highly recommend Dr. Taraben.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Hey, it worked without any problems. Was able interact and get information easily. The doctor also addressed an issue with medication and submitted prescription.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr. Taraben and his entire staff have given my mom excellent care. He is a very thoughtful doctor and eases some of my mom's fear. His nurse Ashley is very helpful with Audrey's family regarding mom's medications and making sure we understand how they are to be taken.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

allways a pleasure to see Dr. Tarabin

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Very good experience. Dr. Taraben took time to answer all questions and clarify any directions.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Have already recommended this doctor to another person.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

His office is one of the best I know of. Friendly, prompt and Dr. Taraben is great with patients and listens to your concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

i really feel confident in my care from Dr. Taraben. I think he is the best.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr. Taraben is very personable, as well as being a great doctor

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Great service, great dr.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

We felt extremely lucky to have been able to see Dr. Taraben.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Our initial doctor visit was canceled due to the doctor being out of the country. The CC appointment desk helped us secure an appointment with Dr. Taraben - since we were flying in for this visit. We are very appreciative of the effort made.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

I was impressed with the time dr took with me

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020 my appointment to see the doctor was excellent

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

i never have any problems when visiting clinic doctors for appointments.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

care provider took time and explained aspects of care and future expectations..

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

I love Dr. Taraben...he couldnt have been more thorough or answering all Our questions...he is the best!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Doctor answered my questions and explained procedures thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Taramen is the best. I feel very confident in his care.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Doctor Taraben and the entire staff were friendly and caring. They made me feel entirely at ease!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

I feel the doctor could have spent a little more time with me , I had questions.

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

Dr Taraben and his team are really excellent! Caring, knowlegable and efficient. I am grateful

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Always a good experience. Dr Taraben is just what a cardiac doctor should be. He is calm, warm, and answers all your questions so you can understand the problem..

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Dr Taraban is one of the best. Very knowledgeable, and thoroughly explained my condition, and compassionate. Calls back right away. Top class doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Dr. Taraben is excellent and has performed my stent procedures in the past. I trust him fully.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

great doctor who is patient and listens

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Taraben is verypatient and shows concern when answering questions.

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