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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 USA

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

Medical Education - Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Amir Taraben, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/4/2022, 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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* 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

197 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

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Dr. Tariben is the best.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Dr Taraben is EXCELLENT.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

You don't understand I am afraid of doctors, needles, hospitals etc. However, Dr. Taraben is one who makes your visit more comfortable with his keen, smooth, caring personality.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr Taraben is consistently a good listener.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Amir is the best doctor ever

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

The bestWell preparedCarefully researched and answered questions Very very smart man Wonderful interaction OuPositive attitude Adjusted medication Showed concern Wrote other involved doctors Our friend goes to him too and has the same high opinion He saved my husbands life For real.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

I consider Dr. Taraben to be not only a fine doctor but also a good friend that is very easy to speak with.He has done nothing but good things to help me get to be the old fart that I am today. I could never thank him enough for that.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Dr. Taraben is the best. The Clinic is very fortunate to have him.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Great doctor, spends time explaining

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr. Taraben has taken great care of me since my heart attack nine years ago .

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

I literally trust Dr. Teraben with my life. He is by far the most caring and capable health care provider I have met. I trust his judgement and abilities 100%

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

I never have had a problem scheduling with Dr. Taraben

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

I chose Dr. Taraben because he saved my husband twice! He is outstanding and now for me as well.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

I think very highly of Dr Taraben.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Doctor Taraben is the best.Walt Collins

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Dr. Taraben is very knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Dr Taraben is an excellent Dr. He is very thorough with his examinations!!!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Dr. Taraben has been fantastic!!!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

Dr Taraben's staff is very courteous and professional. He is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr Teraben was very easy to work with very easy to understand everything he was saying to me about my problem don't have anything to complain about only praise for the doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Both provider and staff pleasant and listened to my input and concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Everyone was very kind! We really seemed like the doctor knew what she was talk about.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Dr Taraben did a great job telling me how I am doing and next steps

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Great physician

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

I have told everyone I know about Dr. Taraben, He is the Most compassionate human being I have ever had the pleasure of talking with.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Very pleasent, profional doctor

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr. Taraben is a fantastic doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr. Tanabe took his time and thoroughly explained my test results.. Waiting time was short and office staff was pleasant as was the nurses.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr. TARABEN is rated number 1 in my opinion. He saved my life. Thank you Dr. TARABEN!

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