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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


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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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 3/5/2021, 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

268 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

44 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Always have a good experience when I have an appointment with Dr. Taraben.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr. Tarraben is clear in his explanations, so sympathetic to feelings and worries, willing to find medications best for my situation, direct and personal in his approach, and top of his field in diagnosing a problem and then treating it surgically. I trust him with my heart care decisions 100%. I would surely trust him in other situations as well, as he seems a balanced, aware, informed person with a kind heart.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

very nice comment doctor

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr Tarabay exhibited genuine concern and care of my issues. He "LISTENED" to me and included me in decisions. I am confident with his care!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr Tara Ben took the time to respond to the many questions that I had prepared for this visit. His explanations were clearly made so that i understood everything. I am so glad he is my cardiologist!

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

dr taraben & his staff treated me like gold.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr Taraben saved my life in Sept., 2017.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

My experience was excellent in getting an appointment and the appointment was on time. I was seen by the doctor and my visit was informative.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

This is my first time with this doctor and I would recommend him and I will see him again.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

One of the best physician's I have encountered. Great listening skills, great skill and good natured sense of humor.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Taraben and his staff are professional and excel at customer service

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr Taraben is the BEST! As I remarked earlier, everyone I had contact with from the housekeeping staff to the nurses were terrific!

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Dr. raven and the nurse listened and responded as I would expect and hope to get from my care providers.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

*Dr. Taraben is absolutely the best cardiologist. He has performed surgery four times for my heart attacks. Forever grateful!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

I really like Dr.Taraben. He is knowledgeable and kind!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Very good experience. Everyone very helpful and courteous. Dr. Taraben was excellent!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Dr. Taraben took his time and answered all questions. Excellent Doctor. Extremely pleased with all service!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Excellent dr. best dr.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

excellent staff and doctors only 1 complaint too many people in the waiting area

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Amir Taraben is a wonderful and gifted physician and humanitarian. He saved my life with a cardiac procedure on January 3, 2011, and I have been "cardio-well" over the past almost-decade. I thank God and Dr. Taraben for this.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. Taraben is excellent and responds to questions very well.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

excellent care and understanding by Dr Taraben and his staff

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Already have recommended *Dr. Taraben to others. Explains options clearly and concisely and let's you make the clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr. Taraben is an excellent cardiologist and I am lucky to be in his care.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr Taraben did surgery on me in 2017. I was an emergency pt. and I had Cardiac blockages. Dr Taraben placed 3 stents so I can now live life to the fullest! I am deeply grateful to him!

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020


Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr Taraben is the most amazing Dr. He is great at listening and explaining . I put all my trust and more with him. I have recommended him to friends / family. I do have several people that does see him that I recommended.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

always an informed visit with Dr. Taraban

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr. Tareben is a great doctor

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

I recommend Dr. Taraben & his staff to anyone that I know that needs a cardiologist.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Explained all medical terms for patient to understand. Excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

i have recommended my wife and daughter to dr taraben

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.

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