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 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 5/29/2019, 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

267 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
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Dr. Amir Taraben is efficient and caring. He is very informative and listens to your concerns. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr. Taraben is the best doctor that I have ever had. He listens and asks the important questions. Unlike my previous cardiologist at the clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

I recommend anyone that has been diagnosed with a heart condition that they need to make an appointment to see Dr. Taraben.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

very nice staff!! love Dr. Teriban ! he takes time and listens.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

he is an excellent physician

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Great Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Dr. Taraben has excelled at every office visit I have had with him

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

great doctor, took time to listen!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

A wonderful and caring Doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr. Taraban saved my life when he put my stents in. At each visit he is not only professional but he listens to me and follows up with questions!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

I'm grateful to have Dr. Taraben as my cardiologist,Great man,Wonderful Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

The doctor spoke with both my husband(patient) and me(wife), which is so important.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

We really like Dr. Taraben...been seeing him for two years now.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

very good doctor

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

DDr. was very punctual and very pleasant. He answered all my questions and concerns..

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

it is extremely reassuring knowing that I have this wonderful doctor and his staff looking out for me.Thank you!

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. Taraben and Cleveland Clinic to several people.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr. Taraban is great. I never wait long to seem him. He answers all questions and addresses all concerns. Dr Taraban is personable as well as professional.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr Amir Taraben is a refined gentleman.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Dr. Taraben has been a God send to me!! I have suffered from shortness of breath and chest, arm and neck pressure/pain upon exercise for a long time. I had seen a doctor prior to Dr. Taraben who said 'everything is fine. Ignore the symptoms'. Dr. Taraben did a cardiac cath, started me on 3 different medicines, and now I am walking daily WITHOUT DISCOMFORT, I have no shortness of breath and I have hope for a much more active lifestyle! I appreciate his willingness to really hear me and dig deeper to solve my issues! He really listens and thinks. I am so happy that he is my cardiologist!!!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Teraben explained things to where I could understand. took time to explain what was going on with me.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Once in the doctor's office, the care was excellent. They performed a few tests on me before the doctor came in to see me. Not all doctor's are that professional and thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. T was wonderful. Not only is he smart but he is very caring. He cares about me as a person.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

Excellant physician. Very thorough and polite. Would not hesitate to recommend him.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Dr. Taraben was absolutely excellent, and very insightful as well as concerned in what had happened. His recommendations/treatment were right-on, and even more than expected.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr was very caring and listened to me and gave explanations to my questions. I did not feel rushed

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Access to Dr Taraben was efficient and courteous.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Taraben sat comfortably discussing my heart issue and treatment; he was not in a hurry; he listened to my husband's questions. He seemed to care about my progress during recovery and expressed great interest in following up once I begin a cardiac rehab program.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr. Taraben is probably the BEST doctor I see. He is courteous, polite, very thorough. He listens to my concerns and takes a genuine interest in me, not just as a patient but as a human being. I am not just a "number to him". I like that about him.He does not rush me. I'd give him a five out of five star rating. I think he is superb.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

always able to see Dr. Tarabin.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

Dr. Tarrben is an excellent physician, who answers all of my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2018

Doctor Taraben is very thorough and competent. I always leave with the confidence that he is there for me if/when I am short of breath or have chest pain.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018

The Doctor sent me back to the referring physician and was very discouraging in the first minute of my appointment.He talked over my explanations and had not reviewed anything about me and then finally managed to find symptoms he was willing to try to diagnose. Overall I feel I had to convince him to try to help me!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

Listen, I would follow Dr. Taraben through a wall of fire, if need be.

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