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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
  • 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 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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* 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

272 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

45 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

I was impressed by the camaraderie that the nurses and doctors showed each other and their rhythm was great! Very smooth transition from one to another!

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Wonderful team and great Dr.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

On time. Excellent doctor and staff. Listened to my questions and was patient.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Taraben to others who need cardiac care.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr. Taraben is the best. He always listens to my concerns and gives me the best answer.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr. Taraben was a gift. Answered my questions and never felt rushed

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Taraben A+++Everyone on staff is courteous, professional, upbeat.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr Taraben. A++++

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Dr. Taraben is truly a great doctor and human being. Great experience!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Always great experience with Dr Tariban

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Everyone is friendly. Dr . Taraben is the best

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Very pleased with my Doctor. Very thorough with my case and aloud me to adress all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Very informative and friendly. Very personable. I would recommend him (and have several times) to family and friends. The office staff is extremely professional while still being casual to all patients.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

This Dr. Saved my life in the past, and he will always have my gratitude. Thank you, Dr. Taraben.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

I have complete confidence in my Dr. And Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

I'm very happy and confident of Dr. Taraben's care of my heart (medically speaking).

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr Taraben did a great job in every aspect of our appointment. I have complete confidence in him

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr. Taraben is an excellent and caring person.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Doctor Teraban is a great doctor

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

The Dr is the greatest

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr.Taraben is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Very satisfied with the clinic and Dr.Tarabin

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.

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