Treatment & Services
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- Coronary Intervention
- General Cardiology
- Interventional Cardiology
- Preventive Cardiology
- Regional Heart and Vascular
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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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Missouri Hospitals & Clinics
Columbia, MO USA
Residency - University of Southern Illinois & Affiliated Hospitals
Springfield, IL USA
Internship - Southern Illinois University Schl of Med
Springfield, IL USA
Medical School - Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology
Acute Coronary Syndrome, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Complex and high risk Coronary Interventions
Research & Publications
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203 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
12 Patient Comments
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.
Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018
This was a follow up to a heart stint procedure. Dr. Tereban was very attentive and took his time and interest in my health. He offered suggestion in areas of diets, exercise and general life style changes. They were very insightful.
Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018
I would recommend Dr. TARABAN every day to anyone who needs his expertise. He saved my life along with Dr. Paralto.
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018
A very good, and caring doctor very pleased with his care.
Reviewed on May 31, 2018
I feel very comfortable with Dr. Taraben. He is a wonderful Dr.
Reviewed on May 1, 2018
Dr. Taraben is a caring physician and I am appreciative as is my mother of his considerate attention to detail.
Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018
my doctor takes his time and always is concerned and careing
Reviewed on Nov 14, 2017
Reviewed on Nov 14, 2017
Reviewed on Oct 26, 2017
I am alive because of Dr. Taraben's ability to diagnose my cardiac condition without much testing. He truly saved my life.
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