Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Medina Hospital Medical Office Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Primary Location

Medina Hospital Medical Office Building


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
  • Stress Testing
  • Tilt Test
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
  • Syncope
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About Michael Amalfitano, DO

Michael L. Amalfitano, DO,  FACC, FCCP, FACOI, is a cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He is Director of Cardiovascular Services at Medina Hospital and has special interest in congestive heart failure, adult congenital heart disease and cardiac imaging, including nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.  Dr. Amalfitano is board-certified in cardiology, critical care medicine and nuclear cardiology. 

He is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. where he was a member of the Lambda Omicron Gamma Medical Society. He served his residency at the Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia where he achieved the distinction of being Chief Resident. He completed fellowships in cardiovascular medicine at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, N.J. and in nuclear medicine at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia.

Following completion of his training Dr. Amalfitano was Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit and an attending cardiologist at Deborah Heart and Lung Center. He later completed a fellowship/preceptorship in intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (an advanced type of cardiac imaging) at Cleveland Clinic.

Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic staff, Dr. Amalfitano was a senior partner and attending cardiologist with the Mid-Ohio Heart Clinic and Medical Director of the MedCentral Health System Congestive Heart Failure Clinic.  He also served as Director of the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging and Radiation Safety Officer for the Mid-Ohio Heart Clinic. His prior positions include Chairman, Division of Cardiology and Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine at Mid-Ohio and President/Chief of Staff and member of the Board of Trustees at MedCentral.

Dr. Amalfitano has been Principal Investigator and Regional Investigator on a number of significant studies related to heart failure, myocardial infarction (heart attack) and coronary artery disease. He has presented more than 50 Grand Rounds and local and national conference lectures and is a speaker for the American Heart Association and the American Dental Association.

He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Society of Echocardiography and the American Medical Association and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists, the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Amalfitano is a founding member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He also is a founding member of the State Medical Board of Ohio Quality Intervention Panel and currently serves as the panel’s Chairman.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Deborah Heart & Lung Center
Cardiovascular Medicine
Browns Mills, NJ USA

Residency - Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI USA

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Congestive heart failure, Adult congenital heart disease, Preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation, Nuclear cardiology Echocardiography, syncope, POTS, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy and tilt table testing

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/27/2020, Dr. Amalfitano 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

228 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 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. A is by far the best cardiologist I've ever had. I feel that I'm in the very best of hands, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a cardiologist.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr. promised me a heart attack and did not know I do not have diabetes. Shows lack of knowledge of my chart. He did not listen to my concerns or my overall feeling of health. Very disappointing after so many years as a patient.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

My Doctor is excellent. very caring, compassionate and informative about my condition. I would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

The doc and all his staff are nice people!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Having been a past patient I was considered a new patient even with my primary care referral. I contacted Dr Amalfitano directly and he worked me into his schedule within two days. He is a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Dr Amalfitano is great!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

I would like for the Dr. to have reviewed my medical records a little more thoroughly

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Amalfitano is impressive - in his neat appearance, and in his calm but effective manner when discussing my health issues.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Ince I seen the doctor. Excellent

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr. Amalfitano is always very thorough and makes you feel that being his patient is very important to him. I met him a couple years ago when I was a patient at Medina Hospital. Finding him as my cardiologist was the best thing that came out of that stay.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

very good dr was very nice and up front

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Always enjoy meeting with Dr Amalfitano. He makes addressing my health care an informative and collaborative experience

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Doctor is always helpful and easy to talk to .

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

We rally liked Dr. Terry Tulisiak, but Dr. A is very good also, but in a different way.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Dr. Amalfitano takes his time to discuss my health condition and listens to my concerns and always answers any questions I have.Thank you.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

So thankful for Dr.Amalfitano's care and concern. He is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

I love my doctor!! Very nice and very smart!! I'm glad he's my cardiologist!!

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr."A" always respects my opinions, answers my questions and listens to any suggestion I may have. He is always worthy of an A+ from me, a grouchy old English professor.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

staff and dr.were great

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. was very informative explaining health issues and results of both cardiac test completed. I feel really confident and at ease when talking to him. ...

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

New patient and had to wait about 6 weeks or so to get a first appointment, but he was well worth the wait. I did receive a call back to fill in sooner with another doctor, but I declined because I thought it would be best to go to the one that was recommended by my primary Doctor.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Doctor was very thoughtful, warm and friendly. He didn't speak over our heads, and truly made us feel like family, on our very first visit!

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

The Dr. went to get us a brochure and the hospital was out of them, so he drew us a picture of what he was explaining. It made us feel like he was very concerned and needed us to understand exactly what was going on.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Everyone is wonderful. Dr Almanfonti (Not sure I spelled that right), is great. he listened to me and that means everything

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Always enjoys my visits with Dr. Amalfitano, he is very professional and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

*Dr. Amalfitano is wonderful! *Dr. Amalfitano saved my life!

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

I have recommended individuals, friends I know well to schedule appointment with *Dr. Amalfitano.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr Almalfitano is very thorough with his evaluation and took the time to explain and also a very good listener.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr. Amalfitano always listens to my questions and comments and answers all my questions. He has good advice.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

The experience is never positive when the physician pushes drugs as an only option. To much emphasizes placed on computer and statistics instead of actually listening to the patient and discussing the possibilitiy of other alternatives or natural options.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Dr Amalfitano is a very thorough and excellent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

this doctor was very competent and knowledgeable. had complete faith in his abilities.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr Amalfitano is not only an knowledgeable, thorough, sensitive Dr ; he is a kind caring man.

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