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

Medina Hospital Medical Office Building

Appointment:
330.721.5700
Desk:
330.721.5700
Fax:
330.721.5337

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)
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
  • Syncope
View all 7 Specialties +
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Biography

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

Appointed
2011

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Deborah Heart & Lung Center
Cardiovascular Medicine
Browns Mills, NJ USA
1990

Residency - Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1988

Medical Education - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
D.O.
Philadelphia, PA USA
1985

Undergraduate - Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI USA
1981

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA
1978

Certifications

  • 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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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 7/6/2021, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

323 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Doctor was knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr. A was very detailed in explanations and answered questions satisfactorily to my understanding. He is an excellent doctor and made healthy lifestyle recommendations for a long and good quality of life.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Another good experience with this doctor (Amalfatano) and his staff.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Dr. Amalfitano has provided me with great care and makes me feel confident in his treatment of my heart disease.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

The doctor is very caring and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Amalfitano is so smart and kind and always has my best interest at heart. He truly cares.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr was very caring, patient and explained everything.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

SOOOOOO thankful video visits can be provided since it would be very very difficult to come all the way to Cleveland Clinic. The doctors there are AMAZING!!!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

good experience with the Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. and nurses are excellent

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr. Amalfitano is very thorough and kind. He has my best interests at heart.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr Amalfitano has cared for several of my family members in the past. He is excellent. I'm glad I was able to get back into his practice

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

wonderful office staff and Doctor

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Pam is very helpful and goes above and beyond. Her and Dr A make a great team

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr. A is far and away the best cardiologist I've had. I never feel rushed during the appointment, and he patiently answers my questions and addresses my concerns. I feel blessed to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr. Amalfitano is very special man!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

very good experience . fabulous dr.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

I felt that the Doctor was very thorough and answered all of my concerns!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Doctor is always the best.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Good on Nurse and Doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

I have definitely recommended Dr. A and he is know there Doctor as well.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr. Amalfitano is kind, friendly, and very qualified. I have spoken highly of Dr. Amalfitano and his practice to friends who need to see him.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Kind, helpful staff and doctor. Wait time was short.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr is always professional and explains everything in detail. Provided excellent care!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

physician excellent

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Amalfitano was very thorough and thoughtful in his explanation of my medical condition, diagnosis and potential future treatment options.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Always a great experience with Dr. Amalfitano and staff

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Always a great experience seeing Dr. Amalfitano. Highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Great Doctor. always listens. Is very respectful. definitely knows his field.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

without any doubts I would make a recommendation for Dr. Amalfitano and his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

I sent the doctor a message 5 times and it was never responded to. I was very perturbed by this. Another doctor in his group FINALLY called me and spoke to me about an issue I had which was wonderful. When I spoke to Dr. Amalfitano about it he seemed to shrug it off and move on to the appointment with me. I found that upsetting.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

BEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD; ALSO STAFF IS VERY FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

dr Amalfitano is a best ever doctor and physician assistant Pam is very good also

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

definitely would recommend Dr Amalfitano and all office staff

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Dr. Amalfitano and his staff are excellent; skilled, respectful, kind, and compassionate.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

My original appointment was in January. I requested that the appointment staff contact me if a cancellation occurred and they did. My first impression of Dr. Amalfitano and his nurse was one of compassionate, gold standard care. I felt privileged to be a patient in this practice.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

the doctor was awesome and was so thorough

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Doctor is such a caring person

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