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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

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

Internship - Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia
General Rotating Transitional
Philadelphia, PA

Medical Education - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate - Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI United States


  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • 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 9/30/2023, 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

262 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Very happy with care provider

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

MD explained approach and follow ups to

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

I feel very fortunate to be in the care of Dr. Amalfitano. He has been wonderful in educating me about my Afib diagnosis and hospitalization. He worked with me in getting my medications from previous drs regulated to a more satisfactory result. He is kind and patient. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

The staff was prompt, courteous, and professional. My stress test went as scheduled and Dr Amalfitano saw me after the test and went over the results, In detail, with me. I was given a monitor to ware. When I mail It In, I am sure the Dr. Will go over the results with me. Very satisfied with the care I was given.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

After meeting Dr Amalfitano & liking him so much, we will be transferring my husband from a UH cardiologist to Dr Amalifitano.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Doctor always helpful

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

The doctor took the time I needed to answer my questions and I was asked questions from the doctor to decide the best care plan

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

The Dr. Listened to my questions and took time to make me understand everything

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr. A is the best and I feel comfortable with his care..

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Amazing heart doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr.Amalfitano is always the utmost professional and makes the experience comfortable.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Amalfitano is caring, intelligent, answers questions in a way I can understand and never makes me feel rushed or that I am not important. He is a gem.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Dr. Amalfitano is friendly, professional and never rushes through my visit. He is always happy to answer any questions or address any concerns I may have. I'm very glad to have him as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

The doctor really listened to me! I appreciate that kind of care!!!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Always a good experience with Dr. Amalfitano.He's very knowledgeable and listens to what I have to say. Always polite and respectful.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr Amalfitano is excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

I am a retired CCF nurse but the doctor, who had to know, treated me with respect and explained all my choices pro and cons then had made a plan for the year.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Amalfitano has gone above and beyond for me heart care!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

I'm an elderly patient and Dr. Amalfitano puts me at ease and I feel like I'm talking to an old friend.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Outstanding Doctor., and Staff

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

The doctor was very thorough and kind

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Amalfitano was sooo caring and concerned and in touch with me. He actually cared. Fantastic!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Very caring doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Very pleased with my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

I was very pleased with the doctor's explanations and caring attitude.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Wonderful doctor he is kind, explains things in an understandable way takes time with you . So happy my sister referred him to me. Office help is very helpful and nice.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Had a great experience for my first visit with Dr. Amalfitano and his staff. They were very courteous, professional and explained everything in detail to my questions. He took his time going over things and never seemed like he was in a rush. Walked in to sit down in the waiting room and hardly got seated when they called me back to the exam room. Left feeling great about my experience. Thank you'd your staff again.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Can't say enough about Dr. Amalfitano and his staff.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr. Amalfitano and his staff are all first class providers.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr. Amalfitano has always been on top of any issues that I wanted to discuss with him and he was forthright and super professional

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

I did mention to Dr. Amalfitano while I was there that his staff was excellent

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Great provider

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Fantastic doctor and nurse Pam was too. She made me feel at ease because I was very anxious about my problem

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

He was so thorough and explained everything to me. Very comfortable with dr.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Good experience. Very prompt regarding appointment time. Doctor and nurses are always kind and concerned about the patients.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Called in January, scheduled for May, bumped to July, got a spot in June. Shows how sought-after Dr Amalfitano is, but can be frustrating to wait!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Amalfitano was awesome in answering my questions and concerns. Truly felt like he understood where I was coming from and took my needs seriously!

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Would highly recommend doctor and office staff.

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