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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)
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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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 1/26/2023, 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

257 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

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr. Amalfitano is a thoughtful and intelligent provider who has the ability to deliver care on a level fitting for Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Care

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dr. Amalfitano is an excellent doctor as well as a long time friend! I'd recommend him to anyone!! He likely helped save my life!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr. Amalfitano listens, takes his time to discuss things, and has a very caring personality. He seems very genuine and is attentive & respectful. His calm, kind, knowledgeable demeanor is effective in helping patients feel that their healthcare is in good hands.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

The entire staff was very friendly. Pam the nurse, and Dr. Amalfatano were both nice and friendly, and took the time to explain everything. A+

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

I always get the best of care when being treated with Dr. Amalfitano's office.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Dr Amalfitano and his staff are really special

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

NP, Dr., and unit staff were superior during my follow up visit.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

I have recommended Dr. Amalfitano to several family members and friends and all of them have been very happy with their care and his concern for their health. He is kind, compassionate, intelligent and a great listener and teacher. He also has the happiest Nurse, I know, in Pam. She is always sweet, kind, compassionate and very caring and always asks about my family and how everyone is doing. The whole office is a gem.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

This is NOT Dr Amalfitano's fault, but any Cleveland Clinic Doctor's office is almost impossible to contact by phone.. I think this is Cleveland clinic's fault... The employee's are all top-notch...

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Would have liked something sooner but understand provider was unfortunately booked: appreciated being put on waitlist.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Great provider!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Dr. A. Is always concerned and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Nurse that did EKG and nurse that did Echo extremely nice and thoughtful. Doctor always nice. Receptionist very nice, pleasant and helpful

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

This is a very professional doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Doctor is obviously very good at his job. However, I never felt a connection with him.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr Amalfitano was friendly and explained his plan of care, including me in the final decision.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

I have recommended 3 friends to Dr Amalfitano. Dr A is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr Amalfitano is incredibly kind and caring and knowledgeable and wonderful. I feel blessed to have him as my cardiologist. Dr Amalfitano saved my life!!! I tell everyone that he saved my life!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

The staff got me in fast. My doctor was informative and polite.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr. A is a wonderful cardiologist!

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

The doctor and his staff are very good and I am very satisfied.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Dr Amalfatano is an excellent doctor. He and his staff are so helpful and caring. I would recommend him highly to anyone.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Dr. Amalfitano is the best!!!!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

I have recommended this provider to my family and friends. He is always so kind but still gets things done.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Doctor and staff gave excellent care and answered all of my health concerns!!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

I feel like Dr. Amalfitano genuinely cares about my health and is very encouraging in lifestyle changes I can make to help my health.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

After our discussion about medications and possible heart ablation, Dr. Michael L Amalfitano recommended I speak with Dr. Baranowski to consult on the subject of Electrophysiology and ablation.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

I have been treated for heart problems since 1999 and have moved to various cities throughout my career and have had many good cardiologists. I rank Dr. Amalfitano very high on the list.Very concerned and very sincere about my care.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

I never have a concern about the care I receive from Dr. Amalfitano and his staff.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Dr. Amalfitano is number one in my book.Excellent doctor and person.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Doctor Amalfitano has developed a great team.

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