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
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Insurance

Insurance

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

Undergraduate - Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI USA
1981

Graduate - Michigan State University
B.S.
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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As of 6/1/2018, 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

203 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

I needed a blood test and for me I need someone to take me as there are not many handicap parking places by the hospital so if I have to park in no man's land and then have to walk down the long hall to the blood bank it is not possible, Dr. A. said he would have one of his staff take my blood to save me the long walk. Very nice surprise to have it done in his office. I was very grateful for his thoughtfulness to my situation.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

I think Dr Amalfitano is one of the best doctors ever..He explains everything, and he never seems to rush you out of the office. I would recommend him to anyone I know who needs a Cardiologist.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

Generally I'm satisfied with this providers care. I would like to have more talking while he is looking at me, instead of at the computer. Makes me feel like he's not listening.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

This was a new doctor for me, so I was a little cautious. However he put my mind at ease and was very, very thorough. Explained everything clearly and discussed some of my anxiety when there was a new medication added. Excellent, caring doctor. I wish I had him all along.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2018

Staff and provider could not have been more caring and helpful. I felt very well taken care of. Will definitely recommend Dr. Amalfitano and his staff to anyone needing a cardiologist near Medina.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018

Dr Amalfitano is my cardiologist, he has been wonderful, & very understanding!!!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

my doctor wanted me to follow up in 3 months.His first available appointment is in 5 months. Not acceptable especially for a cardiologist

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

very good experience. Dr. explained my condition very well.

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

GREAT HEART DOCTOR

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

THE ENTIRE STAFF WAS GREAT WHEN I MADE THE APP THEY TOLD ME WHAT TO WEAR I WILL NEED A EKG AND WHEN I GOT THERE SHE TOLD ME ABOUT THE EKG TESTING IT WAS DONE FAST AND EASY MY DOCTOR DID NOT RUSH HIM AND HIS STAFF WAS GREAT I AM GLAD I HAVE A GREAT HEART DOCTOR

Reviewed on May 1, 2018

The provider was very clear in explaining what was being done and he answered my questions regarding the medication that I was taking. When he was through with the examination and explanations, I was satisfied and had no further questions.

Reviewed on May 1, 2018

The doctor entered the room without any lengthy delay after the nurse was finished with her preliminary interview. I was well satisfied and did not have any long waiting time.

Reviewed on May 1, 2018

My overall experience was very good and I was completely satisfied with the way in which my visit was handled by the provider and by his staff.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

Dr. Amalfitano runs a very efficient office and the staff is outstanding.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2018

Since seeing Dr. A my medications have been adjusted to a very comfortable level eliminating many problems and concerns I was having.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017

so happy and feel very good about care I can count on.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2017

Dr. Amalfitano is a very dedicated and well-liked doctor - and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2017

Nicest, cleanest and friendliest office I have ever seen.

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