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
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 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

289 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

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Dr. was engaged and informative.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

I like the doctor, Nurses and the receptionists. Very efficient very friendly.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

The Dr wad very professional and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

All the staff I interacted with were kind and helpful. Dr Amalfitano listened to my concerns and answered my questions

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

excellent provider and staff

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

No problems with Dr. Amalfitano or any of his staff.....Very professional and decent people...

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Amalfatano is the best

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Good experience. I live in Wooster and had to go to Medina because the Wooster Cardiologist had retired. They have since replaced him, but I will definitely return to Dr. Almafitano and his staff. Always a very positive visit.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

My BP was high & EKG was abnormal from climbing the 3 flights of stairs. The staff was highly concerned & ran duplicate tests after about 5 minutes to let me catch my breath. Doctor recommended trying a different BP drug.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Amalfitano is wonderful. He is very thorough and caring, and takes time to answer all my questions and concerns. I feel very fortunate to have him as my cardiologist!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Really feel confident with the care I receive with Dr. Amalfitano.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

As always, Dr. Amalfitano provided an excellent experience for me. He is very concerned about my health condition so he asked the right questions and made the recommendations necessary.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

As I said earlier, Dr. A and I used the audio connection with no problems whatsoever. All went very well. I find Cleveland Clinic an excellent health care provider.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Doctor was kind and we discussed all the issues concerning my health problem

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr. Amalfitano is one of the best Doctors I have ever had the privilege of seeing. This Doctor actually listens to everything I have to say AND responds to my questions. -So you know he is engaged in the conversation. He is super friendly but not overly gushing. -Just kind and professional. I can't stress how well this Doctor interacts and listens to your problems.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

It is evident that Dr Amalifitano cares about the patient. I have many different physicians and he is by far the most professional and makes sure that everything is understood. I would recommend him to anyone, anytime. His level of attentiveness is so high that it actually surprised me because I have never gotten the same treatment from any other doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

Dr A is a great doctor I would recommend to anyone

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

the dr. was thorough, helpful and compassionate .

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

The Doctor provided more than just starring at a computer screen .

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

I am very pleased with the services I received...Dr Amalfitano is an excellent doctor in my mind.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Excellent doctor...very attentive & a good listener.

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 .

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