Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Angioplasty
  • Asd Closure
  • Atherectomy
  • Atherectomy For Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Balloon Mitral Valvotomy
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • FFR determination
  • High Risk Valve Disease Patients
  • Iliac Stenting
  • Intervention Section
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Invasive & Interventional Cardiology Section
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology Section
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty
  • Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Percutaneous Closure of Paravalve Leak
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Aortopulmonary Collaterals
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Atrial Septal Defect
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Pulmonary Av Malformations
  • Percutaneous Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Percutaneous Valve Treatment
  • Percutaneous VSD closure
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions - Non Carotid
  • PFO Closure
  • Renal Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Rheolytic Thrombectomy
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Stents
View all 38 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Claudication
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Iliac Artery Occlusion (blockage)
  • Inoperable Coronary Artery Disease
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Renal Artery Disease
View all 17 Specialties +


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About Amar Krishnaswamy, MD

Amar Krishnaswamy, MD, is an Interventional Cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology.

Specialty Interests: Complex coronary interventions, structural heart disease interventions (including TAVR, PFO/ASD closure, left atrial appendage occlusion, paravalvular leak closure, and catheter mitral valve repair and replacement) and carotid/peripheral interventions. He also attends in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Number of Patients Treated: Dr. Krishnaswamy has performed more than 5,000 cardiovascular procedures throughout his career (including more than 1,500 TAVR procedures).

Success Rate: Cleveland Clinic has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. Success rates for specific procedures are available at:

Education and Training: Dr. Krishnaswamy was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He completed his undergraduate degree at Colgate University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with majors in Molecular Biology and in Economics. He received his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine, where he was awarded a grant to spend an extra year studying the vascular biology of transplantation. He went on to Internal Medicine residency in the Osler Training Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was honored with the opportunity to serve as Assistant Chief of Service (Chief Resident) upon completion of his training. He then went on to complete both General Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology fellowships at Cleveland Clinic after which he was invited to join the staff.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr Krishnaswamy's research interests concentrate on multimodality imaging, percutaneous valve therapies, and coronary artery disease. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters relating to his areas of clinical interest.

About Dr. Krishnaswamy: “The practice of interventional cardiology requires not only a consideration and performance of the procedures, but also to make sure what specifically makes sense for a given patient and their family. This requires an understanding of the patients’ thoughts and personal considerations which can only come from engaged conversations. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to have these conversations and establish long-term patient relationships, and also perform the procedures that allow patients to feel better and live longer.

Leisure time activities: In his spare time, Dr. Krishnaswamy enjoys hiking, travel and spending time with his family

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Interventional Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD USA

Medical Education - Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT USA

Undergraduate - Colgate University
Hamilton, NY USA

Professional Highlights

  • Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
  • Associate Program Director, General Cardiology Fellowship


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Complex coronary interventions, structural heart disease interventions (including TAVR, PFO/ASD closure, left atrial appendage occlusion, paravalvular leak closure, and catheter mitral valve repair and replacement) and carotid/peripheral interventions.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/17/2019, Dr. Krishnaswamy 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

339 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I had a very positive experience!Dr. krishnaswamy was excellent. He was very thorough and answered all my questions thoroughly. also reassured me.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr. Krishnashwamy was professional and treated my wife and I with high respect. He providing information on my heart condition that was helpful in making the decision to move forward with the best solution to my heart condition. When he spoke you knew he was an expert in heart issues and we both felt positive and trust in his recommendations. He was able to explain my condition easily to us and he used his own drawing/diagram to assist us in understanding my heart issues.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019

Very good physician. Showed concern for my health, explaining my health issue.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Shannon, Dr. Krishnaswamy's secretary, was very friendly and accommodating in answering all my questions about my mom's upcoming appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Krishnaswamy was wonderfully refreshing in his attention to our needs and concerns. Although he was overbooked and delayed, he did not rush his visit with us and we were well pleased. He even drew a picture of the valve and explained it in words we could easily understand.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

I have already told others of how great my actual experience was, and whole heartedly recommended the Clinic and Dr. Krishnaswammy for a refererence.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

I was very thankful and well informed.I have a comfort level. The Doctor was extremely polite and very thorough

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

*Dr. Amar K______ is excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr K is amazing and so caring and kond

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

Dr Krishnaswamy has excellent bedside manner and is very patient in answering questions and making sure the patient's concerns are addressed.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

My experience was exceptionally good and I think Dr.Krishnaswamy was great.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

The doctors were all very well informed of my case and had direct information and answers. it was a much better experience than I had at my home hospital in St. Louis where no one was fully sure what to do. it was so comforting to have someone show me the problem and explain the solution.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr. Krishaswamy spoke very clearly and loud enough to be easily heard. Seemed very caring.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Great outcome! Awesome/skilled doctor - also very nice.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

dr krishnawamy was able to clearly describe the heart issues using both films and sketches. he is an excellent physician at the top of his game. his communication skills are exemplary.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2019

I felt I was the doctor main concern while in his care.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

Very knowledgeable, skilled doctor NONE better anywhere!!!

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr. Krishnaswamy and his team were excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

*Dr. Amar Krishnaswamy is an outstanding physician on SO many levels. His expertise and care directly effected my speedy recovery. I am very grateful to him!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

I schedued my appointment thru Shannon Ahern, Adm to Dr A. Krishnaswany who was familiar with my heart issues. Doctor Krishnaswany is the best at what he is trained to do. Without him I would not be alive today. He is always shows concern and has a positive attitude regarding his patients. He is also fortunate to have outstanding employees of the Cleveland Clinic to support his outstanding capabilities.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Great doctor. Courteous and very thoughtful.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Very good. Everyone I met with, especially Dr. K and Dr, Yun were outstanding, including the support staff. I would recommend the Cleveland Clinic to anyone.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Very helpful and explained everything concering my treatment. Very nice Doctor

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr K went over and above to accommodate our schedule, understanding we were far from home. He was fantastic and communicated to us readily.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

Dr. K was very informed & had studied records transferred in from another medical facility & did an excellent job of describing results & ttrstment in easy to understand terms.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr. was very good, explained things well

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Everyone here has been very helpful. Dr. Krishnaswamy used visuals to aid in his explanations and answer any questions

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

like Dr Krishnaswsmy very much.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Dr. Krishnaswamy could not have been any nicer, or explain things any better. He let us ask questions, and made sure we were satisfied, and at ease when we left his office. Thank you.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Dr. Kristnaswamy was excellent. Very concise and clear in his presentation. Answered all questions and diagramed the procedure. One of the few Drs. I have ever met who really had my welfare in mind.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

my experience with Dr Krishnaswamy and his staff has been excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Dr Krishnaswamy exuded confidence and empathy. He was approachable. He answered my questions and gave me a sense of calm. He is a wonderful doctor! I am happy to have found him.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

wonderful doctor..

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

Dr. is beyond very good, Excellent, caring can't say enough good things

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

I have full confidence in this doctor and the Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

always enjoy visiting dr k

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr. Krishnaswamy was a pleasure to meet and an honor to have as my aortic valve installer.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Shannon, Dr K's assistant, is a wonderful person. She has been very helpful and great to work with.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

I had to wait for an hour to see the doctor but it was not outside what I expected could happen at a busy center like Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2019

K11 was phenomenal. He was marvelous. Bedside manner was exceptional, experience is unparalleled. What a wonderful professional experience for me as a physician. He was top notch in all the boxes. I only wish him continued success and hope he continues to improve his skills( they were exemplary) so that he can achieve even better results for those who need his services. His associate Dr. Kapidia was also wonderful. I received amazing care from two of probably the finest Interventional Cardiologists in the country. I was blessed to have the opportunity to have them take care of me. I am one week post TAVR and I am doing very well. Thank you so much!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Extremely happy with Dr. Krishnaswamy!!!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

The doctor was very friendly and easy to talk to. I was there for a follow up post surgery visit and thought the appointment would have lasted longer.I really had no issues so maybe the time I spent with him was enough in his eyes. He is not my regular doctor but I wanted to visit him since he first met with me before my surgery.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

I entered the office at the time specified. I waited for the doctor for 45 minutes.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018

Dr. Krishnaswamy is the most kind doctor that I have ever met. He is a very intelligent doctor and very expert in his field. He responded to my questions in the emails and phones immediately. He addressed all my concerns. He gave my life back. I am so grateful to know and meet him.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

Dr. Krishnaswamy is an excellent Dr. very knowledgeable, explains everything well and spends time to ensure he answers all of your questions and concerns. He is also very personable and friendly making for a relaxed atmosphere. I highly recommend him.

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