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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
  • 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
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • 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 40 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 Section Head of Invasive & Interventional Cardiology in the Robert and Suzanne Tomisch Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. 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
Internal Medicine
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

See publications for Amar Krishnaswamy, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/22/2023, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

228 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

The doctor was very informative as to the problem I was having and his explanation was so clear that we could understand as to what he was going to do and why and the same with the PA . We came away feeling more at ease and felt very comfortable. We thought seeing the video put our minds at ease. I want to thank both of them.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr. K is prompt, always on time, to the point, explains things in a way I can understand, encourages questions, professional and exceptionally knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

I feel fortunate to have someone like Dr. K to be my care provider!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Cleveland Clinic provides great follow-up service. I have been very impressed with Dr. Krishnaswamy's follow through, concern and care!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. K is a very caring, concerned, involved doctor who wants the best outcome for a patient! I really like and appreciate him!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Doctors were topnotch.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr. Krishnaswamy & his entire team are amazing! Not only did he provide excellent physical care but he did so with great compassion & concern. Something not exhibited by all physicians. I cannot say enough about how wonderful he treated me.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Dr Krishnaswamy was unbelievable! We are so grateful! He was very clear on what he communicated to us. He put us at ease. We will refer him to everyone we know! The facility is excellent and easy to maneuver. The staff was great! We are so grateful for Dr. Krishnaswamy!! Also, Shannon was incredibly helpful!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. Krishnaswamey is extremely bright and listens well. I really appreciate his understanding my concerns and he explains everything thoroughly. You can tell he is very interested and concerned with you as a patient! I think he is great!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr. Krishnaswamy is a very compassionate and gentle soul who is extremely thorough and explsins everything clearly. I am fortunate to be in his care.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr. Krishhnaswamy is the best: reassuring, thorough, caring, prompt and over-the top competent! My health and follow up treatments are going extremely well thanks to him.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr Krishnaswamy is excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

I appreciate the time and consideration Dr. K has taken in engaging with my local cardiologist and trying to troubleshoot my ongoing situation.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Very impressed with Dr.Krisnaswamy.Excellent

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

DR. Krishnasamy is the best!!!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

Everything that l've experienced with Dr Amir, has been terrific. I'm more than happy with getting to know him and especially for being under his care.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

Dr. Krishnaswamy is an excellent physician with excellent "bedside" manner. He is clear, concise, caring, empathetic and always takes his time in my presence. He also has an excellent sense of humor. He explains my issues carefully and clearly, conveying what the overall goals of my care should be.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Amazed my doctor called me later on a Friday night to see how I was doing. Very good bedside care.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

He is a great physician

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Professional, friendly, polite, and patient. Dr. Krishnaswamy always makes me feel very confident and reassured in his investment with my health.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Very good experience with Dr K

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Dr krishnaswamy was wonderful!!! Explained everything to us.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Dr. Krishnaswmy is the best Dr. In the cleve. Clinic health system. I trust him with my life ! Thank you Dr. Krishnaswamy..

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022 a wonderful he listens to everything you have to say. Then response.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Dr. K is exceptional dealing with patients as human beings.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dr Knishnaswamy was unbelievably good in every aspect

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

I appreciate not having to drive 4.5 hours each way to see this doctor. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Knowing that we are a patient at CC, many local people reached out to us for recommendations for their heart issues. We always refer to them to CC for, at least, a second opinion. We provide phone numbers and always mention Dr Krishnaswamy.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

The second opinion service was such a great option for me. My local cardiologists a know that they had only done the procedure I needed a few times and weren't comfortable proceeding unless my symptoms got so bad there was no alternative. Dr. Krishnaswamy didn't bat an eye over doing the procedure. He does it all the time to the point is seemed almost routine for him. He is compassionate. He draws pictures to describe what is happening. He is patient in answering questions. He listens. He truly cares about his patients.

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