Treatment & Services
- Abnormal Stress Test
- Adult General Clinical Cardiology
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- Coronary Artery Atherectomy
- Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
- Coronary Intervention
- General Cardiology
- Regional Heart and Vascular
- Stress Testing
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Aorta Disease
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Aortic Regurgitation
- Aortic Stenosis
- Aortic Valve Regurgitation
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Congenital Valve Disease
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy
- Heart Attack
- Heart Disease
- Heart Failure
- Heart Murmur
- Heart Palpitations
- Heart Related Illnesses
- Heart Valve Disease
- High Cholesterol
- Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Mitral Valve Regurgitation
- Mitral Valve Stenosis
- Myocardial Ischemia
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus
- Rheumatic Heart Disease
- Stent Restenosis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Medical School - New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY USA
Undergraduate - Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI USA
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology
Coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, coronary stents, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, hypertension and hyperlipidemia
Research & Publications
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As of 4/26/2017, Dr. Vekstein 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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282 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
12 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017
My return to good health speaks for itself. The attention and care tendered was second to none.
Reviewed on Sep 19, 2017
great he deserves the highest marks
Reviewed on Jul 13, 2017
Regarding the doctor - I don't consider, 'come back sooner if you don't feel good' to be "care".
Reviewed on Jun 29, 2017
not very busy but I felt rushed.
Reviewed on Jun 19, 2017
Always very efficient and nice.
Reviewed on May 22, 2017
great as always
Reviewed on Mar 8, 2017
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Reviewed on Feb 16, 2017
Dr. seemed like he was in a big hurry, and I believe he probably was. Had to call him back into the room to answer a question which he did. Not really a negative experience all.
Reviewed on Feb 8, 2017
THEY DID EVERYTHING THEY COULD DO
Reviewed on Jan 16, 2017
I would and have highly recommended Dr. Vekstein. His bedside manner and expertise is outstanding. Would not even think of going to any other cardiologist.
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