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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Primary Location

Hillcrest Medical Building 2


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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Adult General Clinical Cardiology
  • Angioplasty
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • General Cardiology
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
  • Stress Testing
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • 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 Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Restenosis
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
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About Vladimir Vekstein, MD

Vladimir Vekstein, MD, is a staff physician in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute.  He practices at Hillcrest Medical Building and Hillcrest Hospital, where he is Director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology.

Dr. Vekstein was appointed to the Hillcrest medical staff in 2000. Prior to that, he was director of the Coronary Care Unit at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Director of the Coronary Care Unit at The Mt. Sinai Medical Center from 1990 to 1997. He also was an assistant professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine for 10 years, 1990 to 2000.

Dr. Vekstein earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY. He completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass. During his cardiology fellowship he simultaneously completed a subspecialty fellowship in percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.

After completing his postdoctoral training, Dr. Vekstein was an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He held this position until relocating to Cleveland in 1990.

Dr. Vekstein is the author of a number of papers, abstracts and reviews in leading cardiac journals, including Circulation, the New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has been a co-investigator on six studies related to heart attack and unstable angina and a co-principal investigator on a study of medications to treat acute heart attack.

In 2008, 2009 and 2010 Dr. Vekstein was named to the Best Physicians in Northeast Ohio list.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA

Medical Education - New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY

Undergraduate - Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, coronary stents, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, hypertension and hyperlipidemia

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 4/11/2024, Dr. Vekstein has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

402 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

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

Vlad Vekstein is an incredible physician - intelligent, practical, respectful and kind. 10/10

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

I have recommended many folks to dr. Vekstein and they are all incredibly pleased

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

Dr. Vekstein, as all his personnel are top shelf

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

I have been going to Dr vechstein for quite a few years now I have found no better cardiologist no better care team than the people that work at his offices and on his team at the cardiac labs these are all extremely compassionate and caring people Dr vexstein is the best I have also recommended him to family and friends over the last 3 years or so who are also now going to him

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Dr vaxstein and his team as I said are some of the most compassionate caring and friendly people I've ever dealt with for my health and my health concerns I have recommended them to family and friends who are also now patients of Dr vexstein

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Dr Vekstien has been a blessing for me. Great Doctor!

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

I was concerned about my carotid arteries so the doctor scheduled me for an ultrasound.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Have recommended Dr Vekstein to friends and family menu times.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

The Doctor was on time and that's important to me!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

I have been fortunate to have Dr. V as my cardiologist for over 20 years - he is extremely skilled but also genuinely interested in the patient's well being.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr Veckstein continually presents as attentive and relaxed

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Visit with DR was very good

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Dr Vekstein is a wonderful heart doctor

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

I'v been with Dr Vekstein many years and have never had a bad experience.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

I left knowing on was in very good hands. Dr. Vekstein was not an alarmist, took time with me and I left knowing I was going to be alright.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr. Vekstein is both personable and professional. I appreciate that he spends his time interacting with the patient and not the computer monitor.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024


Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr Vexstine LISTENS

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Great doctor experience!

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

My visit with Dr Venstein was very good! I felt so comfortable with him that I'm considering switching to him as my cardiologist. The drive is my only concern.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

I liked Dr Vilkstein very much. He was personable, friendly, invited questions/discourse. He had a very good bedside manner.'

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Veckstein is tops.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Vekstein is a wonderful, caring person. Always gives me answers to any questions I have. He and his staff are great .

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. Veckstein is the best.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Vekstein shows the utmost respect and concern for his patients, namely, myself! I have recommended him to others over the past 10 years!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Very attentive doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr Vekstein is in a word, outstanding. I cannot say enough nice things about him.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

I am evaluating my recent visit with Dr. Veckstien. He was extremely pleasant and informative. I was very comfortable while he did his testing and are casual medical conversations. I would highly recommend him to my friends.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. V. Veckstein is the BEST ! ! !

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

I love my doctor and the staff

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

I have recommended Dr Vekstein to many friends in need of a cardiologist. He takes his time and is very caring.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Excellent!! I appreciate Dr. Vexstein and staff

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr Vekstein saved my life 8 yrs ago. I have recommended him to many people I know and will continue to do so!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr Vekstein and his entire staff were excellent and very empathetic with my new diagnosis.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

I am very satisfied with Dr Vekstein.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr Vekstein is always helpful and thorough and easy to talk to

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