Treatment & Services
- Abnormal Stress Test
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- Catheterization (and Pre-Cath Exam)
- Coronary Artery Atherectomy
- Coronary Artery Stenting
- Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
- Electrocardiograph Tests
- General Cardiology
- Preventive Cardiology
- Regional Heart and Vascular
- Stress Testing
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Coronary Aneurysm
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Heart Attack
- Heart Disease
- Heart Failure
- Heart Murmur
- Heart Palpitations
- Heart Related Illnesses
- Heart Valve Disease
- High Cholesterol
- Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
- Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Mitral Valve Regurgitation
- Mitral Valve Stenosis
- Pericardial Effusion
- Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
- Rheumatic Heart Disease
- Stent Restenosis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA USA
Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD USA
Medical School - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Undergraduate - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology
Coronary artery disease, angina, heart valve disease, hyperlipidemia, chest pain, heart catheterization, coronary angioplasty, coronary stenting
Awards & Honors
- 2009 – present, Best Doctors in America
Research & Publications
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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 1/18/2017, Dr. Scharfstein 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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248 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|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Mar 10, 2017
Clear understanding about my health condition when I leave. Type written sheet provides me with all data discussed in exam room.
Reviewed on Mar 10, 2017
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2017
Reviewed on Dec 6, 2016
I recently changed cardiologists to Dr. Scharfstein. These is only my second appointment with the doctor. Thus far, I have been very satisfied with the doctor and the practice.
Reviewed on Nov 29, 2016
Reviewed on Nov 9, 2016
Dr. Scharfstein always takes time to listen. I always feel lucky to have him as a physician.
Reviewed on Aug 23, 2016
Fortunately, my health has stabilized with meds and improved life routines so my visits have not been complicated recently . I conclude my health advisors and providers at The Clinic contribute to my well being
Reviewed on Jul 22, 2016
I like the Hospital. They have done very well for me. I have a great Doctor. I couldn't ask for more.
Reviewed on Jul 19, 2016
Upon seeing the provider for first time w/heart problems, he was of the highest experience & concern excellent in his field A-one.
Reviewed on Jul 19, 2016
Good and informative session.
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