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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298 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||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
8 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018
Dr. Scharfstein is a very good doctor and he is greatly concerned about my health, couldn't ask for a better doctor in his field.
Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018
I'm sure that Dr Scharfstein is a fine and knowledgeable cardiologist in an academic sense. Im confident in his ability to diagnose and treat heart disorders. However, his ability to connect and communicate on a "human" level is lacking. He rarely looked at me when he spoke, interrupted and cut me off mid sentence, made me feel like I was wasting his time, and that what I was experiencing (chest discomfort) was all in my head. I was satisfied that he did order further testing to rule out and issues. The tests are in a couple weeks, so we will see how things go at that appointment.
Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018
Dr. Scharfstein has always treated me carefully and was concerned about my welfare.
Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018
I have been seeing this doctor since 2003 and I have always have been treated with the best results and care. Thank you.
Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018
The doctor seemed a bit rushed when I talked to him about a medication that was prescribed by another doctor but impacted what I was seeing this doctor about.
Reviewed on Mar 28, 2018
My wait times at Dr. Scharfstein's office were better than my wait times for seeing my primary provider.
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2018
well we were looking for guidance on new medication or change and we did not get help on that for blood pressure.
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2018
the doctor's attitude was cold, medically efficient, indifferent to me as the patient
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