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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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

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
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

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
  • Pericarditis
  • Restenosis
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Stent Restenosis
View all 22 Specialties +


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About Jonathan Scharfstein, MD

Jonathan S. Scharfstein, MD, FACC, is a staff physician in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute and practices at Hillcrest Hospital with office in the Hillcrest Medical Building. Dr. Scharfstein is Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Medical Director of the Coronary Care Unit and has been the Medical Director of the Chest Pain Center since 2007 at Hillcrest Hospital. He is board -certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

Prior to his appointment to the Cleveland Clinic staff, Dr. Scharfstein was in private practice with Cardiovascular Associates of Cleveland. He has been on the medical staff at Hillcrest since 2000. His previous positions include appointments at Brigham and Women’s and University Hospitals in Boston, MA, Director of Interventional Cardiology and the cardiology fellowship training program at The Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, and Co-Director of the cardiology fellowship training program at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Specialty Interests: Coronary artery disease, angina, heart valve disease, hyperlipidemia, chest pain, heart catheterization, coronary angioplasty, coronary stenting

Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Scharfstein has performed more than 6,000 heart catheterizations and 2,000 coronary interventions throughout his career.

Success Rates: 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. Scharfstein earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He served an internship and residency in medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He completed fellowships in clinical cardiology and interventional cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, a research fellowship in medicine at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and a second fellowship in interventional cardiology at University Hospital, Boston.

In addition to his research fellowship at Harvard, which included teaching responsibilities, Dr. Scharfstein’s academic appointments have included clinical instructor positions at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. He has been an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland since 1995.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Scharfstein has been an investigator on a number of significant clinical trials related to interventional strategies for heart attack, and has published more than a dozen original papers, reviews and abstracts in professional journals.

About Dr. Scharfstein: “I enjoy cardiology because of the diversity of diseases in the field, all with their unique acute and chronic challenges.  I also enjoy meeting patients for the first time in the midst of an acute illness, such as a heart attack, providing them emergency care, getting them through their initial crisis, and then providing follow-up care over long periods of time.”

Leisure time activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Scharfstein enjoys golfing, travel, exercise and spending time with his family

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Boston Medical Center
Interventional Cardiology
Boston, MA USA

Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Cardiovascular Disease
Boston, MA USA

Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Coronary artery disease, heart catheterization, percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary angioplasty, coronary stenting, angina, heart valve disease, hyperlipidemia, chest pain.

Awards & Honors

  • 2009 – present, Best Doctors in America
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Jonathan Scharfstein, MD.

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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 1/23/2023, 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.

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

287 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 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Very professional and thorough Doctor very easy to understand good communication.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

I have recommended Dr scharfstein to many of my friends. He is very thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Quick and easy check in. Short waiting time to see the Doctor. Great service over all !!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

This provider is thorough and doesn't rush through the appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Dr Sharfstein is very proffessional and shows great interest in my health and welfare.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Doctor Scharfstein is great. Very efficient and knowledgeable on all aspects of my condition.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Dr sharstein and his staff we're outstanding as always.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

I feel I always get the best of what the doctor and his staff do for me.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

Dr. Scharfstein has been excellent all along. Blessed to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

The support staff at Dr. Sharfstein's practice are very helpful and competent. I have never had any problem.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr. Sharfstein is a good communicator. He explains everything and listens to me. There have been debates and questions over certain meds but he listens and takes my concerns under advisement.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr Scharfstein provided valuable information regarding how lifestyle affects my personal health beyond what I would have expected. I'm grateful for his concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

While patient care is what is expected from any health care provider or organization, appreciation reaches a new level when another's action actually saves your life. Drs. Vekstein and Scharfstein have done that. Certainly there was an abundance of help from the rescue squad to the CC staff but they are in the spotlight. And I am grateful for the skills they possess.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

My experience was very good. Dr Scharfstein is a very caring doctor

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Great Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Doctor was excellent. Explain the problem so I understood what he was telling me.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Dr. S. Is a great person and doctor! Would recommend him to all of my family and friends!

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr. Scharpstien is a total professional, I have total respect and confidence in him. His staff are always professional and courteous

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Just recommended Dr. Scharfstein to my neighbor yesterday.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

No waiting to see the doctor, thank you thank you.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Dr. Sharfstein was very quick and accurate. My husband's health is very good but has a few memory issues. Dr. Sharfstein saw no reason to return unless there is a problem/pain.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

I like Dr scharfstien and will continue in his care. I wish he would spend a little more time talking w me about my heart. This visit was quick and all business by the Dr. I'd like him to summarize what he did and his conclusion of the condition of my heart --> good bad or the same. Just spend a little time talking about how he thinks my heart is doing.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr Scharfstein is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

I had questions after my visit and Dr Scharfstein was kind enough to call and leave a voice mail answering my question

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Dr. Scharfstein and his staff are ALWAYS fantastic!

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr. Sharfstein is, and throughout my long experience with him has always been, an outstanding and caring physician.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr Scharfstein and the staff he works with are wonderful!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

I very much respect Dr Scharfstein and the staff.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

I drive 90 minutes for appointments with the doctor. That's how highly I regard this care.

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