Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Angioplasty
  • Balloon Mitral Valvotomy
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Atrial Septal Defect
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions - Non Carotid
  • PFO Closure
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
  • Stents
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
View all 9 Specialties +


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About John Stephens, MD

John C. Stephens, MD, is a cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, interventional cardiology and adult comprehensive echocardiography.

Specialty Interests:  Cardiology, coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure, heart valve disease, peripheral artery disease, cardiac catheterization, coronary balloon angioplasty (PTCA), stents

Number of procedures performed: Cleveland Clinic doctors perform nearly 9,000 cardiac catheterizations each year. Dr. Stephens performs 100-200 cardiac catheterizations per year.

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: A graduate of the University of Akron, OH, with undergraduate degrees in microbiology and chemistry, Dr. Stephens earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. After completing an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Stephens continued his postgraduate training from 2004 through 2008 with fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. During his training, he was Chief Cardiology Fellow and earned the Norman H. Horwitz, PhD Award for Best Research Presentation.

After completing his fellowships, Dr. Stephens returned to Northeast Ohio and was named to the staff of University Hospitals of Cleveland and was Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine. He was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2011.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Stephens’ clinical interests include evaluation and treatment of patients with complex coronary artery disease, structural heart disease, heart failure and peripheral arterial disease. He has published a number of professional journal articles and abstracts, and has presented on these topics at medical meetings. Dr. Stephens’ current research interest is involves identification and quantification of aortic regurgitation after minimally invasive heart valve replacement.

About Dr. Stephens: “I enjoy the field of cardiology because it permits me to help patients that are suffering greatly or who are at risk of developing severe heart disease. My greatest strength is my willingness to listen to my patients and work together with them as their partner. “

Leisure Time Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Stephens enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and creating illustrations

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - William Beaumont Hospital
Interventional Cardiology
Royal Oak, MI USA

Fellowship - William Beaumont Hospital
Cardiovascular Disease
Royal Oak, MI USA

Residency - University of Michigan Health System
Internal Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Medical School - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Cardiology, coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure, heart valve disease, peripheral artery disease, cardiac catheterization, coronary balloon angioplasty (PTCA), stents

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 6/4/2018, Dr. Stephens 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

191 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 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018

It's always an enlightening experience at the main campus. courtesy from entry to exiting. Everyone are respectful and efficient. I appreciate that every time I have an appointment with Dr. Stephens He is the best.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr Stephens was excellent as was the entire staff

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

I drive 3 hours to see Dr Stevens he is the best Cardiologist I have ever had.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

Dr Stevrens is very through.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

I drive 50 miles to see my doctors at the clinic and I have no complaints of any kind!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

Dr. Stephens is a wonderful doctor with whom to work. He was thorough in his explanations and took his time working with me despite the fact that it was the end of the day on a Friday. He is extremely personable and I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

This was my first visit with Dr. Stevens, I felt very comfortable with him and his staff. All of them were very friendly and respectful.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

Dr John Stephens one of the best ever!!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

This was my first appointment. The provider was respectful, knowledgeable, and thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018

Dr. Stephens is wonderful! He saved my life! The Cleveland Clinic should be proud to have such a thorough, understanding, knowledgeable and kind doctor on it's staff.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Dr Stephens assumed that I knew why I was there. I did not. His explanation of my treatment path was confusing. I came home and thought a long time about the visit. I wish he had taken time to be sure I understood before completing the visit.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

Dr. Stephens exemplifies the best that one can hope for in an ideal physician.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018

Dr Stephens was professional and courteous, and demonstrated legitimate concern for my well-being. He explained things in a way that made me comfortable and satisfied. Dr Stephens and his staff were exceptional.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018

I was very satisfied with Dr Stephens. he met me after hours and spent a considerable amount of time explaining all of my test results and answering all of my questions. I feel very fortunate to have been treated by him.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

This was part of a pre-op collection of tests/meetings prior to mitral valve repair. Dr. Stephens was informative, patient, and calming about everything involved. He's very personable and an easy person with whom to speak.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

Dr.Stephens is compassionate with great bedside manners and does not mind listening...

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

*Dr. Stephens is a wonderful doctor. He does a great job of explaining all I need to know in a way that I can understand. He is very patient and makes me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

dr. Stephens is terrific.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

Dr. Stephens takes time to explain options and discuss your opinions to make the best decisions for you as an individual.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

Had a very positive experience with Dr. Stephens. He was friendly, well-informed, and observant.

Reviewed on May 2, 2018

Dr.John Stephens was extremely thorough and explained everything in very simple terms.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

Dr. Stephens will now be covering my healthcare since Dr. Shiavone retired..Very pleased with new physician.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2018

Staff very aware of drug allergies.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2017

Dr. John C. Stephens is an exceptional physician. It was apparent from the start that he valued my thoughts/opinions and that any decision he made would be based on listening twice as much as he talked. He developed and thoroughly explained a list of possible diagnoses based on a great consultation, as well as, prior testing. I left with a good understanding of possible causes of my symptoms and an action plan to move forward. Thank you Dr. Stephens

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2017

He had read medical records before entering exam room and was well prepared for complicated history.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2017

Both the CNP and Dr. Stevens were excellent.

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