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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
View all 2 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Infections
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myxomas
  • Pericardial Cyst
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
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About William Schiavone, DO

William A. Schiavone, D.O., is a cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute.  He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and echocardiography.

Dr. Schiavone's specialty interests include cardiac imaging, particularly cardiac MRI and intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), pericardial disease, valvular heart disease and predicting complications of mitral valve repair.

Dr. Schiavone previously was on staff at Cleveland Clinic from 1983-1988, leaving to join Cardiology Specialists in Akron where he practiced until 2004. While in private practice he taught at NEOUCOM and achieved the rank of Professor of Medicine.   From 1991 to 2004 he was also Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at Summa Health, Akron.

Since 2004 Dr. Schiavone has been in practice at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, where he was Director of Noninvasive Cardiology and Director of the Electrocardiography Laboratory.  He rejoined the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2012.

Dr. Schiavone received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated first in his class and was inducted into the National Osteopathic Honor Society.  He served both his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at Cleveland Clinic.

He continued his subspecialty training with a course in Doppler echocardiography at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and Regional Hospital, Trondheim, Norway.  In 2005 he updated his clinical skills with a fellowship in cardiac MRI at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK.

Dr. Schiavone has published more than 75 scientific papers and 2 textbooks.  He is a member of the Ohio State Medical Association, the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and was a member of the American Heart Association for 15 years, serving on the Akron chapter’s Board of Trustees for 7 years.  He is a Fellow the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians, American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, and American Society of Echocardiography.

On vacations, Dr. Schiavone loves to take walking tours of the Italian countryside with his wife.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Graduate - Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA USA

Undergraduate - Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Cardiology, heart valve disease, aortic valve disease, mitral valve disease, rheumatic valve disease

Awards & Honors

  • Dr. Schiavone has been honored as the Teacher of the Year at every institution at which he has practiced.
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/3/2017, Dr. Schiavone 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

105 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

3 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2017

I always knowwhere I stand

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2017

Dr. Schiavone is an excellent physician. He is patient, compassionate and actually interested in his patients. He freely shares his knowledge; we have always learned more about my health at each visit. He talks to us in layman's terms but is never condescending. The staff at the Clinic are always extremely helpful and friendly. While it takes some time, we always have a pleasant experience. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2017

Comfortable caring visit .

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