Department Heart and Vascular Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English, French
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.3316
Fax:
216.445.6152
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiothoracic Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Heart Imaging
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Biography

About Serge Harb, MD

Serge Harb, MD, is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He sees patients at the Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Dr. Harb has completed all of his internal medicine, cardiology, and advanced cardiac imaging training at Cleveland Clinic main campus. He is a specialist in multimodality cardiovascular imaging and has obtained the highest level of training in all cardiac imaging modalities, including echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Specialty Interests: Valvular heart disease, advanced cardiac imaging, cardiac three-dimensional printing, and evaluation of patients for minimally invasive cardiac procedures, aortic disease, infiltrative heart disease, and ischemic and non-ischemic heart disease. Dr. Harb has a special interest in advanced cardiac imaging and in the evaluation and guidance of minimally invasive procedures.

Number of Patients Treated: The Section of Cardiac Imaging in the Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is one of the largest and most experienced in the country. The staff reads and interprets nearly 50,000 images every year. In addition, the physicians in the section are also experts in the treatment and long-term management of many types of heart conditions such as pericarditis, rheumatic heart disease and heart valve disease.

Education and Training:  Dr. Harb earned his medical degree from Saint Joseph University School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon, graduating with honors as class valedictorian and receiving multiple merit scholarships. He served his internal medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic during which he won the residency research activity award. He continued his cardiology fellowship training at Cleveland Clinic and was the recipient of the Wilson Foundation scholarship. He then completed his subspecialty training at Cleveland Clinic in advanced cardiac imaging and was appointed chief fellow in his last year of training. Dr. Harb joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2018.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Harb has authored more than 20 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed medical and cardiology journals. He has also contributed book chapters to several cardiology textbooks and manuals. Dr. Harb has been invited to present his research at national and international cardiology meetings and scientific sessions. He won multiple awards including the top investigator award from the American Society of Echocardiography, the first place award from the American College of Cardiology (Ohio Chapter competition), the best poster award from the European Society of Cardiology, and numerous travel grants, from the American Society of Echocardiography and the American College of Cardiology. He was elected by the American Society of Echocardiography as a member of the Rising Star Task Force. He has also been recognized in clinical education and has received awards for excellence in teaching 3 years in a row.

About Dr. Harb: “When I am caring for someone with cardiac disease, I try to think about it from their perspective. I have spent many years studying and training in cardiovascular care at the top heart institution. For someone unfamiliar with cardiac disease, this can sometimes be overwhelming. Helping patients understand their disease and their treatment options, and working with them towards the best treatment approach for their specific condition, is my ultimate goal”.

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Harb enjoys traveling, playing tennis, swimming, and spending time with his family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2018

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA
2018

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA
2016

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2013

Medical School - Saint Joseph University
Beirut, Lebanon
2009

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Echocardiography

Specialty Interests

Valvular heart disease, advanced cardiac imaging, cardiac three-dimensional printing, and evaluation of patients for minimally invasive cardiac procedures, aortic disease, infiltrative heart disease, and ischemic and non-ischemic heart disease.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/14/2018, Dr. Harb 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

34 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 4.9
Listens 4.7
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 Jul 11, 2018

This was the first appointment with Dr. Harb. I was extremely pleased with our over-all annual visit. I will continue to follow up with Dr. Harb.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

Dr. Harb was very thorough and detail oriented. i felt quite cared for. I've rarely had such experiences with doctors. Everyone was wonderful at making me feel like I, and my health, matter.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

I was extremely impressed by the Cleveland Clinic. Everything ran like clockwork. All staff members were friendly and helpful. I found Dr Harb to be very thorough and analytical. He took the time to explain information.

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