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

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.3316
Fax:
216.445.6148
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiothoracic Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • 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 & Thoracic 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
2016

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH
2018

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH
2016

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH
2013

Internship - Hotel Dieu de France Hospital
Internal Medicine
Beirut,
2010

Medical Education - Saint Joseph University
Beirut, Lebanon
2009

Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Adult Comprehensive 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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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 6/3/2024, Dr. Harb has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Harb receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • TeraRecon, Inc.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Vahaticor, Inc.

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

155 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 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Dr. Harb was very attentive and caring with all questions I had

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Dr Harb is not only professional but also compassionate and caring for all of his patients. He took the time to listen to our questions ands needs

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Once again Dr Harb went out of his way to accommodate a visit on short notice due to my medical concerns

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Like dr Harb very much!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

My son is seeing him and hope to get all 4 with him

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr. Harb is amazing! He is truly giving me a second chance at life.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

Dr harb always returns his calls opromptly

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

Dr harb is the best. He always has time for you and goes out of his way forf you

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

My care provider explain very clearly the situation and ways to treat it .

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Very hard to get in the schedule for some Dr or even NP

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr was excellent to be kind, caring & gave good info on my health issues so I could understand.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr. Harb was recommended to me by a relative & he did not disappoint.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr Harb spent as much time as we needed, thoroughly and thoughtfully discussed my situation. Best Dr appt ever!!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Excellent physician. Very thoughtful in the screen everything in detail.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Excellent care as usual and excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr Harb is our hero ! Thank you for seeing my brother last year , you saved his life !

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Cleveland Clinic is the best place ! 3 family members now here seeing Dr Harb :)

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Dr. Harb is an outstanding physician and person. An example why Cleveland Clinic Heart Center is rated at the top.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

I'm always comfortable with the doctor. He is kind and offers explanations that help.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

The Care Provider (Physician) was knowledgeable and aware of my health and able to communicate my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr Harb, & his nurse, took excellent care of me

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Harb knows when test results or explanations take time and has always spent that time with me.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

I've had several cardiologists over the past ten years. Dr. Harb, the other medical staff, and the administrative staff are great.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Since 2020, have continued to make the trip to Cleveland to see Dr. Harb because of the quality of care.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr. Harb was both the first and last Care Provider I saw on my mini-AVR journey. He understood the process and told me I was doing well. Answered all questions related to my meds and pain.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

I think the world of Dr. Harb. He's an exceptional cardiologist who has given me the best advice I could have hoped for. Great judgment and great integrity.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

All my positive assessments are based on the assumption of patient/provider trust. The patient is at a significant disadvantage in terms of access to knowledge and information. The provider's decision-making process is a black box for the patient. So, I simply have to trust that my provider is a competent and caring professional. Dr. Harb inspires such trust.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr.Harb was very knowledgeable about my condition but was tentative on possible treatments at this point. Other physicians were recommended for consultation.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr Harb is awesome! So are his nurses and associated staff!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Scheduled by my doctor

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Serge Harb, has given me the most thorough, professional, and compassionate care. His expertise along with Dr. Russell Raymond and supporting staff helped save my life, by Diagnosing and treating my serious cardiac problem. Dr. Harb has my utmost gratitude and respect as a truly dedicated and skilled cardiologist. Since my initial treatment, I have Highly recommended Cleveland Clinic's Cardiology Department to many others.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr Harb was WONDERFUL. He was very reassuring as we were nervous about the complexity and risks of the surgery I am facing. We greatly appreciated his compassion and expertise.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Harb is an excellent care provider. He always takes the time to listen to my concerns. He also reviews my EKG and echocardiogram results together with me. He's very thorough and very caring.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Harb was friendly with a sense of humor. He explained treatment options for bicuspid aortic valve replacement and what his recommendation would be based on my medical history and current health. He was the first care provider I saw in a long week of pre-testing to determine whether TAVR or open-heart surgery would be best for me. Was quite informative and kind.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Harb offered us an appointment with hospital stay for pre-op procedure. We called back an hour later and responded affirmatively. The communication went well.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Serge is my best physician, ever.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr Harb was ,, is the best

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr Harb is excellent and very pleasant.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Harb has always been one of my favorite physicians! He spends enough time with the patient, always explains in-depth what is going on with my condition, he answers all questions thoroughly, and he himself is very punctual, prompt, professional, friendly and obviously very knowledgeable! Thank you Dr. Harb

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

I met with Dr. Harb. He was very helpful, especially in briefing me on TAVR treatment and my indications for that, I believe he was pinch-hitting for Dr. Griffin, whom I've seen previously but was away while I was at the Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr Harb is very professional and caring

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Harb is the best!!

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