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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
Primary Location

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
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 Education - Saint Joseph University
Beirut, Lebanon
2009

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - 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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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 7/3/2020, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Centerline Biomedical, 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

121 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 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Dr. Harb is excellent. He takes the time to explain information and I think that is very important.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Great visit with doctor , he took the time to answer any questions I had

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

The doctor and his staff have been nothing but outstanding

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr. Harb is very open, explains things very well and listens well.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr. Harb is an amazing Dr.! He had to give me "bad news" about my echocardiogram results and was very considerate of my feelings and took all the time I needed to answer all of my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr. Harb has an excellent manner and made me feel not only welcome, but like he really knew me. I highly praise and recommend him!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr Harb was very friendly, showed concern and even called me personally later that evening to discuss his findings and plan of action. The following morning, his senior fellow called and asked if we had any questions and further discussed the findings.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr Harb is so very polite, sincere and informational

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

The doctor has a great bedside manner. Very empathetic, informed, listened to all concerns, provided instructions so I can understand. All promised follow-up communications and orders are very timely. Open, transparent, accurate communications.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

I'm a huge fan of Dr. Harb. I was very impressed with him.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr. Harb was amazing

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

I feel very confident in the decisions Dr. Harb makes for me. He is a very knowledgeable and caring physician, and makes me feel at ease during my appointments with him.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

My doctor truly listen to me and was concerned about my health

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Doctor Harb is excellent. He was friendly, took time to review the results, listened to my concerns and made sure I left having all my questions answered.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

AutumRN of Dr. Bakaeen made all the arrangements and answered all questions. Very pleasant and informative. So glad we came to the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. was extremely nice and put me at ease with his confident manner and willingness to address all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Cleveland Clinic was the best medical expedience I have had in all of my medical history. The people are very kind and giving, the doctors are very caring and helpful and compassionate and are the greatest. I would recommend Cleveland Clinic to everyone. It is the fabulous clinic for all health problems.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. Harb answered all our questions, but he seemed very rushed and did not take the time to understand my unique case. Moreover, he acted overconfident that Cleveland Clinic could fix my problem without seeing my whole battery of tests.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

I consider myself very fortunate to be a patient of such a caring and competent cardiologist. I would recommend Dr. Harb most enthusiastically.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

dr. Harb is very knowledgable and a great. communicator with exceptional people skills.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Harb, very pleased with him.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Both Dr Harb and his Fellow, Dr Young were absolutely first class. They treated me like an intelligent adult and I felt very comfortable talking to them about my PAU which is a frightening Dx.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr was so considerate, caring, informative, took the time to explain to me what was happening with my heart & the procedure he recommended that I have done. I have never had a Dr who was so concerned about my situation!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Harb to anybody Both his formal and informal communications were straightforward and effective

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

My Dr. was professional and courteous and went out of his way to help me understand my heart conditions and explained very carefully why the medical procedure recommended was in my best interest. Every aspect of my current heart issues were discussed regarding, medications, treatment options and my questions ere answered in a way that I could understand. I, pardon the pun,was heartened by the attention and concern conveyed by all of the medical staff.

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