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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Diagnostic Radiology

Euclid Hospital

18901 Lakeshore Blvd
Euclid , OH 44119

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aorta Center
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Imaging
  • Noninvasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Stress Testing
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloidosis
  • Aneurysms
  • Angina
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Occlusion (Blockage)
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Related Illnesses
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Infections
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myxomas
  • Pericardial Cyst
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
View all 35 Specialties +


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About L. Leonardo Rodriguez, MD

L. Leonardo Rodriguez, MD, is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is also the Director of the Advanced Imaging Training Program.

Specialty/Clinical interests: Heart valve disease, endocarditis, pericardial disease, thoracic aortic aneurysm, cardiovascular imaging, echocardiogram, cardiac CT.

Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Rodriguez performs more than 3,000 imaging procedures per year.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic is nationally and internationally renowned for the world’s best cardiovascular care. Success rates for specific procedures are available at: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Dr. Rodriguez graduated from the Universidad de Los Andes in Venezuela, and completed his residency at University Hospital in Merida, Venezuela. He completed fellowships at University Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

Research and Publications: Dr. Rodriguez has authored and co-authored numerous articles for leading scientific journals, including Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and JASE.

About Dr. Rodriguez: “I enjoy my field because it is challenging and I have the opportunity to put into practice my clinical and imaging expertise to benefit my patients”

Leisure time activities: In his spare time, Dr. Rodriguez enjoys spending time with his family, reading and traveling.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH United States

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Fellow
Boston, MA

Residency - Hospital Universidad de Los Andes

Medical Education - Universidad de Los Andes-Facultad de Medicina
Merida, Venezuela


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Heart Valve Disease, Endocarditis, Pericardial Disease, Pericarditis, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiovascular Imaging, Echocardiogram

Innovations & Patents

  • Participated in the first cases of percutaneous mitral valve repair
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for L. Leonardo Rodriguez, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 4/5/2024, Dr. Rodriguez 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.

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

269 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

A kind MD with great communication skills.

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

As I mentioned before, if my records had been reviewed before I came. I believe that my tests would have already been ordered ahead of time. It would have made getting my tests done while I was there much smoother and easier for Dr Rodriquez staff and other dept staff that needed to fit me in for an appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Dr Rodriguez was very attentive to every detail of the exam and the results from the preceding test procedures. He provides full explanation and outlines clearly the possible course of future treatment In a caring way.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

There was not much time spent, the echo was canceled even though he could not view the ones from the previous hospital. He pretty much went off the notes and tests in my portal from the other hospital. I came for a 2nd opinion which was minimal.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr. Rodriquez is my favorite doctor. I completely trust him. I can confide in him and frankly discuss all options. I have been seeing him for many years, and I am so very glad that he is my doctor. He is kind and caring also. He is also frank with a lot of kindness. He is wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr. Rodriguez was excellent with scheduling tests and explaining the results.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr Rodriquez is awesome

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

I really liked my doctor

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

I flew in from Atlanta, and I'd rather move all of my medical providers to the Cleveland Clinic. Everything is so well organized and managed.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Dr Rodriquez is an exceptionally fine doctor. I feel lucky he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Doctor was great as always

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr Rodrigues was and as always Excellent

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Rodrigo is an asset for Cleveland clinic. We Drove all the way from Ann Arbor to be at his care

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr Rodriquez was very thorough and concerned

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr. Rodriguez was very good!! He listened to my history, did a thorough exam, and explained the information he needed from the echo. He spoke with us again after the echo about possible treatments. He had even spoken with a colleague about my case! He arranged for us to talk with he and that colleague the next day since we were from out of state. Very kind! Very informative!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez was one of the best doctors that I have ever seen. He was friendly, encouraged my questions and concerns, and made me feel positive. Most importantly, he did not treat me like an "older person," but took my feelings and opinions into consideration. A very positive experience.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Great experience with both nurse and doctor

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Rodriquez Is a very good listener and answerd all my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

DR. RODRIGUEZ is one of the reasons I come to the Cleveland Clinic. He gives that extra effort & concern for my health!!!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez really lived up to the Cleveland Clinic reputation and experience. He was thorough, he answered all of our questions and laid out a solid plan for the management of our problems; a plan we can feel good about. We went home feeling lighter knowing we received sound guidance. We were reassured by his knowledge level and plan for management. He is an excellent Doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr Rodriguez was very caring and kind and well informed on my issues

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

I was well received with little waiting time. I was able to get to my tests early , see the doctor and get out early! Thanks for the great service!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Denise from Dr L Rodriguez office was excellent in handling my appointment and calling me back.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr L Rodriguez and Dr T Dresing provided the information in a way I could understand which will allow me to make decisions about my health.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Care provider was very good as mentioned above

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

The care Dr Rodriguez has for his patients is unmearsurable. He genuinely cares !

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Phone attendant very helpful in arranging anAppointment with Dr Rodriguiz the next day

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez and the fellow working with him were both great. Very generous with their time, answering questions, explaining results, etc.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr Rodriquez is such a warm, caring doctor. He explains my options clearly and with explanations I can understand.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez is a wonderful doctor. Had him since 2018 and my surgery!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

All good with Dr Rogriguez

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez was excellent ----took the time to answer all my questions with recommendations for followup appointment in November. I am very please with his attention to details re: my health!!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

I felt safe and informed with Dr Rodriquez. He is very honest and concerned with my heart valve and its condition.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr Rodriguez has always been very professional and caring. Truly enjoy him.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr Rodriguez takes his time, makes you feel comfortable and makes sure you understand completely.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

As usual my visit with Dr Rodriguez was very good l.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

As stayed all my visit was excellent except employees working at various desks esp Dr Rodrigouz Dr R was the best!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez examined me very carefully, he compared my most recent test results with those in the past several years and provided very clear explanation for my condition and a plan for further treatment and action and I am very grateful for that.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr Rodriguez was approachable warm and personal. Listened well to my concerns and questions

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