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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 Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • 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:

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 USA

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Fellow
Boston, MA USA

Residency - Hospital Universidad de Los Andes

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

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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 3/13/2023, Dr. Rodriguez 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.

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

227 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

39 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr. L. Rodriguez is exceptionally skilled and decent.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr. Rodriquez was a good listener and explained my condition clearly. He answered all of my questions-the ones I thought of then- and had since answered my questions via MyChart. He, and his team, are very responsive and helpful.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez is excellent!!!!

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Absolutely one of CC's best doctors.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr Rodriquez is the BEST

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

We love Dr Rodriguez. We're sorry he won't be doing my surgery

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez is a excellent doctor.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

LOVE Dr. Rodriguez!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Would recommend Dr. Rodriguez.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

The doctor was getting paged for another patient concern and I believe he was focused on that page. I highly like Dr. R

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

I feel safe in my provider's care.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez was recommended by one of my hometown physicians, who Is also a patient of his. My doctor's high praise of Dr. Rodriguez seemed well justified.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

It appears that I will need heart surgery, which is a frightening thing. But the professionalism and courtesy shown by everyone at Cleveland Clinic makes me more confident about the outcome. Dr. Rodriguez is obviously very smart, which inspires confidence.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

I appreciated the swift response and compassion when I learned from my local doctor that I had a major heart isue.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

CC and Dr. Rodriguez are the best of the best

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Dr. Baranowski is first-class in every way.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

I havent used the phone yet. Dr is very friendly and informative

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr Rodriguez, his staff, echo and ech staff were polite and efficient.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Excellent doctor and the fellow also very good.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Doctor and fellow both outstanding!!!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Doctor Rodriguez A cheerleader for the surgical staff there at Cleveland clinic And he convinced me to have my surgery there

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez is the most talented cardiologist that I have ever seen. His unparalleled knowledge of cardiac imaging and interpretation sets him apart. Dr. Rodriguez looks at MRIs, CT scans, echocardiograms and EKGs and reads them himself without relying on only the interpretation of the other cardiologist who read them. He personally takes the time and compares all the scans to previous scans that were taken and interprets them to understand what is truly going on with every patient. He answers every question thoroughly and thoughtfully and interprets all medical findings. On a scale to 1-10 he is 100!

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Dr Rodregius and his nurse were very nice and very good

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

I am very confident in Dr. Rodriguez. He is very thorough and takes his time to listen to concerns I may have.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

We loved Dr Rodriguez. We are hoping he will do the surgery.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

A lovely MD that shows concern for my well-being and the best thing is, Dr Rodriguez is able to collaborate wit my Heart surgeon Dr. Roselli

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Excellent care. Have been coming to the Clinic for almost 20 years. Have been seeing Dr. Rodriguez for about 3 years, following Dr. Stewart's retirement. Excellent caring and service.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Always great at Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Rodriguez!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Dr Rodriguez was excellent- he listened, told me his perspective and gave me the peace of mind through his experience and confidence about his assessment. Thank you!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

I received an email through MyChart on the one year anniversary of my Root Replacement,Bypass Procedure. A followup was suggested with an Aortic Specialist,sonogram,EKG. Dr. Rodriquez was most attentiveI am very appreciative of the CCF to suggest an evaluation at Main Campus.CCF Is the best In the worldwe are blessed! Thank you.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dr Rodriguez was superb

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