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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.445.2149
Fax:
216.445.6150

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aorta Center
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Imaging
  • Non-Invasive 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
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Biography

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 has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. 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

Appointed
1996

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA
1995

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Fellow
Boston, MA USA
1990

Residency - Hospital Universidad de Los Andes
Medicine
Venezuela,
1984

Medical Education - Universidad de Los Andes-Facultad de Medicina
MD
Merida, Venezuela
1979

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

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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 8/15/2022, 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

170 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 4.7
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

24 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Dr. Rodriguez is excellent. I trust him and have full confidence in his care of me.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Dr. Rodriguez, his nurse, and doctor following him were awesome.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Dr. Rodriguez was THE BEST! He was real and helped me in ways that my local cardiologist didn't have the knowledge or experience in. He made time for me after the CT scan to tell me the findings. He also called me shortly after I left the clinic to give me another result after he had time to look at it.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

I highly recommend Dr. Rodriguez and the Cleveland Clinic to anyone that needs heart care. I'm so grateful that he told me that although I'd been treated for 5 months for a blood clot in my mitral valve, he told me that I didn't have a blood clot! I appreciate him and his expertise tremendously.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dr. Rodriguez and his fellow both took all the time necessary to fully answer our questions, providing detailed yet understandable explanations where needed. I really felt they cared about me and my case.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr. Rodriguez did an excellent job of detailing options for treatment. His recommendation. He outlined the potential with each option and the risk vs benefit that maybe found with each.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Great Doctor gives great info

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Staff is very friendly and courteous! As always Dr. Rodriguez is exceptional as far as answering my questions and thoroughl exam.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr rodriguez went above and beyond to get me in and then worked around my time there to get all testing done to prevent another 8hr trip

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Dr R is great

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

1st + 3rd question. My care provider absolutely shows wonderful care and attention! I wish the Hospital's SYSTEM would allow the patients more time with their care providers for a calmer and higher quality experience and sense of care. My wish does NOT take away from how wonderful my care provider is :)

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Dr Rodriquez was an attentive and respectful doc. Showed real concern for my understanding of what is going on with my leaky valves. Would see no one else if he is available!!

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Dr. Rodriguez has always given his time to answer all of our questions. Never hurried not rushed. He takes his time and educated us on my condition and what may come next

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Comparing my access experience at Cleveland Clinic against my past experience's with my local home providers is not even close. If this was a comparison against my local providers would require a score of 50 for Cleveland

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr. Rodriguez is great!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Excellent experience. Scheduling is great. The doctor is kind and respectful.

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