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

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
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 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:

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


  • 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

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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 4/15/2020, 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Rodriguez receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Edwards Lifesciences LLC

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

193 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr. Rodriguez is a wonderful cardiologist

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

great access to dr Rodriguez's office

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr. L. LEONARDO RODRIGUEZ is very nice and professional!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

dr Rodriguez is very down to earth and easy to understand explains well.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

as usual my appointment with Dr Rodriguez was a pleasure . he answered all my questions and offered solutions His kindness was genuine and much appreciated. thank you

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

once again Dr Rodriguez was wonderful his caring about people in general was obvious

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr Rodriguez has been my cardiologist since surgery in 2010. I have the utmost confidence in him. Please keep him around.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr. Rodriguez is very compassionate as well as highly competent.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

I've been with Dr. Rodriguez since 2003 and have absolutely the highest respect for him and the care he provides and his bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Rodriguez is a very comfortable person to speak with. Looking forward to my next visit

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr. Rodriguez very caring and explained my care to me really like Dr. Rodriguez .

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr Rodriguez and staff, especially Cathy, are terrific !!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

wonderful, caring Doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

The clinic should have alerted me earlier in the week regarding not receiving by mail the images that hadbeen sent by my local doc. I had to have the local doc send again the images overnight express mail.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr Rodriguez has been excellent in making sure to ask me about how I was doing, and in answering my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr Rodriguez is an excellent doctor in all respects. Extremely knowledgeable, experienced, respectful, and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

I respect Dr. Rodriguez opinion and concerns about my problem and will follow up on his advice and return to see him in 6 months.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

I was very pleased with every aspect of my day at the Cleveland clinic Dr. Rodriguez was wonderful he explained things and showed me pictures of my valves that need to be worked on also everyone from the beginning registration all the way through we're extremely helpful and very pleasant to work with thank you

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. Rodrigues was very good about explaining my problems and what needed to be done

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

excellent experience with the doctor and also with all of the support staff that I came in contact with

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

excellent experience with the doctor

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

our experience with this physician was excellent. he was a pleasure to work with and took the extra step to get us an appointment with a vascular dr when he knew the problem was not with Ed's heart . we will continue to make the trip to Cleveland to see him. excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Leonardo Rodriguez was excellent. Gave me information I needed. I see him again in a year.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr Rodriguez listened to my questions and gave the answers I needed to better understand.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Doctor Rodriquez is the best cardiologist I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. I hope he is at the clinic forever. kind personable, knowledgeable, love him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

dr Rodriguez was awesome

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