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 Department
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Imaging
  • Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Stress Testing
View all 9 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 +
Insurance

Insurance

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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 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 School - 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

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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 4/17/2018, 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

195 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 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

For my first appointment with a cardiologist, Dr. Rodriguez was assigned to me. But I'm very pleased with him after our initial visit.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

I'm very fortunate, to be alive, because of the Cleveland Clinic and Doctor Rodrigues and wonderful staff! Thank You

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

Dr. Rodriguez has always taken excellent care of me for the last 21 years.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018

Provider very good

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

the doctor was very compassionate - I have never hugged a Doctor until Dr. Rodriquez

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

I greatly appreciated the kindness, concern, and precision shown by Dr Rodriguez at my visit.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Natasha scheduled my appointments over the phone; she provides exceptional service. Raquel (msp?) at Dr. Rodriguez's office (front desk) is very diligent and helpful. She helped assist me with getting a CT scan through Cleveland Clinic's radiology department before I left for home (I live in the Chicago area).

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Two of the front desk radiology department team members did not seem to know how to "fix" my issue with my insurance denial of the CT scan (denied because Cleveland Clinic forgot to provide the ordering physician's name). I had to call my insurance company, and finally Mark (?), a supervisor, seemed to get involved but then because I didn't know where he went, I went to Dr. Rodriguez's office and worked with Racquel (msp?) to put another CT scan order in STET to my insurance (who said that they would approve it). Not sure where the breakdown in communication was . . . I believe it was the scheduler who scheduled my CT scan and did not process the signed physician order properly. All in all, it worked out - thanks to Racquel who I believe talked to Mark (supervisor in Radiology department).

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

I loved Dr Rodriguez and will see him again. his assistants are wonderful too

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Nurses as well as Dr. Rodriguez were efficient, friendly and courteous.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

Dr Rodriguez is one of the best, if not the best, cardiologist in the Clinic. We and Dr Rodriguez have a fantastic relationship.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

DR LL Rodriguez is an outstanding Dr. The Clinic is fortunate to have him. He has treated me for 16 years & I am thankful for his guidance & help in keeping me alive & this opportunity to praise him..

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2018

Dr Rodriguez has a great 'bed side ' manner, I feel very confident in his care and with his experience

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2018

would like,more,information on results of tests

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2018

Had a good and thorough conversation with the provider and his assistant about my medical condition. I am very satisfied with that outcome. Follow-up and future is less clear, as they cannot predict the rate at which my condition may decline.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2017

I have not yet seen the results of the tests taken but I am just learning how to access my records here on the computer.

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