Treatment & Services
- Biventricular Pacemaker
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- George M & Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
- Heart Failure Section
- Heart Transplantation
- Ventricular Assist Device
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy
- Familial Cardiomyopathy
- Heart Failure
- Heart Failure In Women
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
- Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
- Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
- Sarcoid Heart Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - The Ohio State University Hospitals
Columbus, OH USA
Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Internship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Medical School - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Graduate - University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Undergraduate - University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Cardiomyopathy, heart failure, heart transplant, mechanical supprt, ventricular assist device
Awards & Honors
- Best Doctors in America
- Recipient of numerous NHLBI- and industry-sponsored clinical research grants
- Co-investigator for Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation project 5, 11, 18 and IMAC 2 trial, which are funded by the NHLBI. Current participant and Co-Principal Investigator for Cleveland Clinic for NHLBI Heart Failure Network.
- Past Board Member: United Network of Organ Sharing, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Heart Failure Society of America
Research & Publications
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As of 5/14/2017, Dr. Starling 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.
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119 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
12 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 5, 2017
Reviewed on Mar 21, 2017
When I asked him signs to look for in the event of having a heart attack, he did not answer the question. He just said that I was healthy and didn't need to worry. However I wanted to know for future use.
Reviewed on Feb 16, 2017
Reviewed on Feb 7, 2017
excellent experience. Returning for a cardiac procedure. I feel that I will be receiving the best care possible
Reviewed on Feb 2, 2017
Reviewed on Feb 1, 2017
information given to me was very clear and concise.
Reviewed on Jan 31, 2017
Very happy with service and staff.
Reviewed on Jan 3, 2017
All om my experiences were good
Reviewed on Dec 23, 2016
I always have a great experience at the Clinic!
Reviewed on Dec 20, 2016
Reviewed on Dec 15, 2016
never a problem
Reviewed on Sep 12, 2016
always very good
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