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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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 5/16/2018, 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.
Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Starling has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:
- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
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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138 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||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
11 Patient Comments
Reviewed on May 24, 2018
The RN that conducted my vitals and asked my health history was awesome. I feel so bad I cannot remember his name. He had a wonderful sense of humor in a very tasteful way. He just put a positive spin on everything and made me laugh. Even though we had a little wait for the physician, the RN kept us informed. What a breath of fresh air in a stressful situation. I even said to my husband, we need more nurses like that in our institution.
Reviewed on May 14, 2018
the Dr is a super man. I am glad I have him
Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018
Dr. Starling has been extremely helpful, and continues to keep my cardiomyopathy in perspective. He engages and assists me to cope with this chronic situation. He is attentive to what is needed.
Reviewed on Mar 19, 2018
Dr. Starling & the receptionists were very kind. Went out of their way to help us.
Reviewed on Feb 28, 2018
not very informative... doesn't meet my needs regarding my disease management..really like a doctor to really talk to me regarding my heart... this doctor says very little.. somewhat dusappointing
Reviewed on Jan 26, 2018
Dr. Varian was very knowledgeable both of my history and condition as well as diagnosis and treatment plan.
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2018
Dr. Starling ALWAYS consults with me about my condition and any potential healthcare decisions. He also thoroughly goes over my medication with me including something as minimal as the appropriate time of day to take them. Additionally, Dr. Starling recognizes that I'm sensitive to new medications, so he works with me to gradually work up to the desired dosage. Dr. Starling is EXCELLENT!
Reviewed on Sep 20, 2017
Dr. Starling and Dr. Kapadia went above and beyond to give me and my family the best possible experience.
Reviewed on Aug 23, 2017
dr Starling showed a genuine concern for my health and quality of life
Reviewed on Aug 7, 2017
He was very caring.
Reviewed on Jul 5, 2017
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