Treatment & Services
- Biventricular Pacemaker
- cardiac transplant
- Cardiac Transplantation
- Cardiovascular Medicine
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- Endomyocardial Biopsy
- George M & Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
- Heart Biopsy
- Heart Failure Management
- Heart Failure Section
- Heart Transplantation
- Mechanical Assist Devices
- Pre-Transplant Evaluation
- Ventricular Assist Device
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
- Cardiac Amyloid Imaging
- Cardiac transplant
- Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Chemotherapy
- Cardiomyopathy Valvular
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy
- Ejection Fraction
- Ejection Fraction - Abnormal
- Enlarged Heart
- Familial Amyloidosis
- Familial Cardiomyopathy
- Heart Failure
- Heart Failure In Women
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
- Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
- Mechanical Circulatory Support
- Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
- Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
- Sarcoid Heart Disease
- Shortness Of Breath
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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 Education - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Graduate School - 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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135 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
17 Patient Comments
Reviewed on May 25, 2022
Mary from dr. Starlings office is always very kind and helpful.
Reviewed on May 13, 2022
My wife and I are always glad for the time we get to spend with Dr. Starling. We are grateful that he is my cardiologist.
Reviewed on May 6, 2022
Privileged to have Dr Starling as my physician
Reviewed on May 6, 2022
I am privikeged to see Dr Starling
Reviewed on May 4, 2022
Dr Starling and I have been together for 20 years. Attentive and willing to discuss.
Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022
Dr. Starling has provided compassionate care for years for me. He has literally saved my life more than once. He is a great listener, and so good at what he does. When I needed to be listed for transplant, he involved my entire family in the decision. I cannot say enough good things about him!
Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022
Dr. Starling was courteous, kind, knowledgeable and professional.
Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022
Dr Starling is an excellent physician
Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021
Dr. Starling is an absolute gem of a doctor. He is caring, compassionate, extremely competent, knowledgeable, and professional.
Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021
Dr. Starling has been my care provider for the past 25 years and I wouldn't go to anyone else. I trust his judgment.
Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021
Absolute attention to every aspect of my health. Very helpful with all questions; explaining every answer. Excellent care by Dr. Starling!
Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021
Dr. Starling is the best.
Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021
Dr. Starling is the best!!
Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021
Dr. Starling makes me fell safe and well cared for. I feel as though he listens and makes adjustments to my care based on recent research
Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021
I have already provided dr starling as a resource very caring and professional
Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021
Dr. Starling is in keeping with best of the best at CC. All of my physicians are great.
Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021
Already recommended Dr. Shao , he is the best!
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