Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location West Valley Medical Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Greek
Surgeon No
West Valley Medical Building
Primary Location

West Valley Medical Building


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About Anthony Vlastaris, MD

Anthony G. Vlastaris, MD, is a cardiologist in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute and Deputy Section Head of Regional Cardiology. He also is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Vlastaris sees patients at the West Valley Medical Center in Fairview Park.

Specialty Interests: Chest pain and coronary artery disease evaluation; heart failure management; valvular heart disease management and evaluation; cardiac catheterization; nuclear stress test imaging; echocardiography, including transesophageal echo     

Number of Patients Treated: Physicians in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic main campus provide care during more than 500,000 patient office visits each year. They annually perform more than 8,000 cardiac catheterizations, a minimally invasive procedure for diagnosing and treating heart disease; more than 78,000 echocardiograms and more than 8,000 nuclear imaging studies for heart disease. 

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been rated the top heart center in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for more than 20 consecutive years, drawing patients from across the country and around the world. To learn about patient outcomes for specific conditions and procedures, visit

Education and Training:  Dr. Vlastaris earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. He served his residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland and a fellowship in cardiology at MetroHealth Medical Center and Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. He joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2014 and was named Deputy Section Head of Regional Cardiology in 2017.

Research: Throughout his career, Dr. Vlastaris has been committed to advancing patient care through research in cardiovascular medicine. He has served as Principal Investigator on more than a dozen major trials of new treatments for coronary artery disease and heart attack and stroke prevention and a sub-investigator on an additional nearly two dozen trials.

About Dr. Vlastaris: “I enjoy my field because I get to help people understand their heart condition and make them comfortable with their treatment plan. It is nice to reassure patients that they truly have access to the best treatment options with the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. Long-term relationships with many patients and their families are especially rewarding to me.”

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Vlastaris is an avid downhill skier and tennis player and enjoys reading and walking his dog.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Additional Training

Professional Highlights


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Chest pain and coronary artery disease evaluation; heart failure management; valvular heart disease management and evaluation; cardiac catheterization; nuclear stress test imaging; echocardiography, including transesophageal echo

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology

Innovations & Patents


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 4/26/2019, Dr. Vlastaris has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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* 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

314 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 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

I've been seeing Dr. Vlastaris for nearly 20 years. He's intelligent, reasonable and empathetic. Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris was very thorough in reviewing recent history and in recommending only necessary testing (carotid artery scan). I appreciate his professionalism and concerns he shows to me and my health status.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Dr Vlastaris is an extremely caring and kind professional. he truly listens to his patients.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. V. is great

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Anthony Vlastaris was respectful and helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris is my favorite doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Best heart doctor around. Always takes EXCELLENT care of me!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

My Doctor is very helpful and always concerned with my well being.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019


Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Very good Dr was on time and very efficient.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris has been my Cardiologist for 5 yrs. He is an excellent physician, caring, professional. I can't say enough good things about him.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

excellent! Dr. Vlastaris is a sensitive & knowledgable dr. A very good listener with the ability & patience to explain things simply & thoroughly. thank you

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

I have only had good experiences. The doctor is very nice and easy to talk to. He takes his time and makes me feel like I am important He and his staff really care.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

i have only positive things to say about my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris is always willing to talk. He never rushes the appointment and is always willing to listen. He is the main reason I have referred 3 people to the Cleveland Clinic for his services.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Dr V is the best cardiologist I have ever had

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019


Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

I have many health issues and care provider. Dr Vlstaris is THE BEST in giving patient centered care. I drive an extra 18 miles to keep him as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Great doctor and easy to access.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

My comfort level is very high with Dr. Vlastaris and his staff. Never have I felt that as a patient I was an inconvenience.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018

Everyone was courteous and doctor was friendly

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

The office employees are fantastic. I have always had a pleasant experience. My Doctor, Dr. Vlastaris, is the best. Always takes time to talk to me, and not at me. Couldn't ask for a better Doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

I Love This office and My Dr. He's Very Efficient and So is his team,

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

Dr Vlastaris always reviews my past history of tests that I had or ones that I will need and when to get them. He is good about ordering my labs each visit. He has a good working knowledge of my health issues and I feel confident about his judgment . He was referred to me by my former cardiologist who I was with for over 30 years. His receptionists are always helpful by arranging my appointments of which I see 2 of the doctors in the office, back to back. I am 1 and 1/2 hours from the office and that makes it more convenient for me. I obviously have kept these doctors even though I moved farther away.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2018

love DR vlastares he listens and explains everything and takes time with me ,always is friendly

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018

I was very impressed with my care with Dr Vlasteras who should concern for my health and well being...

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018

Was very pleased with Dr Vlastaris concern and compassion for my heart problems and assured me he would be discussing my issues with some other cardioligist regarding my issues....

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

My husband and I are fairly new patients of Dr. Vlastaris and we are both extremely pleased with him and the entire cardiac unit.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

it was my first time visiting this doc and I was very in pressed with everything and glad he wants to see me again in 6 months he seemed like he really cared for me

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Doctor was very concerned about my health in that any time I did not feel good, had a problem or experienced an abnormal condition I should call him immediately.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

I expressed concerns about an antibotic I had taken about seven months ago and problems I had with the drug, prescribed by my family doctor. I wanted Dr. Vlastaris to know of this drug and the related problems and I shared them with the Nurse Assistant.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018

I never have to wait long maybe five minutes and the doctor spent time explaining everything

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

I feel that Clinic tried to the best they could service wise and were looking out for my best health care solution to my problem but I felt RUSHED TRIED TO ACCESS all the facts at hand confused I went to my own MD to get the answers to some the questions I asked the Dr.

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