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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 & Thoracic 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 & Thoracic 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, Vascular & Thoracic 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
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Echocardiography

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 8/2/2022, 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.

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

294 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr Vlastaris is great at answering all of my questions

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Dr. V has been my cardiologist for 25 plus years. Top knotch doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr. A. Vlastaris answered all my questions and we discussed concerns I had. He listened to me.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

I love my Heart Doctor

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Dr Vlasteris was fantastic.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dr. Vlastaris is wonderful!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

Once again, I think the care given in all respects by my doctor is Outstanding and could not be improved or better served.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

The appointment started on time. Doctor spent an adequate amount of time with me and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Dr. Vlstaris is the best cardiologist of the for I've had. He explains everything in a manner I can understand which makes my quality of life higher since I can be confident of my treatment.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

My doctors intelligent knows exactly what he's talking about I feel very safe and he answers all my questions couldn't ask for better

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

The nurses were awesome while administering my stress test. Kelly took the time to explain everything and made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Vlastaris went over the results with me immediately which I appreciated very much.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

The provider, Dr. Anthony Vlastaris, has been my cardiologist for many years. He's the best. Full stop.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Never any problems, good down to earth doctor and great nurses and staff

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr Account Vlastaris was very professional and receptive to my concerns. I feel very comfortable with him and have full confidence in his advice. I would rate him A+

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

I always have an excellent experience with Dr. Vlastaris!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Dr. Vlastaris is a very good listener and provides great care

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

The staff and the doctor I was with treated me with respect and were wonderful to work with

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr Vlastaris is the kind of Dr I wish your entire Clinic consisted of. Always on time, always answers all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Always a personable experience with the doctor and staff. Never any problems or issues with the cordial nurses checking me in.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

He's a good doctor

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr. Vlastaris is courteous, a good listener, and excellent clinician. I have no complaints. He has done me well for 22 years.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

A hip surgery was in the balance and Dr Vlastaris and his office were unbelievably efficient and extremely responsive

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Great Doctor

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Dr Vlastaris is an excellent physician, very knowledgeable. I am a detailed person with a lot of questions and he answers them all.

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Always treated well by Dr Vlastaris and his staff

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Dr. Vlasraris is always great. Complete and thorough with questions and follow ups.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr. Was very caring and went over my medications again with helpful suggestions.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

This Doctor is the best I have worked with

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Because of various long term health issues, I have had many doctors. Dr. Vlstaris is the BEST, bar none.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Dr. Valstaris answers all of our questions

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Dr. Valstaris answered all our questions

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Good experience all around with staff and doctor

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr V is so helpful

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