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

West Valley Medical Building

Appointment:
440.333.8600
Desk:
440.333.8600
Fax:
440.333.5015

Additional Locations

Cardiovascular Medicine

Fairview Hospital

18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
Directions

Appointment:
440.333.8600
Desk:
440.333.8600
Fax:
440.333.5015
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Nuclear Stress Test
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Chest Pain
  • Coronary Artery Disease
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Insurance

Insurance

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Biography

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 is nationally ranked and globally recognized as the world leader in cardiovascular care. To learn about patient outcomes for specific conditions and procedures, visit Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute (Miller Family) Outcomes.

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

Appointed
1997

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA
1997

Residency - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1994

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
MD
Cleveland, OH USA
1991

Additional Training


Professional Highlights


Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology

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


Memberships


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 7/5/2023, 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

371 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

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr Vstaris is the best doctor I've ever had and I've had plenty.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr. Vlastaris thoughtfully explained the importance of monitoring the severity of my aortic stenosis. He explained that although my stenosis is mild/moderate now, we will continue to reevaluate it with timely stress tests and echocardiograms. My family history of heart problems and stroke makes close monitoring essential.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr. Vlastaris is a very good doctor. Always takes time to answer any questions and explain everything to me.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr. Vlastaris is new to me but impressed me as very intelligent and explained things to me in clear, concise language so I felt very confident in his ability to take care of my cardio problems.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Cardiology has always taken excellent care of me. They saved my life. I love Dr. Vlastaris.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Had all my lab levels reviewed with doctor. Given good advice.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Doctor was great, answered all my questions, talked about my test, he was openen minded and kind

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr Vlastaris is amazing. My grandmother was treated by his father!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

The scheduler went above and beyond to get me seen by Dr Vlastaris when Dr Nukta's rescheduled me for the SECOND time. I wish I had gotten her name. And Dr Vlastaris was very kind & attentive and looked at my case with a fresh pair of eyes and recommended a few new things to test.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr.V. Cared for me 100% all my needs and concernsHe listen's and makes sure you understand and Is very kind.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

As a result of my past experiences with Dr. Vlastaris, I have recommended him many times.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr Vlasaris and staff are wonderful!!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Loved the doctor .. Clarified ecg reports, developed and explained plan for further testing. Really was a nice guy to talk with and thorough which I appreciated. Took plenty of time to explain and answer questions.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr. Vlastaris was excellent

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

The doctor's were very friendly and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr Valastaris is excellent

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Vlasteris reviewed the history with me, all current tests, etc as well as discussion about future care/appointments, etc. Very thorough. I felt very comfortable.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Very good doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Things felt a little rushed to the point where I wasn't really able to explain my issues fully...it seemed that the visit was a formality and the doctor had already decided what diagnostic procedures to recommend. That being said, he is a very caring doctor and I do feel comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

I would highly recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Everyone at Dr. Vlastaris' office was efficient and courteous.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr coxhead in orthopedic surgery is beyond excellent warm caring understanding

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Physician had excellent bedside manner ...

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Vlastaris was excellent. He read my written explanation of my concerns (which most doctors ignore), discussed all concerns, family history and recommendations while taking into account my perspective. He was very respectful and worked with me. He did not brush me off and was not arrogant, as many doctors are. He utilized the limited time he is allotted by the Cleveland Clinic and insurance companies well. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

I am very happy to have Dr. Vlastaris as my physician.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr Vlasteris remembered me and treated me with courtesy, respect, and showed concern & care. And answered a few questions I had as well.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr. Vlastaris is always very thorough! Very nice doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Wonderful doctors and staff

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Love the doctor. Very caring

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

I was very satisfied with my visit with doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Vlastaris is quite good as far as explaining procedures to me, or what exactly my problem is.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

I have continually recommended Dr. Vlastaris if a cardiologist is required.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr. Vlastaris is a wonderful doctor. We never felt rushed . He took his time to explain everything that was going on with my heart issues.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Never had any issues with Dr. Vlastaris. An excellent physician.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr.Vlastaris is truly a professional!

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Very Goodyear doctor

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

I tell everyone eryone I can about this doctor he is the nicest guy

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr. Vlastaris always explains everything clearly and includes me in any changes to my treatment. He is always very kind, professional and makes me feel very comfortable.

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