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

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 7/6/2020, 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

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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

My experience with Dr. Vlastaris is always, "top notch." The entire staff is very professional and skilled. The protocol they are following during the Pandemic, is exceptional!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr Vlastaris is extremely kind and takes the time to listen to his patients.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Excellent communication, concern and interaction from the doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr. Vlasteris is the best!!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris is Awesome! very friendly, very professional!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

I was very happy with Dr. Anthony Vlastaris. He answered all my questions. He made me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

I really feel that Dr. Anthony Vlastaris was informative, resourceful, caring, and really listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

I definitely would recommend Dr. Vlastaris to my family and friends.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

I have multiple health issues and have had many doctors. Dr. Vlstaris is the BEST I've ever had. He zeroes in on my issues and answers all my questions from a 360 perspective.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

The provider was the nurse & Trch. , This very good.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Doc was personable and made me comfortable. inspired confidence.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Very happy with Dr. Vlastaris and with my care.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr. VLASTARIS is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

such a great personable doctor and his team was exceptional.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Doctor and staff always courteous and professional.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

good..he took his time..answered all my questions..Dr.V

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Totally pleased with Dr. V.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. Vlasteris is a very caring doctor

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

DR. Vlastaris and staff were very professional and courteous

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

All are polite and very helpful! Dr. Vlastaris is wonderful and cares about my medical conditions. Most importantly he respects the patients questions and answers are presented in an intelligent way, you leave feeling comfortable with all information that has been shared!

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris was very thorough explaining the results of my procedure and any concerns he had with the results. He also set up additional tests for carotid artery testing. He provided examples of additional exercises I could try. He was very responsive the my needs and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr.Vladtaris recommended a heart cath for my condition. I agreed totally.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

I am Robert significant other and I was included on a phone call while he was there for his appointment. Dr vlastaris Answered all of my questions and his questions and gave us plenty of time to discuss Roberts plan of care

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris is A+

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Excellent physician. A very caring professional.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Vlastaris many times in the past.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

i have reffered many to my doctor. he is top notch

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

I have been with my doctor for years and feel he has my best interest

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

The doctor was excellent one week later I had a echo cardiagram and the technician was wonderful

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris was very helpful & explained everything thoroughly! Got back to me in a timely manner!

Reviewed on May 29, 2020


Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. was very helpful during the appt.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

I'm happy to have Dr. Vlastaris as my Cardiologist.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Excellent appointment with my doctor by phone.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris and his staff do a great job

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. V is the best. Takes his time, very personable and professional. Explains things and listens to me. His care is EXCELLENT!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

dr is wonderful. I felt confident

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

I feel that Dr. Vlastaris takes a personal interest in my health condition and recommends procedures to insure proper health is maintained. He recommended a nuclear stress test based on my condition and the length of time since the previous test.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Very high recommending the provider.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Felt heard from the doctor. He took the time to listen and gave feedback. I didn't feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Great doctor and great staff. Happy to have him on my team.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Doctor took his time with my concerns. Went over everything with me. Plan on returning.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris is the best doctor ever at explaining everything and answering all questions. Staff is wonderful. Carolyn is great.

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