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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

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 10/3/2021, 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

326 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

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

DR. VLASTARIS IS THE BEST! He is kind, considerate, intelligent....everything a Doctor should be!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Very difficult getting a timely appointment with Dr. Vlastaris due to, I expect, his popularity.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Dr. Vlasteris conducts himself as a true partner in our team effort committed to my health and quality of life. This partnership based upon mutual respect, clear communication, and compassion is highly appreciated and valued.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Always a pleasure to work with Dr. Vlastaris and his team.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Dr. Vlastaris was very thorough in going over all my medical procedures current and prior and listening carefully to my current health conditions, providing helpful advice for any new health issues as well as providing a timetable for any procedures that need to be performed. The Dr. Is very personable and professional.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

I have the best doctor you should have more like him

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

I have the best doctor ever explains everything and takes great care with me

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

First time visiting and they were very nice and the Doctor was very nice to the over experience was excellent

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Great doctor, very informative, everyone very friendly

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Great Doctor !!! I recommend him to all of my friends.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr. vlastaris is great and staff very friendly and caring

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr Vlastaris is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

we always recommend Dr Vlastaris. He is wonderful!

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

No complaints about Dr. Vlastaris

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Dr. V and his staff are wonderful

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Dr. Vlstaris is the most professional and informative doctor I've ever had, bar none. This speaks volumes considering the dozens of great doctors I've met with at the clinic. Dr. Vlstaris is the best of the best.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

I really like Dr. Vlastaris. He is always very informative and takes everything about my health into consideration. He is always kind and courteous. I enjoy having him as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

very comfortable talking to the doctor about my condition

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

dr Vlastaris is excellent. Always on time.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Vlastaris was excellent as well as his staff. So glad to have found him through my internet research.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr Vlastaris is always professional and addresses all of my concerns including explaining his assessment of any concerns and recommended treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Vlastaris explained my condition and gave me a new prescription

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

I was extremely impressed by the information I was given. I now am more informed by the information I received from this Physician. He knew my anxiety and went the extra mile .

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

As usual, a good experience; Dr. Vlastaris is a great doctor, very professional, caring and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

DR. Vlastars addressed all my concerns friendly and professionally

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

dr Vlastaris is superb

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

dr Vlastaris is superb. able to interact very well. able to use computer and concentrate on the pt at same time a gift

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Didn't have to wait long to see the doctor in and out at very timely faction

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr. Vlastaris is a consumate professional.He reviews current tests and thoroughly explains their results. He encourages discussion about patient concerns and compliments their efforts to exercise and maintain good health habits.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

DR. V has been my cardiologist for over 24 years. Top notch.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

dr vlastaris is very good and knowledgeable and all employees are courteous. it was a little difficult scheduling an appointment. I had one scheduled back in September but it was cancelled by you guys. since I work mon-fri from around 9 to about 4 it seemed difficult to get an appointment after that and I wasn't able to get one until recently.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

The Dr. and entire offuce staff are wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr. Vlastaris was very thorough, listened very closely to my issues and concerns especially in changing medications. He explained why the new medication would be beneficial for my blood pressure as well as other medical issues (type 2 diabetes) and explained how to convert to the new medication. He shows a genuine concern for my health issues.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

great office . everyone is outstanding from start to finish! dr Vlastaris is the best !!!

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 30, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris is excellent

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

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

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