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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

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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 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
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/-/scassets/files/org/heart/outcomes/2015/outcomes-HVTI-2015.ashx?la=en

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
2014

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
  • 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 3/5/2020, 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

290 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

39 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr vlastaris is a very good and thoughtful doctor

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

I am very happy with the doctor

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

*Dr. Vlastaris is a great guy. He and I have been through a lot together and he always gives me care, good care.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris was very thorough and recommended a heart monitor due to a recent fainting spell and fall I had.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

I have been recommending Dr. Vlastaris for years and years -- he is a very caring, pofessional, and optimistic doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr. V.....he''s awesome. he made a hard conversation comfortable.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris had a game plan and recommendation of things. I appreciated that.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr and staff are always friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

My visit to the Cardiology Department was very pleasant. I was put at ease by the staff and had only a few minutes of wait time before seeing the Doctor. I would recommend this practice to everyone.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Always very pleased with Dr. Vlasteris!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr. Anthony Vlastaris rocks! He is excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Dr Vlastaris always seems to have time to discuss my healthcare and not rush my appointment

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

As always, wonderful visit with Dr. Vlastaris.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

best doctor!!! very caring ! never in a hurry . always on time .

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

dr Vlastaris is very caring and always listening to my questions and needs

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Excellent medical care and great bed side manner. Most other doctors at CCF should be this professional

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

I would put my life in Dr Valastars hands anytime.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Provider was very nice. Went mostly on spoken word. Listened to heart for a quick second and that was all.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr. ran pretty much on time. No long wait time.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

It was a good experience, but the doctor didn't seem like himself as he was on previous visits. I don't know if it was because he had something on his mind or maybe because he had an intern sitting in the visit. He just didn't seem like himself. he didn't seem interested. I like him and he is a good doctor, but more interest would be appreciated.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

I have really no problems to speak of scheduling a convenient appointment. IMHO Dr. Vlastarris is one of the best with regards to knowledge and concern for his patient, me.

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

DR. VLASTARIS IS OUTSTANDING. HE IS KIND, COMPASSIONATE, KNOWLEDGABLE, AND HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. In other words, everything I want in a doctor.

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

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