Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Vascular Medicine Section
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD)
  • Vascular Diseases
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Vascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN USA


  • Internal Medicine
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 5/28/2019, Dr. Hornacek 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

121 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
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

My overall experience with Dr. Hornacek was excellent! She is extremely knowledgable in addition to being very thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

my consult with Dr. H was excellent on all points! she was thorough, clear in her explanations & took her time with me!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Took longer to see Dr. Hornacek than anticipated, but Dr. H was thorough and asked if I had any more questions. Attentive.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

she was very attentive and took the time to exam and listen to me and my concerns. One thing she asked me that no other doctor did was what I wanted the outcome to be. she took a sincere concern for helping to find my problem and a solution.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Hornacek, and I could not be more pleased with her care. She took the time to listen, explained all imaging and results very thoroughly, and was tremendously helpful in answering countless questions that come with a rare disease. Dr. Hornacek did not rush the appointment and took all the time necessary to explain, clarify, evaluate, and treat in a highly compassionate manner--being able to have this time with the provider absolutely is critical in providing expert, specialized care for a rare disease (especially when a patient spends significant time and money to travel from out of state, having adequate time for an appointment is extremely important). While there is a range of severity with the diagnosis, all cases come with significant risks, so it is very comforting when a provider does not downplay a case in the milder range, because it does not change the fact that one has a life-altering/threatening diagnosis if the correct precautions are not taken and warning signs are not recognized. Dr. Hornacek definitely is one of the best physicians I have ever encountered (and I have seen more than I can count at this point!)--her expertise, compassion and caring are invaluable, and I am privileged to be her patient.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

It was my best ever experience I have had with Health care providers.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

I would specifically recommend Dr. Hornacek to EVERYONE! She's the Best!!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

I absolutely adore Dr. Hornacek! She always takes time and listens to all of my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

I highly recommend Dr. hornacek! Very professional and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Hornacek always takes time to answer my questions. she never makes me feel rushed. I have already recommended her to others.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

when Dr. H found out about the computer problem she got me in the next day.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

all the staff members were very professional and courteous. Dr. Hornacek was very thorough in her description of my problem and was very willing to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr. Hornacek is the best of the best! She is patient, kind and explains things in laymans terms.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

She is a very nice doctor. She always asks how I am doing. If you have a question all you have to do is ask her and she will try to answer it. She's not one of those doctors that's in and out. She treats you like a person and not a number. She is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

she was worth the wait. wonderful provider

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

this was probably the best doctor experience I've ever had at the clinic. Dr. H was extremely thorough and took the time to explain everything and give me lots of options. the associate dr (fellow? intern? I don't remember) was also very attentive.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

My 1st visit with this doctor. previous 2 left. She took her time and listened. It did take some time, but I appreciate the time and didn't feel rushed.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

I love this doctor n staff; I have multiple chronic conditions n Dr Hornacek n her assistant are truly caring n consider them friends n family

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019


Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

great Dr and nurses

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr. Hornacek and her Resident took extra time to explain every step of the diagnosis and treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2018

dr hornacek and staff are very courteous and seem to care about your needs

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2018

Overall my experience was very good, the provider was a little behind, but I didn't mind because she spent the necessary time required with my follow-up care. I left feeling I got everything I required from that visit and she cared about me as a person/patient.

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