Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English, French
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Valve Disease
View all 3 Specialties +


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About Maan Fares, MD

Maan Fares, MD, is a cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute and Vice Chair of Global Patient Services at Cleveland Clinic. He practices at Cleveland Clinic main campus and the Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, Avon, Ohio. Dr. Fares is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology/cardiovascular imaging (Level II, including SPECT and PET) and echocardiographic imaging (Level II) and has completed Level II training in cardiac CT angiography.

In addition to office visits, Dr. Fares also offers scheduled follow up virtual visits to select patients, through the Cleveland Clinic Express Care ® Online app. This platform allows patients to see their physician live, using their smartphone, tablet or computer.

Specialty/Clinical interests: Cardiology, adult coronary artery disease, angina, congestive heart failure, adult valvular heart disease, cardiac echocardiography and nuclear imaging

Number of Procedures Performed:  Dr. Fares performs nearly 2,000 nuclear stress tests, 2,000 adult echocardiograms, and more than 2,500 stress tests and EKGs each year.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. Success rates for specific procedures are available at:

Education and Training: Dr. Fares earned his medical degree from the University of Damascus, School of Medicine, Syria. He completed a residency at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, and a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at New England Medical Center; Boston, Mass. Dr. Fares spent time on staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, as a clinical associate in echocardiography while on the medical staff of Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, Mass.

Prior to his appointment to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2013, Dr. Fares was a member of the Ohio Permanent Medical Group/Kaiser Permanente medical staff and Chief of Cardiology. Additional positions he held with Kaiser include Associate Medical Director for Medical Specialties and member of the Board of Directors.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Fares has contributed to medical journals and other publications and has been a frequent speaker on clinical topics that include myocardial viability, valvular disease, noninvasive cardiac imaging and revascularization techniques.

He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and is a founding member of the Syrian American Medical Society.

About Dr. Fares: “I truly enjoy my field because it helps me identify the best way to help my patients even when their disease is unrelated to the heart. Being at the forefront gives me the pleasure of discovering what’s affecting my patients’ health.”

Leisure Activities: In his spare time, Dr. Fares enjoys tennis and traveling with his family.

Languages Spoken: English, French and Arabic

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Tufts University, New England Medical Center
Cardiovascular Diseases
Boston, MA USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Damascus University, School of Medicine

Undergraduate - Lycee Laique


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Cardiology, Adult coronary artery disease, Angina, Congestive Heart Failure, Adult valvular heart disease, Cardiac echocardiography and Nuclear imaging

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 4/23/2019, Dr. Fares 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

153 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

We were coming from NYC, so scheduling was important. Dr. Fares and his team did an excellent job in scheduling my needed tests and professional encounters. My communications via email and telephone prior to my arrival were easy, confidential and efficient.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

Dr Fares is very kind, thorough and efficient. I am very fortunate to have him as my Cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Dr. Feras was great; liked him. He was very caring, and patient with explaining the whole experience, pro and con.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr Fares was very kind and answered my questions. He educated me on the heart and the procedures which would be used to replace my valve

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr personalized my situation and did not speak just in generalities. He used oral explanations as well as visual materials to explain procedures

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

dr.takes all the time needed to explain everything

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

dr Fares is great. took a lot of time to explain my diagnosis

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

drove 3 1/2 hours for the doctor to look at record I brought for 5 seconds and tell me I was fine, and repetitively telling me the same thing. and not wanting to order any testing. Providers approach was very arrogant and rude. I was highly disappointed.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr. responded to my concerns and made changes to my medications that had a positive outcome.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr. Fares is an Amazing Physician who truly cares. He is a blessing to me and my family. Bravo!

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

Dr Feras was excellent and made me feel at the time i was his only concern...he was very kind

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Dr. Maan takes the time to listen to my concerns with respect. He offered options based on quantified research. An excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

Dr. Mann is great, no complaints

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Dr Fares treated me so professionally. He made me feel special. when it became evident that I was in need of seeing a vascular surgeon, he took every step possible to ensure that I saw Dr Lyden the very next morning. This was a wonderful experience and I look upon Dr Fares as my new cardiologist.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2018

Dr. Fares is the best doctor I have ever had. He is very thorough, caring, dignified and so smart. He takes time to explain every detail and never rushes with his patients. I always feel confident that my heart issue is being handled in the best possible manner. I feel blessed to have such a highly valued physician caring for me during this time of my life. Please do all you can to keep him at The Cleveland Clinic. He is a jewel.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Dr. Fares was very clear and easy to understand when discussing my medical condition. He was very committed to providing superior health care!! I am very fortunate to have him as my Doctor!!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Dr Farres is one of the best doctors I have ever had. He is caring and concerned about your overall health not just his specific area of medicine. I trust his opinion because he is a truly concerned and caring individual !

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

It took 45 minutes of transfers and being on hold to schedule an appointment- the staff and Dr.Fares were exceptional during my visit. I feel like I did get "world-class care" by the doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Dr. Fares is an excellent physician who listens and explains and encourages me to keep in good health. He is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Dr. Fares is the brest.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

I'm looking forward to my next visit. Dr. Fares seems determined to get the bottom of my situation which is unusual in the world of cardiac care.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

Dr. Fares is always very thoughtful and thorough in his explanations of my issues. I have the utmost confidence in his conclusions and recommended actions.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Dr Fares is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He literally saved my life.

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