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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Fairview Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Telugu
Surgeon No
Fairview Hospital
Primary Location

Fairview Hospital


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Coronary Artery Stenting
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cardiovascular Disease
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About Ravisankar Bolla, MD

Ravisanker Reddy Bolla, MD, is a cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients in his office at Westside Cardiology in Fairview Park and at Lutheran Hospital, Cleveland.

Specialty Interests: Coronary interventions, including angioplasty, cardiac catheterization and stenting; nuclear cardiology; transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); cardiovascular disease

Number of Patients Treated: The Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute annually performs more than 8,000 cardiac catheterizations for diagnosing heart disease and more than 1,600 nonsurgical interventions for heart disease. Dr. Bolla has performed thousands of catheterizations and coronary interventions during his 25 years in practice.

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, go to

Education and Training: Dr. Bolla earned his medical degree from Guntur Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. After completing an internship at Government General Hospital in Guntur, he served for two years as a medical officer with the Ministry of Health in Jamaica, West Indies. After relocating to the United States, Dr. Bolla completed a residency at Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio, followed by fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, also at Wright State. Dr. Bolla has been in practice since 1992 and joined the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2016.

About Dr. Bolla: “I enjoy interventional cardiology for the challenges it presents. Cardiology is the most interesting of all fields, and I find it gratifying and fulfilling when I can make a positive impact on a patient’s life.”

Leisure Activities: In warm weather Dr. Bolla often can be found cheering on the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field or taking on the challenges of golf. Year-round, he enjoys cooking.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Wright State Univ. School of Med.
Dayton, OH USA

Residency - Wright State Univ. School of Med.
Internal Medicine
Dayton, OH USA

Residency - Wright State Univ. School of Med.
Internal Medicine
Dayton, OH USA

Medical Education - Guntur Medical College


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Coronary interventions, including angioplasty, cardiac catheterization and stenting; nuclear cardiology; transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); cardiovascular disease

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 4/28/2021, Dr. Bolla 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

395 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 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

57 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

It's like having a doctor who is a family friend; he really wants his patients to do well.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr Bolla and his staff are awesome.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Dr. Sankar is personable , I'm very comfortable caring for me

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr bBolla takes time with his patients I never feel rushed

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr Bolla was very attentive and listened to all my concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Entire visit was very good. Dr and staff were great and informative.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

My visit with Dr Bolla was very kind and courteous

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Dr Bolla is a very good listener. He is very thorough and always explains the outcomes from the visit.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Dr. Bolla is a very good cardiologist. Takes time and answers all questions.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr. Bolla is a great doctor

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

As I mentioned before the worst part of my visit to Dr Bolas office like every year is answering this survey. There needs to be a non-applicable choice in the selections. Without it do I answer oh totally awesome or totally no good What does that mean. Then again it's way too long.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr. R. Bolla is very professional and courteous and listens to what you have to say.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

I've always had great experiences with Dr. Bolla and the staff associated with him. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021


Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Working together process a great quality that defines dr. Bolla and his staff

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr. Bolla a very detailed physician explains and and listens to any and all questions

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Bolla has a calm, straightforward manner.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Very nice doctor

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Always a positive experience when I see Dr. Bolla. The office is organized, the people are pleasant, Dr. Bolla shows interest and compassion in my case.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Doctor Bolla is always wonderful. He listens to me and seems genuinely interested in what I have to say. He has wonderful manner.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

No bad experience doctor Dr Bolla was excellent .

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Bolla is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr answered all questions and gave helpful answers and guidance.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

I appreciate the time that doctor bolla he didn't seem too rushed and I know he's busy. He answered all my questions and listen to my concerns.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr . Bolla and the staff are always great.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

I was made to feel that Dr. Bolla had my best interests in his treatment of me.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

fantastic Dr Bolla been my doctor for many years such a very caring individual. feel very confident in his care of me

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Bolla is the most caring kind and knowledgeable doctor. I wouldn't trust my care to anyone else.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

The doctor answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

great, staff & doctor

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Doctor Bolla is a great doctor. He is always concerned about my health both in his area and in general.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr. Bolla really relates to his patients and successfull outcomes are the gold standard for him.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr. Bolla carefully reviewed my lab tests which were ordered by a different doctor and made change of diet recommendations that I expect will prove very helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Dr. Bolla is so caring. Answered all of my questions in a patient and knowledgeable manner.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

I am so happy with my doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. so caring, so kind.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

This was my 2nd visit with Dr. Bolla, and I found him to be very thorough in explaining my echocardiogram and the medication he prescribed for my high cholesterol. I feel like I am in good hands.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

my visits with Dr Bolla and the staff are all good. they know me, my history and are very cordial.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr Bolla is through from examination, medication I am taking, EKG and next step to follow. I have been with him for quite a few years. I have a lot of trust in him. Dr Bolla is an asset to Cleveland Clinic and to me.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

we have known Dr Bolla for years. he is by far one of the best cardiologists in Cleveland.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Have had Dr.Bolla since finding I had had a heart problem back in the early 2000.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Dr. Bolla And his staff are always professional courteous and make me feel comfortable each time I Have a visit. I never feel like it's just routine questions. I know Dr Bolla, his nurse and his entire staff actually care about me as a person. He knows me and knows my family. He also takes cares Of my wife my siblings my in-laws and many of my friends. I trust Dr Bolla. It gives me peace of mind and my son peace of mind knowing I am in good hands. I'm not just a number. not just a job, I'm another human being he cares about and that's why I continue to see Dr. Bolla.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Doctor and Nurse Practicianer provided excellent care.I was happy with the care I received

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

they are helpful and are careful about the covid clean offices dr bolla is s great doctor and caring. He knows a lot on top of his profession. .

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr. Bolla is an extremely kind man and wonderful doctor, and his staff models this as well. I wish I'd never have to see him, but since I need a cardiologist, I wouldn't want anyone else. Dr. Bolla is an extremely compassionate human. He has gone out of his way to save my life.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr .bolla,is very down to earth

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

doctor always takes the time to explain his exam

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr. Bolla is very caring and professional. I am extremely pleased that he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Dr Bola is very thorough you are very lucky to have him on your Team

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

I appreciate that Dr. Bolla calls my daughter at the end of the visit to update her on any details and information of my appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr Bolla is a terrific healthcare professional. bedside manner is consistent with professional culture standards, expresses confidence in medical advice. very personable.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

great visit and Dr. Bolla was thorough and went over all my concerns and advised me accordingly. I have a strong confidence in my doctors ability to do the best for me.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

great doctor. I trust him. best bedside manner. respect his knowledge and concern for me- his patient

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Bella is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

*Dr. Bolla is the best.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr bola is a excellent dr there should be more drs like him.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Very good experience with doctor Bella.He made me feel at ease.

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