Department Vascular Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Vascular Surgery Department
  • Vascular Surgery Section
  • Vascular Surgery Services
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Vascular Diseases
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About David Hardy, MD

David Hardy, MD, is a vascular surgeon in the Department of Vascular Surgery in the Sydell & Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Specialty Interests: Aorta surgery, including re-operations and high-risk re-operations; aneurysm repair, including minimally invasive and open aortic aneurysm repair and visceral aneurysm surgery; carotid artery disease; minimally invasive and open surgery for peripheral arterial disease (PAD); dialysis access; thoracic outlet syndrome

Education: Dr. Hardy received his medical degree Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, Ga., and served his residency, post-doctoral fellowship, surgical internship and surgical residency there. He was elected chief resident in the final year of his surgical residency. Dr. Hardy completed his subspecialty training with a fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2017.

Experience and Outcomes: Cleveland Clinic's Department of Vascular Surgery performs more than 5,000 procedures annually at three inpatient, seven outpatient and four ambulatory surgery facilities. Physicians in the department are national and international leaders in treating thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms and blockages in the brain circulation using open and minimally invasive methods.

Publications: Dr. Hardy has coauthored numerous articles in major medical and scientific journals and authored several textbook chapters.

About Dr. Hardy: “I consider it a privilege to serve patients by managing their complicated vascular problems.” My favorite part of my work is building relationships with my patients. For most of them I will be treating their chronic medical problems for the rest of their lives, and I enjoy watching them improve.”

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Hardy enjoys spending time with family, running and golf.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA USA

Medical Education - Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA USA

Undergraduate - Augusta University
Augusta, GA USA

Additional Training

  • Registered physician in vascular interpretation (RPVI)


  • General Surgery - Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Aorta surgery, including re-operations and high-risk re-operations; aneurysm repair, including minimally invasive and open aortic aneurysm repair and visceral aneurysm surgery; carotid artery disease; minimally invasive and open surgery for peripheral arterial disease (PAD); dialysis access; thoracic outlet syndrome

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/8/2019, Dr. Hardy 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

147 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Dr Hardy's medical care given me was excellent . His appearance and deportment were what I appreciate in a physician . I had come to the clinic for a second opinion , and with my medical background , Dr Hardy was able to give me information that I had not previously received .

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Excellent Dr. listened to my concerns and talked directly to me, truly listened to what I had to say.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Everything was above board, the only complaint (small) would be the time I had to wait to see Dr. Hardy, but he explained what and why, that cleared the problem and that made the wait trouble.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr. Hardy has saved my life 2 times and is the most amazing Surgeon I have ever known. He treats me like family and saved my life when Dr Abouassaly found a venous aneurysm on my vena cava attached to 4 major organs and my main nerve. I recommend him and The Cleveland Clinic to everyone.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2019

Very good. My doctor was awesome - *Dr. Hardy.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Hardy took his time with me, he answered my questions in an easy to understand manner. I never felt rushed or confused. I left knowing more about my condition than I had in previous visits, and his manner was friendly.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

i already have referred someone to Dr. hardy. i was nervous not having dr. peralta and Dr. Hardy was great and very caring. a good asset to the Clinic

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

*Dr. David Hardy is the absolute best as a surgeon and a caring doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Very good experience. I felt very relieved after I talked with Dr. Hardy. He made me feel comfortable and confident that he will do his best. He was also funny.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

This Dr. is fantastic. He is normally @ downtown and is only in Willoughby on Wed. pm. I am going to change to downtown because Willoughby is only temporary.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

The time between when the nurse put me on the examining back and when the doctor arrived was too long

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

very good hospital and great doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

*Dr. David Hardy is the best doctor I've ever dealt with in all my years!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

We were very impressed with Dr. Hardy and the entire staff. He gave us more time and explanations than I have received with my previous surgeon here in Michigan. I am completely satisfied with his care and handling of my case.

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