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

Treatment & Services

  • cardiac transplant
  • Cardiac Transplantation
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Trials
  • Diagnostic Clinical Cardiology
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy
  • George M & Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
  • Heart Biopsy
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Heart Failure Section
  • Heart Failure Surgery
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Hemodynamic Evaluation
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Pre-Transplant Evaluation
  • Transplant
  • Ventricular Assist Device
View all 21 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • Cardiac Amyloid Imaging
  • Cardiac transplant
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Chemotherapy
  • Cardiomyopathy Valvular
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Ejection Fraction
  • Ejection Fraction - Abnormal
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Familial Amyloidosis
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure In Women
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Myocarditis
  • Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness Of Breath
View all 25 Specialties +
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Biography

About Jerry Estep, MD

Jerry Estep, MD, is the Head of the Section of Heart Failure and Transplantation in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Special Interests: Advanced heart failure, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), heart transplantation, echocardiography, cardiac amyloidosis, minimally invasive short-term devices to treat cardiogenic shock, endomyocardial biopsy, right heart catheterization and hemodynamic monitoring, coronary angiography

Number of Patients Treated: Dr. Estep participates in the evaluation of more than 200 advanced heart failure patients annually. He has participated in the management of more than 500 patients who have undergone heart transplantation or received an LVAD as treatment for advanced heart failure and performed more than 1,000 endomyocardial biopsies and right heart catheterizations to guide treatment for these patients.

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: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Dr. Estep earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. After completing his residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, he returned to Baylor for a fellowship in heart failure and transplantation at Houston Methodist Hospital and the Texas Heart Institute. He also has completed a physician leadership course at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Estep has been involved in more than 50 clinical trials related to heart failure and heart transplantation. As the national lead investigator on the ROADMAP trial, he helped better define the role of LVADs in advanced heart failure patients. He subsequently served as co-chair of a committee in the American Society of Echocardiography that defined the role of echocardiography in the management of patients with LVADs.

Dr. Estep has authored or co-authored more than 100 published articles and abstracts related to advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation, LVADs and multi-modality imaging. He also is a frequent presenter on heart failure diagnosis and treatment at cardiology education events at national and international cardiology meetings, including the American College of Cardiology, Heart Failure Society of America and International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

About Dr. Estep: “I enjoy the heart failure field because it gives me the opportunity to connect with patients with varying severities of heart failure who require different treatment plans and discussions. For those patients with the most advanced form of heart failure, it is my privilege to work with a team of heart failure providers to offer life-saving interventions like heart transplantation and left ventricular assist device therapy. To play a role in our patients’ journey from being severely ill to improved health and resumption of their normal life activities is extraordinary satisfying.”
  
Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Estep enjoys travel and spending time with his wife and twin daughters.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2018

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Baylor College of Medicine
Cardiology
Houston, TX USA
2007

Residency - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Dallas, TX USA
2002

Medical Education - Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX USA
1999

Undergraduate - University of Texas at Austin
Biochemistry
Austin, TX USA
1994

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Advanced heart failure, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), heart transplantation, echocardiography, cardiac amyloidosis, minimally invasive short-term devices to treat cardiogenic shock, endomyocardial biopsy, right heart catheterization and hemodynamic monitoring, coronary angiography

Awards & Honors

  • Leadership Award, Houston Methodist Transplant Center VAD Program, 2011
  • President’s Award for Transformational Excellence – Peer Reviewed Publication, Houston Methodist Research Institute, 2014
  • Faculty Award for Academic Excellence, Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group Grant Program, 2016
  • Institute of Academic Medicine (IAM) Award for Excellence in Peer Reviewed Publication, 2016

Innovations & Patents

  • Dr. Estep played a key role in the development of a novel minimally invasive technique to place intra-aortic balloon pumps in the axillary (underarm) artery to permit patients with advanced heart failure to sit upright and walk. Several advanced heart failure centers nationwide have adopted this technique since its publication in 2013 to better help patients who require extended support for more than a few days.  
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 3/31/2021, Dr. Estep has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Estep receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Abbott Laboratories

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

234 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Dr Estep is terrific

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Doctor Estep is an exemplary physician.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

I am grateful for the care and concern Dr. Estep has provided and thankful he is my Heart Doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

I felt very comfortable with Dr. Estep, his knowledge and experience and with his explanations and discussions about my condition and possible additional testing and treatment options. He ordered some blood tests and an EKG which I had performed Immediately after my appointment there and as I was leaving his office, he told me two or three times he would call me the next week to follow up on these after reviewing my test results. I received the results through My Chart over the next day or two but I did not receive a call from Dr. Estep the next week. One of the test results causes me concern and I'm hoping to receive his follow-up call very soon.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Please see my previous comments. I would like to continue a doctor-patient relationship with Dr. Estep.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Dr Estep is one of the best physicians I have ever met.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Dr.Estep was detained serving another patient when our zoom was to take place.Sometime later the same day, Dr. Estep called us at home and we had a wonderful visit.He is a remarkable doctor and we are so fortunate to receive his care.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Again Dr. Estep is a knowledgeable and caring specialist in the area of cardiac amyloidosis.My health has improved measurably under his care.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

We communicate with Dr. Estep easily through the portal or emailing him through his ccs.org Email or via a phone we have for his RN/assistant. It works well.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Great doctor

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Lindsey Pankratz is great!! Dr.Estep is a wonderful doctor. Very knowledgeable. Very kind and concerned. I couldn't feel any luckier!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

EVERY VISIT HAS BEEN WONDERFUL. DR.JERRY ESTEP HAS , IS GREAT. DR ESTEP SAVED MY LIFE

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Dr. Estep is very courteous and professional. I feel very blessed to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Jerry Estep is one of the finest physicians that has ever taken care of me. His quality of care and his respect for the individual is phenomenal.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

The Cleveland Clinic is a very special Institution. I would never want to be anywhere else for my care. Dr. Estep and Valent are an amazing team.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

The Providers are world class.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr. Estep is outstanding. I appreciate the conversations and time he spends with me during my appointments. I am truly grateful for everything he has done to help me in my recovery.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr Estep does a fine job. He always has an answer to any questions I may have.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr. Estep is a very thorough, knowledgeable cardiologist- very thankful to be in his care.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr. Estep is an excellent communicator, explains the treatment plan well and is very patient answering questions.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

The care & concern from *Dr. Estep was exceptional.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

The care provider was awesome.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

I feel I'm in very good hands. Dr. Estep and his staff are very knowledgeable and I truly feel I am getting the best care available. I do live about 7-8 hours away from the clinic but feel travel is a small price to pay for the care and concern.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Doctor Estep is the "real deal." He has so much quiet confidence in his abilities, knowledge, and diagnoses. He instilled my confidence in him by the systematic and brisk way he moved through an HP. His conduct validated my coming from Virginia to the CC to get him as a physician. He is at the peak of his powers as a doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Dr. Estep is amazing. He listens to my concerns and addresses them. He makes sure I understand the course of treatment and why that is his plan. He makes sure my questions have been answered before I go. I would definitely recommend him. He has changed my life

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr Estep is doing a great job and communicating efficiently and effectively. I am so pleased to be in his care.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dr Estep is a caring and informed physician

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dr Estep is a first class communicator

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Dr Estep listens and goes over things very well! Has my up most confidence

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr Estep is a very polite and thorough Dr who really cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

My visit with Dr. Estep was excellent. He is a very caring wonderful physician.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

A doctors visit with Dr. Estep is always a wonderful experience. He is terrific!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Was very satisfied with everyone I encountered. They were very helpful, extremely professional yet understanding and empathetic. I was also surprised and thankful that Dr. Estep called regarding lab results. Past care at our clinics have always been made by nursing staff. I cannot be any more pleased with my care and the follow up I've received.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Estep has a very good bedside manner. he is kind and approachable.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

everyone I interacted with at Dr Estep's office have been courteous and helpful.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr Estep is a wonderful physician.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr. Estep has given me outstanding care.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr Estep is a kind and competent cardiologist. I am fortunate to be in his care.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr Estep It was very thorough, explained things very well. I was impressed that he took so much time to address all our questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr. Estep is always in tune with what is happening with my heart health.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Doctor Estep is excellent

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

I would rate Dr. Estep higher, but your scale only goes to 5.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr Estep is a blessing to have as a Doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr. Estep is easy to talk to, and very willing to listen. He gives good suggestions for my health maintenence

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Dr Estep is great. He listens to me and always answers my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr Estep has a great staff of people working for him. I have never been put off or put out in any dealings with him or his staff.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Physicians were extremely well together.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

excellent physician

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr Estep was beyond what I expected. He was very pleasant and thorough and jump right into by issues very aggressively. Wouldn't expect anything less from a Cleveland Clinic heart Dr.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr Estep is the best

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

CC makes communication from a distance easy. Dr. Estep is always prepared for my questions. I am fortunate to have been referred to his care and grateful for ends to which Cleveland Clinic goes especially during this pandemic.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

I definitely recommend Dr. Estep for his professional and kind care.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr Estep is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

from scheduling with Dr Estep's secretary Vanessa to stepping out of our car at valet to meeting with Dr Estep, we are very grateful for the wonderful, caring people at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr Estep is always very thorough and clear in our discussions. He always answers all our questions.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Estep is extremely thorough, highly knowledgeable, and explains things so that it is easy for us non-doctors to understand. He was patient and respectful at all times and listened to, and answered, all of our questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Estep and the Cleveland Clinic to anyone lucky enough to be under his care.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr Estep and Vanessa, staff, make my essential visits easy and thorough. I know I have confidence he has heard my health issues and we have a plan. vanessa is excellent and keeps me informed on appointments questions and medications

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

I have sent friends fro0m Lima to my cleveland doctors they are extremely happy

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

professional Doctor, right to the point and very informative answered my questions. Changed my medicine and scheduled an appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

veery good experience. Happy my internest referred my to Dr. Estep

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

I appreciate Cleveland Clinic and staff, especially Dr. Estep. He listened to my concerns about my heart and the frustrations around other Dr's not believing me. Thank You So much Dr. Estep and your team for caring about my health.

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