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Title Chairman of Cardiology
Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

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

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • 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 23 Specialties +


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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 is nationally and internationally renowned for the world’s best cardiovascular care. Success rates for specific procedures are available at:

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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX USA

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

Medical Education - Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX USA


  • 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

See publications for Jerry Estep, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 5/8/2023, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • BioVentrix, Inc.
  • 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

217 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
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

50 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Great experience with Doctor. I know he cares about me and my help from Dr. Tadross was excellent as well.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

The doctor clearly explained my test results and answered my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Estep is very thorough. He takes time to read your chart and discuss issues with you. You can see that he cares.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr. Estep has provided great care for me. He is kind, considerate, and very respectful of my ongoing care.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Great doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr Estep was FANTASTIC! We went through everything together. He was so professional and courteous. I already said good things about him out here in Naples to my primary cardiologist Dr. Navas.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

A very positive experience in dealing with your staff. From the front reception personnel to your impression medical team. Job well done by all with Dr.Estep very insightful and most helpful!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr Estep was exemplary in all aspects; knowledge, listening and getting to know and understand my conditions and very thoughtful about plan of care going forward

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr Estep is a very good Doctor. Very happy with him being my cardiologist

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr Estep is the best

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Cleveland Clinic is very professional. Dr Estep is the most concerned Dr I've ever had

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr Estep is excellent!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

I have never received the level of care, concern, and attention to details that I received from Dr Estep.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr Estep is an excellent physician and a caring person

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Having been a board member at MDAnderson for years, I have had the pleasure of meeting and knowing some of the finest physicians. Jerry Estep is by far one of the best I have ever known. Since his time in Ohio, he has displayed to me a unique talent, that makes the patient experience extraordinary. He is not only a spectacular cardiologist, but one that I would trust with my life. He is also a person who cares deeply for his patients and would do most anything to provide them the finest of world class health care. I hope the CCF realizes what a gem they have in him.

Reviewed on May 3, 2023

Everything was excellent. Dr. Estep was outstanding and spent a long time explaining my medical problems.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023

I found Dr. Estep to be very efficient, thorough and immediately well focused on my concerns. I felt much better about my future health care with him as my physician..

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023

I am seeing Dr. Estep for cardiac issues related to long covid. He was excellent, listened to me, and I left CC with a plan in place to properly diagnose my symptoms. Thank you~!!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr Estep was very concise, informative, and clear in his instructions as to treatment moving forward. He did prescribe a new prescription, Entresto 24-26 mg. Medication to replace my lisinopril 40mg. There were a few distinct directions about how to start this medication and Dr Estep went over them in detail. I certainly appreciated that.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023

Great Dr. Spent plenty of time and was very professional. I would recommend him to anyone with heart problems.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Excellent experience w/Dr. Estero.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr Estep was very cordial and professional.h. He read by information and then proceeded to ask multiple questions to get to know me and my problems.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

So fortunate to be a patient of Dr. Estep!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Dr Estep was so helpful; informative, kind, caring, knowledgeable. .

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2023

I really appreciate Dr Estep

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2023

Dr Estep doesn't have many options for me except medication and I believe he's trying his best

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr Estep is always very professional and courteous. Sometimes I feel like he has too many patients though. He seems overworked.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

A video visit is not going to be as good as an in person visit, plus I had to wait almost half an hour because the doctor was running late, but it was still better than having to drive to the clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Thank you for caring for me. Great Job! I always feel confident with the Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Grateful for dr Estep.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Dr. Estap and his staff go above and beyond to make things as easy as possible.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Dr. Estap is a good listener, which seems to be rare among medical personnel.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Dr Estep has been a blessing

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Dr was exceptional and of the highest professional care given to me. He was intelligent and could communicate with me on all levels. Very caring and considerate

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

My experience with Cleveland Clinic is excellent, the Drs are very concerned, the nurses also , every step was explained very well. I will go to Cleveland Clinic from everywhere I am . Dr Estep is one of the best and concerned doctors in his field , also Sylvia in his office is very concerned and cooperative, the same with the rest of the health personnel. I always recommend Cleveland Clinic to my friends for all specialities , thank you

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Estep was very thorough with answering my concerns and totally prepared when going over my file. I feel very comfortable with him taking over my file.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

I found dr. Estes to be the most professional competent Dr. I have ever met. He is top shelf and gives you the feeling you are in the best of hands in the best of places!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Best cardiologist , I am very grateful I am treated by Dr Estep.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

The people working with Dr Estep, especially Sabrina, are really excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr Estep is the best. He discusses my situation very thoroughly. We go over prescription changes carefully to assure I understand his expectations for changes.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

The doctor was Very informant and very courteous and a nice man. Look forward to continuing him being my specialty doctor

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Estep is a great physician, very patient and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2023

Dr. Estep is awesome.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2023

Dr. Estep fully understands my genetic predisposition for heart disease. We're working together to establish a baseline to determine monitoring and treatment processes.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr. Estep is awesome, I have gone through several doctors at the clinic over the years and I would have to say Dr. Estep rates a solid 10 !

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr Estep and his staff provide responsive and excellent care.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Jerry Estep is incredible in the following waysHe listens He's knowledgeable Definitive Available Highly qualified

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

My appointment with Dr Estep was a wonderful experience. Very professional and super helpful. Best experience with Dr ever.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

For some reason we couldn't establish a zoom connection so Dr Estep called me directly after office hours by phone and we had an excellent conversation

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