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

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Trials
  • Diagnostic Clinical Cardiology
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Heart Failure Section
  • Hemodynamic Evaluation
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Ventricular Assist Device
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Shortness Of Breath
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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 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.

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 - 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

36 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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

2 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

This was my first time to the Cleveland Clinic. The ease of going to the different test was incredible. Everyone was very helpful. The doctor and especially his assistant were terrific in explaining what we were doing.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

this was my first visit. additional testing tomorrow. this doctor is very caring and more so very knowledgeable about my condition of heart failure

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