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Title Co-Director, Center for Blood Pressure Disorders
Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiac Biomarkers
  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prevention
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Clinical Trials
  • Coronary Heart Disease Prevention
  • Echocardiogram
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Heart Disease Prevention
  • Hypertension Management
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation Section
  • Preventive Cardiology Section
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • BP (Blood Pressure)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension and Diabetes
  • Hypertensive Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease in Cancer Patients
View all 10 Specialties +


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About Luke Laffin, MD

Luke J. Laffin, MD, is a physician in the Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation Section in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Specialty Interests: Cardiology, preventive cardiology, hypertension (high blood pressure), resistant hypertension, refractory hypertension, cardiovascular risk factor assessment and modification, coronary artery disease, labile blood pressure, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, home blood pressure monitoring

Education: Dr. Laffin earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn. He served his residency at University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Ill., followed by fellowships in hypertensive diseases and cardiovascular disease there. He was named to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2018.

Experience: Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation Section staff provide cardiac rehabilitation services for more than 31,000 patient visits annually.

Publications: Dr. Laffin has published two dozen articles and more than a dozen research abstracts in peer-reviewed medical journals, mainly on the diagnosis and management of hypertension (high blood pressure). He has made research presentations at regional, national, and international medical meetings and co-authored five chapters in medical textbooks related to hypertension

About Dr. Laffin: “I believe a healthy lifestyle, comprised of a balanced diet, appropriate weight, regular exercise and sufficient sleep, is the foundation for the prevention of heart and vascular disease by controlling risk factors such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels. I take an individualized approach to evaluating a patient’s cardiovascular risk factors instead of taking a one-size-fits-all approach in deciding how aggressively to treat blood pressure and cholesterol. I particularly enjoy working with patients with resistant hypertension - blood pressure that cannot be controlled with three or more medications - to find an appropriate lifestyle and medication regimen that is well-tolerated and also achieves appropriate blood pressure reduction.”

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Laffin enjoys travel and spending time with his family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Chicago Medical Center
Cardiovascular Diseases
Chicago, IL USA

Fellowship - University of Chicago
Hypertensive Diseases
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - University of Chicago
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - Vanderbilt Univ. College of Medicine
Nashville, TN USA

Medical Education - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN USA

Fellowship - University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA

Additional Training

  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation
    Clinical Specialist in Hypertension


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Echocardiography

Specialty Interests

Cardiology, preventive cardiology, hypertension (high blood pressure), resistant hypertension, refractory hypertension, cardiovascular risk factor assessment and modification, coronary artery disease, labile blood pressure, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, home blood pressure monitoring

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 2/14/2023, Dr. Laffin 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. Laffin 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:

  • CRISPR Therapeutics AG, Inc.
  • Eli Lilly and Company

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

237 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

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

I feel thoroughly looked after upon completing my visit with Dr. Laffin.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr. Luke Luffin was professional, answered all of my questions and was friendly. I hit the jackpot choosing him as my cardiologist. I feel confident in him as my physician. Thank you CC!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

I really appreciate Dr. Laffin taking the time to listen to the issues I was having and his suggestions moving forward.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

I appreciate that Dr Laffin explains what lab results mean now and what I can expect in the future

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Highly recommend Dr. Like Laffin to any patient. He has my blood pressure under control. So thankful.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr Laffin answered all questions and communicated in a very understandable and friendly manner.I would strongly recommend Dr Laffin.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Lafffin is excellent. Extremely informed and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr Laffin always listens and hears me. He is a fantastic doctor, and I'm only sorry that I graduated to only needing to see him once a year, instead of every 6 months.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr Laffin is extraordinary in both knowledge and care. We are bringing our adult children to CC for their cardiac care. Appointments in November

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

I would rate Dr. Luke Laffin as excellent: He is very competent, an attentive listener as well as teacher in terms of understanding the patient's concerns. He is person centered and respects the patient regardless of age.I would highly recommend Dr. Laffin.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr Laffin was excellent as always. He thoroughly discussed all my health concerns and questions. I am very sensitive to many medications and he presented me with alternatives that I might try. He is very understanding and did not pressure me into taking medication that I didn't want to take. He has read the most recent research in cardiovascular medicine and beyond.I have complete confidence in him providing my health care.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr Laffin is wonderful. Competent and friendly.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr Laffin shared information that is helpful. He teaches, and it is more of a conversation rather than a lecture. I feel comfortable talking with him.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Overall an excellent experience Dr Laffer was so thorough and put one at ease

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

I would recommend Dr Laffer without hesitation

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

My doctor was outstanding

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr. Laffin is outstanding in every way.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr. Laffin always makes you feel like you are his only patient and he is very supportive.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Luke LAFFIN is one of the finest providers I have ever had. His learned approach is brilliant & his manner is most impressive & very friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Luke LAFFIN is one of the finest providers I have ever had. His learned approach is brilliant & his manner is most impressive & friendly. His staff are in his mold. I am very impressed

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr. Laffin was amazing. He answered all of my questions, customized his approach to me, personally, and provided a great amount of information. He was knowledgeable and kind. Very importantly, he listened extremely well to all of my personal concerns and arrived at a plan of action.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr. Laffin was very caring and understanding about making sure that I understood the new medication he prescribed for me.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

My entire experience was excellent. My husband is now a patient of *Dr. Laffin. He has helped us tremendously with our health needs. Thank you.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr Laffin was great, I felt heard and he was able to explain things in a non condescending way when I asked questions. He had answers as to what potentially caused my hospital stay and how to manage things going forward. I think it's important to not treat patients all the same as I have felt that experience before where everything seems to be a blanket fix but he spotted a cause and a resolve which was a relief to feel like he really took the time to read my info and cater to my individual needs.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr. Laffin gave me so much quality time and information. A great Doc and wonderful person. He shared with me what I needed to do and I am doing it. Very personable as well.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Best doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

I thought Dr Laffin was excellent very to the point and clear not confusing

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Laffin is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

Dr. Laffin always takes his time with me and he always answers my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

My care was provided by Dr. Soni (migraine) and Dr. Laffin (hypertension). I was so pleased with both. I focus of Dr. Laffin here as this survey was requested from his office. He is a great explainers which is Important to me. I learned so much - Dr. Laffin put a lot of perspective into my case. He asked a lot of questions about me and my issues and was a patient listener as well. He came up with a plan for going forward which I'm currently following. He committed to following up to get my hypertension under control. I was extraordinarily happy with my visit.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr Laffin is a great listener and will modify treatment plans to meet individual goals. Insurance is what introduces limitations in terms of what medications are covered.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Simply outstanding. Dr. Laffin was very empathetic, and informative and has clearly mastered his field. He listened very carefully and provided a great treatment approach with further directions on future treatments etc. Great experience overall.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr. Laffin explained everything very well. He did not rush me. He made sure I understood everything and throughout the exam several times he stopped and asked if I had any questions. Dr. Laffin was professional, knowledgeable, and made me feel comfortable. I was anxious, but his explanations and manner made me feel at ease. He thoroughly explained the next step for me and gave me suggestions for changes I could make to help improve my blood pressure. After I had the the blood test and an ECG that he ordered, he posted his diagnosis and analysis of the tests within hours. I greatly appreciated his quick response. I would highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr Laffin was very thorough and listened to my concerns. I never felt rushed

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

My experience with Dr. Laffin was wonderful!...I have resistance BP...He is the only one that seemed to get it to normalize.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

I have previously recommended Dr. Laffin to others.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Have complete trust and confidence in Doctor Laffin. Feel blessed to have him as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Great doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Laffin provided excellent advice

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr.Laffin is the best listener and he is so thorough and explains until you understand. I really like him. I feel he had my best interest at heart in getting medication I needed. I feel I am in good hands.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr. Laffin's clinical and front desk staff were polite and efficient.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr. Laffin is an excellent Cardiologist. He answers all questions asked, and makes sure you have refills on any medications you will need. His examination is thorough. He always smiles and will laugh heartedly if you say something funny. My health has greatly improved in his care.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr. Laffin is one of my favorite providers. He has a really great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Dr. Laffin was very attentive and took care of my needs.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

My Cardiologist was the best. He answered my questions clearly to make sure I understood. He is the first doctor that understood my condition and stress.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Check-in personnel were courteous as well as nurse. Dr Laffin listens and I like seeing him.

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