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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
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

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

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • BP (Blood Pressure)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease Prevention
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertension and Diabetes
  • Hypertension in the Elderly
  • Hypertensive Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease in Cancer Patients
  • Preventative Cardiology
View all 15 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 Medicne
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

See publications for Luke Laffin, MD.

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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 2/24/2022, Dr. Laffin 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.

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

180 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 3.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Carrie was my initial contact and she was great and returned calls promptly. She was very informative. Dr. Laffin was awesome

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

Dr Laffin continues to be the best Doctor I have ever had. Personable and professional

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Dr Laffin was very knowledgeable and developed a great plan. Look forward to working with him in the future.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

I love Dr. Laffin. He never makes you feel rushed and he is very supportive.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Dr. Laffin listened very attentively and provided great feedback. I was most appreciative of the fact that he did NOT "pigeon-hole" my condition, but rather gathered all of the necessary facts, considered them and then gave his recommendation. I am very happy to be under his care.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

Dr Laffin is congenial, pleasant, and knowledgeable, which makes me feel comfortable about trusting him with my healthcare.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. Laffin was outstanding.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

I have referred Dr. Laffin to 2 people.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

I feel lucky to have Dr Laffin as my cardiologist. I look forward to my appointments because of his pleasant demeanor and because he listens to my concerns and hears me and works with me to come up with a plan.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr. Laffin is the best

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Dr Luke is the very best . Bright and good bedside manner

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Dr. Laffin is an outstanding doctor and caregiver. He is always present to my wife and me during appointments. He is caring and compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone/everyone.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr. Laffin is the best! I am so lucky that he is my doctor. He was so knowledgable, took the time to answer all of my questions, and taught me new things about high blood pressure and my medications that I didn't know. Since my visit with Dr. Laffin, my blood pressure has been much lower and I am so happy.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

First time I saw Dr Laffin. I liked him and he did listen and address my concerns

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Education that Dr. Laffin provides regarding my condition is very helpful and appreciated.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Before getting to dr Laffin I was a bit taken aback by the whole "airport" like atmosphere of my registration. EKG waiting area was a disaster. The staff before seeing dr Laffin was not very attentive. My experience became 100% better when we got to see the doctor. He was informative, caring and personable. His knowledge is great and he took the time to listen and explain.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Dr Laffin answered questions about my condition and medications. He agreed to avoid a medicine that didn't agree with me.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

My entire experience at Cleveland clinic has always been positive. From lab technicians, to nurse practitioners to the doctors. Right down to the people who work at the food court. Always a positive experience. Please keep up the good work!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr Laffin has a lot of patients. But when I'm talking with him, he always remembers past concerns I've had and always comes across positive.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Extremely satisfied and impressed with Dr. Laffin.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

I cannot begin to express how great Dr. Laffin is. He's caring and thorough and explains things. Super nice guy too!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr Laffin and Tina and indeed almost all the folks in that department are terrific. The nurse who took my vitals did not seem to be having a good day

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Dr. Laffin was very patient, explained everything well and listened to all my concerns

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

I appreciated Dr. Laffin concern and explaining every detail of my medications changes and why, also allowing me to ask question.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

I have been very disappointed in this department in the past. However Dr Laffin was MUCH better than the two previous people I spoke with.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Exceptionally good experience. Dr. Laffin is very knowledgeable about his specialty concerning blood pressure and preventative medicine. He is very open and explained everything to me in layman's language so I could understand my symptoms and concerns. He took ample time with me gave me great confidence in my outlook as far as my health. I highly recommend Dr Laffin and Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr Laffin is excellent and does a great job explaining treatment options.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

High emotional intelligence the Doc has!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

All questions were answered. Much better than spending 2 hours driving to the clinic and back. Great visit with Dr Laffin

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

This was about my 5th appt. With Dr. Laffin. All have been very productive and informative. Thanks for the opportunity to come to your facility. For my health

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

This visit was a blessing as my health has been so poor and "scary" during the past year with two heart attacks and another serious event that put me in the hospital with a blood pressure of 240/125. I needed a specialist, a Doctor who knew about the seriousness of my problems and was confident in taking care of me. Dr. Laffin was that doctor. I hold him in the highest respect and truly believe he has/or will save my life.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

The very best experience I could have imagined, I am so relieved the have my new Doctor, new meds and advice on how to live my life in order that every day can be safe and better for me.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Dr Laffin is the best. He is working with me on a plan that will fit my lifestyle.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Dr Laffin listened and discussed my options since I had to stop taking Cardizem CD because of the side effects. He reviewed my blood pressure log from home which was much lower than blood pressure taken in the office. He spent alot of time reviewing my chart and we agreed it was ok not to try another blood pressure medication at this time since I am extremely sensitive to medication.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Doctor Luke, explains everything. Thank you

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr. Laffin does a great job!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

So much valuable information with genuine concern. Excellent appointment with an extremely knowledgable, caring staff. Dr. Laffin is reassuring, kind and wise.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Enjoyed meeting Dr. Laffan and his staff. I felt reassured my problem will be addressed.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Very pleased with my care and all the people were very professional and respectful . A great Dr. We had three family members visit Dr Laffin the same day , everyone was happy with the visit

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