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, NasHVTIlle, 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

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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 3/26/2020, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Vascular Dynamics, Inc.

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

156 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 4.8
Listens 3.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr.Laffin has a wonderful demeanor. It's apparent that he cares about his patients by listening, taking time to discuss health concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr Luke Laffin is an extraordinary blend of knowledge and compassion with a gift to be able to present information clearly to the patient.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

I met Dr. Laffin through my son, Who is also a patient. Dr. was very patient with me even though there are things that I myself need to be more in control of

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

I'm so happy to have Dr. Laffin as my physician.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

I have the BEST doctor!!

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Dr. Laffin was fully attentive and engaged in our meeting. He addressed all of my concerns.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

My experience with Dr. Laffin was very good. He was very professional and friendly. He took his time with the appointment and gave ample time for questions or concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Dr. Laffin never makes you feel rushed and is excellent at explaining things and asking if you have any questions. Very approachable.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

drove 266 miles to see dr Laffin (&266 back). my BP is already in normal range after only a few days!!he's the real deal!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

very nice and patient Dr. we were very happy with Dr Laffin

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr Laffin was great in all aspects

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

I am a results oriented person. I am pleased with the positive results of my issues as result of following Dr Laffin treatment

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

I have seen many providers at the Cleveland Clinic and I have never had a better experience. Dr Laffin explained and listened so well that I left the appointment feeling so much better about my plan.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

both the resident (dr. crane) and dr. Laffin were so attentive to my concerns. they were both so personable and friendly.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Another great CCF physician !

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr. Laffin was AMAZING!!! So personable and took so much time with me. Highly recommended!!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019


Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Dr Laffin is the best of the best

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Laffin was very professional and friendly and a good listner. He answered all my questions in such a way that a lay person could understand.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

I most diffently will highly recommend the provider to my friends...

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

physician was excellent, and very happy with my care

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

I cannot say enough positive about Dr. Laffin. From start to finish, he listened intently, explained thoroughly and cared sincerely.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr recommends return in 2 mos. No appts available for 4 mos

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

dr Laffin and his assistants were very kind and caring. dr Laffin always explains well his reasons for treatment and tries to calm my anxiety over meds which I've had so many bad reactions

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

I really thank Dr. Laffin for his treatment of my problem.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

excellent listening skills. my history was lengthy. so glad I have a physician that understands all my labs and blood pressure

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

He was wonderful. Dr. Laffin took the time to answer all of my questions. When I contacted him three times afterwards through the CCF app, he responded promptly each time. I would highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Laffin was very nice. He listened to my concerns and when I cried about another doctor treating me disrespectfully he gave me tissues. He is a wonderful doctor who took his time with me and didn't make me feel like I was wasting his time.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Dr Laffin was extremely courteous, knowledgeable and helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Dr. Eric was awesome

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

My Doctor was phenomenal. I greatly appreciated his time, discussion, and high level of care.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Dr. Laffin is a pleasant and bright individual . Very positive experience.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

very pleased with my visit. The Dr. was professional and spent time with me discussing my concerns.

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