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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, 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

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 3/16/2021, 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:

  • LucidAct Health, 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

192 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

48 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Laffin gave me ample time to explain my condition and the medication he chose for me. I was also able to tell him my experience with hypertension and he listened while looking at me not at the computer. I was very impressed when Dr. Laffin called me after my first appointment to tell me the results of my tests. I had a chance to ask him additional questions and I felt cared for.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

I am looking forward to talking to the nutritionist in Dr. Laffin's department at my virtual appointment. I read about Dr. Laffin and listened to his interviews which helped me choose the doctor I felt could help me and address my concerns. I am very pleased and it was worth the trip from South Carolina.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

I really like Dr. Laffin because he answered all my questions and even talked about my concerns that were not related to cardiology. He is very knowledgeable and personable when dealing with his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr. Laffin discusses and share health options and treats his patients as a member of the treatment team. He answers questions thoroughly and reviews labs, procedures and other medical information with the patient in a professional way so that one understands the treatment plan. He is personable and listens to his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Lagging is and has always been kind and compassionate. He is always very professional and incredibly knowledgeable and helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr Laffin is exceptional in terms of explaining all the details and in listening. He has a very calm demeanor that always makes me happy to see him!

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Dr. Laffin has great "bedside manner". I feel very confident with him and Dr. Rodriguez guiding my cardio care.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Both the Doctor and his intern seemed very concerned with my condition. They each made sure any and all questions werecompletely answered.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

I wish there were opportunities to score higher than 5's because Dr. Leffin deserves at least a score of 20! we left him feeling hopeful and validated. my son commented several times that he very much appreciated how Dr. Leffin spoke directly to me. I am so impressed with Dr. Leffin!

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Laffin is an excellent physician. As a patient you do not feel that he is in a rush. Always willing to take the time needed. I have referred him several times to friends in need.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Luke Laffin is tops

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

I was amazed at the level of professionalism and efficiency at which such a large hospital worked. Dr Luke Laffin took extreme care to review all my medical documents, my health concerns, and addressed all of them with extreme professionalism and kindness. I loved him and am thankful I was able to become one of his patients!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr Laffin was patient with me for my technical difficulties. as always we had a great session. he is a kind and caring Doctor and has a good way about him.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

he has done wonders for me and has been the only doctor to let me know about a trial for a genetic condition I have. I am grateful to him.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Dr. Laffin is an awesome physician.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Dr. Laffin was kind, professional, knowledgeable, informative. "Bedside manner" was second to none.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Genuinely friendly people/staff in Dr. Lauffin's office

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Laffin Made me feel at ease and then he knew what I needed to take care of my own care

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

my son is the doctors patient also and he recommended him to me.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Excellent provider. Very kind and courteous and highly professional. Excellent knowledge and communication.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

I have great respect & trust in Dr. Laffin. He is my go to guy! He truly cares about my health & well being.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dr Laffin was very helpful and thorough. I felt like I was in good hands. I appreciated that he look over my chart and was prepared...

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dr Laffin had obviously read my most recent test results. I appreciated his knowledge of my conditions. He answered all of my questions, had relevant suggestions and I felt took time to consider my concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

Dr. Laffin is easy to talk to, has a sense of humor and l NEVER feel like he's in a hurry to move on. He answers all of my questions and is patient.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Doctors made sure I received all the tests I needed to properly diagnose and treat me! Excellent doctors!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. Laffin Was originally my sons doctor and he is now my doctor also

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

one of the best doctors I have had over a very long period of time!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Dr Laffin listens and explains things

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

I always have excellent service with Dr Laffin and staff!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Dr Laffin is the greatest!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

I am very pleased with the Cleveland Clinic! Dr Laffin is very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Everything went well. The doctor and the experience were world class

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Dr. Laffin is terrific!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

I have only the highest praise for Dr. Laffin. I have recommended him to everyone who might need a cardiologist. He is thorough, caring, responsive, and skilled. He is THE BEST!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

dr. explained tests and treatment so it was understood. Answered questions well.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Dr Laffin went over my problems and answered my questions. He listened to my concerns as to an appropriate treatment. I am very pleased with my consultation with him.

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