Treatment & Services
- Cardiac Biomarkers
- Cardiovascular Disease - Preventative
- Cardiovascular Medicine
- Clinical Trials
- Coronary Heart Disease Prevention
- Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
- Heart Disease - Prevention
- Hypertension Management
- Preventative Cardiology & Rehabilitation Section
- Preventive Cardiology
- Preventive Cardiology Section
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
- Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
- Hypertension and Diabetes
- Hypertension in the Elderly
- Hypertensive Cardiomyopathy
- Hypertensive Heart Disease in Cancer Patients
- Preventative Cardiology
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL USA
Fellowship - University of Chicago
Chicago, IL USA
Residency - University of Chicago
Chicago, IL USA
Medical Education - Vanderbilt Univ. College of Medicine
Nashville, TN USA
- Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation
Clinical Specialist in Hypertension
- - Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine
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
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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 5/9/2019, 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:
- EP Consulting, S.A.
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.
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159 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
23 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019
I most diffently will highly recommend the provider to my friends...
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.
Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019
Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019
Dr. Laffin and his staff were very helpful and my experience at the Cleveland Clinic was excellent. I would highly recommend Dr. Laffin to anyone looking for a cardiologist.
Reviewed on May 29, 2019
Dr Laffin Is one of the most accessible and caring positions that I have ever met. I have the highest regard for him as a person and as an expert in blood pressure treatment.
Reviewed on May 17, 2019
dr is great. he is replacing dr Ahmed for me. I really liked dr Ahmed so I was worried about the new dr. no worries. he is just like dr Ahmed! very happy with his understanding of all my concerns. his new treatment ideas. I felt like he was really listening and had a genuine concern for my welfare
Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019
I absolutely love Dr. Laffin. He's friendly, informative, never talks down to you, takes his time to answer all your questions, and never rushes you through a visit. I hope he never leaves.
Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019
I really liked the doctor and staff - everyone was wonderful, friendly.
Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019
Dr. Laffin provides great detail and information around the process of heart disease. I received a follow-up call from him and I'm looking foreward to talking to him more after he reviews my final blood test requested.
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019
Dr. Laffin is extremely bright...and he is as personable as he is bright. Although I ran late and was Dr. Laffin's last appointment of the day, a Friday, I never felt rushed by Dr. Laffin or his staff.
Reviewed on Dec 5, 2018
The Provider was thorough, considerate, polite, a good listener, took his time and in general very professional in attitude and practice. It was a time well spent for me as a patient. I would highly recommend him.
Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018
Dr. Laffin was wonderful. I hardly had to wait and he spent so much time with me and he called me with my tests results the day after I got home. I cannot believe how kind he was and how he really cared about my lipedema and secondary lymphedema. I have never been treated so decently by any doctor ever.
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