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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

  • 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
  • Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
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
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • 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

253 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

54 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

I was very impressed with the care that I received from Dr. Laffin. He took his time reviewing all my data with me. He explained everything in a way that I could understand. I believe he genuinely cared about my health concerns. I have already recommended him to my coworkers.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

It's very comfortable having an appointment with Dr. Laffin. For every appointment I've had with him, I've never had to wait more than a few minutes after I've arrived, so the office is efficient with their appointment timing. Dr. Laffin never rushes through the appointment, engages in appropriate conversation, asks my opinion and includes me in my care decisions. I would highly recommend him to others who need a cardiologist.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

I have recommended Dr Laffin to several friends. They scheduled appointments with preventative cardiology. They also love Cleveland Clinic. It is a total different level of care. The patients are completely informed, and then allowed to make the decision about their care. I love Cleveland clinic. I've had several bad experiences at other hospitals. I only use Cleveland Clinic now.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

If I could give 10 stars for Dr.Laffin I would. His expertise in the field of blood pressure was amazing and reassuring. He took time and effort to answer every question and concern I had in a most professional and yet caring manner. My absolute only disappointment was that it took so long to get an appointment with him. However, upon the conclusion of our visit I realized why: Dr.Laffin is heads above any doctor in his field. What an outstanding asset he is for Cleveland Clinic. Thank you Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Highly recommend Dr Laffer

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr Laffin listens, explains and answers questions. He takes his time and exhibits genuine concern. Totally impressed!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr. Laffin is EXCELLENT

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr Laffin is the best around. So thankful for him

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr Laffin prescribed medication to treat my blood pressure that allows me to return to my normal life. Numerous other doctors within the past 8 months (which included a 4 day hospital stay) and resulted in losing vision in one of my eyes, from the high blood pressure, had been unsuccessful. I couldn't be more pleased with Dr Laffin!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

I am very pleased with Dr. Laffin's courtesy, professionalism, and genuine concern for my health.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Both my husband and I were impressed with Dr. Laffin's approach, knowledge and educational manner.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Dr Laffin is a true professional who does a very good job of reviewing test results and explaining his medical opinion & recommendations.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Very pleased with Dr LAFFIN answered all. My concerns and asked if I had any questions a the. End of our call Very pleased.with Dr. Made me feel good afterward.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Always professional and very helpful. Trust him as my doctor. Excellent advice.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

The doctor was exceptionally knowledgeable

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Laffin came highly recommended by my colleagues and it was clear why. He asked pertinent questions and listened well. He involved me in my care and was thorough with his information, reasoning, and recommendations. He was clearly knowledgeable yet also very personable and approachable.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

I loved my time with Dr. Laffin! He worked right away to build rapport and listen to my concerns. He gave great weight and showed much empathy to the diagnosis we were discussing. His manner and communication were so well received. He gave meaningful and understandable advice to help me live a long life. He is my cardiologist and I am so grateful we met and I look forward to future meetings.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr Laffin is an exceptional physician.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr Laffin answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Love that Dr Laffin and Ana makes you feel they care and have a great way of making you feel at ease. That is so important to me.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr Laffin is very kind & interested in my well being.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr Laffin is extraordinarily talented and very effective

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

As a highly rated doctor, I expected a wait. I was happy to get in though.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Great visit. Dr. Laffin took time to both listen and share his thoughts.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Dr. Laffin is excellent!!! He is so personable and respectful! I feel as though we work as a team. He is easy to talk with, and he is very knowledgeable. It was obvious he had read my chart before he entered the room. I just think the works of him and am so happy he is my preventative cardiologist. He is absolutely superb! My blood pressure is finally very good since he changed my medications. I am so thankful for him!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr Laffin has been one of my favorite Doctors. He is patient, professional, knowledgeable and kind.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr. Laffin is extremely knowledgeable and helped me better understand my multiple issues. It is good to have a plan with followup.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Laffin Is an excellent Physician! He is knowledgeable and highly skill in Cardiology. He is always smiling, and I can ask him any question; he will answer with great detail and proficiency.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

The doctor is VERY busy and not easy to get an appointment

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Laffin was fantastic along with his nurse

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr Laffin listens to me, does not 'dismiss' me and treats me as a person not an old woman. It is refreshing and much appreciated.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Extremely knowledgeable, direct and clear. Demonstrated he truly is an expert in the field and exuded great confidence ... Which in-turn gives me the confidence to follow his advice. Doctors like him are what makes the Cleveland Clinic a top hospital

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

The office is so very good at getting messages to doctor Laughlin for me and then getting back to me as well.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Always a pleasure to see Dr. Laffin. Caring and supportive while providing excellent care.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

The difference I noticed is Dr. Laffin actively listened to my comments and when he asked a question he waited for an answer patiently, I didn't feel like he asked a question and if I didn't answer in 2 seconds on to the next thing. Dr. Laffin was patient while listening to my answers. Very good experience.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Luke Laffin is an outstanding Doctor who is a pleasure to talk to. I am extremely fortunate to be his patient.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Laffin was wonderful - very capable and very caring.

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.

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