Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Italian
Surgeon No
Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Primary Location

Hillcrest Medical Building 2

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ablation of Atrial Arrhythmias
  • Ablation of Complex Arrhythmias
  • Ablation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy
  • Anticoagulation Therapy
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arrhythmia Ablation
  • Arrhythmia Detection
  • Arrhythmia Management Including Cardioversion
  • Arrhythmia Mechanisms
  • BIV ICD Implantation
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Optimization (programming)
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lifevest
  • Pacemaker Implant
View all 17 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Abnormal Rhythm Ablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Defibrillator - Follow Up
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Premature Ventricular Complexes
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sinus Node Dysfunction
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
View all 16 Specialties +


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About Dina Sparano, MD

Dina Sparano, MD, is a cardiac electrophysiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. She specializes in management of heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Sparano sees patients at the Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Medical Building in Mayfield Heights.

Specialty Interests: Pacemaker implantation, cardioverter defibrillator implantation, cardiac resynchronization therapy (bi-ventricular pacemaker or defibrillator) implantation, leadless pacemaker insertion, subcutaneous defibrillator implantation, atrial fibrillation ablation, cardiac arrhythmia management, syncope

Education: Dr. Sparano earned her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. She completed her residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, followed by fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She was named to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2019.

Experience and Outcomes: In 2017, Cleveland Clinic electrophysiologists performed 1655 ablation procedures, including 960 ablations for atrial fibrillation. They implanted 1397 devices and performed 182 lead extraction procedures. Please see for outcomes information. 

Research, Speaking and Publications: Dr. Sparano has participated in research studies related to pacing and implantable cardiac devices and leads and has co-authored more than a dozen scientific papers and abstracts published in professional journals. She also has authored  chapters in professional cardiology reference manuals. She has presented research at scientific sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and American College of Echocardiology. Dr. Sparano also is a frequent speaker on heart disease and heart rhythm disorders for professional audiences and on women and heart disease at community events. 

About Dr. Sparano: Dr. Sparano was born and raised in the Cleveland area. After completing her training, she is very happy to be back in Cleveland with her entire extended family. Her husband is also on staff at Cleveland Clinic. They live on Cleveland’s east side with their two daughters and family dog. They enjoy spending time at home and outdoors, attending Browns’ games, and participating in Cleveland’s vibrant cultural scene.

Leisure Activities: In her leisure time Dr. Sparano enjoys skiing, travel, attending live theater performances, wine-tasting and spending time with family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Chicago Medical Center
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Chicago, IL USA

Fellowship - University of Chicago Medical Center
Cardiovascular Disease
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Piscataway, NJ USA

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiac Electrophysiology

Specialty Interests

Pacemaker implantation Implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation Cardiac resynchronization therapy (bi-ventricular pacemaker or defibrillator) implantation Leadless pacemaker insertion Subcutaneous defibrillator implantation Atrial fibrillation ablation Cardiac arrhythmia management Syncope

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 3/27/2020, Dr. Sparano 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. Sparano receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation

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

145 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

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

the best doctor ever

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr Sparano is wonderful! Very competent and caring. She's an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Very satisfied with Dr. Sparano. She gave me great confidence in her judgement. I highly recommend her for my personal evaluation again.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Sparano was great and extremely knowledgeable. She treats you like family.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

the nurse who prepared me prior to the doctor seeing me was not very friendly. doctor was great

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

doctor was great

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr. Sparano was very caring and thorough. She listened to me, and she addressed my concerns with compassion.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

I loved her! So often I feel like doctors are just going through the process when they see me but I know that Dina really cared about me as a person. That is so important to a patient! I also loved how she spent time with me, asking me questions about my health, life, family, etc. I didn't feel rushed and I didn't feel like she was either. She explained in great detail what could possibly be happening with me and the outcomes as well. She did assure me that we will get to the bottom of this and I am confident she will. We even hugged at the end of the appointment. I wish all doctors could be like Dina!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

She was one of the most attentive doctors I have seen in recent history. She seemed dedicated and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr Sparano was very caring and treated me with respect. She gave me plenty of time to express my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

dr Spanaro was veryattentive

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr S was very professional & helpful

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

I'm so glad to have found Dr. Sparano. She actively listens to my concerns and addresses all of them. My condition has markedly improved with Dr. Sparano and I have total confidence in her care.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr. Sparano was very professional and helpful. very good experience with her

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

I was able to see Dr. Sparano very quickly which helped alleviate my anxiety about my situation.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Dr. Sparano listened to me very carefully and explained her plan for me going forward simply and clearly.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

I simply cannot say enough good things about Dr. Sparano. A consult with a cardiologist is very unsettling and she made me feel totally at ease and comfortable. She listened to all my questions, she answered thoroughly; I never felt rushed; she talked with me personally as well. I really liked her.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr. Sparano is very pleasant and explains everything in a way that you can understand. She was great.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr Sparano was very thorough, knowledgeable and understood the complexity of my problem. I felt her to be genuinely concerned and confident in the assessment of her solution. She is easy to talk with and I felt I would be happy under her care.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Very good experience. The doctor explained everything thoroughly and listened.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr. Sparano is fantastic in all regards - highly intelligent and professional and also very personable and warm. I followed her to the Clinic from her previous place of employment. I have complete trust in her.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Love this Doctor

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

We definitely would recommend Dr. Sparano.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

The doctor was very kind, warm and very concerned about my wellbeing and my questions in which she answered . No question went unanswered. That was truly a plus.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Being my first experience at this site. I would recommend others. The important thing is showing that they really do care And not just being a clinic number. The doctor is very caring and concerned about my wellbeing. It truly comes from her heart Thank you

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

was very impressed with Dr. Sparano. she was very thorough and very concerned to get me the correct tests that would give a proper diagnosis

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

loved dr. sparano . took her time and explained everything. I was very satisfied with her explanations and the tests she wants done. I feel that she's going to finally get me a diagnosis

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

I tell everyone they should switch doctors and go see Dina Sparano! I have had only one other doctor show such good care and concern. since surgery, Doctor Sparano has called to talk with me in the evening to see how I was doing.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

I have NEVER had a physician take the time that she did to stop, listen, and care about my concerns. I absolutely loved her bedside manners.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

I followed Dr. Sparano to her current place of employment because of her extremely warm manner, highest degree of professionalism, and skill in uncovering issues and solutions to my heart condition.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Sparano takes the time to truly listen and relates helpful information back. I feel comfortable talking to her and knowing that she will follow through with my health being her top priority. I am lucky to have her.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Dr. Sparano is very knowledgeable & has strong personal & professional communications skills. Very pleased to have her as my physician!

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