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

Treatment & Services

  • Ablation of Atrial Arrhythmias
  • Ablation of Complex Arrhythmias
  • Ablation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Abnormal Rhythm Ablation
  • Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy
  • Anticoagulation Therapy
  • Arrhythmia Ablation
  • Arrhythmia Detection
  • Arrhythmia Management Including Cardioversion
  • Arrhythmia Mechanisms
  • Biventricular (BIV) ICD Implantation
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Optimization (Programming)
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Defibrillator - Follow Up
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
  • Lifevest
  • Pacemaker Implant
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • 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 15 Specialties +
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Biography

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 https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/heart/outcomes/358-institute-summary 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

Appointed
2018

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Chicago Medical Center
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Chicago, IL USA
2014

Fellowship - University of Chicago Medical Center
Cardiovascular Disease
Chicago, IL USA
2013

Residency - Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
2010

Medical Education - Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Piscataway, NJ USA
2007

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
Psychology
University Heights, OH USA
2002

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • 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

See publications for Dina Sparano, MD.

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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 4/17/2023, 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 (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:

  • Boston Scientific Scimed, 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

402 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

57 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr sopranos a. Wonderful and professional dr. In my eyes she is the best in the world

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

She is the best

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Sparano. She is so intelligent, kind, easy to talk to, listens and I trust her completely. She has an excellent reputation and I feel very lucky to have her as my Cardiologist. Thank you, Cleveland Clinic for having her on staff!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Oh, my experiences are exceptional. She is an awesome doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

I am always pleased with my visit with Dr Sparano and definitely recommend her to my friends.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr Sparano always goes above and beyond my expectations

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

I have recommended Dr Sparano to my friends and acquaintances who need care for their electro physical heart problems and even though it is a distance to commute they feel comfortable with their visits.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr. Sparano and her care team are exceptional!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

I respect and feel very comfortable with this doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Good experience with Dr Sparano and her staff.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr. Dina Sparano has always been very good during my visits, always enjoy speaking with her and reviewing my cardiac health issues and she always answers all my questions and glad I have her on my health care team.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

DR Sparano is the best DR I have seen in my 77 years, Sam

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

All that health care providers were courtesy and respectful and they took part in solving the problem. I recommend this care provider to others.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Very satisfied with Dr.Sparano

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Very good love Dr Sprirano

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

I have the utmost respect for Dr. Sparano as a professional and as a person. She is on top of all the latest treatment options, reaches out to her patients personally if the situation warrants, explains options and procedures thoroughly, and makes sure the patient completely understands her. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr. Was very attentive... Did not type on the computer while talking with me.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Dr Sparano and her staff were all very good.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Dr Sparano was caring, explained protocols and made arrangements for cardio version within days.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Sparono treated me like I was her only patient

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

I had questions regarding thyroid lab results ordered by my primary. I wrote info on My Chart message on Friday. By Monday, Dr. Sparano responded and I got an appointment the very next day. As busy as Dr. Saparano is, she always makes treats each patinet as if they are the primary concern, She is fantastic. I respect and trust Dr. Sparano's judgement and recommendations.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr sparano is outstanding and words do not adequately express my appreciation for her clinical, personal and professional skills!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. Sparano is the best. I have a great deal of respect for her and completely trust her insights and analysis.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Sparano Office And Staff Is Akways Professional And Curteous. My Nedical Needs Are Always Handled With Care

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr.Sparano is awesome! Very direct, straight forward, and extremely nice

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

She is a top doc in my opinion. Gave me options to my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr Sparano and her staff are amazing. Best care and treatment I have ever received

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr was thorough and explained everything in payments terms for me to understand. She was kind and caring,so glad I have her.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

I wouldn't trust anyone besides Dr Sparano with my care

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Sparano is an outstanding physician and care provider. Great communication, thoughtful/complete answers, clearly is leading the team both in the office and the procedure room. Alot may be said, but the bottom line is Dr. Sparano is an individual with whom I have entrusted my life and medical care with. Not a decision I have taken lightly or have any reservations about.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr Sparano is absolutely awesome she explains clearly listen to me and allows me to talk freely about whatever concerns I have and she gives me other options she is onPoint

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr Sparano was wonderful. She was very helpful and explained everything.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. Spirano listened carefully and communicated effectively. Am very glad that she is my doctor; I trust her completely.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

I felt the doctor was in a hurry. Our session seemed very short. This may not been her choice.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr Sparano is a very caring & down to earth person who treats me like a friend.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr Sparano is awesome. We reviewed my recent ER visit and formulated a treatment option to minimize/eliminate visits there.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

I ended up telling all my friends I just loved her. I felt comfortable with her and felt a sense of being listened to.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

She is absolutely amazing. I felt like she really listened to me and all of my concerns. She is extremely intelligent and made me feel confident in myself/health and concerns. I would recommend her x100.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Sparano. She was so attentive and answered all my questions with transparency and understanding. I am so grateful to her for explaining every step of the procedure and making me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Everyone was very caring and I felt I was cared for personally. Results of tests and options for further treatment were carefully explained. Dr Sparano is especially personable and communicative. She is a gem in the crown of Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Sparano, is a pleasure to visit. She is very caring, always willing to answer my questions, I feel very comfortable to be under her care.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Sparano too!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Sparano is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

The Dr was great! She took time to learn what lead up to my visit with her. She was informative and thorough. She explained her plan for my care and made sure I understood and agreed.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

The doctor was very personable and interested in what I had and was experiencing to determine how to go forward.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr. Sparano was great! Personable, expert, and kind. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

She explained all my options pros and cons and didn't force a choice on me

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

I was pleased with overall experience. Dr. Sprano was very helpful with scheduling next procedures. Very impressive patient care.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Sparano was easy to converse with, understanding my problems, changing medication to meet my needs. I felt confident with Dr. Sparano's decisions and treatment.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr. Soriano is excellent.She explained all my options to me and gave me a recommendation.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Excellent Dr visit

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

My experience with Dr. Sprano was very pleasant and professional. I never felt rushed and was invited to ask any questions at any time. I would highly recommend her and her office people to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

I love Dr Sparano! She is so great about listening and assessing the situation. She has a wonderful bedside manner!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Dr. Sparano is very caring and calming to her patients. Highly recommend her

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

I felt that Dr. Sparano was rushing me, that she was in a hurry to be some place. I had more questions - hoping to get some explanations on the results published in my Chart. Dr. Sparano proposed a new procedure. I wrote a note to my PPO, hoping to get her opinion. No reply in 2 weeks. I am 84 and process things slower. It is hard to be an old patient these days

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

*Dr. Sparano always is prompt & answers all my questions & takes the time to make you feel that you are getting the best treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Because I was there with a problem, Dr Sparano was very attentive and took the time to explain what was happening.

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