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

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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 1/20/2023, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or 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

267 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 3.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr. Sparano was very patient with me.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

I never have a problem scheduling an appointment with Cleveland Clinic doctors.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

I really appreciate Dr. Sparano she is always prompt and honest in my care. I admire how busy she is and yet always finds the time to listen to my concerns and give me her best insight to my concerns. I highly recommend.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Your heart could not be in better hands! Dr. Sparano and her staff were kind and patiently answered all my many questions. Unlike other cardiologists I have seen, Dr sprano was in no hurry to get me out of her consultation room. She took her time with me and I cannot recommend her enough.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Dr. Sparano was very pleasant, professional and spent a great deal of time explaining all I needed to know. One of the best visits with a health care provider I've ever had.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Dr. Sparano her nurse were very nice. So personable!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dr. Sparano has always shown compassion and excellence in her care.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

Very good experience. Dr was very helpful and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Doctor is very personable and considerate. She appears genuinely concerned and takes her time to listen to what I have to say. She is sympathetic to my concerns and explains things thoroughly.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Dr sparano is excellent - caring and puts you at ease

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

I just love Dr Sparano! She is so good at her job and making me feel very comfortable with my health concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Very satisfied with doctor

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr Sparano is awesome. So glad I found her.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

I'm scheduled for a stress test. If everything is ok she said they'll look at pulmonary issues but didn't really explain much about that.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Dr Sparano will always take the time to listen and I feel she is paying attention when we have a conversation/office visit. She makes me feel as though she has my best interests at heart.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

I appreciate Dr. Sparano So very much!!!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Best person Dr.ever

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

I very much I joy working with Cleveland Clinic and Dr Sparano and getting help!!!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Dr Sparano is the BEST!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

My visit was very very pleasant and professional! The doctor and staff show much courtesy care answered all my questions and put all my fears at ease I was very very satisfied!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr. Sparano shows genuine concern and delivers exceptional care. I have already recommended her to others.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Very good Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

I asked several questions and the physician took her time answering them all to my satisfaction. Excellent experience.

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Love Dr Sparano

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr. Sparano is a very caring & personable doctor.

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr. Sparano is always extremely personable, professional, and thorough. Very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr. Sparano is a skilled and talented physician. She always puts me at ease and her manner Is very warm and friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

I like that the doctor asks if I have any other questions and takes the time to explain things. She doesn't dismiss my concerns or try to cut the appointment short. That shows respect and concern for me.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Such a competent and caring doctor!!! She took care of my A fib and now I have no problems!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Dr is wonderful

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

The way Dr. Sparano listens and her awareness is something that put me at ease. She really is a someone I trust and appreciate because she shows empathy and genuinely cares. Over the years I cannot say that about many doctors. I hope she has not gone unnoticed by the Clinic and am sure many more feel like me. Thank you for hiring her!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Dr/ Sparano has great personality and is easy to talk to you. She is very informative of my past condition WPW and addressed my weight gain and measures I should take to reduce.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

Dr Sparano is absolutely awesome I love her bedside manner with me that puts me at ease every time I have an appointment she comes in with a smile and see how I am doing then she takes the time to explain what's going on then make sure she stop to ask me if I am on board with what she telling me now that's how a doctor supposed to leave her patient

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr. Sparano continues to provide excellent care. She provides clear answers to my questions and presents options that are available to me in a concise manner.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr.Sprano has a way of making you feel at ease and completely taken care of. She has gone above and beyond my expectations

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr Sprano made me feel like she really has taken interest in my case and wants what is best for me.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr. Sparano was very pleasant as was the staff. They make you feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr sparano has been amazing during my treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr. Sparano is extremely attentive to her patients. Her calm demeanor and great sense of humor is very appreciated!

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