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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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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 - 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.

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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 8/19/2022, 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

243 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 3.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr Sparano is awesome. So glad I found her.

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 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!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Sparano to several friends

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

I really enjoy the truthfulness that the doctor provides. I also really like that she takes her time and really listens to me.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Dr Saprano is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

I think Dr. Sparano is wonderful, caring and professional. I'm very happy she is my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Felt the doctor understood my concerns and treated me as a person rather than a paycheck.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Excellent dialogue with dr Sparano

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Dr. Sparano was amazing and I'm so thankful for her.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Dr. Sparano's office is the best in the business! Very responsive and helpful.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

The doctor listened as well as she spoke.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr put me at ease. Listened to my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Sparano and Dr. Sharfstein. They listen and involve me in medical decisions. They are both excellent. I would recommend them to prospective patients.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr Sparano took the time to listen to my concerns I felt very comfortable with her very professional

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Doctor very professional easy to talk to

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