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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 - 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

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 4/6/2021, 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

214 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

I had to have my doctor's office call while I was there to get me an appointment. this is no reflection on the doctor. I had a referral and they never called me.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

The doctor answered all my questions and recommended further treatment.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

treated as if I was only patience doctor had

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr. Sparano listened and advised about the best course of treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

I really like this doctor a lot. I was supposed to follow up with her and do a nuclear stress test two years ago after my consultation with her and had to cancel and never rescheduled. I procrastinated and finally went. She is a great listener and was glad I finally rescheduled. She was very personable and I go for the stress test tomorrow.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr. Sparano Is an excellent physician with a great rapport with the patient. She listened to my concerns and provided excellent feedback and solutions. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

I have recommended Dr Sparano to friends. I highly reccomend hwr because she is thorough and attentive. wish all my doctors had her respect and attentive manner

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

We needed accurate information to make the crucial decisions regarding my health care. Dr. Sparano provided exactly what we were looking for in an initial consolation. We look forward to working with Dr. Sparano in the future. She presented herself in a professional manner and spoke with us respectfully and intelligently.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Dr Sparano answered all of my questions including ensuring I received a phone call the day after my appointment to schedule another specialist outside of cardiology to further support my care.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

very good experience. The doctor exp everything

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr. Sparano was amazing! she was compassionate, caring and very helpful in helping me understand what was going on

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Dr. Sparano was running very late and I had to wait quite a while before she got to me, but she apologized and the visit was very productive.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr Sparano is an excellent listener and is thorough in her examination. She takes her time and explains test results and any medication adjustments or lifestyle changes. I leave feeling confident that I can rely upon her for my cardiac needs at any time. I would highly recommend Dr Sparano for cardiac care to anyone needing an MD.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

my visit was great w provider she took the time to explain my concerns and set my mind at ease the only thing is she forgot to go over my ekg

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

I would have liked to see the doctor sooner, but I realize things are complicated because of COVI D-19.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr Sparano is great

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Video visits are fine for questions such as I had. They are not a replacement for physical visits when there are problems. The Cleveland Clinic is not a system easily navigated. There are too many people between the patient and actual access to a provider.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr. Sparano is excellent. She listens and takes the time to answer questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Sparano is an articulate, caring, professional. Top flight. Very fortunate to have her on the clinic staff.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Dr. Dina Sparano is fantastic.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

I would like to add that I highly recommend this Doctor. She was very accommodating to my condition, and the execution of my plan of care was phenomenal. I am very impressed by her practice.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

dr sparano is a very thorough caring doctor. I highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr Dina Sparano is top notch! She listens, and understands my needs. Although I admitted to being a bad patient, she graciously listened and helped solve the problem without making me feel bad about myself. Dr Sparano is very kind, caring, and respectful. I have recommended her to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020


Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

good phone experience. dr answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr Sparano is a caring physician. She is knowledgeable and very kind in her treatment of her patients. She always is respectful and asks what she can do for you. The patient is always involved in their treatment plan. I was scheduled for cardiac ablation in Fla where I live. I visit Cleve. 5times a yr, so I went to Dr Sparano for a 2nd opinion. I felt at ease, comfortable, and confident I would be in good hands with Dr Sparano. So I changed my plans and Dr Sparano did my surgery which went very well. She is now my regular cardiac physician.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr. Sparano is an exceptional listener and responder.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. Sparano is very professional but also caring.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. Dina Sparano was very understanding as to what my health issues are and explained everything that was going to be happening the next few weeks.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Doctor was very personable. She took time to answer all my questions. I didn't feel rushed. I trust her expertise!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Per usual, Dr. Sparano was professional and personable. She was on top of my history and very well prepared for the virtual appointment.

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