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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English, French
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • General Cardiology
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About Heba Wassif, MD, MPH

Heba Wassif, MD, MPH, FACC, is a clinical cardiologist and Director of Inpatient Clinical Cardiology in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. She is also faculty at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and participates in resident and fellow education.  Dr. Wassif sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Specialty Interests: Echocardiography, aortic valve disease, mitral valve disease, bicuspid aortic valve, coronary artery disease (CAD), cardio-rheumatology

Experience: Physicians in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine offer the latest medications and interventional heart disease procedures to deliver better heart care outcomes for patients. They annually perform more than 100,000 diagnostic imaging studies, including echocardiograms, electrocardiograms and stress testing.

Dr. Wassif has more than 20 years’ experience in delivering high-quality, evidence-based care to patients suffering from complex and chronic heart conditions and diseases. She interprets more than 1000 echocardiograms a year and applies her expertise in echocardiography to optimize her patients’ outcomes. She is board certified in general cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Success Rates: Success rates for specific procedures at Cleveland Clinic are available at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/heart/about/outcomes-stats.

Education: Dr. Wassif earned her medical degree from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, and a master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Md. She completed her internal medicine residency at University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics, Minneapolis, Minn., and Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where she was selected chief resident in her final year of training. 

Dr. Wassif received her specialty training as a general cardiology fellow at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute, Baltimore, Md., followed by a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.

Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2019, Dr. Wassif was on the staff of Baystate Health System of Massachusetts Medicine School, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Wassif is a dedicated researcher who has participated in numerous major clinical studies that have contributed to advancing innovation in heart disease. She currently is an investigator on two studies on cardiovascular outcomes. Dr. Wassif has coauthored papers on her research published in leading medical journals and is a frequent speaker, presenter and moderator at cardiology conferences, including American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association.

She also is passionate about advancing the future of cardiology through teaching interns and residents, and her students describe her as an inspiring educator, mentor and role model.

Leisure Activities: Outside of work, Dr. Wassif enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, reading and traveling.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Interventional Cardiology
Boston, MA USA

Fellowship - John Hopkins Hospital
General Cardiology
Baltimore, MD USA

Graduate School - John Hopkins University
Public Health
Baltimore, MD USA

Residency - University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Internal Medicine
Minneapolis, MN USA

Internship - University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Internal Medicine
Minneapolis, MN USA

Internship - University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Family Medicine
Minneapolis, MN USA

Medical Education - University of Cairo
Medicine and Surgery
Cairo, Egypt


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography

Specialty Interests

Echocardiography, aortic valve disease, mitral valve disease, bicuspid aortic valve, coronary artery disease (CAD), cardio-rheumatology

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 10/4/2023, Dr. Wassif has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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

227 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Dr was excellent-

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

That was a very good experience with Dr. WassifI learn a lot about my heart. I really appreciate her..

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr. Wassif gives me great confidence. She clearly has a huge attention to detail, and is very rigorous in her care. She also took the time to answer all questions. I'm fortunate to have her guiding such a challenging problem.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

I learned more in 3 minutes in this appointment than I have in a year with other providers. Outstanding!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Wassif is an amazing physician. She leaves no stone unturned when it comes to getting to the bottom of your health issues. She is very caring and great with communication.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

The doctor is great! I didn't like that I had so much trouble getting an appointment and so much delay.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr Wassiff excellent physician. Address all questions I have thoroughly as well as her plan of care and follow up of questions and plan of care. Listens well to patient and family member always. Very professional, respectful, and friendly!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

I LOVE Dr Wassif

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Wassif is the best. She's so caring and compassionate. She's very knowledgeable and shares what she knows.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

She explained things much better than the cardiologist department!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Very pleasant and made me feel like she really wanted to help!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

I live in Florida and must fly up for testing or to see Dr. Wassif. If, during that scheduled visit, another test is determined to be needed, Dr. Wassif and her staff bend over backwards to get me scheduled for the additional test before I leave town. That is going above and beyond what most doctors do and what most hospitals do.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Everyone, including my doctor, the nursing staff and her assistants provide outstanding service. They are all helpful, thoughtful and the best I've ever encountered.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

The Doctor is the best! She is very thorough and shows concern for my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr Wassif is the best, so attentive and caring

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

One of the best experiences that I have ever had in a hospital or at a doctor's office. From start to finish-perfect care.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

I cannot say enough good things about Dr Wassif. She was clear, most informative and professional. She makes me grateful to have chosen to visit Cleveland Clinic for my care. Also, the fellow who obtained consent for my TEE was also extremely informative/professional.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

We absolutely feel like Dr Wassif and her staff give us the best care ever. We are never rushed and every question is answered completely.. She has saved my moms life with quick decisions when she needed admitted. Her PA and other staff are awesome also. Please keep her on staff along with others.. We love the care we received!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr Wassiff Is excellent. She explains all care, treatment plan. She encourages any questions I or my wife may have, and answers those questions, ensuring understanding of care. She is punctual, professional, easy to communicate with- via phone, office visit, or virtual visit. Living 5 hours from Cleveland - communication and feedback are important. She is an outstanding physician. She has a kind, caring demeanor.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr Wassif answers all my question and makes sure that I understand and if she does not have an answer she gets back to me with an answer.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr. Wassif and Dr. Black were phenomenal. They were professional while being personal and caring

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr. Wassif was compassionate in her approach to my concerns

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Wassif was delightful! Her explanation of the procedure I was preparing for for "cleared the air" of some of my concerns and I was ready to move on! Thank you so much!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr. Wassif always goes above and beyond, her compassion and expertise are unmatched.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr Wassif is an excellent and very thorough physician Good bedside manner also

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Wassif was easy to talk to.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr Wasiife has been nothing short of fantastic. She has solved issues that I've had for years. She has always responded to any questions I've had, whether in person or MyChart.

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