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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.6805
Fax:
216.636.9974
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • General Cardiology
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Biography

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

Appointed
2019

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Interventional Cardiology
Boston, MA USA
2012

Fellowship - John Hopkins Hospital
General Cardiology
Baltimore, MD USA
2011

Graduate School - John Hopkins University
Public Health
Baltimore, MD USA
2007

Residency - University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Internal Medicine
Minneapolis, MN USA
1998

Internship - University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Internal Medicine
Minneapolis, MN USA
1996

Internship - University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Family Medicine
Minneapolis, MN USA
1995

Medical Education - University of Cairo
Medicine and Surgery
Cairo, Egypt
1988

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Heba Wassif, MD, MPH.

(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

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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 12/29/2022, Dr. Wassif 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. Wassif receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb

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

111 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Had an excellent experience. Dr was informative and personal, providing a great deal of information that was clear and understandable. I was able to make my decision on next steps after our appointment and feel confident in the choice I made.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

She did a great job. Very thorough in her explanations.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Always a good experience with Dr Wassif. Also, Dr Martin who I went to for a second opinion was very good.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

DR WASSIF WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND CARING. I HOPE TO SEE HER WHEN I RETURN NEXT YEAR.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Dr Wassif Is fantastic. Very through.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Physician very professional, courteous, reviewed plan of care very well. Answered all questions thoroughly. Cannot say enough about this excellent physician! Thank you to her and Cleveland Clinic for your excellent care.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr. Wassif made me feel very positive about her concern for me as an individual.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Very cooperative staff. Cannot be more pleased with Dr Wassif's care!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Outstanding physician

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr Wassif was very informative and gave me a better understanding of my disease

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Dr. Wassif is obviously a very caring and outstanding provider. She listened to our concerns and bent over backwards to respond to our needs. We left her office singing her praises and praised Cleveland Clinics to all our friends and family. We were so impressed with the level of care and attention we received from everyone at the Clinic, but especially from Dr. Wassif and her staff.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr. Wassif and her staff were excellent

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Dr. Wassif is excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Dr. Wassif spent more time explaining things than anywhere we've been. She took a comprehensive look at materials we brought. Answered a lot of questions that wasn't answered where we came from. Professional, polite, and thorough.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr. Wassif spent quite a bit of time answering every question and addressing any concern that I might have had

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Dr. Wassif made us feel like we were wasting her time. She seemed biased by her resident's opinion and really didn't listen to why we had made the appointment. It definitely was not worth the $3260 office call fee we were charged.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr. Wassif excellent ! Professional, explains everything regarding care, tests, treatment plan. Extremely knowledgeable in her field.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Words cannot accurately describe my gratitude to *Dr. Heba Wassif & her entire team. Their outstanding care allowed me & my spouse to focus on my diagnosis & our plan forward.

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