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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Akron General Physician Office Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Blood Tests
  • Calcium Score
  • Cardiac Critical Care
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prevention
  • Echocardiogram
  • Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
  • General Cardiology
  • Lifevest
  • Myocardial Viability Imaging
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Second Opinion
  • Stress Testing
  • Tilt Test
View all 16 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Arteriosclerosis Obliterans
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Blocked Arteries
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Syncope
View all 23 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Allegheny University Hospitals-Allegheny General (Pennsylvania)
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Residency - The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Graduate School - Wright State University
excercise biology
Dayton, OH USA

Medical Education - Topiwala National Medical College
Bombay, India,

Undergraduate - D.G. Ruparel College



  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Vinayak Hegde, 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 9/13/2023, Dr. Hegde 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. Hegde receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a 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

95 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 4.8
Listens 2.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

I was able to get rescheduled sooner than expected after I was informed he would be delayed. It all worked out for the best as have the deepest respect in Dr. Hegde's professionalism and approach.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Superb care and insight from Dr. Hegde.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

My appointment was canceled by the office and I couldn't get another appointment for 3 months after I was told by the Dr to see him. It was very difficult to get an appointment for my husband also.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr Hegde is a wonderful Dr and always listens. That is why we stay with him instead of seeing a PA. We have gone to him for years and he has always taken the best care of us.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Hegde was very friendly & willing to listen to my issues. He answered all questions I had.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Hegde has the best bedside manner. He spent a good deal aid time with me discussing my condition, listening intently about my concerns. I never felt like he was rushed. Best appointment I've had.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Hedge and his medical assistant were extremely professional and very polite!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Hedge is a very smart man and appreciate his expertise.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

An awesome doctor - very caring and explains everything and answers all questions

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Hegde many times.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr Hegde is very thorough which I really like. He retook my BP using the correct cuff for my size arm which I appreciated because it gave me & him an accurate reading. He is great about explaining things as well

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Best Dr ever

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Love him!!!!! Very concerned, thorough, compassionate. Listens to all of your concerns! I wish my other doctors could be like him!!!! He is the best doctor I have . His office staff is all very good also.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr Hegde is always thorough and knowledge. He listens to and discusses your concerns in a polite and thoughtful manner.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr Vinay Hegde is a fantastic listener. At my last visit, he picked up on my hesitation of a new medication, walked me through the pros and cons, and I will forever be a better person because of his compassion. His nurse (I believe her name was Nancy-she's in the Lodi office) is just a fun personality who is so good at politely extracting medical information for Dr Hegde.

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