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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult General Clinical Cardiology
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prevention
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Care of the Female Athlete
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
  • Noninvasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Sports Cardiology Center
  • Sports Medicine
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Stress Testing
View all 16 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Asymptomatic Valve Dysfunction
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Problems in Athletes
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Dyspnea
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Family History of Heart Disease
  • Fatigue
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Myocarditis
  • Near-Syncope
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Premature Ventricular Complexes
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Stress and Physical Health
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
View all 49 Specialties +


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About Michael Emery, MD

Michael Emery, MD, MS, FACC, is Co-director of the Sports Cardiology Center in the Section of Clinical Cardiology, Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. Dr. Emery sees patients at main campus.

Specialty Interests: Sports cardiology, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, echocardiography, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, exercise physiology, sports performance, valvular heart disease, sudden cardiac arrest

Experience:  Specialists in Cleveland Clinic’s Sports Cardiology Center work with thousands of athletes and highly active individuals each year who are at risk for, have been diagnosed with, or are recovering from cardiovascular disease to help them continue safely playing their sport.

Dr. Emery has extensive experience in managing cardiovascular health in these individuals. In 2015 he founded the Center for Cardiovascular Care in Athletics, the first designated sports cardiology center in the Midwest, and in 2019 he established the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program, both at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis.

Dr. Emery has been the physician coordinator for cardiology testing and screening at the National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine and a consultant to the National Basketball Players Association Retired Players Cardiovascular Screening Program since 2015. He has interpreted more than 1,000 athlete-specific electrocardiograms a year and has supervised and interpreted more than 300 athlete-specific cardiopulmonary exercise tests since 2016.

He is board certified in adult cardiovascular medicine and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Success Rates: Outcomes and statistics for specific procedures are available at

Education: Dr. Emery holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in kinesiology and exercise physiology from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, and earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis. He completed his internal medicine residency at University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, and a fellowship in adult cardiovascular disease at Indiana University School of Medicine’s Krannert Institute of Cardiology.

Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2020, Dr. Emery was medical director of the Center for Cardiovascular Care in Athletics and Sports Cardiology Performance Lab at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Assistant Professor of Clinic Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Emery served as the local principal investigator (PI) on National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute studies on exercise in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and long QT syndrome while at Indiana University Health. He has coauthored more than two dozen papers and abstracts published in leading medical journals and is a reviewer for numerous medical journals.  He has presented abstracts and posters at national medical meetings, including the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions, The American Medical Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting and the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.

Dr. Emery served as senior author for the ACC sports cardiology core curriculum development and is a former course director for the ACC Care of the Athletic Heart continuing medical education conference.  He contributed to the development and publication of the 2016 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) interassociation position statement on the cardiovascular care of college student-athletes as well as the 2017 International recommendations for electrocardiographic interpretation in athletes.

He has been featured in many consumer publications such as the Indy Star and USA Today and interviewed on local and national television about cardiovascular health in athletes. 

About Dr. Emery: "I enjoy caring for competitive athletes and highly active people because it allows me to make a significant contribution to helping them maintain or return to their active lifestyle. I evaluate each athlete’s unique physiology and cardiovascular risks with consideration of their individual sport, training and stresses. Providing this personal and tailored approach to athletes’ care builds strong connections with them and brings me great satisfaction."

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Emery enjoys CrossFit training and spending time with his family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Indiana University School of Medicine
Adult Cardiology
Indianapolis, IN USA

Residency - University of Michigan Health System
Internal Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Medical Education - Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN USA

Graduate School - Indiana University
Kinesiology - Exercise Physiology
Bloomington, IN USA

Undergraduate - Indiana University
Bloomington, IN USA


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Echocardiography

Specialty Interests

Sports cardiology, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, echocardiography, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, exercise physiology, sports performance, valvular heart disease, sudden cardiac arrest

Awards & Honors

  • 2018 Indiana University Health Physicians, Top Performer in Patient Experience, Cardiology, Kokomo
    2017 – 2019  Indianapolis Monthly Magazine “Top Doctor” Cardiovascular Disease 
    2017  American College of Cardiology, Outstanding Leadership Award
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Michael Emery, 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 7/3/2023, Dr. Emery 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. Emery 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

147 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

We had a very good experience, both resident and doctor were very nice, and answered our questions clearly and thoroughly.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Emery has a great bedside manner. He's a good listener and I appreciate his advice.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Emery was very professional, succinct and able to discuss my complaint, asking me very good questions to further delve into the problem. He seemed to be very thoughtful in considering options and pretty quickly made decisions about further diagnostics and follow-up.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

The Dr's and staff was great. All treated me kind and gentle.I would say the only negative was constant banging and very very very loud at night. But I'm alive and could not be more thankful to Dr Burns and all the kind staff from nurse to aid

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr. Emery was very friendly, informative and caring/

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Reviewed my concerns / discussions with other cardiologists and setup a plan

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr. Emery seemed to know his stuff and made some very helpful comments relating to my condition, but I couldn't tell if he really cared about me as a person. I wondered if this might be inherent in a situation where a doctor is being asked for a second opinion any may perhaps be less likely to be as fully engaged with the patient.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

I have seen three other cardiologists, Dr. Emery is the first cardiologist that I feel can truly help me.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

I am truly looking forward to working with Dr Emery.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

The doctor was patient, very knowledgeable, and explained things very well. Despite my high rating above I still felt somewhat unsettled, with questions that couldn't be answered.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Among the most professional and knowledgeable physicians I have been treated by at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Emery should make himself more aware of the lack of competence of some members of his scheduling staff

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Emery is great! He is the first cardiologist I have had who I trust completely to handle my care. He also takes time to go through every question I have.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr. Michael Emery is excellent. He listens, diagnoses with clarity, and answers all my questions. Very easy to talk to!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr. Emery took the time to listen to my concerns and answered all my questions. I also appreciate the fact if I have a question at a later date, I can email the doctor and get help that way also.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Dr Emery was very personable and very thorough. I like that he took the time to explain everything and my options. I wouldn't go anywhere else for my care and service.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Would recommend Dr. Emery to anyone who had my condition and who wanted excellent care.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

I am very grateful to have a Doctor like Dr. Emery, I have full confidence that he has my heart as his main concern. Thank you

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

I couldn't ask for better health care providers

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Dr. Emery is very professional & thoughtful. I appreciate his willingness to spend time with me & his engagement w/ me as his patient.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

4 appointments in one day. All went well, people were very helpful. Dr Emery was very helpful in explaining what was going on with my heart

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Excellent provider, has helped every step of the way

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Dr. Emery was awesome. He understood my lifestyle and gave tailored advice for getting back to normal after the procedure. He also was kind enough to provide some recommendations for things to do in Cleveland prior to the big surgery date. We ended up going to see a Guardians game that night.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Dr. Emery and his staff put us at ease before the big day.

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