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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 Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • 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 http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx.

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

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

Medical Education - Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

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

Undergraduate - Indiana University
Bloomington, IN


  • 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.

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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 4/16/2024, 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

174 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Doc is amazing!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Every interaction with the doctor and the staff was as good as it could possibly be.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr. Emery was amazing. He sincerely took time to listen to my concerns and explained the testing and process in a way that didn't make me feel like I was either wasting his time nor a bother. HE WAS AMAZING!!!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

I'm impressed with the quick times waiting for tests. The wait times are not that long . Dr. Emery was so patient and answered all my questions. He really listened to my concerns and sincerely addressed my issues.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

I really appreciate that Dr. Emery listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. Having heart issues is scary but I feel so blessed to know I have this doctor taking care if me .

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr.Emery is the best. He is courteous, friendly, and concerned about my health. He goes above and beyond to take care of me.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

I love Cleveland Clinic every one is so nice help you find your way .. I love Dr Emery so kind and concern about his patients

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Emery is highly professional & exudes confidence. He makes me feel like I'm the most important patient-cannot recommend him enough.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

I was disappointed that I was seen for 15 minutes and told I need to come back to see another doctor after I had traveled 7 hours to get there. I felt my visit could have been done over the phone.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Excellent experience. Dr. Emery spend a very adequate amount of time listening to the issues I have. My appointment was excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

It's evident Dr.M.Emery cares for his patients with the utmost care and respect. He is excellent and I highly recommend him

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr Emery was excellent Took the time to understand my needs, answered all my questions and explained next steps

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

I can't imagine a better healthcare experience or a better provider. Dr. Emery is extremely knowledgable, yet also very approachable and easy to talk with. He Is a good listener and truly cares about his patients, at least this one! At this stage of my life, I have way more healthcare providers than I ever Imagined I would, and thankfully I feel I have a great relationship with all of them. However, Dr. Emery Is the only one who understands my desire to maximize exercise and fitness after heart valve surgery and he has been extremely patient and understanding in helping me work through that.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Emery is a wonderful doctor, very knowledgeable. We are blessed to have him as our doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr Emery was great. I would highly recommend him

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr Emery answered all of our questions and gave us some insight into the possible avenues of treatment and the need for additional test to determine those avenues.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Very professional, prompt and informative physician

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

I had a great visit with Dr Emery at my recent appointment . He is a v good listener and patient with me and answering all my concerns about my heart health n other issues I had. He and his office are very prompt at responding to my messages on my chart too. I do appreciate the attention they give individually and help resolves all concerns I may have. I am blessed to have Dr Emery as my cardiologist and his team.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr emery puts me at ease and I trust and value his opinion

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr Emery was very thorough and had excellent bed side manner. He reviewed all my precious tests and explained everything to me. Highly recommend him !

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr. Emery had very poor bedside manner. He did not listen to me. He couldn't wait to cut me off from anything. I had to say he did not respect the fact that I knew my body and knew that something was wrong. He was abrupt and not caring at all. It was all about his own opinion, everything was all about him and what he knows and what I don't know I did not feel he respected me and I did not feel he appreciated the research I had done so I could understand my own body. I really didn't like him and he made me cry after I left there, because he just was not kind very abrupt and did not have anything positive to say .

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

In this instance, Cleveland Clinic was not a problem. They were wonderful just this particular doctor, Michael Emery was not kind or understanding and he made me cry because he was negative and had nothing good to say and did not listen to me. That's the part that really bothered me. He did not think I had any know or sense about me and about my body. I know my body and he did not respect that so I did not care for him and he made me very upset.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

I had a very good meeting with Dr. Emery. He was very attentive, answered all my questions, and provided very helpful information regarding my health concerns. I had a very positive experience with the doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Love Dr Emery, very attentive and personable!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Exceeded my expectations. Dr Emery was so kind and very professional and positive in explaining all test(s) results.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Extremely pleased with my consultation with Dr. Emery and proposed treatment plan.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Again, there should be an excellent category in the ratings. Dr. Emery is excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Emery is a wonderful doctor and his staff is very good.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Entire experience was excellent. I am so thankful for the appointment with Dr. Emery with his specialty in Sports Cardiology. He directly addressed my concerns and answered my questions. Very excellent experience.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Very professional and courteous AND extremely knowledgeable. Dr. Emery even walked me out to the door to reception area when appointment was over, very impressed that he would take the time to do so. Very awesome.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr Emery and his staff were great, but for some reason the Zoom connection didn't work. He called me on my cell to make sure he answered my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

. The doctor answered all of our questions and provided a detailed explanation that was much appreciated

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Emery is so helpful, approachable and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr Emery is outstanding!!

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

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