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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.2492
Fax:
216.445.6153
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • cardiac transplant
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Heart Failure Section
  • Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Pre-Transplant Evaluation
  • Ventricular Assist Device
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Ejection Fraction
  • Amyloidosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Chemotherapy
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure In Women
  • Right Heart Failure
View all 11 Specialties +
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Biography

About Paulino Alvarez, MD

Paulino Alvarez, MD, FACC, is a heart failure specialist in the Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation Section of the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at main campus.

Specialty Interests: Heart failure, acute heart failure, heart transplantation, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), cardiogenic shock

Experience: The Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation Section is part of Cleveland Clinic’s George M. and Linda H. Kaufman Center for Heart Failure Treatment and Recovery, one of the premier facilities in the United States for the care of people with heart failure. Center physicians aggressively pursue non-transplant options to benefit these patients and also continue to investigate and improve surgical treatments, such as left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), left ventricular reconstruction surgery and heart transplant. Cleveland Clinic's cardiac transplant program is one of the largest in the United States.

Dr. Alvarez’ clinical experience includes caring for patients with advanced heart failure, those with all types of LVADs and pre- and post-transplant patients. He is board certified in cardiovascular medicine and advanced heart failure and transplant and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
 
Success Rates: Success rates for specific procedures at Cleveland Clinic are available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx.

Education: Dr. Alvarez received his medical degree from Universidad Rene Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He completed an internal medicine residency at Instituto Universitario CEMIC and cardiology residency at Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martin, University of Buenos Aires, all in Buenos Aires. In the United States, he served a second internal medicine residency and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas. He completed his subspecialty training as a fellow in heart failure and transplant at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Alvarez was named to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2020.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Alvarez has served as an investigator on research studies related to new treatments for cardiomyopathy and heart failure, and he is a frequent presenter on research in heart failure and cardiac transplant at national and international medical meetings. He has coauthored more than 70 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed medical journals and three book chapters.

About Dr. Alvarez: “My main motivation as a heart failure cardiologist is to work together with our patients to understand their needs and provide personalized care for them.”

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Alvarez enjoys running, playing soccer and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2020

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2017

Fellowship - Methodist Hospital
Cardiology
Houston, TX USA
2016

Residency - Methodist Hospital
Internal Medicine
Houston, TX USA
2013

Residency - Hospital de Clinicas
Cardiology
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2012

Residency - Methodist Hospital
Internal Medicine
Houston, TX USA
2008

Residency - Fundacion Favaloro
Cardiology
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2007

Residency - Insitituto Universitario CEMIC
Internal Medicine
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2006

Medical Education - Favaloro University Medical School
Buenos Aires,
2001

Undergraduate - San Juan El precursor
San Isidro, Argentina
1995

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Heart failure, acute heart failure, heart transplantation, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), cardiogenic shock

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Paulino Alvarez, 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 3/4/2021, Dr. Alvarez 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

101 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 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Best Doctor I have had in every way!

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr. Alvarez is a kind caring gentlemen, you are lucky to have him at the CC

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr Arteraz is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

extremely pleased with the doctor and his office.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

the doctor is excellent in terms of knowledge and explaining things. He made me feel at ease and comfortable. I look forward to seeing him again in future.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

I was amazed when Dr Alvarez would call in the evening

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Love my doctor always very thorough.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

excellent physician

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Alvarez is very caring. He takes the time to get to the bottom of the issues. He is very patient with me and with the issues eluding us.He is the type of doctor to stand by you.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Very good and I feel secure with this doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

not my typical provider, but he was well prepared regarding my case.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr A focused and caring

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

doc was excellent

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

doctors explain things well and keep you informed

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Every one of the Cleveland Clinic staff with whom I encountered (from housekeeping to physician) was incredibly professional, kind, helpful and caring. I have never been to a large business/facility where ALL of its employees were so uniformly fantastic.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr called me 3 times since the visit.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

the doctor has been great

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