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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

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • Noninvasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Timing of Valve Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Veins
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Ebstein Anomaly
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Transposition of the Great Vessels
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Septal Defects
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About Margaret Fuchs, MD

Margaret Fuchs, MD, is a clinical cardiologist in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. She specializes in adult congenital heart disease and sees patients at main campus.
Specialty Interests: Adult congenital heart disease, Turner syndrome, Ebstein anomaly, echocardiography, genetic aortopathies

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.

Dr. Fuchs is experienced in the medical management of adults with heart defects present at birth to help them optimize their quality of life and reduce their risk of complications. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and pediatrics.

Success Rates: Outcomes and statistics for heart procedures at Cleveland Clinic are available at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/heart/about/outcomes-stats.

Education: Dr. Fuchs earned her Doctorate of Medicine cum laude from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio. Following her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at The Ohio State University hospitals, she completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease and adult congenital heart disease at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

She joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2020 after completion of her fellowships.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Fuchs is the lead author on a number of papers on outcomes in adult congenital heart disease patients published in peer-reviewed medical journals, including Journal of the American Heart Association and World Journal of Cardiology and has coauthored two book chapters in her field. She also has presented abstracts and posters on her congenital heart disease research at national medical meetings.

About Dr. Fuchs: "It is my privilege to participate in the care of patients with congenital heart disease. This is a special group of patients who need lifelong follow-up, and I value the opportunity to get to know my patients and their families well.”

Leisure Activities: When she is not working, Dr. Fuchs enjoys hiking, gardening and music.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Rochester, MN USA

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Cardiovascular Diseases
Rochester, MN USA

Residency - Ohio State University Hospital
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Columbus, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Kenyon College
Gambier, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine - Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Echocardiography

Specialty Interests

Adult congenital heart disease, Turner syndrome, Ebstein anomaly, echocardiography, genetic aortopathies

Awards & Honors

  • 2017  Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence, American Heart Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Margaret Fuchs, MD.

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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 4/26/2024, Dr. Fuchs 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.

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

141 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 4.9
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Dr Fuchs is very very easy to chat with and answers any and all questions so you understand. A very excellent caring manner she has. Very satisfied with her

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr. Fuchs is a wonderful doctor. She takes the time to listen and answer all of my questions. She also has a fun sense of humor which I enjoy!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Everything was great with Dr Fuchs. I wish it was a little easier to get a sooner appointment but I understand that the clinic is busy

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Overall my visit with Dr. Fuchs was very positive. She obviously questioned the intake nurse who completed my paperwork about my recent activity and came prepared to have a conversation. She also brought two medical students which I am pleased to see.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Fuchs show compassion, care, and concern for not jut my condition but for me as a person. She did not seem to be In a rush to see the next patient but was patient with me and willing to hear my concerns and questions and take the time to answer them. This was greatly appreciated. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Fuchs is incredibly patient and kind. Every person she has connected me with Cleveland clinic for specialist has been of the exact same ilk. Really pleased from start to finish and very grateful.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr Fuchs was amazing. Very informative, patient and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Great experience as usual. Worth the drive from Detroit. Dr. Fuchs is the best!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

I felt much more at ease with Dr. Fuchs during this appointment than during my first time meeting her.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr Hammer and Young are my main doctors. Dr. Margaret Fuchs was my in hospital doctor. She and her staff were excellent! She spent a healthy amount of time with me every day listening to my questions and explaining what was being done. I have the utmost respect for her and appreciated her sense of humor.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

As a new patient my first visit was great!!Dr Fuchs answered all questions and was very kind !! All staff was great also

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr Fuchs and Dr Dunn were both very caring and excellent at explaining what my options were

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Fuchs is very measured and sensible, and patient with questions. She made me feel as though she has my best interests at heart for the long run. I am pleased to have her as my new doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Experience was good so far. Waiting on answers from a test to further guide next steps. Hopeful for answers.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr Fuchs is wonderful! The staff in the Cardiology department is always very friendly and professional. The schedulers outside of the department do not call back or schedule appointments in a timely manner.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Fuchs was amazing! She listened to my concerns and was very compassionate and kind. She treated me with respect and did a wonderful job educating me about my defect and the purpose of all the other procedures I received prior to switching my care to her. She made sure to leave plenty of time for questions and answered them thoroughly. I loved that she stressed the importance of planning the next steps of my care and made referrals to other tests she wanted done to decide if I need another open heart surgery. I appreciate that Dr. Fuchs is not just jumping to conclusions and instead, she's digging deeper.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

I always have a good experience seeing this provider.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Fuchs has the perfect blend of expertise, professionalism, and concern for my health condition.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Not only is Dr. Fuchs knowledgeable, but she is also very concerned about the patient as a person. She was not a hurry and willing to answer any questions I had.

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