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Title Director of Heart and Vascular Center Cleveland Clinic Florida; Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Italian, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aorta Center
  • Aorta Graft
  • Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Artificial Heart
  • Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Complex Aorta Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Reoperation
  • David Procedure
  • David Reimplantation Operation
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Surgery for Marfan Syndrome
  • Heart Surgery Reoperation
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Infective Endocarditis Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Modified David's Reimplantation Procedure
  • Myectomy
  • Off Pump Bypass Surgery
  • Off Pump Heart Surgery
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Partial Artificial Heart
  • Percutaneous and Endoscopic Interventions for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardium Surgery
  • Pulmonary Embolism Surgery
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
  • Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Harvesting
  • Removal of Atrial Myxoma
  • Removal of Cardiac Tumors
  • Reoperation Surgery
  • Reoperation Valve Surgery
  • Robotically Assisted Heart Surgery
  • Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
  • Valve Surgery
  • Ventricular Assist Device
View all 51 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Aneurysms
  • Angina
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Infections
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myxomas
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
View all 46 Specialties +


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About Jose Navia, MD

José L. Navia, MD, is the Director of the Heart and Vascular Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida; Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Florida; and the S. Donald Sussman Distinguished Chair in Heart and Vascular Research.   Dr. Navia is also Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.  Dr. Navia is an internationally known cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon.

Specialty interests: Adult-acquired heart disease, minimally invasive video-assisted cardiac surgery, off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, minimally invasive mitral and aortic valve surgery, tricuspid valve repair and replacement, transcatheter aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve procedures, surgical treatment of complex multivalve endocarditis, Commando Procedure and Hemi-Commando Procedure for double valve endocarditis, aortic valve homograft surgery, and multiple valve cardiac reoperations.

Number of Procedures Performed: Cleveland Clinic performs more than 4,000 heart surgeries each year. All Cleveland Clinic cardiac surgeons complete between 300-400 cardiac cases per year.

Success rates: Among top U.S. hospitals for cardiac surgery, Cleveland Clinic’s volume is the highest with the best quality outcomes. You can view success rates for specific procedures at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Dr. Navia is board certified in Cardiovascular Surgery and General Surgery. He earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine at the National University of La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He completed his internships and residencies in general surgery, cardiovascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery in Argentinian hospitals.

Dr. Navia received a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery from the Cleveland Clinic in 1994. During his fellowship and residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Navia served as Chief Resident for one year. He has received the Rene Favaloro International Fellow Award and the Dr. Charles H. Bryan Clinical Excellence Award. He joined the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute in 1998 following an appointment at the Italian Hospital in Buenos Aires as a staff surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Navia has been a co-investigator for several clinical research trials. Dr. Navia’s research focuses on robotic cardiac surgery, video-assisted minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and a stentless mitral valve — an original design for mitral valve replacement that is being used across the country. He has developed different cannulas (tubes for needles and surgical instruments) for pulmonary bypass and has designed a proximal anastomosis device to avoid clamping the aorta during cardiac surgery. He has also developed a percutaneous mitral valve ring and prosthesis. He is extensively involved in research to investigate new and more effective treatments for patients with heart failure.

Dr. Navia is a national leader in successfully and safely utilizing various techniques in minimally invasive off-pump bypass surgery, as well as transcatheter aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve procedures. He also is involved in advances in cardiac resynchronization therapy and mechanical circulatory device therapy.

Dr. Navia has published many articles and abstracts in national and international professional publications and is a manuscript reviewer and editorial board member for several medical journals. Dr. Navia organizes seminars and symposia on advanced topics in cardiothoracic surgery and presents his work at major international conferences with leading physicians from around the world.

About Dr. Navia: My greatest strength as a heart surgeon is the ability to treat patients with even the most complex medical problems. Many times, these treatments involve advanced techniques and innovative approaches to achieve the best possible results. I have a passion for innovation, and it is extremely gratifying to invent a new way to help a patient who otherwise may not have been able to have a good outcome.

Leisure time activities: Dr. Navia enjoys spending time with his family, especially on the beaches of Argentina and skiing together in the winter

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Ohio)
Cardiovascular Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Hospital Italiano
Cardiovascular Surgery Residency
Bueno Aires, AR USA

Residency - Hospital General de Agudos, Italian Hospital
General Surgery
Buenos Aires, Argentina, AR USA

Internship - Hospital General De Agudos (Argentina)


Residency - Hospital General Argerich (Argentina)
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Internship - Hospital General de Agudos, Italian Hospital
Rotating Internship
Buenos Aires, Argentina,

Medical Education - National University of La Plata (Argentina)
Buenos Aires, Argentina


  • Vascular Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Specialty Interests

Adult-acquired heart disease, minimally invasive video-assisted cardiac surgery, off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, minimally invasive mitral and aortic valve surgery, tricuspid valve repair and replacement, transcatheter aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve procedures, surgical treatment of complex multivalve endocarditis, Commando Procedure and Hemi-Commando Procedure for double valve endocarditis, aortic valve homograft surgery, and multiple valve cardiac reoperations.

Awards & Honors

  • 2004-2013 Cleveland Clinic Innovator Awards
  • 1994-1995 Rene Favaloro International Fellow Award
  • 1996 Dr. Charles H. Bryan Clinical Excellence Award from Cleveland Clinic, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Innovations & Patents

  • Method of Implanting a Stentless Cardiac Valve Prosthesis
  • Stentless Bioprosthesis Mitral Valve (SMV)
  • Apparatus and Method for Auto-Retroperfusion of a Coronary Vein
  • Methods and Apparatus for Replacing a Mitral and Aortic Valve with a Single Homograft 
  • Stentless Bioprosthetic Valve Having Chordae for Replacing Mitral Valve
  • Percutaneous Mitral and Tricuspid Annuloplasty Rings and Method of Implanting
  • Apparatus and Method for Reducing Cardiac Valve Regurgitation
  • Apparatus and Methods for Repair of Cardiac Valve
  • Apparatus and Methods for Replacing a Cardiac Valve
  • Vascular Graft and Method of Use
  • Apparatus and Method for Treatment a Regurgitant Heart Valve
  • Apparatus and Methods for Treating Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Methods for Implanting Cardiovascular Valves
  • Apparatus and Method for Treating a Regurgitant Heart Valve
  • Apparatus and Methods for Repair of a Cardiac Valve
  • An Annuloplasty Ring with Wing Members for Repair of a Cardiac Valve
  • Method for Implanting A Cardiovascular Valve
  • Apparatus and Methods for Treating Cardiovascular Diseases
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Jose Navia, 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 10/3/2023, Dr. Navia 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.

Royalty Payments. Dr. Navia receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • NaviGate Cardiac Structures, Inc.

Right to Future Distribution of Cleveland Clinic Financial Interest. Dr. Navia may receive future financial benefits from the Cleveland Clinic for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • NaviGate Cardiac Structures, Inc.

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

158 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2023

We have had nothing but things to say about Dr. Navia. He saved my son Tommy's life.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2023

Incredible doctor and Lauren is very knowledgeable and kind also

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

He was my surgeon in 2015. He did a stellar job, shows compassion, and I'm very grateful to him for saving my life.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

The best treatment by any doctor Dr Navia us first class Most caring, most skilled , most knowledgeable

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Almost a 2 hour wait to see dr navia

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Very happy with Dr Jose Navia's passion and sincerity. I hope he can find a solution to my heart health issues.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Everything went well with initial visit. Doctor navia and I. Change the same conclusion about myself about my therapy.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Navia and his staff are extraordinary.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Doctor Navia, Doctor Sasson, Lauren Gonzalez and Melany are just amazing

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr Navie is one of the best doctors I have. Friendly, caring and easy to converse with.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr Navia is outstanding

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

I had a very good conversation; felt unhurried; Dr had obviously spent time with my diagnostic procedures- spoke with specify to my situation to this point; explained condition thoroughly & possible options; listened & considered timeframe with my personal issues factored in. I felt I received direct, thoughtful information and professional opinion. I had researched procedures and had prepared questions. His thorough explanation covered a number & suggested points I had not considered.I really appreciated the direct assessment and information, the empathetic manner and opportunity to discuss.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

I met with Michelle, Lauren, Dr. Navia and Anthony. Each was a consummate professional, and I never felt rushed.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

The doctor was very knowledgeable very courteous explains everything very well

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Doctor Navia and his tambi?n are just excellent. So is the intensive care unit. And I can tell! I am a 77 year Oldman active surgeon. Have worked in USA, Ecuador and mainly in Par?s,France

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

My visit was unbelievable very professional I love Dr. Jose Navia met with the nurse, then the PA then the doctor it was very good experience

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

It was a very awesome experience. I was coming there for a second opinion and I fired my first doctor that doesn't even come close to Dr. Jose Navia and his staff. It was an unbelievably very good visit. Thank you all.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Everyone in the cardiology department is very efficient and personable. Lauren, Dr. Navia's assistant is first rate. Melanie, who took my vitals and was the first person to see me was very personable and knowledgeable. Dr. Navia inspires confidence and explains everything and everyone answers questions, and is very understanding and empathetic.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Dr.Navia and staff are amazing.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr. Navia is a very caring doctor. That can be difficult in today's environment. He spent the time to explain everything and reassure us.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Anthony Rodriguez, surgical coordinator, was amazing with his keeping me organized with upcoming appointments, helping me fill out leave paperwork, and keeping me organized with the process involved with this complex surgery. In fact, the entire surgical team including Dr. Navia were amazing in answering questions and making me acquainted with all of them and the various aspects of the procedure.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

I liked Dr. Navia. He drew on a wallboard to show me my heart valve situation.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2023

Dr Navia is one of the nicest doctor I see. His staff is also very welcoming and helpful.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

Unfortunately Dr. Navia had not yet received some discs, so he was unable to give me more information regarding my treatment options.

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