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Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aorta Graft
  • Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Department
  • Complex Aorta Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (cabg) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Reoperation
  • David Procedure
  • David Reimplantation Operation
  • ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
  • Heart Surgery Reoperation
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • High Risk Reoperation Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgeries
  • 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
  • Pericardial Window
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Pericardium Surgery
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
  • Pulmonic Valve Replacement
  • Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Harvesting
  • Removal of Atrial Myxoma
  • Removal of Cardiac Tumors
  • Reoperation Valve Surgery
  • Repair Of Aortic Aneurysms And Dissections
  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Robotically Assisted Atrial Septal Defect Repair
  • Robotically Assisted Heart Surgery
  • Robotically Assisted Mitral Valve Repair
  • Robotically Assisted Patent Foramen Ovale Repair
  • Robotically Assisted Removal of Cardiac Tumors
  • Robotically Assisted Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Surgery for Infective Endocarditis
  • Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Surgical Ablation Of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Replacement
  • Valve Sparing Method
  • Valve Surgery
View all 57 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Angina
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myxomas
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
View all 31 Specialties +


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About Kevin Hodges, MD

Kevin Hodges, MD, is a cardiac surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery of the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients and performs surgery at main campus.

Specialty Interests: Mitral valve repair, myectomy, atrial fibrillation surgery, aortic surgery, aortic valve repair and replacement, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic cardiac surgery, reoperative cardiac surgery

Experience: As a thoracic surgery resident at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Hodges participated in more than 1,000 major cardiothoracic surgeries over six years.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been rated the top heart center in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for more than 20 consecutive years, drawing patients from across the country and around the world. To learn about patient outcomes for specific conditions and procedures at Cleveland Clinic, go to

Education: Dr. Hodges is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., receiving a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and philosophy, magna cum laude. He earned his doctorate of medicine with honors from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago. He received his surgical training through a six-year integrated thoracic surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic where he was selected as chief resident in his final year.

Dr. Hodges joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2021 at the conclusion of his residency.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Hodges has coauthored scientific papers on complex cardiac surgeries, including reoperations, published in leading peer-reviewed medical and surgical journals. He has been a co-presenter on advanced cardiac surgery cases and techniques at national and international medical meetings.

About Dr. Hodges: “I enjoy cardiac surgery because it offers the opportunity to tackle complex problems and make an enormous impact on the lives of my patients. It is a great privilege to build relationships with patients and families and to be entrusted with their care.”

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time Dr. Hodges enjoys spending time with his family and hiking.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Thoracic Surgery - Integrated
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN USA

Specialty Interests

Mitral valve repair, atrial fibrillation surgery, aortic surgery, aortic valve repair and replacement, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic cardiac surgery, reoperative cardiac surgery

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 Best Research Day Presentation, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic
    2016, 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award, Cleveland Clinic
    2015 Outstanding Achievement Award in Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
    2015 Departmental Award for Surgery, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 
    2014 Ting-Wa Wong, MD, PhD, Scholarship, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 2/21/2022, Dr. Hodges 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

102 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Dr. Hodges is the best! Extremely knowledgeable and explained all of the issues and options. He is, quite literally, a life saver!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

From the initial consult through the subsequent surgery, the severity of the situation was well explained with a solid treatment plan in place. The pre-surgical exam with Dr. Hodges left my wife and I with a degree of comfort and confidence that I was being cared for by the best of the best. Many thanks to Dr. Patrick Collier as well.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Loved *Dr. Hodges and his team!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

The Physicians worked together as an awesome TEAM. I thank Dr. Hodges for his awesome knowledge and skills in saving my life......Thank you!!!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

*Doctor Kevin Hodges and staff are top notch!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Very happy with staff and doctor

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

*Dr. Kevin Hodges - Amazing doctor & person. Really grateful for him & his team. Made me feel incredibly safe & cared for. Thank you so much! Can't say enough great comments!

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Surgeons and doctors were extremely knowledgeable and confident! I felt very much in good hands!!!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

*Dr. Kevin Hodges (cardio thoracic surgeon) and *Dr. Thomas Fraser (Infectious Disease) were very attentive & caring.

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