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Department Pediatric Cardiology
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Department of Pediatric Cardiology and CT Surgery
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Pediatric Cardiology
New York, NY

Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Medical Education - Cornell University Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY United States

Undergraduate - Cornell University
Ithaca, NY


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Cardiology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Howard Heching, 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 2/5/2024, Dr. Heching 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

47 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr. Heching is fantastic! He is thorough, caring, and intelligent. I feel confident in recommending him to any family. He is a parent and understands children well.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

We highly recommend Dr. Heching. He helped save our daughter's life.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr Heching was fantastic. Thorough at explaining exactly what was going on and giving us a peace of mind. Also the patience with our newborn since he became hungry and needed to feed.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

I value the messaging feature. The direct communication with the Doctor is a great instrument in my opinion. I appreciate Dr.Heching for utilizing said features. Thank you!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

I am very appreciative of Dr. Heching!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

The doctor was very nice to Ezra and I very professional and has a love for kids.. He is truly working in his calling!!!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

We really appreciate how *Dr. Heching answered all of our questions in a very kind but honest way. He didn't "beat around the bush" with his answers.

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