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

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866.320.4573
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Fax:
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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prevention
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Clinical Trials
  • Coronary Heart Disease Prevention
  • Echocardiogram
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Heart Disease Prevention
  • Hypertension Management
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology Section
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Family History of Heart Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Metabolic Syndrome
View all 8 Specialties +
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Biography

About Ashish Sarraju, MD

Ashish Sarraju, MD, is a cardiologist in the Section of Preventive Cardiology in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine of The Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Main Campus.

Specialty Interests: Preventive cardiology, cardiovascular risk assessment and modification, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, genetic risk for coronary artery disease, family history of high cholesterol, family history of heart disease, familial hypercholesterolemia, primary prevention

Experience: Dr. Sarraju specializes in helping patients at risk for a heart attack or stroke prevent them from having an incident and helping patients who have had a heart attack or stroke prevent future incidents. He is experienced in developing individualized plans to help patients manage their cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia or a family history of heart disease or high cholesterol including genetic disorders that may confer high risk for cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Sarraju is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and cardiovascular computed tomography (CT).

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic's Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine has physicians in every cardiovascular specialty working to offer the latest medications and interventional heart disease procedures. The end result — better heart care outcomes for our patients. Cleveland Clinic is nationally and internationally renowned for the world’s best cardiovascular care, 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 http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education: Dr. Sarraju earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and microbiology from Boston University, graduating summa cum laude. He received his doctorate in medicine from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago and completed his internship and internal medicine residency at Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., where he was selected to serve as chief medical resident following the completion of his residency. He continued his training at Stanford with a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and was selected as chief fellow in the last year of this three-year program. Following his fellowship, he worked at Stanford as a cardiologist and Clinical Scholar in cardiovascular medicine, and was an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow.

Dr. Sarraju joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2022 following his postdoctoral fellowship.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Sarraju has performed research on identifying gaps and disparities in preventive cardiology and developing novel approaches to understand and treat cardiovascular disease and risk factors, including digital health and artificial intelligence. As a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford Dr. Sarraju was part of the American Heart Association Health Technologies and Innovation Strategically Focused Research Network project to develop and test a digital health app for semi-automatic blood pressure management. He has coauthored research papers published in leading peer-reviewed medical journals, primarily on clinical trials related to preventive cardiology and managing specific heart disease risk factors.

Dr. Sarraju has served as an adhoc reviewer for several medical journals, including American Heart Journal, Journal of the American Heart Association, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and JAMA Cardiology.

Dr. Sarraju has published widely in peer-reviewed journals particularly relating to preventive cardiology and the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors such as hyperlipidemia.

He has been an invited speaker at Stanford medical symposiums and has participated in numerous research abstract and poster presentations at national medical meetings.

About Dr. Sarraju: Heart disease remains the #1 killer in the United States. For me, it is a privilege to be able to help patients understand how to reduce their risk for heart disease, through measures such as following a balanced, healthy lifestyle and controlling risk factors such as high cholesterol and blood pressure. I believe in shared decision-making and individualized treatment, where I understand and incorporate the patient’s values and preferences before making recommendations. We are committed to building strong relationships with patients and maintaining excellence.

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Sarraju enjoys hiking, travel and spending time with his family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2022

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Cardiovascular Disease
Standford, CA USA
2021

Residency - Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Chief Medical Resident Internal Medicine
Standford, CA USA
2018

Residency - Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Internal Medicine
Standford, CA USA
2017

Medical Education - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
2014

Undergraduate - Boston University
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Boston, MA USA
2009

Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Echocardiography

Awards & Honors

  • 2021 Edwin L. Alderman award for Excellence in Clinical Research, Stanford University
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 2/27/2023, Dr. Sarraju 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

233 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

59 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Best doctor ever!!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr Sarraju was great !

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

The Dr. Told me to semake next visit for a certain date . Ut availability was two months from that date .

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Absolutely beautiful person ; we were very comfortable and thankful for this doctor. He was thorough informing us about my condition and treatment options. I was thoroughly impressed and relieved. Cleveland Clinic is two hours from me and worth every mile. Thank you sincerely., MG

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Excellent provider, very good at listening to my concerns

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Sarraju is knowledgeable, compassionate, and professional. He effectively explains the medical issues in clear detail. It is an honor to be Dr. Sarraju's patient.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Pleased with entire visit. Everything went as scheduled. Dr. Sarraju was kind enough to let my family come into room when he talked to me. Felt very comfortable with Doctor and staff. Thank you.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

The doctor was very knowledgeable ,compassionate and thorough ..

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

I read an aricle about preventive cardiac care on yahoo and took doctors name made an appointment traveled from Orlando to Cleveland . It was well worth it

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Dr. Was understanding of my position on starting new medications. He discussed the benefits of the medication.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Best doctor I have seen for my issue

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Excellent Physician, very knowledgeable and courteous.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Sarraju is simply outstanding! Very thorough, personable, and takes the time to answer your questions.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

This Dr. Was EXCEPTIONAL!! You don't find a Physician now a days who cares. Polite, professional, kind, empathy, caring. Well spoken, attentive, engaged, eye contact the entire time, and he is patient. I felt HEARD. He took the time to listen to me. He then addressed issue on hand, talked to me about his thoughts, and Included me with the plan moving forward. Never did I feel rushed.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Everyone Physician should spend a day with this man!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Dr Sarraju is a wonderful, caring doctor. He answered all of my questions and never made me feel rushed.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr. Ashish Sarraju is a great listener deeply attuned to the holistic dimensions of my condition and me as a person. He was profoundly knowledgeable about my condition and was able to educate me by simplifying complex medical information and making it user friendly for me to understand. He supported me in helping me think through my options. He was extremely patient in his willingness to answer questions and brilliant in his mastery of preventive cardiology. His respect for me was palpable and he created a healing micro climate and was able to earn my trust and complete confidence in my very first meeting.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr. Was on time, and patient. He listened to all my concerns and addressed them all.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

My experience with my healthcare provider was very good and professional.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

My doctor was very caring and understanding about my condition and showed compassion.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr. Sarraju was excellent. He is an asset to your staff.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Great doctor. On a scale of 1-10, he is a 10.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr. Sarraju was fantastic. He came into the room prepared, had read my record and files that I provided ahead of the appointment, listened intently to me, understood my concerns, and delivered his thoughts and opinions in a clear, concise, and deliberate way. We had a very satisfying dialogue about my condition. What a consummate professional!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr. Sarraju is intelligent, well spoken, and attentive to my medical concerns. He ordered appropriate tests, and took my concerns seriously. I am very pleased to be his patient, and I am glad to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr. Sarraju is very professional

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr . Sarraju is very thorough as we discussed my next steps. Wonderful to work with, he set up a plan and set expectations that were steps to keep me healthy! Great Doctor, highly recommended !!!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Was very pleased with Dr. Seemed very understanding and willing to continue with follow up care.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Dr. Is so very personable. I am so thankful to have him and the Cleveland Clinic to help me with my heart failure. I brag to all of my work colleagues how knowledgeable and professional the team of Dr's that work with me. Thank you so much

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Dr Sarraju is very kind, easy to talk to and took his time. I did not feel rushed. All three things I look for in a good doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr Sarraju has an incredible way of focusing on his patient. He is calm, very caring and makes sure you understand completely.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Sarraju is wonderful!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Ashish Sarraju is exceptional in every way, and it was my good fortune to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Everyone was so very accommodating. The hospitality was amazing. My doctor was so easy to speak to and explained my problem.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

I was very impressed with Dr. Sarraju . He was absolutely wonderful.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr. Sarraju is very kind and caring. He is very responsive to all my questions and issues with prompt follow up. Thank you.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

This doctor was very good, and I would highly recommend him to someone else

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr Sarraju is such an asset to the Clinic. He listens, encourages questions and never makes me fell rushed.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Sarraju is wonderful and really takes the time to listen. He does not rush through his appointments.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Sarraju is an incredible physician.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Video engagement with Dr. Sarraju was excellent!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr. Sarraju is as great a person as he is a doctor. He is always personable and welcoming-and super-knowledgeable! He was instrumental in allowing me to find the right cholesterol-reduction protocol!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr. Sarraju always makes me feel glad we connected.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

One of the most caring physicians I've ever had the pleasure of seeing, he listens to me as a patient, takes into consideration my concerns and questions and gives very thoughtful and considerate health recommendations. I would happily refer refer him to anyone I knew.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Love Dr. ASHISH. He is fantastic.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

I was very impressed with Dr. Sarraju. His medical credentials were exceptional and he instilled confidence in his ability as a physician. He was pleasant, caring and addressed all of my concerns, including ordering appropriate tests to fully diagnose my medical issues.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Very knowledgeable Dr. Very empathetic.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Sarraju is fantastic. My wife and I are so grateful for him and the care we received. He was so courteous and knowledgeable. We will not go anywhere else and if possible we prefer not to see anyone else other than him.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Best doctor ever!!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

The doctor was very good. His bedside manner is excellent He took time with me and answered all of my concerns while explaining the importance of treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Awesome doctor!!!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

I'm so glad I picked Dr S. Very through. Answered all my questions and explained the options and process. He actually called and spoke with me about test results and next steps!! That was very much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr Saraju was very informative

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Was attentive, patient, kind and responsive. I am very pleased with his care and would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Sarraju is a great face for CCF. He is caring, takes time to explain whatever you want and is easy to communicate with.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

He was so down to earth. He had an intern or something with him too. Both very nice. I loved the way he spoke to me. I felt very comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Great doctor. Extremely caring and listening to me. Provided me more than adequate time

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr. Sarraju is very thorough and professional in his approach. He patiently answered all my health questions and my many questions about diet services and medicines. Dr. Sarraju is also very pleasant in his approach as well, and put me at ease from the beginning of my visit, and I really appreciated that! I am very glad he is 1 of my CCF physicians now!!!

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr Sarraju gave me the information and support I wasn't receiving at Ohio State Wexner Medical

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Reception had trouble scheduling my tests that the doctor wanted. Seemed unsure how to do it.

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