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Title Chair, Division of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
Department Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, German, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Weston Hospital
Primary Location

Weston Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis and Insufficiency
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis and Insufficiency
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Ross Procedure
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Sparing Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Cardiac Tumors
  • Mitral Annular Disjunction (MAD)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
View all 9 Specialties +


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About Juan Pablo Umana, MD

Dr. Juan Umaña is Chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida and an Associate Staff Surgeon at Cleveland Clinic main campus in Cleveland, OH. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Umaña was the Director of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fundacion Cardioinfantil (Children’s Heart Foundation), in Bogota, Colombia. He developed the largest aortic valve repair program in Latin America and established the Latin-American Cardiovascular Surgery Conference in association with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Specialty Interests: Mitral valve repair, tricuspid valve repair, aortic valve repair, valve-sparing aortic root replacement, Ross procedure, minimally invasive aortic root replacement, minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, transcatheter mitral valve repair, aortic dissection, cardiac tumors, mitral annular disjunction.

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: Cleveland Clinic is nationally and internationally renowned for the world’s best cardiovascular care. Learn more about our outcomes and statistics

Education and Training: Dr. Umaña completed his medical training at University of El Rosario in Bogota, Colombia. He received specialized training in cardiothoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Stanford University School of Medicine. He also completed Cleveland Clinic’s Global Executive Education Program.

Publications and Speaking: Dr. Umaña has published dozens of scientific papers and contributed several chapters to medical and surgical textbooks. He helped develop, and shares a patent for the MitraClip, which is a device used for minimally invasive mitral valve repair. Dr. Umaña has been invited to speak at nearly 100 medical conferences throughout the world, including presentations related to complex procedures such as mitral valve repair for patients with mitral annular dysjunction and aortic valve-sparing root replacement with valve reimplantation.

Dr. Umaña has received many awards for his work, including the Jose Vicente Castro-Silva Medal bestowed by El Rosario University as its highest award to medical doctors for their service to Colombia.

About Dr. Umaña: “I consider myself lucky to be able to help patients by performing life-saving procedures every minute I spend in the operating room. I take the trust that patients and their families put in me very seriously and constantly strive to improve processes and procedures to offer the safest and best possible treatments for their conditions.”

Leisure time activities: In his free time, Dr. Umaña enjoys surfing and skiing with his family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Stanford Univ Med Ctr
Thoracic Surgery
Stanford, CA USA

Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center
General Surgery

Medical Education - Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario
Bogota, Colombia

Professional Highlights

  • Created the Latin-American Cardiovascular Surgery Conference in association with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Invited to speak at the Mitral Conclave 2023 and for the last two years at the Annual Meeting of the AATS to present our work on mitral valve repair in the setting of mitral annular dysjunction and technique of aortic valve-sparing root replacement with valve reimplantation


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Jose Vicente Castro-Silva Medal bestowed by El Rosario University as its highest award to medical doctors for their service to Colombia in the medical field, May 2023
  • #WeLove Gala Honoree – Lifelong Commitment to Saving Lives
  • Research Grant, Columbia University 
  • Recipient, Startup Fund, 1996
  • Recipient, Blakemore Research Award, 1997
  • Second Place, Resident’s Research Competition, 1997
  • Educational Chief Resident
  • Department of Surgery, Columbia University School of Medicine, 1998-1999
  • Finalist, Samson Resident Prize Competition
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association, 2001

Innovations & Patents

  • US patent for  Mitraclip


  • Member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Member of the Board of the Heart Valve Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Juan Pablo Umana, MD.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

67 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Dr. Umana explained my surgical plan with great care and consideration for my wife and I to understand.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr. Umana and PA Erica were excellent

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Many thanks to Dr. Umaa and his entire team for being so kind and considerate of me. The surgery went excellent and the medical team has been super good to me.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Great Doctor, Great bedside manner, Cleveland Clinic Should be proud of this Physician. He introduced his OR team before my Open Heart surgery. I totally respect him.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Dr. Unmana saved my life. I came to him as a second opinion.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Umana was amazing! Thoughtful, attentive and spent a significant amount of time with me.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. Umani is so calm, intelligent, caring and thorough in his process. I am so thankful for his excellence!

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