Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Primary Location

Hillcrest Medical Building 2


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Department
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (cabg) Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acquired Adult Cardiac Disease
  • Acquired Valve Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Dissection Of The Aorta
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Septal Defects
View all 9 Specialties +


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About Mark Botham, MD

Dr. Mark Botham is a staff cardiac surgeon with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Director of the Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery at Hillcrest Hospital. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Botham has a special interest in acquired adult coronary disease and reconstructive valvular heart disease. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Botham was Phi Betta Kappa at the University of Wisconsin where he graduated with Honors and an undergraduate degree in biochemistry. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical School and completed his clinical training at the University of Michigan Medical Center where he was awarded a fellowship in thoracic surgery. He received research appointments at the University of Wisconsin in pathology and at the University of Michigan in thoracic surgery.

He has published articles in professional journals on topics such as primary cardiac lymphoma and production of human growth factor in saphenous vein and internal mammary artery segments in organ culture.

Dr. Botham is a Fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Surgeons. In addition, he is a member of the American Medical Association, the John Alexander Society, the Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Michigan Health System
Thoracic Surgery
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Residency - University of Michigan Health System
General Surgery
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Internship - University of Michigan Health System
General Surgery
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Medical Education - Cornell University Medical College
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI USA


  • Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Specialty Interests

Cardiac Surgery, Acquired Adult Cardiac Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Mitral Valve Stenosis , Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Ventricular Septal Defects

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/7/2020, Dr. Botham 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

57 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 5

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

everyone was professional, empathetic from his staff to Dr Botham and his PA's. nurses I want to recognize include Milpitas dutt and aman jarien (don't remember last name} both SICU. also Mary Rn and Pcna scopieletti ?? bothkind and helpful and very caring. (stepdown 4th floor)

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2019

*Dr. Bothom felt like family very kind & is a very special person. He's a true blessing.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

It was an absolutely outstanding experience due to Dr. Botham's staff, and PA Holly. They were both outstandingly so personal and genuine. We have high standards in which we gauge others in the category of genuine. Both Dr. Botham and Holly exhibited such genuine concern.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

I heard so much about Dr. Botham before my appointment with him, and he exceeded all that I had heard about him. I was very proud to tell others that he would be my surgeon.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2019

*Dr. Botham & *Kristy (PA) were excellent. Kept me and family very well informed.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

I appreciated Dr. Botham drawing a picture of my specific issue so I could visualize what was wrong and help me understand what was needed.

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