Treatment & Services
- Biventricular Pacemaker
- Cardio-Oncology Center
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- George M & Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
- Heart Failure Section
- Heart Transplantation
- Ventricular Assist Device
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy
- Familial Cardiomyopathy
- Heart Failure
- Heart Failure In Women
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
- Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
- Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
- Sarcoid Heart Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - Hahnemann University Medical College
Philadelphia, PA USA
Undergraduate - Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, PA USA
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Cardiomyopathy, cardiac tumors, heart failure, heart transplantation, ventricular assist device, myocardial biopsy, cardiac catheterization
Research & Publications
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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 5/3/2019, Dr. James 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.
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145 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
12 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019
Dr. James was excellent. I was going to write an email about her anyway, just to let someone know what an exceptional job I thought she did in the exam, diagnoses, and the follow-up the next morning. She took a long time explaining the results and answering questions.
Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019
Considering the difficulty I had getting my information to Cleveland Clinic, Dr. James worked to completely understand my health situation and how I feel physically. She was very professional and took much time talking with myself and my wife. At NO time did I feel like I "was a number" being rushed to get to another patient. She was excellent.
Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019
Dr. James, in my opinion, is an excellent physician. She exhibits a very caring and concerned nature.
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019
I did not appreciate the way Dr James treated me. she seemed to not really care. I wanted answers and understanding. I did not receive either.
Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019
Dr in a hurry. Not much explanation good or bad
Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019
we were made aware of the delay and handled appropriately-realize patients may need additional time - was good to know the Dr. does not rush patients through but takes the necessary time!!
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019
I love Dr. Karen James! She showed more concern for my heart condition than my cardiologist here in Erie. I plan on keeping Dr. James as my primary cardiologist!! She seems to have a genuine concern for me & my issues!!!
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019
I've already spoken very highly, with friends & family, about the care I've received from Dr. James and the staff @ Cleveland Clinic!!
Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019
Dr.James is a very GOOD!!!!!!!!! Doctor she take very good CARE!!!!!!!!! of me
Reviewed on Dec 3, 2018
dr James and her office staff are very helpful and courteous always. Cleveland Clinic has many great employees who give the best care.
Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018
I learn more every time I go... just in the course of conversations with Dr James or the nurses.
Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018
One of the few heart doctors I am confident in is Dr. James.
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