Treatment & Services
- Biventricular Pacemaker
- cardiac transplant
- Cardiac Transplantation
- Cardiomyopathy Radiation
- Cardio-Oncology Center
- Cardioprotective treatment in breast cancer
- Cardiovascular Medicine
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- Endomyocardial Biopsy
- George M & Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
- Heart Biopsy
- Heart Failure Management
- Heart Failure Section
- Heart Transplantation
- Mechanical Assist Devices
- Pre-Transplant Evaluation
- Ventricular Assist Device
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
- Cardiac Amyloid Imaging
- Cardiac transplant
- Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Chemotherapy
- Cardiomyopathy Valvular
- Cardiovascular Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment
- Cardiovascular Effects of Radiation Therapy
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy
- Ejection Fraction
- Ejection Fraction - Abnormal
- Enlarged Heart
- Familial Amyloidosis
- Familial Cardiomyopathy
- Heart Failure
- Heart Failure In Women
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
- Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
- Mechanical Circulatory Support
- Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
- Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
- Sarcoid Heart Disease
- Shortness Of Breath
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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 7/2/2021, 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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143 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|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
11 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021
Seeing Dr. James is always a pleasent experience
Reviewed on May 28, 2021
exceptionally great service in getting scheduled to see the doctor with details on what to bring and prepare for
Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021
I was impressed with Dr James. She listened to me intently. She called the next day to summarize what was discussed. I never had a doctor personally call me regarding my condition and visit.
Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021
*Dr. P. Alvarez is a great doc who cares, informs & has a sense of humor. He is well published.
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021
I LOVE the Cleveland Clinic and my cardiologist, Dr. James! Everything is so efficient and done in a timely manner. Especially, since I have to travel two hours for appointments.
Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021
Dr James is amazing! She explains things so I understand them and is always courteous. Any questions I may have I email and receive reply from her staff that day. very pleased with everyone's attention to detail and professionalism without a cold clinical feeling
Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021
Dr James is always professsional..You never feel rushed. When I have called her, she gets right back to me. I am very happy with her care and feel I am in good hands
Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021
Dr. James was very professional and a very good listener.
Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020
a great Doctor
Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020
Good my wife and I both like Dr. James.
Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020
my experience was so far positive doctor's and staff have been kind courteous and professional
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