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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Angiogenesis
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon Mitral Valvotomy
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Trials
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • Endovascular Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP)
  • Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) Determination
  • Heart Imaging
  • Heart Valve Disease - Percutaneous Interventions
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
  • Iliac Stenting
  • Intervention Section
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Invasive and Interventional Cardiology Section
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology Section
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Percutaneous Closure of Paravalve Leak
  • Percutaneous Valve Treatment
  • Percutaneous VSD closure
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Renal Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Valve Surgery
  • Virtual Histology
View all 39 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Bifurcation Blockage
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Heart Attack
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Iliac Artery Aneurysm
  • Iliac Artery Occlusion (Blockage)
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Leg Circulation Problems
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Restenosis
  • Total Coronary Occlusions
View all 16 Specialties +


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About Samir Kapadia, MD

Samir Kapadia, MD, is the Chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is a Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Kapadia is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology.

Specialty/Clinical interests: Percutaneous treatment for valve disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), Mitraclip, complex coronary interventions,  atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure, carotid interventions, peripheral interventions

Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Kapadia has performed 1,000 TAVR procedures and thousands of other cardiovascular procedures throughout his career.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic is nationally and internationally renowned for the world’s best cardiovascular care. Success rates for specific procedures are available at: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Dr. Kapadia received his medical degree with honors from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College in Gujarat, India. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, where he was named Outstanding Resident. Dr. Kapadia completed fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, and was named Chief Interventional Fellow. Dr. Kapadia was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 2003 as a Staff Interventional Cardiologist.

Prior to his appointment to Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Kapadia had an academic appointment to the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, and was an Interventional Cardiologist at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Kapadia has more than 700 peer reviewed publications in the techniques and outcomes of percutaneous therapies for valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, as well as other structural heart problems. He spearheaded the research on stroke prevention in patients undergoing TAVR. He is currently the principal investigator in a number of clinical research trials, including research to investigate percutaneous methods to treat aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation.

Dr. Kapadia has authored two text books, the Textbook of Interventional Cardiology and Board Review for Cardiology. He has been an invited speaker at hundreds of regional, national and international symposia and conferences. He has been involved in several guidelines and position papers on percutaneous treatment of valvular heart disease.

Dr. Kapadia is also an innovator, with more than 15 issued patents for devices to treat valvular heart diseases.

About Dr. Kapadia: “I love to get to know the patients and families well so that I can provide appropriate care and meet their expectations. Procedural expertise is necessary for the best outcomes but not enough; compassionate clinical care is an essential element that we should not ignore.”

Leisure time activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Kapadia enjoys spending time with his family, astronomy, physics, and math.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Interventional Cardiology
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Baylor College of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Houston, TX

Medical Education - N.H.L.M. Medical College

Professional Highlights

  • Director, Sones Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  • Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology

Specialty Interests

coronary interventions, percutaneous treatment of valvular heart disease, ASD/PFO closure, carotid interventions, peripheral interventions.

Awards & Honors

  • 2007 Teacher of the Year Award, Interventional Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2006 Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2006 Top Docs, Cleveland Magazine
  • 2004 Top Docs, Cleveland Magazine
  • 2000 Lower Clinical Award for Original Investigation and Professional Excellence in Scientific Paper, Cleveland Clinic
  • 1999 Lower Clinical Award for Original Investigation and Professional Excellence in Scientific Paper, Cleveland Clinic
  • 1998 Young Investigator Award for Clinical Research, Cardiovascular Young Investigator Forum, Astra Merck
  • 1998 Peskind Memorial Award for Best Research Paper from Residents and Fellows Training in Division of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
  • 1998 First Place, Cardiology Research Day, Cleveland Clinic
  • 1996 2nd Place, Basic Science Research, Research Symposium, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 1995 Finalist, Melvin L. Marcus - Young Investigator Award in Cardiovascular Physiology, American Heart Association
  • 1994 Best Basic Science Research Presentation, Baylor Scientific Symposium
  • 1994 Outstanding Resident, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 1989 Highest Honors, Final Academic Year, Medical School
  • 1987 Merit Prize for exceptional performance, Indian Pharmacological Society
  • 1987 Highest Honors, Second Academic Year, Medical School
  • 1984 National Scholar, National Council of Educational Research & Training, India
  • 1984 7th Rank (30,000 Premed Students), State Board, India
  • 1982 6th Rank (250,000 Students), State Board, India

Innovations & Patents

  • Devices for Percutaneous Valve Treatments


  • American Heart Association
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Society for Vascular Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Samir Kapadia, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 9/22/2023, Dr. Kapadia has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Kapadia receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Anteris Technologies

Royalty Payments. Dr. Kapadia receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Bavaria Medizin Technologie GmbH

Right to Future Distribution of Cleveland Clinic Financial Interest. Dr. Kapadia may receive future financial benefits from the Cleveland Clinic for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Mitria Medical, LLC
  • Bavaria Medizin Technologie GmbH

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

229 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2024

After my recent and pass hospital stay experience, I was amazed how the entire staff I encountered showed me genuine care and respect during my stay at Cleveland Clinic. Dr Lapadia and his staff are awesome! I'm grateful to have them as my medical team. Thank you all!

Reviewed on May 31, 2024

We love Dr,Kapadia. He is very caring and leaves no stones unturned during his exam and evaluation. He simply is the best! I am very fortunate to have him as my physician.

Reviewed on May 28, 2024

Good Dr Kapadia was such great doctor. Love everyone here.

Reviewed on May 28, 2024

Was very pleased with the doctor and all the staff, would recommend this hospital to family and friends.

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

I would recommend this practice because of Dr Kapadia.

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

My Specialist was Dr. Kapadia. He was the consummate professional - expert, personable, calming. He explains everything, invites questions, involved me in the care plan moving forward. A wonderful ambassador for Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Best care we have had in quite awhile. The Dr was amazing and very caring. He explained how things would be done and reassured us it would give Mike a better quality of life.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Great experience with Dr Kapadia and his staff

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

We absolutely love Dr Kapadia!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Unfortunately the Echo was given after our meeting with Dr Kapadia so some questions were unable to be answered. Hopping to hear more details from him. He is a wonderful Dr. He showed compassion and care for myself and my wife.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Outstanding Doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr. Kapadia is just wonderful!!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr. Kapadia is a national treasure !!An extremely nice chap with credentials and resume to match. He is also a caring professional who listens attentively. He was extremely busy - I can certainly understand the demand for his services !! - but as soon as he stepped into the roommate, his focus was on me and my health. Top notch !!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Communication and Care from Dr Kapadia & Dr Mantha was World-Class

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr kapadia has been very patient and explained all the chart and diagnostic results in simple easy to understand manner and he reviewed all my previous results and remembered the trwnd

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr kapadia is an expert in explaining in easy language

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr Samir Kapadia has a A+ in how well he answers my questions. He is a very kind and warm hearted man. I am lucky to have him for my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr. Kapadia is an outstanding doctor. He is thoughtful and very knowledgeable. He listens to you and really tailor treatment to your needs and expectations. He is the best!! I am so glad that he is my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr. Kapadia and team gave me great treatment and care for a complex in-stent restenosis situation.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr. Kapadia understood the urgency of my schedule and accommodated the request.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr Kapadia is the best

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Excellent Doctor and great care for me as a patient

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Outstanding both doctors I saw were very good knowledgeable professional doctors Took time to discuss the details ofmy issues

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Kapadia was just super. Very knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr. Kapadia was very thorough and caring

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr. Kapadia & Dr. Mentias were very accommodating and caring regarding my very complex cardiovascular issues. Both listened intently to my concerns and the short and long term issues going forward while understanding my very long history. Fantastic work and support.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

I have seldom talked to a Dr as knowledgeable as Dr Kapas's. He explained the not only the procedure but also how to prevent future incidents for me and my son. Top Notch

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023


Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Kapadia explained everything in detail and answered all my questions.He was very caring.It was easy to talk to him.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Doctor was very considerate and forthcoming. Easy to like and trust

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

FIVE IS NOT high enough! They were GREAT! Dr. Kapadia is fantastic!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

I was provided best care by Dr Kapadia. He is an excellent physician & best person . I wish he may train many more doctors in his specialty like him to benefit many more generations.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Unfortunately Dr. Kapadia was engaged in surgery that required he be delayed but we were satisfied as he was probably saving a patient's life.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Very impressed with Dr. Kapadia and staff

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Brilliant and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

I only want to see Dr Kapadia. He is outstanding and caring. Unbelievable

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Kapadia's receptionist / scheduling person (Marge) is always pleasant to speak with, courteous, professional and helpful. No complaints whatsoever, and no need for improvement. Calling for an appointment could not be better.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Kapadia and his assisting physician did a wonderful job of explaining their analysis of my recent diagnostic imaging and the concerns it had initially raised, recommending supplemental imaging to verify the current condition of my heart's circulation, and suggesting the next steps to take to improve my heart's function. The consultation with Dr. Kapadia and his assistant actually prevented me from having to undergo an invasive catheterization procedure that had been pushed hard by my local cardiologist in Florida, which turned out to be completely unnecessary, and which would have caused substantial problems had I agreed to it. I am tremendously grateful for the expertise and counsel provided by Dr. Kapadia and his colleague.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr Kapadia may be the busiest Cardiologist, but he always has time, patience and keen focus, to provide full attention to my issues and management of those. The BEST in the profession.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

We were very happy with the care that was provided. Dr. Kapadia took his time with us and explained everything in terms we could understand.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Care provider was very helpful @ my health issue. Very good suggestion for next step for the future.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Kapadia and his team was excellent, very professional and made me feel very comfortable, answered all my questions in telling me what to expect next. Thank you

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