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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
  • Stents
  • Valve Surgery
  • Virtual Histology
View all 40 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:

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 Foundation
Interventional Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Baylor College of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Houston, TX USA

Internship - Baylor College of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Houston, TX USA

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

Professional Highlights

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


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

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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 4/11/2022, 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

205 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 4.9

39 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr. Kapadia is a very busy man. It does take a while to see him. This is not a complaint, just an observation. Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr. Was very friendly and courteous! Explained in detail how arrived at decision of my care!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Excellent doctor, explained everything clearly.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr. Kapadia is very kind, patient and knowledgeable. I have great respect for him.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

I thank Doctor Kapadia, the attending physician for their excellent professionalism, and the entire team that took care of my mother, we are very satisfied with the result.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

I thank Doctor Kapadia, the attending physician, nurse, and the entire team that took care of my mother, for their excellent professionalism, we are very satisfied with the result.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr Kapadia is FANTASTIC

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr Kapadia was extremely good with me in explaining my condition, treatment and options. He was thorough and explained things so I had a better understanding and how to move forward.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Excellent Experience, GREAT Doctor!!!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Without any hesitation I would recommentd Dr Kapadia

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr Kapadia's staff are efficient and helpful

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Very grateful to have Dr. Kapadia as my doctor. Very thorough, answered all questions and explained all options extremely well.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Dr.Kapadia is a consummate physiciannonpareil.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Best place . Everyone is kind and helpful. I just love Dr Kapadia. Best doctor

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

The whole experience was great. The clinic had me scheduled for ekg, blood work, echocardiogram and visit with Dr. Kapatia. Flawless, thank you. For the volume of folks you deal with, I understand organization. You folks have it down, thank you

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Dr Kapadia and Dr Pareek (sp) explained my situation and options completely and in language I understood. Dr Kapadia even showed me on cutaway mold of a heart where and why difficulties were occurring. I left that meeting feeling confident about quality of my care and relieved about any future procedures I may need. Excellence in every aspect.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Dr kapadia is amazing

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

The care provider's assessment was concise and easy to understand. Their recommendations have been taken.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Dr. S. Kapadia and his entire team was excellent in all the above points. Besides Dr. Kapadia, two of his fellows Dr. Beka and Dr. Megan (especially Dr. Megan -don't remember her last name - showed excellent bedside empathy and clarity of communication) were good.The X-ray tech and blood draw technicians were professional and proficient.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Dr kapadia and nurses.- To say that the treatment provided was prompt brilliant and professional is an understatement!!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

My appointment was great. In and out. So happy to see my doctor. Helps keep my anxiety in check.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Each one of them was well qualified in his/her field of expertise and was able to discuss the diagnosis and treatment options available in detail (including pros and cons).

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

Excellent Dr. And experience!!

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

Dr. Kapadia is an awesome physician and person. Extremely caring to his patients. I can't THANK him enough for what he's done.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

I have seen Dr Kapadia multiple times and he has always provided me with the best physician experience.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Very pleased with the Fellow and Dr. Kapadia. Took a lot of time with me and discussed everything thoroughly.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dr. Kapadia and his staff have been extremely outstanding in every interaction from my initial contact, diagnosis, procedures, post care and follow up. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have Dr. Kapadia take my case. He gave me my life back. I'll be forever grateful.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

To reiterate; Dr. Kapadia and his staff have been extremely outstanding in every interaction from my initial contact, diagnosis, procedures, post care and follow up. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have Dr. Kapadia taken my case. He gave me my life back. I'll be forever grateful.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Care provider took ample time for explanation - did not make me feel rushed

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