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 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)
  • FFR determination
  • Heart Imaging
  • Heart Valve Disease - Percutaneous Interventions
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
  • Iliac Stenting
  • Intervention Section
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Invasive & 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 38 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
  • Stent Restenosis
  • Total Coronary Occlusions
View all 17 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 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 has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. 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 published more than 300 articles and abstracts in professional scientific journals.

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

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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 6/9/2019, Dr. Kapadia 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.

* 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

259 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

We would always come back to Doctor Kapida for Wolfie and I would choose him for me or any family member. a very caring and never misses a beat.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Dr. Kapadia is an excellent physician. I was amazed that Dr Kapadia spent so much time explaining and answering questions.He was very helpful in answering all our questions and worries I would strongly recommend him and would like to complement him on this

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

the concern Dr Kapadia showed was very caring and compassionate. I feel very comfortable with the care going forward.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr. Kapadia and staff were excellent - patient, compassionate, willing to spend abundant time with me when needed, and went the extra mile of copying records and having them ready for me to puck up, etc. Dr. Kapadia himself was gentle, honest, and continued support , "I'll help you get through this and find the right treatment," when expected treatment approach doors kept closing. I trust, appreciate and respect him a great deal.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr Kapadia's kindness, willingness, availability, experience, care, communication and knowledge

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

It is with a grateful heart that I completed this survey. *Dr. Kapadian, his staff, and the hospital staff in general, made what would have been a very stressful time in my life, a very comforting and healing 2 weeks. God bless everyone in this hospital. Keep up the good work!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

*Dr. Kapadian is a unique individual, but all the other physicians I saw treated me with such care, and concern that I fully understood the TAVR procedure, that reaffirmed what my son had told me. I was in the BEST HOSPITAL IN THE WORLD.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

had to wait 2 and 1/2 hours for Dr. Kapadia. I like Dr. Kapadia and he and Dr. Petterson saved my life. I will always thank the Cleveland Clinic for this.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

This was the best example I've ever seen of physicians working together for the patient. *Dr. Bakaeen and *Dr. Kapadia were amazing in every way. The other physicians who assisted with my case were also warm, professional and took time to explain things to me and to my family.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr. Kapadia was wonderful! He was very informative, extremely engaging, and caring. I cannot say enough positive things about my office visit with Dr. Kapadia. However, dealing with scheduling thru his office proved to be a bit of a challenge. Maybe I just do not understand why it takes so long to make arrangements. At any rate, that is the reason for the fair' ratings above.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Kapadia makes it known by his words and actions that he cares for me as a person. I appreciate the concern that he shows and time that he takes to make sure all details are explained and taken cared of.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr Kapadia was all I could have wished for. I feel very fortunate to be under his care.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr Kapadia is very engaging, professional and communicative. GREAT physician! Couldn't be more pleased.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr Kapadia was fabulous!!

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr. Kapadia has been quick to respond to every medical concern of mine.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

*Dr. Kapadin and his team are outstanding. I can't say enough good things about *Dr. Kapadin. I had a bad experience at another facility and he took the time to reassure me that would not happen at CC. He thoroughly explained everything. He went over my record with us and it was obvious he had full command of the facts. He gave me my life back.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

My heart doctor was wonderful - *Dr. Pieri.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr. Kapadia was amazing. You feel like you're in the presence of a genius however he keeps everything very simple and brings great understanding. His degree of compassion and congeniality were as well above normal. As far as I'm concerned, he save me and my life.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Words simply cannot express how excellent *Dr. Kapadia and *Griffin are.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr. Kapadia was excellent in explaining my condition, the diagnosis procedures to be undertaken, interpreting the results, and discussing courses of action. He was thorough and had a good bedside manner. I felt very comforted by his confidence and experience.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Dr Kapadia explains medical terminology for a layperson. He treats me with respect. We often laugh.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

had to wait 2 hours for doctor to see me.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

had to wait 2 hours in waiting area and 30 minutes in exam room until I saw doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Hands down, the best cardiac visit that I have ever experienced with knowledgeable staff and provider. They all took the time to see that my history was well documented, my condition was understood and that my future and outcomes were of importance to them. I am 110% satisfied with Dr. Kapadia and the staff at Cleveland Clinic Cardiology.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Very good experience. *Dr. Kapottia was so KIND and CONCERNED. I had to know him.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

Dr. Kapadia has been prompt and caring every time I reached out to him.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2018

I did have to wait over an hour to see the doctor but I do not mind knowing that he takes the time I need when it is my turn.

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