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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)
  • FFR determination
  • Heart Imaging
  • Heart Valve Disease - Percutaneous Interventions
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
  • Iliac Stenting
  • Intervention Section
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • 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 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
  • 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 & 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 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 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

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 10/16/2020, 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.

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

170 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Dr kapadia. Is the best. All drs should be like him

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

I was extraordinarily Impressed by the engagement with Dr Kapadia. He was informative, responsive, thoughtful, respectful and very helpful. He explained his thinking in detail, walked through his analysis to help us understand why he was making the recommendations he made, and answered our questions in detail. I would be willing to travel to Cleveland regularly despite the distance to be under his care. I will recommend him to anyone and everyone I know that has a PFO issue.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

The doctor took his time to evaluate my situation along with giving good feed back and evaluation to help clear up my medical problem at hand .

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

DR. Very open and even requested are there any other questions

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021


Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

The other Dr.& staff were very kind,& informative.However, I would not recommend Dr. Kapadia.I was left waiting for 2 hours for my appointment prior to my first procedure, then, he spoke to me after my procedure while I was still not fully awake.Then, finally met with him after another delay at 5:00.He did not take enough time, nor provide me with any information that I wasn't aware of prior to this visit at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

We have had excellent experiences with all contacts at Cleveland Clinic and exceptional visits with Dr. Samir Kapadia.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

I wish there was an option to rate my doctor much higher than a 5 because he really deserves it. I have never felt rushed during my visits with Dr. Kapadia. He explains things in great detail and has always made me feel like I can contact him with any questions or concerns,

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

This is my follow up visit with Dr. Kapadia. Dr. Kapadia is very knowledgeable and talented cardiologist. He throughly reviewed the past, present health issues, the images, the lab results and discussed the treatment plan with me. He is a very friendly and compassionate physician. I am happy and satisfied my visit with Dr. Kapadia

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

The cardiology consultation by Dr. Kapadia has led me to believe that Dr. Kapadia is very knowledgeable, talented and genius in his specialties. He is very courtesies, compassionate, helpful, thoroughly reviewed my past health records, fully enquired about my health issue, explained me the prevailing issue, discussed about the proposed plan to resolve my health issue, which made me to have full confidence with my physician and thus gave me complete satisfaction of the exceptional patient service provided by Dr. Kapadia. Dr. Kapadia is an excellent physician with high spirit and he is, and will always be a very good asset to Cleveland Clinic.Dr. Vadivel Devaraju

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Dr. Kapadia is professional, knowledgeable, kind! Superb experience! Thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

The nurses, lab techs and physicians were exemplary in their conduct and the care provided was exceptional.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Dr. Kapadia is very responsive

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr. Kapadia is amazing in every way. So vey Brilliant, kind, caring, compassionate, patient - always ready to answer questions, never in a hurry - he is my hero. How lucky am I to have been under his care with the most successful outcome. God bless him and his family forever !

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr. Kapadia has given me improved health

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Doctor Samir Kapadia was a very soothing doctor he made me feel very comfortable and positive about my condition he would get a higher number If there was one on the chart! Excellent treatment from him

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

*Dr. Kapadia is a exceptional doctor i.e. care giver - answering all questions with well understood answers.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Everything went as smooth as butter! appointments, testing, staff. everyone was awesome and with ease for the patient. excellent experience w Dr Kalpadia

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Kapadia called me, and told me the result of the tests, and gave me excellent, expert advice of what to do next. I know that he has my best interest at heart, and will advice the best course of action.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

All my concerns were addressed thoroughly and I felt confident with expertise shared by the Fellow- Dr. Spilias and by Dr. Kapaida

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr Kapadia and his fellow were very professional . Explained the condition and procedure further management in detail . I was totally impressed with his bedside manners and his knowledge of the condition and his explanation was very informative.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Kapadia always shows interest about anything that might be concerning me and does whatever he can to ease my mind. He seems to anticipate what I am concerned about and always offers ways to help. That's why I come from Michigan to see him.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

extremely appreciative of all the care provided by Dr Kapadia as always.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Excellent staff physician and Fellow

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

i was very impressed with both doctors who throughly explained the stress test results and procedures needed going forward. They allowed us to ask questions without feeling rushed and put our anxieties/fear to rest. We felt reassured knowing we will be seeing the same doctor for both office visits and surgery. Very pleasant experience under the circumstances.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr Kapadia is the best cardiologist and very caring. couldn't ask for a better cardiologist and he feels like family to is

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

First rate medical care is provided by Dr. Kapadia every time.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

I can't say enough of Dr. Kapadia...he is truly a life saver, and those aren't just words. My mother's life is literally being saved by him.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Everyone is Dr Kapadia's office, including him, was extremely friendly and efficient. I felt very comfortable and confident in their care.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

*Dr. Kapadia - PA *Pat Deno outstanding.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

The doctors and other care providers were an amazing team. They explained everything that was going to happen and took time to talk to me and my daughter. Their openness and obvious expertise was a great comfort. I have only praise for all of them.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr Kapadia is a very impressive professional

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Kapadia has been my Doctor for over 21 years, I feel honored that he still sees me and i know that he is as good as it gets. He is passionate about his work and takes great pride in his achievements that i am well aware of. Most of all it is obvious he is genuine in his desire to improve his area of expertise every day.

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