Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
877.843.2781
Desk:
216.444.0355
Fax:
216.636.6969
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
  • Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect Closure
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Department
  • Complex Aorta Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (cabg) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Reoperation
  • David Procedure
  • David Reimplantation Operation
  • ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Thoracic
  • Heart Surgery for Marfan Syndrome
  • Heart Surgery Reoperation
  • Heart Valve Disease - Percutaneous Interventions
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • High Risk Reoperation Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgeries
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Modified David's Reimplantation Procedure
  • Myectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Off Pump Bypass Surgery
  • Percutaneous Valve Treatment
  • Pericardial Window
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardium Surgery
  • Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Harvesting
  • Removal of Atrial Myxoma
  • Removal of Cardiac Tumors
  • Reoperation Valve Surgery
  • Repair Of Aortic Aneurysms And Dissections
  • Surgery for Infective Endocarditis
  • Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Surgical Ablation Of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Section
  • Thoraco-Abdominal-Aneurysms
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Replacement
  • Valve Sparing Method
  • Valve Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Coarctation Of The Aorta
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myxomas
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
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Biography

About Faisal Bakaeen, MD

Faisal Bakaeen, MD, is a cardiac surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in surgery and cardiac and thoracic surgery.  Dr. Bakaeen is Professor of  Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Specialty interests: Coronary artery bypass surgery, valve disease and surgery, minimally invasive heart valve surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic disease, endocarditis, cardiac reoperations

Number of Procedures Performed: Cleveland Clinic performs more than 4,000 heart surgeries each year. All Cleveland Clinic cardiac surgeons complete between 300-400 cardiac cases per year.

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: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Dr. Bakaeen earned his degree in medicine and surgery with honors from the University of Cambridge School of Medicine, Cambridge, UK, and completed his postgraduate training at the University of Cambridge School of Medicine Teaching Hospitals.  He served a residency in general surgery at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., followed by a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He completed his subspecialty training in minimally invasive cardiac surgery and complex cardiac procedures at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland. Dr. Bakaeen was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2015.

Publications and Speaking: Dr. Bakaeen has been published extensively in medical journals, authoring or co-authoring more than 150 papers related to his research in cardiac and valvular disease. He has presented his research findings at more than 85 medical meetings, including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and American Heart Association, and is frequently invited to serve as a discussion moderator at major medical meetings across the United States.

About Dr. Bakaeen: “I believe that being a heart surgeon is a tremendous privilege. Surgery can often give patients the best chance of a cure and add valuable years to their lives.  Excellence in patient care and outcomes drive our success.”

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Bakaeen enjoys jogging, tennis, soccer, travel and activities with his children and family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2003

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Baylor College of Medicine
Thoracic Surgery
Houston, TX USA
2003

Residency - Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
General Surgery
Rochester, MN USA
2001

Internship - Cambridge University School of Medicine
Surgery
England, United Kingdom
1996

Medical School - Cambridge University School of Medicine
England, United Kingdom
1994

Undergraduate - Trinity College, University of Cambridge
Pathology
England,
1992

Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Specialty Interests

Coronary artery bypass, Valvular heart disease including minimal access surgery and TAVR, Aortic disease, Endocarditis, and Cardiac reoperations

Awards & Honors

  • 2015: Outstanding Service Award, The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor college of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • 2015: Distinguished Service Award, The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2015+2014: Top Doctor, Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014: The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (TSFRE), Alley Sheridan Scholarship
  • 2010: Educational Scholarship Recognition Award: 6th Annual Baylor College of Medicine Academy of Distinguished Educators Showcase of Educational Scholarship
  • 2009: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award, Category of Teaching and Evaluation, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2009: Molecular Surgeon Research Achievement Award, In recognition of research and academic achievements at the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
  • 2009: Certificate of Excellence, Clinical Practice Office, The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, for exemplary practice
  • 2008: Patriotic Employer, The National Committee for Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve, in recognition of support and mentorship of the guard reserve
  • 2007: The City of Houston Appreciation Certificate-Mayor Bill White, awarded in recognition of service to Houstonian patients and outstanding patient care and outcomes
  • 2000: The Nygaard Award, Mayo Clinic, awarded for excellence in surgical research
  • 1992: Cambridge University, England, United Kingdom Honors, awarded for higher tier graduates
  • 1987: King Hussein of Jordan Scholarship, awarded for Jordan’s top performance in the British University Entrance Exams
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/6/2017, Dr. Bakaeen 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

63 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.1
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

3 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2017

I was overwhelmed by the care everyone gave me - they are special & have always been pleasant.

Reviewed on May 1, 2017

Very impressed with my surgeon - Faisal Bakaeen, MD reassured me of everything, took time with me & "went the extra mile". Very thankful for him!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2017

Good.

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