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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Amyloid Imaging
  • Cardiac Transplant
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiomyopathy Chemotherapy
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy
  • Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
  • George M and Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
  • Heart Biopsy
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Heart Failure Section
  • Heart Transplant
  • Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Myocardial Viability Imaging
  • Nuclear Medicine SPECT Brain Scan
  • Pre-Transplant Evaluation
  • Ventricular Assist Device
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy Valvular
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Ejection Fraction
  • Ejection Fraction - Abnormal
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Familial Amyloidosis
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure in Women
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Myocarditis
  • Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Shortness of Breath
View all 21 Specialties +


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About Eileen Hsich, MD

Dr. Eileen Hsich is the Medical Director for the Heart Transplant Program, Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and a staff physician in the Section of Heart Failure and Transplantation Medicine of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute. She sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Specialty Interests: advanced heart failure,  heart failure in women, heart transplantation, and nuclear cardiology.

Number of Patients Treated: Dr. Hsich participates in the evaluation of more than 200 advanced heart failure patients annually. She has participated in the management of hundreds of patients who have undergone heart transplantation or received an LVAD as treatment for advanced heart failure.

Success Rates: Success rates for the care of patients with heart failure and transplant can be found at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/heart/outcomes/443-heart-transplant-volume

Education and Training: Dr. Hsich received her medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her cardiology fellowship at Tufts-New England Medical Center (NEMC) in Boston.  She did cardiovascular basic science research both at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Tufts- New England Medical Center where she received the National Research Service Award for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows.   She was appointed to The Cleveland Clinic in 2004 after completing her clinical training in heart failure/ heart transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. 

Research, Publications and Speaking: Her research centers on improving disparities in heart failure and transplantation, including NIH funding to study the impact of disparities affecting survival among advanced heart failure patients and transplant recipients.    She uses institutional and national databases for her research and created the first education website for women with heart failure.

She also created with Dr. Ileana Pina a national think tank to explore cardiovascular disease in women. She is focused on improving care for patients and is Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council for WomenHeart, a patient advocacy group that has representation in Washington, D.C. and presented on Capitol Hill the 10 most important cardiovascular questions for women (10Q Report). 

Dr. Hsich has published in many high impact journals,  has served as a NIH reviewer, and been involved in many multi-center studies as site-principal investigator and on steering committees. She is currently the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Section Editor for Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation and a committee member on the Scientific Publishing of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Dr. Hsich is a member of American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, International Society for Heart & Lung Transplant, and Heart Failure Society of America.

About Dr. Hsich: “I love taking care of patients and doing research to improve the field.  I believe that patients will benefit the most when we tailor therapy to their underlying disease. There is no greater joy than seeing someone improve and get to enjoy their time with family and friends.”

Leisure Activities:  In her leisure time, Dr. Hsich enjoys gardening, jogging, and being with my family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplantation
Boston, MA USA

Fellowship - New England Medical Center
Cardiovascular Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Residency - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Clinical Research
Bethesda, MD USA

Residency - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Internal Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA

Medical Education - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Undergraduate - Brandeis University
Waltham, MA USA

Professional Highlights


  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Cardiomyopathy, cardiac tumors, heart failure, heart transplantation, ventricular assist device, heart failure in women

Awards & Honors

  • 2019 - Castle Connolly’s Exceptional Women in Medicine Award
  • 2015-2020 - Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award
  • 2020 - Excellence in Research, Sones Favaloro Awards for Cleveland Clinic


  • American Heart Association
  • American College of Cardiology
  • International Society for Heart & Lung Transplant
  • Heart Failure Society of America
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Eileen Hsich, MD.

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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 7/19/2023, Dr. Hsich 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

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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr Hsich is an extraordinary doctor and person!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Can't ask for a bettter careprovider

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr Hsich is an incredible asset to your organization.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr Hsich and her staff are very professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr Hsich always takes time to listen . She has even my cardiologist for several years and I am always very pleased I would very highly recommend her

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Good experience. Dr H. Has always been professional, caring and such a great doctor to Romero.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Very nice visit with Dr. Hsich !!!!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr.Hsich takes her time explaining everything ,very thorough, very caring !!! I would highly recommend Dr. Hsich to anyone you'd be in very good hands !!! Dr. Hsich SAVED MY LIFE forever grateful

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

We love Dr Hsich

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Hsich is an incredible doctor and provider to her patients and their family members.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

In addition to being an outstanding medical practitioner, Dr. Hsich provides valuable teaching and support to her patient and family.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr Hsich is one of the very few people I truly trust with my life care, she is one of the most compassionate Drs I have had in my 71 years of life. She's honest and can be blunt when it is called for when it has to do with you health, I truly love her as a Dr and as a person

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

I cannot speak highly enough of Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Eileen Hsich. The entire experience was fantastic. With my extensive cardiovascular issues, I've seen numerous physicians, I truly enjoyed my visit with Dr. Hsich. The care I received was exceptional, her entire team displayed a high level professionalism. She listened attentively to my concerns and provided personalized alternative treatment that I feel would yield positive results. I left feeling confident in the care I received.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Overall excellence from beginning to completion. Dr.was extremely professional throughout, friendly & made me feel very comfortable. Thank you so very much

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

I told Doctor Hsich that I am a greatly blessed man, and that she is my cardiologist. She is so thorough and professional and yet I have a sense that she deeply cares about me as a person as well as my health.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

I have been so pleased and so privileged to be part of the Cleveland Clinic heart failure department. The staff members are wonderful. Doctor Hsich is the best.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

I am so blessed to have Dr. Hsich and the Cleveland Clinic as providers for my health.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Doctor Hsich is awesome! Dr. Hsich addresses all my concerns and communicates very thing I need to do to get the best results. I appreciate Dr. Hsich and the Cleveland Clinic I believe my life has been extended because of Dr. Hsich and the Cleveland Clinic. Thank You!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Perfect. Dr Hsich is the best. Just met Dr Alvarez. He is great also.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

I have been with Dr Hsich for about 13 years a have spoken about her and the Cleveland clinic to a great number of people about how great they treated me over the years.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr Hsich is an extraordinarily wonderful doctor. I feel so fortunate to be in her care

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

I love working with Dr. Hsich and couldn't have asked for a better cardiologist.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr Hsich is a consummate professional

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr Hsich has kept me informed with my test results. Called me at 6:30 pm. She is terrific.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Hsich, is the Best of the Best, an outstanding doctor we love her !!! Saved my life, so very grateful to her

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

We always feel welcomed during our visits. Dr Hsich is kind, friendly and addresses our concerns. We feel confident in her suggestions for our care.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

We feel confident in the care recommended by Dr Hsich. She is easy to talk with and explains treatment in a way we can understand.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr Hsich is fabulous!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Most excellent MD. There should be more people like Dr. Hsich in this world. Her staff is also very professional. Perfection is practiced in the cardiology department.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Truly an excellent physician

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Everything about Dr. Hsich's team is superlative. I am also impressed with Parking, the cleanliness of the facility and the Red Coat service.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

The only thing I would say about the survey concerning Dr. Hsich is that the best you allow on the survey is 5. Very Good. For a doctor of her caliber, you need a 6. Excellent. I hope you realize what a great doctor she is, and how very excellently she has treated me the last three years. She is a very valuable asset to your facility.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

I have been dealing with this Clinic and this Provider for more than 10 years. My Mother was a patient here with this provider. She is the ABSOLUTE BEST.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

As I said in a previous entry, Dr Eileen Hsich is 1 of the most intelligent, caring, engaging providers of medical services I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She has coordinated with My Wife to keep me alive and deal with my various cardiac issues.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Hsich is wonderful. She really cares about patient outcome. And that's why see her.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Hsich does a very good job of listening and explaining things to me after I have taken all my tests .She Is an excellent doctor and I appreciate the good care she continues to provided me.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

I would have rated 10 on each of these for Dr. Hsich if the scale had allowed me to. She is one in a million, and I feel so blessed to have her on my care team. She exemplifies professionalism and expertise but also delivers it with human compassion and listening. A rare combination.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr Hsich was by far the most compassionate and kind provider that I have received services from since the beginning of my journey, 17 yrs ago. I trust her and appreciate the empathy she shows when meeting with her.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

She exceeds expectations in all these aspects of care.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Hsich!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr Hsich must be one of the busiest doctors in the world. Yet every time I have needed an appointment or had a question, she and her office have been so easy to contact and work with. I am quite astounded.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

It is such a privilege to be under her care. She listened to me describing my symptoms. She considered several options with me. Her counsel was invaluable.

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