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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

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

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

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • Cardiac Amyloid Imaging
  • 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
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Myocarditis
  • Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Shortness Of Breath
View all 23 Specialties +


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About Eileen Hsich, MD

Dr. Eileen Hsich is the Medical Director for the Heart Transplant Program 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

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 - Cardiovascular Disease
  • 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

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 5/2/2021, 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

151 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 3.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr. Hsich takes her time with me. She explained all my test results and even went to the basement to get a better look at my stress test results.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr Hsich is the best! She is, in my opinion, the best model of excellence in the profession of medical practice. Thank You, very much, Dr Hsich.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Was able to be scheduled to see Dr. Hsich on same day as seeing Dr. Lincoff, saved us a 4 hour trip with a separate scheduling. We know it extended Dr. Hsich's day and appreciate it very much. Thank you!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

I was fortunate in that a doctor made my appointment. I had been trying to get an appointment on the phone and the schedulers would not understand the severity of my condition. It was very frustrating. Once the appointment was made, the office was great!!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Dr Hsich is very special!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

We love & appreciate Dr. Hsich!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

I received a little tough news on my last visit, but know that I am totally in the of the best doctor in transplant team on the planet!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

I have recommend Dr Hsich to my cousin and she is very well taken care of

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr. Hsich Is a great Doctor and I feel I get the best possible care there is Available. Cleveland Clinic is the very best Hospital I'm thankful to be a patient.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr. Hsick's bedside manner and care she displayed was and is absolutely wonderful, never have I experienced such care and understanding. My favorite Doctor of all times!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

She is a wonderful, caring doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

It is a delightful privilege to be one of her patients. She is thoroughly knowledgeable and yet speaks in ways that I can understand. Truly she is an outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr Eileen Hsivh, is very thorough, she's the best doctor I've ever known

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Very good Dr. She listens to her patients.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr. Hsich is wonderful!! I would recommend her to anyone with a heart condition. as a matter of fact, I already have.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Doctor Hsich Is the number one reason I continue with the Cleveland clinic She is probably the most caring concerned doctor I've ever had Very personable and I trust her completely and when you have a health issue That is the number one rule in finding a doctor that trusts you have in that doctor

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. Hsicsh can not go wrong. She is great!!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr. Hsich is fantastic!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Dr. Eileen Hsich is the most compassionate and caring cardiologist that I ever had. It is because of the care, advice, concern, follow up calls that I receive from her that I drive to the clinic from Dayton, Ohio. I am very fortunate to have her as my cardiologist and Cleveland Clinic should also be commended and proud to have a doctor like her.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Esish, treats me like I'm family.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Hsiang is amazing. She takes a personal interest in all aspects of care.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

I recommend Dr. Hsich to everyone as well as the clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dr. Hsich. is responsive and listens carefully.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dr. Hsich pulled different Drs and providers to together to deal with my condition

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr Hsich is wonderful! I would recommend her to everyone seeking a cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr. Hsich is simply amazing!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Hsich makes me feel like her attention is totally focused on my care and that she truly cares about me!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr Hsich's immediate follow up after the appointment with the results of my tests.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

love Dr. Hsich

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr Hsich is the best! She is professional, knowledgeable, caring and explains things well.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

love the doctor and the nurse they are very advised on my case

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

The care provider was exemplary. Very caring and, to the best of my ability to judge, highly knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Appointment was managed very well by Dr. Hsich!

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