Eric Roselli, MD

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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aorta Center
  • Aorta Graft
  • Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
  • Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Atrial Septal Defect Closure
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Cardiac Oncology
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardio-Oncology Center
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Department
  • Complex Aorta Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Reoperation
  • David Procedure
  • David Reimplantation Operation
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Abdominal
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Thoracic
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Surgery for Marfan Syndrome
  • Heart Surgery Reoperation
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • High Risk Reoperation Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Modified David's Reimplantation Procedure
  • Myectomy
  • Off Pump Bypass Surgery
  • Off Pump Heart Surgery
  • Percutaneous and Endoscopic Interventions for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Percutaneous Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Percutaneous Valve Treatment
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericardium Surgery
  • Pulmonary Autotransplant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
  • Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Harvesting
  • Removal of Atrial Myxoma
  • Removal of Cardiac Tumors
  • Reoperation Valve Surgery
  • Stent Grafting
  • Surgery for Infective Endocarditis
  • Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Surgical Ablation Of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Repair/Reconstruction
  • Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
  • Valve Surgery
View all 59 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloidosis
  • Aneurysms
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Cancer and the Heart
  • Cancer Heart Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coarctation Of The Aorta
  • Collagen Vascular Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Dissection Of The Aorta
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Infections
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infected Grafts
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myxomas
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
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About Eric Roselli, MD

Eric Roselli, MD, is Director of the Aorta Center and a Staff Surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and on the teaching faculty at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Specialty/Clinical Interests: Cardiac surgery, surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysm, endovascular aorta treatment - thoracic, surgery reoperation, heart valve surgery, high-risk reoperation surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, percutaneous valve treatment

Number of Procedures Performed: Cleveland Clinic performs more than 4,000 heart surgeries each year. Of these, Dr. Roselli performs approximately 350, including transcatheter aortic valve surgery, aortic valve surgery and complex aorta surgery.  Since joining Cleveland Clinic in 2005, Dr. Roselli has performed more than 1,350 aortic repairs.

Success rates: Among top US hospitals for cardiac surgery, Cleveland Clinic’s volume is the highest with the best quality outcomes. You can view success rates for specific procedures at

Education and Training: Dr. Roselli did his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, where he received the David J. Hallisey Memorial Academic Scholarship. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, graduating in 1997 "with distinction." He completed residencies in both surgery and thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Cleveland Clinic, followed by additional training in catheter-based interventions and endovascular surgery. He was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 2005 in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Publications and Speaking: He has authored or co-authored several book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals on root, arch, and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, endovascular aortic surgery, reoperative cardiac surgery, aortic valve disease, cardiac tumors, cardiac CT, atrial fibrillation and transcatheter aortic valve development. Dr. Roselli participates in the peer review process as a reviewer for prestigious medical journals.

Dr Roselli's research is focused on thoracic aortic dissection and aneurysms, and aortic valve and multi-valve disease. Specifically, his projects are directed at improving and developing safer and less invasive approaches to treat patients with these problems. He is regularly invited to present information about his research at medical and surgical conferences worldwide.

Dr. Roselli is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American College of Cardiology.  He has served as a chairman and member of the program committee for multiple national meetings, co-authored practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with cardiovascular diseases, and is an active member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. 

About Dr. Roselli: “I enjoy my field because every day within a matter of a few short minutes, I have the privilege of helping a patient and their family during one of the most important events of their life, making the decision to proceed with a potentially lifesaving operation. I never lose site of the trust that people put in our team to take care of their loved one like we would our own family member.

Leisure time activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Roselli likes to spend time with his family, skiing and boating

Videos: To learn more about Dr. Roselli and his expertise, watch the videos listed at the top of this page or those listed on

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Thoracic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Additional Training

  • Endovascular Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic


  • Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Specialty Interests

Cardiac surgery, surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysm, endovascular aorta treatment - thoracic, surgery reoperation, heart valve surgery, high-risk reoperation surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, percutaneous valve treatment

Awards & Honors

  • 2015: Thoracic Surgery Residents Association Dwight C McGoon National Teaching Award
  • 2015; Sones Favaloro Award for Disease Centers and IPU Development
  • 2008, 2011: Bruce W. Lytle Master Clinical Instructor Award (Teacher of the Year)
  • 2005:  Dr. Charles H. Bryan Annual Award for Clinical Excellence in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

Innovations & Patents

  • Dr. Roselli is one of only a few "hybrid" specialists trained in both open surgical and interventional techniques for the treatment of complex structural heart (aortic and mitral valve) and thoracic aortic disease (aneurysms and dissection).   He has been instrumental in the development of several new less invasive approaches used to treat complex cardiovascular disease.
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 6/7/2016, Dr. Roselli 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Roselli receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Sorin Group
  • Medtronic plc
  • St. Jude Medical, Inc.

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

216 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
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2017

Especially impressed w/Dr. Roselli! Dr. Roselli introduced me to each person in operating room before we proceeded! I felt great comfort, peace and confidence as surgery began!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2017

Dr Roselli is very concerned for patient's prospects for improved health condition and function.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2017

I was always included as part of the care team.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2017

Impressive staff.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2017

Having had open heart surgery, I joke with my friends about how I hope they never have to meet a heart surgeon professionally. However, if they do need one I would definitely recommend the Cleveland Clinic and, if there need involved the aortic valve or an aortic aneurysm, I would highly recommend Dr Roselli.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2016

Dr. Roselli was the best doctor I could have hoped for to guide me through a life-saving procedure. In the lead up to my heart surgery to replace my aorta and aortic valve, he was engaged and interested in my condition, and reassuring and confidence-instilling in his ability to get the problem taken care of seamlessly. He described his method of taking extra precaution for everybody to ensure success, which is, I'm sure, one of the many reasons he is considered one of the best in his line of work. During the surgery, he was able to make important decisions on the fly that were creative and positively life-altering. He deviated from the plan to replace my valve because it was in good enough condition to repair, which saves me a life worth of taking blood thinners and monitoring INR levels. After the surgery, he explained in great detail to my family the mechanics of the procedure he had just done, and checked in on me to see how I was doing and answer any questions I had. I couldn't have asked for a more talented or caring doctor and team to carry out a life-saving procedure.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2016

This was my first visit to the Cleveland clinic and I was overall very impressed with the facility, the staff and especially the Doctors. While I had been told how exceptional the Clinic was I was still very impressed that it was better than my expectations.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2016

Every part of my care was attended to very thoroughly.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2016

excellent experience from start to finish!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2016

very good - well worth the 4.5 hour commute

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2016

I am very thankful for the care I received at the Cleveland Clinic. Though it is an added expense to travel so far, it is very much worth it. I met a patient of Dr. Roselli's while waiting for lab work. He had nothing but great things to say about this surgeon. He was absolutely right!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2016

Dr. Roselli is fantastic. Nice guy, talented surgeon, fixed what would have been a fatal heart/artery condition in a very complex procedure. Can't recommend highly enough.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2016

We (my wife and I) are extremely pleased with our experience at the Cleveland Clinic! Thank you, Dr. Roselli and Staff!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2016

I'm very thankful for Dr. Rosellis expertise. In addition, he is very kind, informative & relatable.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2016


Reviewed on Sep 2, 2016

Experience was complaints.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2016

Dr. Roselli took my case in an emergency situation. I am most thankful for the efforts to save my life.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2016

all the people at the Cleveland clinc go above and beyond to make your visit good. thank you so much

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2016

i feel so fortunate to have had my surgery with Dr. Roselli at this amazing facility. i actually look forward to my visits. I feel confident that Dr Roselli is an expert in his field and cares about me as a patient.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2016

Dr. Roselli saved my life 3 years ago and I wouldn't go to anyone else for my care and checkups!!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2016

The Best!!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2016

Dr. Roselli was great - confident but not arrogant. Took all the time necessary to answer questions before and after surgery.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2016

Some of the best folks you ever want to know.

Reviewed on May 27, 2016

I would recommend the Cleveland Clinic to anyone that asks. The staff and Doctors are just great. It is worth the two hundred mile drive anytime.

Reviewed on May 20, 2016


Reviewed on May 18, 2016

great respect for both Dr Roselli and his staff. CC is world class.

Reviewed on May 9, 2016

Everything was super professional. Dr. Roselli has the best bedside manner I have ever experienced and he is like a family friend who is always concerned about me and the smartest doctor I have ever met. He is so easy to talk to and he has always able to answer my questions in terms I can understand. He is absolutely GREAT.

Reviewed on May 3, 2016

all good!

Reviewed on May 3, 2016

absolutely the very best. I am impressed every time I have an appt. at the Clinic. Dr Roselli spent time with me,answered every question with all the patience in the world,I can't say enough about him

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2016

Please tell Dr. Eric E. Roselli thanks for saving my life and I'm grateful for being sent to this establishment.

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