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
View all 50 Specialties +


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About Eric Roselli, MD

Eric Roselli, MD, is Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery, 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: Adult Cardiac surgery, surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection including endovascular treatment, Aortic valve repair and replacement including minimally invasive and percutaneous treatment, high-risk reoperation surgery, and surgery for cardiovascular tumors

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. Of these, Dr. Roselli performs approximately 350, including minimally invasive aortic valve repair, complex aorta operations and transcatheter procedures.

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 over 150 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 device development. Dr. Roselli participates in the peer review process as a reviewer and served as guest editor 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 Education - 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

Adult Cardiac surgery, surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection including endovascular treatment, Aortic valve repair and replacement including minimally invasive and percutaneous treatment, high-risk reoperation surgery, and surgery for cardiovascular tumors

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

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 6/20/2018, 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:

  • LivaNova PLC
  • Medtronic plc
  • St. Jude Medical, Inc.
  • W.L. Gore and Associates, 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

260 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

love doc like a brother he saved my life

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

hhave already reccomended dr roselli to many others

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

I'm not sure if these questions pertain to Dr. Roselli but I'd recommend this guy to anyone who has a serious health issue. Everything about this guy is professional. His ability as a surgeon is obvious. He also has the understanding personality of a caring human. He took a great deal of time talking with my wife and myself. Besides a great surgeon, he's a great guy.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

I sought out Dr. Roselli because he is well known to be tops in his field. when I finally did meet him last week, I can see why. He exhibits a genuine concern and confidence that not only put me at ease but also lessened my fears of my condition, my upcoming surgery and gave me most importantly even more confidence in his ability and in my decision to choose him for my heart surgery.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

it was excellent to see Dr Hammer and Dr Roselli had discussed my case in detail. they agreed that my aorta did not require immediate surgery. I feel very confident in them and their team

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

great experience with doctors and staff!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Roselli seemed to have a genuine concern for me and took time to explain my test results and treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

I think Dr. Roselli and the Cleveland Clinic staff are wonderful. I can't thank him enough for his talent and professionalism when helping me through a scary and difficult time. I live out of state and actually look forward to my appointment's at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

I am just waiting to hear what Dr. Roselli and his colleagues to come up with a plan for my care.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

Dr. Roselli was not running behind this visit and was seen in a timely manner.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

usually there is no wait or ahead of schedule..on this particular vist Dr Roselli was delayed but only because he had other critical situations arise which required his immediate fault of his own and not a problem for me..

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

A great outcome and prognosis from a very positive and skilled provider. Dr. Roselli inspired confidence and was as good as Dr. Menon told me he would be. An outstanding experience all around, appreciated by my wife and family almost as much as by me!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Understand the need to care for urgent matters first by your surgeons. I also recognize that the doctors make sure all questions are asked and answered. I realize that this can take time and appreciate the positive attitude of all the caretakers involved as they work quickly but without rushing any patients.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

long wait to see doctor 45 min past scheduled time

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

All of my interactions with Dr Roselli and his team have been excellent. I have gotten the care I needed every time.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

dr Roselli is a top-flight professional. I have complete confidence in him.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

I've seen Dr. Roselli twice in office. Both times I waited over an hour past my scheduled time to see him.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

My visit to the Cleveland Clinic and the Doctor were excellent. I feel confident Dr Roselli is the right surgeon for my condition when the time comes for my surgery

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

I have never had a bad experience at Cleveland Clinic dr. roselli is a wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

Dr.Roselli & his staff were wonderful! He put my mind at ease, answered my questions, I am ready for my open heart surgery!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

This was my first visit, for a second opinion. There was never a problem, always got straight thru to his staff as well as the staff of the other two doctors I saw.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

Doctor exceeded all my expectations, he answered every question I had. He made me feel I had come to the right place for my care, not today but when I needed him he would be there to help me.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

My wife had an internet appointment with Dr Roselli. Dr Roselli and his staff were very helpful. There were technical problems which were overcome with good grace and patience by the ancillary personnel. There was a problem with my wife's creditcard. Wells Fargo could not understand why she was being billed from Cleveland when they knew she was in North Carolina. This was stressful but was eventually worked out. There was a problem with the WiFi connection which was intermittent and at one point lost. Dr Roselli was kind enough to wait around and when the connection could not be restored and got in touch by phone. My wife's interaction with Dr Roselli was very helpful to her on a number of levels and she is in a better place emotionally. We are both very grateful to Dr Roselli and his staff. As a retired cardiothoracic surgeon I was very impressed by everyone's care and compassion.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

There are not too many people that survive my ailment. I appreciate and am grateful for having the care that Dr. Roselli and his staff provides.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

this was my 5th trip in 6 years. Dr Roselli is a good concerned listener and explains everything well. I have the utmost confidence in him and his staff. the reason I chose "fair" for office location convenience is I live in Arkansas. not meant to be a negative, I would always come there because of this Dr and the reputation of Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

everyone I have been in contact with in the Destin location have been great. My appointment with Dr Roselli was on line and definitly worh the time.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

Been to the Destin location , Naples (Physician Regional) and talked with Dr Roselli on line all have been great

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018

Dr missed appointment for annual review with patient. Waited 1 1/2 hours before departing. He did connect by cell phone approximately 10 minutes after my departure. Adequate back and forth, but obviously lacking context of a face-to-face review.

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