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

284 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Roselli and Dr. Collier are clearly the best in their field. At a time where the rest of the medical community and the processes involved with getting quality healthcare have deteriorated dramatically, the Clinic itself represents a truly organized and comfortable place to have gone for service.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

we are happy with Dr Roselli

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Dr. Roselli is amazing. The degree of care and interest he demonstrated was outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Dr. Roselli is an amazing person

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

My physicians were all excellent in every way. My surgeon *Dr. Eric Roselli is my HERO!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

One of the best providers I've ever known. Took his time with me, explained everything very well, and answered all my questions. I'm very fortunate to have him as my physician.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr. Roseli is a fantastic doctor and you get the sense he cares and have confidence in what he says. He and his supporting staff on surgery day were top notch and all made me feel safe and took the time to tell me what each of their role's were while I was on the table. Thank you doctor's and team!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Excelent discussion with Dr Roselli.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr Roselli is a true gentleman. He also happened to have saved my life.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr. Roselli is absolutely wonderful!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

*Dr. Roselli is top notch! What a gifted & humble man. Truly an instrument in the hands of God!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

We cannot say enough good about Dr. Roselli

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

Dr Roselli, as always, was excellent in every way. Professional, personable and thorough in reviewing CAT scan results and explaining them to me.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

Dr. Roselli and his staff are great. All tests were on time and easy to get to.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Great Doctor,he saved my life!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

Dr. Eric Roselli is an outstanding physician. He was attentive, caring, answered all my questions and extremely knowledgeable. Dr. Roselli is simply the best in his field and I will recommend him to my friends, colleagues and patients.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

I had a wonderful experience with Dr Roselli. He was truly caring about how i was feeling personally, then about my condition. I am looking forward to having Dr. Roselli's team work with me. Awesome professional

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

dr. roselli was not only technically brilliant but explained the details of my case with great clarity and emphasis on my understanding of all aspects of possible treatment....he was clear...patient....unhurried and thoroughly responsive to all my questions....made himself available to answer future questions....

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr. He explained my diagnosis very clearly! He went out of his way to accommodate me!

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

I'm assuming you are talking about the doctor/ surgeon. our surgeon was very good at explaining a very complex surgery and not only one but two hospitalizations to this procedure. his enthusiasm and confidence was impressive.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr. Roselli is an amazing, gifted and personable doctor. Cleveland Clinic is very fortunate to have him on their staff. We have recommended many people to come to Cleveland Clinic for care.

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 Apr 3, 2019

For all Dr. Roselli's gifts, and he is clearly gifted and I am forever grateful for that. But he is not on time for appointments. I have never waited LESS than 1 hour PAST my scheduled time to see him. And that is three times now. Again, I'll gladly trade that to get the gifted surgery that he performs. but you are asking, so I'm saying...

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.

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