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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

  • Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Aorta Center
  • Aorta Graft
  • Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Atrial Septal Defect Closure
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Bypass Surgery Re-operation
  • Cardiac Oncology
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardio-Oncology Center
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Department
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Section
  • Complex Aorta Surgery
  • Congenital Heart Surgery in Adults
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) 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 Repair
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • High Risk Reoperation Surgery
  • Infective Endocarditis 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
  • Percutaneous Valve 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
  • Reoperative Heart Surgery
  • Stent Grafting
  • Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Surgical Treatment of Adult Acquired Heart Disease
  • Surgical Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Surgical Treatment of Valve Endocarditis
  • Thoracic Aorta Surgery
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery Section
  • Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Reconstruction
  • Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Repair
  • Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
  • Valve Sparing Surgery
  • Valve Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acquired Adult Cardiac Disease
  • Acquired Valve Disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • Aneurysms
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Insufficiency
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atherosclerosis (Vascular)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Cancer and 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
  • 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 Disease
  • 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 Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Director of the Aorta Center, Director of Tall Rounds® and a Staff Surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Roselli holds a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and is 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, aortic related congenital issues, 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 Surgery - Thoracic and 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, aortic related congenital issues, 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

See publications for Eric Roselli, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 5/5/2022, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Edwards Lifesciences LLC
  • Artivion, Inc., formerly CryoLife, Inc./ Jotec
  • W.L. Gore and Associates, Inc
  • Terumo Aortic, LLC

Royalty Payments. Dr. Roselli receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Artivion, Inc., formerly CryoLife, Inc./ Jotec

Right to Future Distribution of Cleveland Clinic Financial Interest. Dr. Roselli may receive future financial benefits from the Cleveland Clinic for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Artivion, Inc., formerly CryoLife, Inc./ Jotec

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

223 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

This is my first appointment with Dr. Roselli and I could not have been happier. Are used to work at a Cleveland clinic, and I know quite a few of the doctors quite a few of the departments and I can honestly say that he's at the very top of the list, probably the best position I've ever been in contact with all others should take him as an example

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

If there was a higher rating for the care and treating like a person he would get it.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr Roselli is kind, personable, and I was very happy to see him.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Wonderful Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Wonderful Doctor. Doctor Roselli is a very caring Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr. Roselli is AMAZING. He saved my life, literally. I wish all your staff was as welcoming, honest, sincere and empathetic as he is . Oh and funny, he is just awesome. GOD BLESS YOU DR. ROSELLI.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

In my opinion, Dr. Roselli is the BEST!!! He's absolutely amazing!!! He is unbelievably smart, & I thank God he shares his knowledge by helping people. The Cleveland Clinic will be backed up with residents from Tennessee. We have bragged & excessively shouted from the mountain tops how much we love Dr. Eric Roselli!!! He deserves all good things!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

I feel super lucky that I had Dr. Roselli for my first aorta issue and doubly lucky when I developed another aorta issue. His interest in developing better methods and systems for patient care saved me from an extra surgery and a huge scar. I and my entire family are very thankful for Dr. Roselli's care.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Receiving care from Dr Roselli is absolutely worth the wait for appointments

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

I always appreciate the time care and information. Dr. Roselli shares during the visit. I get all the medical information I need and he's also takes time to have a personal conversation.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

We LOVE Dr. Roselli!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

The whole experience was very Professional and left me feeling encouraged that I was in good hands actually the best hands and Dr.Roselli was the main reason why.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr Roselli is an excellent surgeon and person.I highly recommend him .

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

I was aware of Dr. Roselli being busy and I have absolutely no complaints. It was one of my best choices In my life to choose him as my surgeon.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr Roselli is amazing.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr roselli was excellent he listened with concern and understanding and he comments were extremely helpful--wonderful bedside manner

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

From top to bottom our visit and check up by Dr. Roselli and his staff was outstanding

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr Roselli was very helpful and informative in updating me on my testing earlier in the morning and in answering several questions I had about the likelihood and timing of surgery on my Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

*Dr. Roselli and his staff were the best medical professionals who have ever provided care.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr Roselli anticipated nearly all my questions and I feel confident in his ability to care for my surgical needs, if needed, in the future.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

All good experience! Dr Roselli informed meThat he felt what appeared to be the location of the cyst he wanted Dr Raymond to talk with me. I was fortunate enough to talk and experience the knowledge of both very knowledgeable and experienced physicians.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Dr. Roselli took great care while discussing my condition and treatment options. He was extremely knowledgeable and thorough, and took the time to answering all the questions my wife and I had. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr. Roselli is beyond wonderful, his skills and experience are world class, and a personality to match. I feel grateful and lucky to him to work on my case.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

*Dr. Roselli's team was the best.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

If you want the best doctors on the planet, they are in very high demand. We'll worth the wait for the benefits!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Provided care at a higher level than I even knew I wanted. Most questions answered without me needing to even ask. I am one of the most fortunate people alive to work with Dr. Roselli and his team.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Doctor was pretty busy that day as we got a late start to the appointment but really appreciated not feeling rushed. Took his time and was very thorough in describing my situationlistenedand then gave detailed explanation and took time to completely answer all my questions. Appreciated that a lot.didn't feel patronized or talked down to.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr. Roselli and his team fixed my heart and made it feel warm and fuzzy with a great human touch that is so needed in medicine today!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr. Roselli is a very busy man but he took the time to listen and answer questions.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

*Dr. Eric Roselli and team were excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Doctor Roselli I am very blunt and perhaps tactless as well so take to heart what I say: I trust you beyond question, I have never had a doctor as open and relaxed and therefore reassuring as you, you answer all questions and are truly interested in addressing our questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dr. Roselli is amazing!! I did however have quite a bit of trouble scheduling a video appointment which I know is not something he deals with directly.

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