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

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Aorta Center
  • Aorta Graft
  • Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
  • Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
  • 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
  • Complex Aorta Surgery
  • Congenital Heart Surgery in Adults
  • Coronary Artery Bypass 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 and 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 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
  • Reoperative Heart Surgery
  • Stent Grafting
  • Surgery for Infective Endocarditis
  • 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 Thoracic And Cardiovascular Disease
  • Surgical Treatment Of Valve Endocarditis
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Section
  • Thoracic Aorta Surgery
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Repair/Reconstruction
  • Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
  • Valve Sparing Surgery
  • Valve Surgery
View all 74 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acquired Adult Cardiac Disease
  • Acquired Valve Disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • Aneurysms
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Insufficiency
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • 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 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
View all 56 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, 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 5/3/2021, 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:

  • CryoLife, Inc.
  • Edwards Lifesciences LLC
  • 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

236 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 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Dr Roselli provided all the time we needed and clearly answered all of my questions. Never felt rushed, and he made sure that we were comfortable with direction and evaluation.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Dr Eric Roselli is the best I've ever came across in my life.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Dr. Roselli is simply wonderful! Very patient, supportive, informative and considerate. Plus, he clearly remembers me and my case.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Would definitely recommend Dr. Roselli and his team.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

highly recommend Dr Roselli

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr. Roselli clearly knows his stuff. I am very grateful to have had him as a surgeon.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

had the best I could experience the doctor was very good at explaining things to me

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr. Roselli impressed me in every way, and this helped me decide to commit to Cleveland Clinic for the procedure we discussed.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

I met with Dr. Baranowski, Dr. Roselli, and Mr. Joseph Liu: Each specialist was extremely kind, informative, and encouraging. They gave good advice and exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Roselli was a pleasure to meet and discuss such a distressing issue, great demeanor

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

I've been with Dr roselli for almost nine years and he is terrific

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

*Dr. Roselli and his surgical team were outstanding! The professionals & dedicated to their speciality.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Feb 3, was the second appointment date. The first date, Jan 29, was cancelled by Dr Roselli's staff without notifying me.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Told to log in 15 minutes before appointment. Had to wait for an extra 15 minutes after scheduled time to have Dr log on with no explanation, just a blank screen.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Overall VERY GOOD experience with Dr. Roselli and his team. Once they reviewed the severity of my case, I was scheduled as quickly as they could get me in. For that, I will be forever grateful. A gloom outlook was instantly shattered once I was scheduled for my Feb 2nd surgery. Thank you!!!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Dr. Roselli is so caring and always takes time to explain things and is very open to my suggestions regarding my care.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

There were many doctors involved and together they worked as a team to help me.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

I was surprised that without a referral and as a nobody I could secure an appointment with a major surgeon like Dr. Roselli and his associate Dr. Kalahasti, the cardiologist. These are amazing people!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Without question I would recommend Dr. Roselli and Dr. Kalahasti. They are consummate professionals.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

I am grateful that I was able to see Dr. Roselli without a referral.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

I don't remember seeing the doctors much in ICU. Maybe I was to drugged. In step-down, their morning visits were not very long. *Roselli was excellent, but I don't remember seeing him except once, post-surgery.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr Roselli is awesome

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Lab tests made me 1 hour late for my appointment. Dr. Roselli was great as usual.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. Roseli is fabulous. He is very bsy so I sometimes have to wait to see him but well worth the wait. He is kind, and makes you feel that you are the only one with whom he is dealing. He's great, as is his staff!!!

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Everyone was exceptional and I have 100% confidence with Dr. Roselli.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Cleveland Clinic is an amazing organization and Dr. Roselli is an amazing surgeon! Thank you for everything!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

very good experience with Dr. Roselli

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

First of all I felt so fortunate to get my surgery scheduled with Dr. Eric Roselli. He came highly recommended and I can see why. Dr Roselli put me at ease from the moment I met him. My surgery was a great success and I thank Dr. Roselli and his entire team for such a great experience.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr. Roselli is the best.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr Roselli is a genius!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr. Roselli is the very best in his craft. The level of confidence he carries is extremely contagious and can bring the spirits of greatest pessimist up. Cleveland Clinic is The Greatest Pride Of The State of Ohio.indeed a great medical institution!!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

meeting with Dr. Roselli and his staff has always been a great experience over the past 11 years.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Dr. Roselli is the BEST!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

initially, your follow up returned calls was spotty. a couple of times calls were not returned at all other times returned slowly. This was not the case with Doctor Roselli. My call wit him was excellent!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Doctor Roselli couldn't do any better.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Roselli was very down to earth and so nice to meet with. His manner displayed professionalism and great knowledge. I would highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

dr Roselli is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Dr. Roselli explained my condition and options in a very straightforward yet easy to understand approach. This conversation really eased my concerns and I am very comfortable moving forward with the Cleveland Clinic team..

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

This annual follow-up following Dr Roseli's 2 surgeries was as good as the my first one last year in his office. I even felt it was more persona;.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr. Roselli is great! He addresses my every concern with detailed responses.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Dr Roselli always takes time to explain conditions and procedures. We appreciate that.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

video visits saves time for the doctors and patient. works well

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