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
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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 4/21/2020, 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

211 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

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

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

at home Dr much more relaxed, visit was actually a warm sharing

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2020

Excellent treatment by doctors!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr. Roselli is truly a special physician. He is kind and patient, listens to you and is never in a rush. he is an extraordinary surgeon and basically saved my life

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr Roselli and his team were A++

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr Roselli is an excellent surgeon He also has excellent communication skills He can explain things in a way that is easy to understand

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

The staff and Dr. Roselli were very nice, caring and attentive

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Dr. Roselli and his staff treated me like family!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

A great experience! Dr. Roselli is AMAZING! He answered all my questions, he did not seem rushed. I think he is the BEST HEART SURGEON in the world! I thank God for Dr. Roselli and Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

dr Roselli was great at clarifying my condition and gave me hope for my future.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Dr Roselli answered all of my questions clearly, and he listened carefully to ensure he was understanding me. There was no rush, he gave me all the time that I needed.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

From my first visit, through surgery, now through follow up care - Cleveland Clinic and Dr Roselli have been spectacular!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

*Dr. Roselli was outstanding.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

I really respect Dr. Roselli. I feel really comfortable with him. I like him alot.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

*Dr. Roselli and *Dr. Caputa were tremendous, as were their staffs.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

I am very happy with the time and care that Dr. Roselli took to make sure I understood everything and that all of my questions/concerns had been addressed to my satisfaction.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

we chose to wait six months for Dr Roselli and his team and are very pleased we did

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

GOOD, every good Doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

feel right at home as soon as you walk in the door from the housekeeping people to the top Dr it was a good experience

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr, Roselli is a very accomplished physician an a very caring man.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr Roselli is awesome. Always spends enough time discussing findings and the plan. Always answers my questions. I feel very lucky to have him and Cleveland Clinic monitoring my condition.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr. Roselli was very personable, answered all my (many) questions thoroughly, and provided me with pertinent information concerning my future care. I left feeling very reassured about the path forward. Many thanks to Dr. Roselli.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Great doctor!

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr Roselli is a gentleman and outstanding physician.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Dr Roselli was very personable and very confident which made both myself and my spouse very comfortable. Should I every need surgery to correct an issue with my aorta I will certainly be back to Dr Roselli and Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr. Roselli is wonderful. He listens and explains any issues. He made me feel comfortable and safe. I cannot tell you how much respect and gratitude I have for him. He is the best!

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr. Roselli was understand of my concerns, he was very encouraging about my progress and he was very cooperative regarding my next appointment.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

You have no idea how much I appreciate how professional the dr.'s were. *Dr. Roselli and his staff were so nice and professional.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Excellent customer/patient care. Friendly, warm, and caring. Took the time to verify all my visits prior to seeing Dr. Roselli (CT, Echo). Very nice staff.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

I rate Dr. Roselli much higher than a 5. He's amazing. We are so fortunate to have him at the Clinic. He saved my life...I don't even know how to express my thanks for that. Dr. Roselli exemplifies the Cleveland Clinic-expert in his field, companionate, caring, truly a treasure.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

*Dr. Roselli explained things thoroughly!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Best Doctor Ever !

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

I have total confidence in Doctor Roselli. In my opinion, he has done wonders in the heart surgery he performed on me. In my every contact with him, he has been sensitive and caring. He has put my mind at ease about all heart issues that have arisen. What a decent, good man and what a fantastic surgeon.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr. Roselli was very invested in my health. I felt like he really understand my situation and heard my concerns. I VERY much like this doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr Roselli was very helpful & took the time to explain everything in terms that a layman could understand.I was very pleased with the visit.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Have already commented about Dr Roselli. He was very helpful..

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Excellent. *Dr. Eric Roselli is the best!!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

excellent physician!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

As a military officer deployed in three different combat theater's, in and out of many hospitals, my AVR surgery was tracked for ten years, Dr. Roselli and CC, are the best! Roselli, a warm human being, answered my questions and gave me the way ahead. I have not felt, holistically, this great in six years or so. My rehab is progressing as planned and will see the team in August, 2020.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

I sing dr. Roselli's praise often, a very good person.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

I have the utmost respect for this doctor. very caring knowledgeable and very nice.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

I'm sure Dr Roselli is very busy, but I felt he stopped and focused on me and my questions during our appointment without showing any distraction or need to rush.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Roselli saved my life. He is an excellent Doctor who cares for his patients!!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr. Roselli is a world class surgeon in regard to aortic aneurysms. His combination of skill, knowledge and caring it without equal. I am happy to have him as part of my healthcare team. He repaired my ascending aortic aneurysm June 2019 using the DAVID procedure. I have another issue on the other side of my aorta that I am sure we will get corrected.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

We had high expectations of Cleveland Clinic and Dr Roselli based on the research we did and we were not disappointed. Great organization with great people who provided great care. I am a health care provider myself and was very pleased with the care I received.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

While I had to wait several months to meet with Dr. Roselli, I was still delighted as I know that Dr. Roselli has a reputation for being one of the best aortic surgeons in the nation, so I was very pleased that I got to meet with him at all.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Roselli spent an hour and 50 minutes with me. It was a delight talking to him. He's very thorough, helpful, candid, and has just an overall great attitude. My girlfriend, a Sr. Exec in the Federal Government, said that Dr. Roselli is the smartest man she's ever met in her life.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr. Eric Roselli has been one of the nicest doctors I've ever met. My visit with him wasn't rushed, he answered all questions I asked, he gave a thorough explanation of everything, he was very confident with all his answers which made me feel comfortable, and he was very polite!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

The best quality experience ref the staff and Dr.

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 17, 2019

Had excellent and outstanding treatment from all doctors I encountered at the clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

we are happy with Dr Roselli

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