Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Korean
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.9353
Desk:
216.445.6320
Fax:
216.444.8856
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Ischemic Heart Disease Center
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • General Cardiology
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Preventative Cardiology & Rehabilitation Section
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology Section
  • Renal Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Women's Cardiovascular Center
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Beats - Women
  • Angina
  • Bifurcation Blockage
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease in Women
  • Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Disease - Women
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Restenosis
  • Total Coronary Occlusions
View all 14 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Biography

About Leslie Cho, MD

Leslie Cho, MD, is Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Women’s Cardiovascular Center. She is also Section Head, Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Cho is board-certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, and internal medicine. Her specialty interests focus on general cardiology, heart disease, and peripheral arterial and vascular disease and their attendant therapies and treatments. Dr. Cho specializes in heart disease in women.

Dr. Cho received her undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating cum laude. She received her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and took her residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center where she received the John Humphrey Award as Most Outstanding Internal Medicine Resident. Her clinical training continued when she accepted a fellowship in cardiology, followed by a fellowship in interventional cardiology and peripheral disease, both from Cleveland Clinic.

Prior to her appointment to Cleveland Clinic in 2005 as Director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Center, Dr. Cho was Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section on Interventional Cardiology in the Division of Cardiology at Loyola University Medical Center, where she also served as both Director of Carotid Intervention and Director of Interventional Cardiology Research.

Dr. Cho’s clinical research interests are women and heart disease and the role of nutrition in hypercholesterolemia. Her research has garnered her many grants to study various therapeutic treatments for heart disease. In 1998, she received the American Heart Association’s Women in Cardiology award. In 1999, the World Heart Federation named her Fellow of Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention.

She is author or co-author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and abstracts in leading medical journals, and she has authored medical textbooks and contributed chapters to medical textbooks related to her specialty interests.

Dr. Cho is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and serves on the Peripheral Disease Committee. She is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Heart Association.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2005

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Interventional Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2002

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2000

Residency - University of Washington Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Seattle, WA USA
1997

Internship - University of Washington Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Seattle, WA USA
1995

Medical School - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
1994

Undergraduate - University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA USA
1990

Additional Training

  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Cerebral Vascular Intervention

Professional Highlights

  • Board Member, American Heart Association

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Cardiovascular Disease, cardiovascular risk prevention, cardiac catheterization, coronary balloon angioplasty (PTCA), C-Reactive protein testing, high cholesterol, preventive cardiology, peripheral artery disease, women's cardiovascular disease

Awards & Honors

  • National Peripheral Disease Committee, American College of Cardiology, 2005-2008

Memberships

  • Women in Cardiology, American College of Cardiology
  • American College of Cardiology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/4/2017, Dr. Cho has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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* 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

119 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2017

very thorough, knowledgeable, professional and friendly Dr.

Reviewed on May 3, 2017

Good

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2017

The care and concerns were excellent

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2017

we have upmost respect for Dr Cho

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2017

Dr. Cho was extremely thorough and discussed any and all areas that needed attention with an explanation when necessary.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2016

cho was arrogant and that arrogance interfered with her treatment. she was rude.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2016

I routinely see this provider once or twice a year in order to monitor my condition. Follow-up care instructions haven't changed for a long time.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2016

Having Dr.Cho for my heart doctor is a pleasure. Questions always answered clearly and the experience with her is always a pleasure. Would not trade her for anything.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2016

reassuring and clear

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2016

All very prompt and professional

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2016

DR Cho told me not to change current meds and to check cardiac condition in one year. She set my concerns at ease

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2016

Dr. Cho explained every thing that was being done & very good.

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