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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Trials
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • FFR determination
  • Intervention Section
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Invasive & Interventional Cardiology Section
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology Section
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Virtual Histology
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Bifurcation Blockage
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Restenosis
View all 6 Specialties +


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About A. Michael Lincoff, MD

A. Michael Lincoff, MD, is Vice Chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and an interventional cardiologist in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic.

He supervises clinical research activities throughout the Cleveland Clinic as Director of the Center for Clinical Research of the Lerner Research Institute. Dr. Lincoff is also the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5Research), an academic research organization that plans, coordinates and manages multicenter clinical trials of new pharmacologic or device therapies.

Dr. Lincoff’s research activities focus on development of therapies to reduce acute and long-term complications of percutaneous coronary revascularization procedures, to optimize therapy for acute coronary ischemic syndromes or reduce progression or complications of atherosclerosis. He has served as principal investigator or steering committee member of over 15 pivotal trials in ischemic heart disease, enrolling in aggregate over 50,000 patients, studying new antiplatelet or antithrombotic agents in the settings of coronary intervention, heart attack or unstable angina.

Dr. Lincoff is a Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He holds the Charles and Charlotte Fowler Endowed Chair for Cardiovascular Research at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Lincoff has authored or coauthored over 200 peer-reviewed articles, including publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Journal and European Heart Journal. He is editor of a book entitled Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitors in Cardiovascular Disease, now in its second edition. He has also authored over 80 book chapters and reviews and presented over 300 lectures at various medical meetings and courses throughout the world. He is the Consulting Editor of the American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs and serves on editorial boards or as a reviewer for over 15 peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Dr. Lincoff is currently chairman of the Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee of the United States Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Lincoff is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology and a member of the American College of Physicians, scientific councils of the American Heart Association and the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Interventional Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - University of Michigan Health System
Cardiovascular Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Residency - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Internship - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Medical Internship
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Undergraduate - Carnegie Mellon University
Chemical/Biomed. Engineering
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Professional Highlights

  • Director, Center for Clinical Research and Vice Chairman for Clinical Research of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
  • Director, Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5Research)
  • Vice Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
  • Charles and Charlotte Fowler Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research, Cleveland Clinic


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

Specialty Interests

Coronary artery disease, heart attack, stent restenosis, total coronary occlusions, angioplasty, rotational atherectomy, stent-coronary, coronary artery atherectomy, coronary intervention, drug eluting stenting

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors, Cleveland magazine


  • American College of Cardiology
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Heart Association
  • Sigma Xi Research Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for A. Michael Lincoff, 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 2/8/2023, Dr. Lincoff 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. Lincoff receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Ardelyx, Inc.
  • Novo Nordisk, A/S
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc.

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

38 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 4.9
Listens 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr Lincoff saved my lifr

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr. Lincoff is a outstanding physician, he has been my Cardiologist for several years and has provided me with World Class care. He listens carefully and provides excellent feedback and reasoning for his recommendations for my care.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

I am very happy I was given Dr. Lincoff as my cardiologist years ago.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Lincoff is Great!! So professional, smart and just a great human being,

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

My experiences with Dr. Lincoff are always amazing. I enjoy our dialogue and am thrilled he is my cardiology doctor

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

DR Lincoff is very competent and trustworthy.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Despite my being late, Dr Lincoff gave me his undivided attention. Like other times, he was unhurried & took his time with me. That made me feel comfortable asking questions, which made for a more productive appointment for me.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Dr Lincoff was very courteous , kind, & reassured me that my present treatment was adequate He relieved my anxiety for my cardiac symptoms which continue to occur on occasion & explained that they are most likely due to smaller coronary vessels, which cannot be stented, because my symptoms do not occur with heavy exercise , but with minor chores in house or in evening @ rest. Dr Lincoff did advise me to notify my Dr if my symptoms did become worse.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

My visit with Dr. Lincoff always is well taken care of ,through and caring and answer my questions in detail- over all Dr. Lincoff is the best cardiologist and all the staffs were kind and courteous. Over all excellent, the very best.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Dr. Lincoff is very knowledgeable and thorough. He takes all the time necessary to discuss my condition, test results, my concerns, and any treatment plans he recommends. I would readily recommend to friends and others as a cardiac care provider.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

It's lonely at the top, but I'm sure Dr Lincoff manages

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dr Lincoff is extraordinary. Simply the best.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dr. Lincoff is first class

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Doctor is very caring and pays personal attention as if the patient is a close member of his family.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Wish I could give higher than 5.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

First, Dr Lincoff has kept me alive for 2 years. There is no way to thank him enough. And then there is TORI. SHE HAS GONE OUT OF HER WAY TO MAKE EVERYTHING MUCH EASIER FOR ME. My blessings to both of them

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Dr Lincoff is keeping me alive. I can't thank him enough!!!

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Tori in Dr. Lincoff's office has been an excellent communicator

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr Lincoff is a prize.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr. Lincoff was fantastic. Answered all my questions with evidenced based guidance to put me on the right track. I look forward my follow up with him.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

One of the most empathetic doctors I have ever encountered. Dr. Lincoff is a great listener, and his follow up questions and comments are thoughtful, clear and helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

*Dr. Lincoff came in pretty quickly & evaluated my case/records thoroughly. He reassured me, calmed my fears, helped me understand my situation & how he/Cleveland could help. TOP NOTCH!!

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

He's the best

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