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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


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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
  • Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) Determination
  • Intervention Section
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Invasive and 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 - Interventional Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Coronary artery disease, heart attack, stent restenosis, 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.

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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 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 (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:

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

267 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Linkoff is the best, very pleasant and thorough. We highly recommend him for his medical expertise, his caring and kindness and his general demeanor. Samuel and Noemi Landau

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr. Lincoff is amazing. His knowledge, combined with his kindness and caring, are what makes Cleveland Clinic the best.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Dr LINDCOFF is great I would recommend him to anybody

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr. Lincoff was a true gentleman. He listened to my concerns and responded with well-informed, useful, and actionable information. He is better than my prior cardiologist at Northwestern, with whom I am satisfied.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr Lincoff is GREAT!!!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr Lincoff did a cath procedure. I didn't meet him until I was in the or and prepped. The procedure was explained by a doctor assisting him.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

I wish I could go higher than "5"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

I am super appreciative that video appointment is an option since I live in another State but want to continue utilizing Dr. Lincoff for my cardiac care.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

We have the highest regard for Dr Agdamag and her team.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Skilled and compassionate physician. Continues to reach out remotely.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

The entire experience at the Cleveland Clinic could not have been better. Just an all around outstanding experience! Dr. Lincoff actually called me after 7:00 PM on the same day of my procedure to review my results. He is fantastic!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

My doctors have always be great

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Linkoff has been an outstanding provider of mine for many years. This year was even more so. I had a concern that was may have been outside Cardiology, but he took the time to try and understand my concern and rule out any heart connection. I always come away very pleased with my visit with him.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr Lincoff is very attentive and knowledgeable. His recommendations are always helpful and have proven to be effective. He has helped me for 18 years! Can't say enough good things about him. Thanks

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Lincoff was very generous with his time. Very much appreciated information that he shared with me as he answered questions and addressed concerns. Also appreciated that he looked at me and not the computer when we were talking.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr. Harmon and Dr. Lincoff were truly impressive. I could not have been happier with their attitude and professionalism.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr.Lincoff is excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

I have seen Dr Lincoff for over 20 years and I have referred many patients to him with confidence and consistent outcomes.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr Lincoff is excellent

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Excellent facilities excellent services and excellent physicians

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Have been impressed for many years with my Care Provider's rigor in which he diagnoses the medical evidence made available to him and his willingness and ability to communicate his health care concerns/recommendations to me.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

My experience with Dr. Lincoff has always been very positive. He is always comforting and honest with his advice and consul.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Very good annual check up visit with Dr. Lincoff. He asks about routine, amount of physical activity, changes, in a very conversational manner which feels very comfortable. Never feel rushed, always seems as if he takes concerns/questions seriously. Very pleased.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Yes, I would recommend Dr Lincoff!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Lincoff is the consummate physician; completely skilled and professional.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

The Fellow supporting Dr. Lincoff Was exceptional

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr was a good listener and answered all my questions

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Lincoff is always professional and caring . He is the best Dr. I have had, he seems to really care me as a patient.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr Lichoff was excellent. Very patient with me and spent the time to make sure I understood my medical condition and options. He answered all my questions thoroughly. I have since used my chart to communicate with him - and that has gone great. Very pleased to have access to him in that manner

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Lincoff was very courteous and thorough in his review of my medical records and took time to explain to me his diagnosis and additional testing that needed to be performed to thoroughly evaluate my heart condition. Very impressive. He was also very complimentary of my current cardiologist's treatment of me.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Doctor Lincoff is excellent in all regards!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Wow what a great doctor. He made me feel supported as my hard of hearing status makes it difficult to have conversation with new people but he turned his chair and made sure I missed no information. He was so warm and kind. He made me feel like he had all the time necessary to complete the exam and then determine the course of treatment. He is the face of your mission to give world class care.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr Lincoff was very through and explained things very well.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Great doctor and clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr Lincoff had a Student with him and he came in first and ask for my permission if this student can come in and observe my appointment, and I thought that was very professional of him to do that

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Lincoff was a gem from start to finish. He listened to my concerns and acted on them.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

It was a great experience, my outcome was better than most. It gave me the information I needed to live my best life. Dr Lincoff took time during the procedure to tell me what he was doing and why.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

The Physician was outstanding in every respect. Smart, efficient, and very patient centered.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Lincoff provides excellent service, listens to patients, and answers questions in a concise and understandable way.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr Lincoff is my savior. He is the top heart doctor, compared to all.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr Lincoff was outstanding as usual he listens then explains things well

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr. Lincoff is a great Dr. I couldn't ask for better!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr Lincoff carefully listens, interprets, and meticulously delivers a well thought plan of care. He is an incredible MD and I am grateful for his excellent care.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Lincoff is always friendly, accessible, interested an acute diagnostician.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Lincoff has always been caring and informative

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Always pleased with Dr. Lincoff

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr. Lincoff is wonderful. So caring and so knowledgeable. We appreciate everything he does for us..

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

He is a very caring doctor who is always honest

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