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

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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 3/10/2020, 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:

  • Novo Nordisk, A/S
  • Eli Lilly and Company

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

130 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

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

We live about 3 hours away from Cleveland Clinic. My wife and I both are treated there. This is extremely convenient for us as opposed to taking a very long day to travel there and home. I have been with Dr. Lincoff for many years. He is fantastic.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

great doctor. washed hands thoroughly before and after visit

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

I am so pleased with the treatment received from Dr. Lincoff. It was comforting to my being regarding the consul I received from Dr. Lincoff. I always look forward to my appointments with the doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Lincoff is a true professional!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Every dr. that I had was wonderful, kind, informative, good humor - I loved everyone!!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr Lincoff was a very professional person!! would recommend him!!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

This has been an extremely tough year for me with the passing of my only child, Dr Lincoff was very sympathetic and showed empathy

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Lincoff is an excellent physician in his field and that is why I come to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

My experiences with Dr Lincoff have first rate and I have the greatest. possible confidence in him and his advice.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Grateful for the care of Dr. Linc off. I know I'm in exceptional hands and he is a fabulous physician.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr. Lincoff has always bee extremely attentive, listening with patience for this patient

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr Lincof is always very informative

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

my first time doing a video conferencing, it was just like setting in DR Lincoff office.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Felt good about the elite skill and professionalism practiced by Dr. Lincoff. Feel lucky to have such a cardiologist.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

I'm so very blessed to have dr Lincoff

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Doctor and his staff are amazing!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

I will and do recommend him to anyone who needs a honest and fair doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Great Dr., seems like a great person. Very happy with Dr. Lincoff.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

I had a detailed consultation with the Fellow and then with Dr. Lincoff before the procedure outlining risks, etc. However I was disappointed I didn't have the opportunity for a discussion after the procedures reviewing medications prescribed, potential side effects, dangerous symptoms to watch for, - overall discharge instructions...I did receive handouts which included listing the meds and potential side effects.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Lincoff said he wished he had more definite answers for me, but actually he did an excellent job of going through my records and answering the questions I brought to him. He also discussed possible future surgery solutions, though high risk, and clarified my use of nitroglycerin - reasons for use, not just for pain control of angina, etc. He helped me understand why my local cardiologist (and he) do not believe I have congestive heart disease--the reason I have been prescribed a diuretic is for swollen ankles and not fluid retention in areas of the heart/lungs.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Lincoff sat with my wife and I for around an hour. He helped explain and educate us on diet and prevention.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

always excellent with Dr Lincoff

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr LINCOFF was great. The bestI am a medical doctor myself and he is exceptional. A great asset. I will see him again in 1 year

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