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Department Nephrology and Hypertension
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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy )
  • Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Nephrology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Growth Failure in Children with Kidney Disease
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Renal Failure
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About Robert Heyka, MD

Robert Joseph Heyka, MD, is the Medical Director for the FMC/Cleveland Clinic East (Fairhill) Dialysis Center and Chair of the Board of Directors for the FMC/Ohio Renal Care Group.

Dr. Heyka’s specialty interests include chronic and acute renal failure, dialysis, hypertension, renal bone disease, cardiovascular disease in kidney patients, and vascular access for dialysis. He is certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

He earned his medical degree from Wane State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.  He was Boy Frame Lecturer in Bone and Mineral Metabolism in the Department of Endocrinology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, as well as a Cleveland Clinic Fellow in Nephrology in the Department of Hypertension and Nephrology.

Dr. Heyka is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Physicians; the American Society of Nephrology; the International Society of Nephrology; the National Kidney Foundation; American Heart Association, where he sits on the councils for high blood pressure research and kidney in cardiovascular disease; and the European Dialysis and Transplant Association.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Beaumont Hospital
Internal Medicine
Dearborn, MI USA

Residency - William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak
Internal Medicine
Royal Oak, MI USA

Internship - William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak
Internal Medicine
Royal Oak, MI USA

Medical Education - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI USA

Graduate School - Wayne State University
Detroit, MI USA

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Nephrology

Specialty Interests

Acute and chronic kidney disease, dialysis, hypertension

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Robert Heyka, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 12/24/2020, Dr. Heyka 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.

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

49 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 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

doctor is very patient and listen to me and my concerns

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

the doctor always makes me part of my own care like a team

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

courteous & helpful personnel, from the man who wheeled me from my transportation, all the way to, & especially including Dr Heyka.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. Heyka is wonderful.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Very good Doctor explained everything to my wife and I . He Listened to what we had to say , and answered all of our questions and concerns

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Dr. Heyka was very patient and answered all my questions. He and his staff were prompt and professional.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

I believed I needed to see Dr Heyka before the first available appt in Nov. I explained to the Referring Physician dept. who recommended I speak directly w/his office. hewas currently on vacation. I explained the matter, providing dates & test scores, etc. when he returned, he had his office schedule the Sept 9 appt. Dr Heyka is exceptional in a number of areas, not the least is viewing his patients as people, not conditions. i am grateful that he took the time to evaluate my situation, & make space available to me much sooner.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

My experience with Dr Robert J Heyka MD was outstanding he was very patient & answered all my questions about my care. I was referred to him because I am a Diabetic but it was just a cautionary measure. I gave him honest answers & he seemed to know that everything was okay. He was very friendly & professional.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

I would recommend this doctor to others if they have any kidney issues. He told me if I have any problems to seek him out which I will but right now he says I do not have any kidney issues since I have managed my diabetes very well for 14 years.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

The staff worked together to make me feel at ease, the registration area & the nurse assistant. I felt protected & loved by the staff. The doctor ask if I had any questions & answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Heyka & staff were very courteous & friendly. The parking is a little on the expensive side. Also both times we have come we had trouble with exiting the parking deck. It was our error however the staff (lady) not very accommodating. I would say she was inconvenienced or bothered. Very clean atmosphere.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

I was referred by Dr. Kevin Kelley here in Canton & Dr. Gabbard @ CC. Dr. Heyka was highly recommend by the scheduling department. She asked me in a professional manner why I needed to come up to CC. I gave her my medical history & she literally went threw the staff one by one & made her selection off my history & their experience for the best care I would receive. Thank you

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