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Department Kidney 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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy )
  • Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Nephrology
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

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

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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 11/8/2021, 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

52 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 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

He is as good or better than Dr Kanam.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

I like Dr Heyka. The reality of modern medicine is he has to type a lot and we talk a little. Other than that, a nurse takes readings and I just sit there

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Dr. Heyka was a wonderful Doctor. He answered all of my questions. Also would like to compliment the Doctot that was working with Doctor Heyka he was also very nice and answered all of my questions. Thank you so much!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr Heyka is one of the best doctors. he is genuinely interested in thoroughly communicating my health information. explains how when where and why. I always feel like I understand the condition of my health and a list of things to do to try to improve my health.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

always dr Heyka discusses everything and listens.

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

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