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

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Growth Failure in Children with Kidney Disease
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • 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 11/7/2023, 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.

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* 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

67 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Very impressed with Dr. Heyka, personable, direct, thorough, excellent at making and maintaining eye contact. I wish, however, that he had prepared better in going through my medical records as he had to continually search for pertinent Information. His explanations about my condition and medications were very helpful though I am still waiting on his written notes for further clarification.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr.Heyka was very pleasant and invited me to talk about anything. He answered my questions better than other Dr. Appointments I had.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

They were awesome! I drove 4 hours to and from for my appointment. Dr. Heyka wanted to get an ultrasound. The staff looked at other locations and got me in the same day so I wouldn't have to drive back. It was only a 15 min drive to the other clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr.was very informative.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Everything went very well by all parties involved from scheduling appointment to seeing the doctor in a timely manner

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Heyka is caring and professional. Not pushy. Explains course of treatment well.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

The Doctor was very thorough after listening to me. Very caring when explaining my issues.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Very good experience! The doctor actually listened to what I was saying and I was able to talk to him about my concerns about medication I am taking and he explained how the medication worked. I liked that he took the time to explain and at no time did I feel rushed with the visit. He was very patient, kind and extremely knowledgeable! I feel like I can trust him with my care.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

One of the best doctors Ive visited he was exceptionally friendly and throughly explained every thing

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr Heyka and his staff has shown outstanding service on my behalf.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Even thought this was my first appointment with Dr.Heyka he made me feel at ease.He took the time to answer all my questions. He explained the current test results and went back to check and compare older tests. He far exceeded my expectations not only as a doctor but showed much compassion for the problem that thought I had. I will not hesitate to call on him if needed and will highly recommend him to any of my family or friends.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr. Heyka is a wonderful human being as well as a physician. He is always friendly, respectful, professional, efficient and includes you in the conversation.

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