Michael Amalfitano, DO

330.721.5815

Michael Amalfitano, DO

Appointed: 2011

4.9 out of 5
94 Patient Satisfaction Ratings 2 Comments
Michael Amalfitano, DO
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Medina Hospital Medical Office Building
Mail Code MDH-MOB
970 East Washington Street
Medina, OH 44256
WorkAppointment:330.721.5815
WorkFax:330.721.4910
Surgeon:
No
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Michael L. Amalfitano, DO,  FACC, FCCP, FACOI, is a cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He is Director of Cardiovascular Services at Medina Hospital and has special interest in congestive heart failure, adult congenital heart disease and cardiac imaging, including nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.  Dr. Amalfitano is board-certified in cardiology, critical care medicine and nuclear cardiology. 

He is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. where he was a member of the Lambda Omicron Gamma Medical Society. He served his residency at the Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia where he achieved the distinction of being Chief Resident. He completed fellowships in cardiovascular medicine at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, N.J. and in nuclear medicine at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia.

Following completion of his training Dr. Amalfitano was Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit and an attending cardiologist at Deborah Heart and Lung Center. He later completed a fellowship/preceptorship in intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (an advanced type of cardiac imaging) at Cleveland Clinic.

Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic staff, Dr. Amalfitano was a senior partner and attending cardiologist with the Mid-Ohio Heart Clinic and Medical Director of the MedCentral Health System Congestive Heart Failure Clinic.  He also served as Director of the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging and Radiation Safety Officer for the Mid-Ohio Heart Clinic. His prior positions include Chairman, Division of Cardiology and Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine at Mid-Ohio and President/Chief of Staff and member of the Board of Trustees at MedCentral.

Dr. Amalfitano has been Principal Investigator and Regional Investigator on a number of significant studies related to heart failure, myocardial infarction (heart attack) and coronary artery disease. He has presented more than 50 Grand Rounds and local and national conference lectures and is a speaker for the American Heart Association and the American Dental Association.

He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Society of Echocardiography and the American Medical Association and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists, the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Amalfitano is a founding member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He also is a founding member of the State Medical Board of Ohio Quality Intervention Panel and currently serves as the panel’s Chairman.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Deborah Heart & Lung Center
Cardiovascular Medicine
Browns Mills, NJ USA
1990
Residency - Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
1988
Medical School - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1985
Undergraduate - Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI USA
1981
Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA
1978

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine (AOA)
  • Internal Medicine (AOA)- Cardiology (AOA)

Specialty Interests

Congestive heart failure, adult congenital heart disease, preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation. cardiac imaging, including nuclear cardiology, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography Congestive heart failure, adult congenital heart disease, cardiac imaging, nuclear cardiology, echocardiogram-TEE

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • General Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
  • Stress Testing

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Cardiac Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Heart Disease

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