Joseph G. Cacchione, MD, FACC, is an interventional cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Arnold and Sydell Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He also is Chairman of Operations and Strategy at Cleveland Clinic.
A graduate of Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Dr. Cacchione served his internship and residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland and a fellowship in clinical cardiology at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. He returned to University Hospitals for a one-year research fellowship followed by a one-year fellowship in interventional cardiology, which he completed in 1991. In 2007 he earned Executive Certification at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Cacchione's clinical interests include coronary artery disease, heart attack, chest pain and ischemic cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart). He has participated in more than two dozen research projects related to new treatments for chest pain, heart attack and coronary artery disease. Dr. Cacchione's research has been published in many notable cardiology journals, including Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Journal and Circulation.
Prior to his appointment to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2009, Dr. Cacchione was in private cardiology practice and on the cardiology staff at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pa. From 1991 through 2008.
Reflecting his interest in promoting healthcare quality, Dr. Cacchione also has held a number of administrative positions. In the medical arena these have included Chief Quality Officer for Saint Vincent Health System, Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Vice Chairman of the Critical Care Committee at St. Vincent Health Center.
Dr. Cacchione has been an active member of the American College of Cardiology for 15 years. He is a member of many committees and task forces, including the Payment Reform Taskforce, Clinical Quality Committee, Quality in Technology Work Group and Chair of Partner in Quality. Dr. Cacchione has recently been named to the prestigious position of ACC Board of Trustees.
Dr. Cacchione is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Medical Association. He is board-certified in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology.