Opportunity Criteria

ProfessionPhysician (MD,DO, Resident)
SpecialtySurgery : Cardiac Surgery
Loan RepaymentNo
Salary RangeNot Specified
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedRelocation

Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Surgeon

The world class cardiothoracic surgery program at Cleveland Clinic's Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute is seeking a cardiac surgeon to lead a regional program affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. The successful applicant will have 5 or more years’ experience in the surgical management of acquired cardiac disease and expertise in coronary artery bypass grafting and heart valve surgery. The surgeon will be a member of the Cleveland Clinic professional staff and enjoy the benefits commensurate with this appointment.

The Cleveland Clinic Health System includes 12 regional hospitals and over 180 outpatient facilities in Northeastern Ohio. The following locations are all tertiary referral and teaching centers in close proximity to Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Western Region

Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital

  • S. News & World Report: 5th best hospital in Ohio
  • Level 2 Trauma Center
  • Expanded Emergency Department
  • Comprehensive cancer care
  • 488 beds

MetroHealth Medical Center

  • Cleveland Clinic CardioThoracic Surgery Affiliate Program since 1997
  • An academic medical center
  • Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level 1 Trauma Center
  • 589 beds

Southern Region

Cleveland Clinic Akron General

  • S. News & World Report: 7th best hospital in Ohio; #1 in Akron
  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • New, state-of-the-art Emergency Department
  • 532 beds

Eastern Region

Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital

  • S. News & World Report: 4th best hospital in Ohio
  • Level 2 Trauma Center
  • Expanded Emergency Department
  • Comprehensive cancer care
  • 500 registered hospital beds

Our highly trained and skilled surgeons care for patients with acquired cardiac disease and perform a wide variety of cardiac surgical procedures, including coronary artery bypass grafting and heart valve surgery. In addition, surgeons participate in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR/TAVI) and function as integral members of the heart team.

Requirements: Board Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery with at least five years’ experience in the practice of cardiac surgery.  A faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience will be with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

The successful candidate will have a joint appointment with Cleveland Clinic’s Heart and Vascular Institute at the Main Campus.  This position reports to the leadership at the Heart and Vascular Institute at the Main Campus.

This dynamic position commands an extremely competitive salary enhanced by an attractive benefits package including medical malpractice coverage and a collegial work environment.

For the 26th consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic’s heart program has ranked as the best in the nation, earning the No. 1 ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s “2020-21 Best Hospitals.” Since 1995, no hospital in the country has ranked higher than Cleveland Clinic in cardiac care

Click HERE to Learn more about the Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute


About Us

Cleveland Clinic's vision is to become the best place for care and the best place to work in healthcare. We are committed to providing a safe, stable, and financially fulfilling work environment.  Even in these uncertain times, Cleveland Clinic is ambitiously investing in growth. Being a physician-led organization means doing what is best for the patients, every day.

Cleveland Clinic is one of the world's largest and busiest health centers.Patients come to Cleveland Clinic from all over the world. We offer advanced treatment for all illnesses and disorders of the body. We enjoy a strong reputation for outstanding quality care. U.S News & World Report has named us the No. 2 hospital in the nation. Cleveland Clinic’s heart program has ranked No. 1 in the nation since 1995. 

Thirteen Cleveland Clinic specialties are ranked in the Top 10. Cleveland Clinic earned the highest ranking of any Ohio hospital.

Other specialties noted for national excellence include ENT and pediatrics. Cleveland Clinic Children's offers highly specialized pediatric care in a family-centered atmosphere. It has been ranked the best children's hospital in Ohio by Child magazine.

In addition, Cleveland Clinic has been recognized as the No. 2 hospital in the world by Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2021 list.

Cleveland Clinic main campus and Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital are ranked internationally while five other locations are listed among the best hospitals nationwide -

  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida-Weston
  • Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital

Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 as a not-for-profit group practice, integrating clinical and hospital care with research and physician education. In addition to our Cleveland location, we have Cleveland Clinic Florida, Cleveland Clinic Nevada, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Cleveland Clinic London is also scheduled to open in Fall 2021.

Cleveland Clinic has more than 4,200 salaried physicians and scientists on staff, representing approximately 120 specialties and subspecialties. Patients came to us from across America and from more than 180 nations. We also lead an extensive system of community hospitals in Northeast Ohio called the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals.

This system is made up of Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Akron General Hospital, Avon Hospital, Euclid Hospital, Fairview Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Lodi Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Marymount Hospital, Medina Hospital, Mercy Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Union Hospital. Ashtabula County Medical Center is also an affiliate of Cleveland Clinic. With approximately 5,895 staffed beds, Cleveland Clinic Hospitals offers broad geographic coverage, a full continuum of care, improved quality and lower cost of care to Northeast Ohio residents.

Cleveland Clinic was named a top hospital and health system by Diversity Inc. in 2020. Companies on this list score well in talent pipeline, talent development, leadership commitment, and supplier diversity.


Our Culture

Cleveland Clinic values a culture where caregivers integrate diversity and inclusion throughout the enterprise. We respect and appreciate our similarities and differences, they enable us to better serve our patients, one another, and our global communities.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Smoke/drug free environment.

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About the Community

Cleveland is part of Northeast Ohio which is composed of six metropolitan areas. Each of them provides affordable real estate, excellent schools, safe communities as well as an abundance of outdoor activities. Find out here how great it is to live in Cleveland!

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