About Dr. Marc Gillinov,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Marc Gillinov and I am a cardiac surgeon at Cleveland Clinic. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1988. To date, I have performed approximately 7,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 5,000 involved heart valve procedures. Read more...

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82 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Gillinov

Patient Review of Dr. Marc Gillinov

"I can't thank Dr. Gillinov and the Cleveland Clinic enough."

-- Robin Williams, heart valve surgery patient

"My experience with Dr. Marc Gillinov and his entire team at the Cleveland Clinic could not have been better. He lives up to his reputation as one of the top mitral valve surgeons in the world.

As well as being an incredibly gifted surgeon, he is also a man of compassion and character. He took a personal interest in me as a patient and gave me confidence going into my surgery. My mitral and tricuspid valves were successfully repaired, and a Maze Procedure was performed to address A-fib issues.

My recovery has been steady and problem-free. Even traveling from Texas to Ohio and back was easy. I am most grateful to have had Dr. Gillinov as my surgeon and highly recommend him."

-- Ginny Turner, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 01/31/2022

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Robotic mitral valve repair
  • Atrial fibrillation surgery
  • Aortic valve surgery and transcatheter valve surgery

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Mitral valve repair
  • Robotic and minimally invasive heart valve surgery
  • Treatment of atrial fibrillation

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Marc Gillinov, heart surgeon, graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1988.

After medical school, Dr. Gillinov completed a General Surgery Residency in 1994, a Cardiac Surgery Residency in 1996 and a Fellowship in 1997 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Gillinov is board certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery. During his career, Dr. Gillinov has received several acknowledgments and awards including:

* 2014: Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine
* 2008 – present: The Judith Dion Pyle Chair in Heart Valve Research
* 2007 – present: Principal Investigator, NIH Network for Cardiothoracic Surgical Investigations
* 2005 – present: Principal Investigator, Atrial Fibrillation Innovation Center
* 2005, 2007: Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award for New Techniques in Mitral Valve Repair

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Marc Gillinov, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gillinov, you can:

  • Call (866) 306-4652 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

The office of Dr. Gillinov is located at 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.



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Page last updated: March 6, 2022