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Edward Soltesz

Edward G. Soltesz, M.D., M.P.H.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Avenue H35
Cleveland, OH  44195
United States
1 216 444-5680
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


College of the Holy Cross (BA Classics, BA Chemistry, 1994)
Harvard Medical School (MD, 1998)
Brigham and Women's Hospital (General Surgery, 1998-2005)
Harvard Medical School (Cardiac Surgery Research, 2001-2003)
Harvard School of Public Health (MPH, 2003)
Brigham and Women's Hospital (Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2005-2007)
Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Aortic/Endovascular Surgery, 2007-2008)
Staff Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2008-)
Program Director, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Residency/Fellowship (2015-2017)
Director, Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Surgery Affiliate Program (2015-)
Surgical Director of the Kaufman Center for Heart Failure (2017-)

Other Interests

Adult cardiac surgery
Minimally invasive valve surgery
Aortic and endovascular surgery; percutaneous aortic valves
Complex reoperative cardiac surgery
Heart transplantation, mechnical circulatory support
Minimally invasive Maze procedure
National cardiac surgery affiliation and consultation


Dr. Soltesz’s research program focuses on large-scale assessment of cardiac surgical outcomes from a public health perspective, quality improvement and safety, clinical outcomes of valve surgery, and heart failure. He is widely published in the areas of minimally invasive surgery, cardiac surgical outcomes, heart failure, and optical imaging in cardiac surgery, and has papers in The New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and Annals of Thoracic Surgery. In addition, he is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and serves as a guest reviewer for many other journals. He has lectured and served as a visiting professor both nationally and internationally. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and American Association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS).