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A Message from Marco Costa, MD, PhD

Marco Costa, MD, PhD, MBAUniversity Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute is a nationally distinguished, trusted resource for cardiovascular care by innovating and pursuing new medical discoveries and providing the highest-quality patient care through personalized experiences.

Our institute employs the expertise of more than 140 renowned specialists in cardiovascular medicine, cardiac and vascular surgery, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiovascular imaging, advanced heart failure and transplantation, and cardiovascular rehabilitation. Multi-disciplinary teams combine a comprehensive approach with a personalized touch.

Centers of Excellence within the institute include:

  • Evaluation and Prevention Center
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Center
  • Congenital Heart Disease Center
  • Electrophysiology Center
  • Heart Surgery Center
  • Interventional Cardiovascular Center
  • Women’s Cardiovascular Center
  • Vascular Center
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Center
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center
  • Research & Innovation Center 

We performed Ohio’s first cardiovascular stem cell trial using bone marrow-derived adult stem cells, conducted the first clinically approved optical coherence tomography (OCT) coronary artery imaging and fractional flow reserve computed tomography (FFR-CT) procedures in the United States, serve as a Stereotaxis Center of Excellence for complex ablation, and are experts in leading-edge technologies including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), MitraClip, percutaneous left ventricular restoration therapy, endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR), left atrial appendage occlusion, and complex heart surgery - mechanical circulatory assistance and heart transplantation, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy surgery and valve repair/replacement.

With multiple locations throughout the Northeast Ohio region, patients and referring physicians can feel assured of the expert cardiovascular care we provide in our local communities, supported by quick access to innovative technologies and the most advanced treatment options.

I invite you to explore the physician resources on to learn more.

Marco Costa, MD, PhD, MBA
President, UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute
Chief Innovation Officer, University Hospitals
Angela & James Hambrick Master Clinician of Innovation
Professor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine