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Cristian Baeza, MD

Cristian Baeza, MD



35 Ratings 10 Reviews


Cardiac Surgery

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  • Co-Director, Aortic Disease Program, Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, University Hospitals
  • Co-Director, Valve and Structural Heart Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Co-Director, Aortic Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center

Cristian Baeza, MD, is an accomplished cardiac surgeon and Surgical Co-Director of both the Valve and Structural Heart Disease Center and Aortic Disease Center with University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute.

Dr. Baeza earned his medical degree from the University of Chile before completing two residencies, in general surgery and thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, at Catholic University Hospital in Santiago, Chile. Dr. Baeza then came to the United States to complete a residency and fellowship in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He earned clinical and academic honors during his training.

After his training, Dr. Baeza returned to Chile to serve patients in his home country. There he honed his surgical and percutaneous treatment skills as staff surgeon, program director, and chairman of the department of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in two of the most prestigious private and public hospitals in Chile. Following 20 years of a fruitful professional and academic career in Chile, Dr. Baeza decided to pursue an additional step in his personal and professional growth, finding his way back to Cleveland and joining University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute.

Beyond his surgical practice, Dr. Baeza is active in professional societies and research activities. He has been a key investigator in many new devices and was the implanter in five first-in-man clinical trials during his time in Chile. He has provided multiple lectures on various topics related to cardiothoracic surgery and authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts in professional journals.


  • Aortic Root Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Complex Aortic Surgery: Thoraco-abdominal aneurism
  • Complex Cardiac Redo Operation
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Percutaneous Thoracic Aortic Repair
  • Percutaneous Valve Repair


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Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Office Locations

CMC Mather Ste 1800 HHVI

11100 Euclid Ave
Suite: 1800 HHVI
Cleveland, OH 44106

CMC Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Suite: 1800
Cleveland, OH 44106

WES Physician Pavilion

36060 Euclid Ave
Suite: 204
Willoughby, OH 44094

DO 3800 Embassy

3800 Embassy Pkwy
Suite: 250
Fairlawn, OH 44333


3800 Embassy Pkwy
Suite: 220
Fairlawn, OH 44333

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5

35 Ratings

Patient Comments (10)

Reviewed On 8/2/2023
Dr. Baeza made a very professional job during the Telehealth visit.

Reviewed On 8/2/2023
I'm very satisfied with Dr. Baeza.

Reviewed On 7/1/2023
Great experience with awesome medical personnel.

Reviewed On 7/1/2023
I feel very comfortable for Dr Baeza to do my heart surgery.

Reviewed On 6/1/2023
Dr Baeza *** and the staff are very professional and concerned about my recovery from open heart surgery

Reviewed On 3/1/2023
Thru the complete process of ***surgery with Dr Baeza the experience has been nothing less than the best. This included the operation, recovery and all other experiences. I would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and staff. Thank you ***

Reviewed On 3/1/2023
Dr and staff were wonderful n polite made sure I was confortable and no wait time at all

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
We found each others common ground.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
My experience was satisfactory. Procedures were explained and options were provided. I was confident that I was given all Information that I needed to make an informed decision.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Took the time to explain everything and make sure I understood it.


Fellowship | Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Cleveland Clinic (2000 - 2002)

Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Chile (1998 - 2000)

Medical Education
Universidad De Chile (1995)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Cristian Baeza did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.