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Cristian Baeza, MD

Cristian Baeza, MD

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center Mather (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Mather Ste 1800
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-844-4004

UH Lake West Physician Pavilion (12 mi.)

36060 Euclid Ave
Ste 204
Willoughby, OH 44094
440-918-6814

UH Fairlawn Health Center (25 mi.)

3800 Embassy Pkwy
Ste 250
Akron, OH 44333
330-664-8160

UH Parma Fairlawn Health Center (25 mi.)

3800 Embassy Pkwy
Ste 220
Akron, OH 44333
330-664-8160

Biography: Cristian Baeza, MD

Expertise

  • 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

Titles

  • Co-Director, Aortic Disease Program, Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, University Hospitals
  • Co-Director, Aortic Center, Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, University Hospitals
  • Clinical Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Education

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

Residency
Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Chile (1998 - 2000)

Medical Education
Universidad De Chile (1995)

About

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.

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Patient Experience Reviews

5.0 out of 5
- based on 47 Ratings
(5)
5/1/2024

Everything was great. Everyone was so nice.

(5)
4/1/2024

Dr.Baezsa is the BEST!

(5)
4/1/2024

It was a great two-way conversation where I shared my family's medical history and he explained my condition in a way that was easily understandable including using a textbook on human anatomy which I brought to the appointment. We discussed the steps going forward including seeing a cardiologist and types of physical activity I should avoid and the types of physical activities I can continue to do. His nurse scheduled all the tests I will need later in the year and provided cardiologist recommendations.Great experience from start to finish.

(5)
3/1/2024

Dr B is always very informative and discusses my health in ways that are very understandable. It is always a pleasure meeting with him and his staff.

(5)
3/1/2024

Great doctor

(5)
3/1/2024

Very good

(5)
2/1/2024

Great provider, very knowledgeable

(5)
2/1/2024

Very good experience

(5)
12/1/2023

Informative and friendly appointment.

(5)
11/1/2023

This was my first appointment with Dr. Baeza and I was very impressed, pleased, and satisfied with our interactions.

(5)
10/1/2023

Very good experience and very informative

(5)
8/2/2023

Dr. Baeza made a very professional job during the Telehealth visit.

(5)
8/2/2023

I'm very satisfied with Dr. Baeza.

(5)
7/1/2023

Great experience with awesome medical personnel.

(5)
7/1/2023

I feel very comfortable for Dr Baeza to do my heart surgery.

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.