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Barry Effron, MD

Barry Effron, MD



222 Ratings 53 Reviews



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Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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First Available: Wednesday, Sep 23


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  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Director, Evaluation and Prevention Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center


  • Cardiology
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Lipid Management
  • Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Valvular Heart Disease


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Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

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UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands

3909 Orange Pl
Beachwood OH, 44122

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.9 out of 5

222 Ratings

Patient Comments (53)

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr Effron is an excellent doctor who knows my history and takes great care of me. I'm very comfortable with him guiding my heart care, he works hard and is very cautious with his recommendations.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr. Effron may be THE best doctor I have ever known.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Excellent experience.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
excellent provider

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
a wonderful, caring Doctor

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
i was very satisfied

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
It's important to me to get return calls and Dr. Effrom always does.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr Effron is great!! May he never retire!

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr. Effron is an excellent caregiver.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr. Effron provided good information concerning my condition. ***

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
This was an initial visit with Dr. Effron. he was terrific. he had reviewed my extensive history and understood the issues. he was smart and personable, a good screenside manner. ***

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
Always a good experience with Dr. Effron

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
Dr. Effron is a very caring compassionate physician who truly cares about his patients.

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
Dr. Effron is excellent and very articulate to the common patient.

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
empathy. best Dr. ever

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
Dr. Efron is one of the best!!

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
Dr. Effron is absolutely great. He is very caring to my over all health as well as my heart. He also is my husband's physician. We would not think of changing our doctor. He is a real asset to UH.

Reviewed On 3/22/2020
Dr Effrom is a true professional! He is a wonderful Dr.

Reviewed On 3/22/2020
Dr. Effron is the most qualified and caring cardiologist and I would recommend him to anyone needing a cardiologist.

Reviewed On 3/18/2020
I was extremely impressed by doctor Effron. There is a great deal of humanity in the way he communicates with a patient.

Reviewed On 3/17/2020
Dr. Effron is amazing. I trust him explicitly and recognize that he is genuinely concerned for my health and well being. I was referred to him by my brother in law who is very careful about his doctors. I frequently refer friends to him when they have any cardiac concerns and know they will receive excellent care. thank you

Reviewed On 3/6/2020
Doc Effron is an excellent provider. I'm very happy with his help and advise.

Reviewed On 3/3/2020

Reviewed On 3/3/2020
Dr. Effron is the best!

Reviewed On 3/2/2020
I had a very good experience

Reviewed On 2/11/2020
As always a very good experience with Dr. Effron.

Reviewed On 2/10/2020
Superb me in that day

Reviewed On 2/9/2020
Best visit I have ever encountered while in the UH system!

Reviewed On 2/7/2020
Dr Effron is an excellent heart doctor!He knows my heart and has kept me up and running for years!! I don't know what I would do without him!!!!

Reviewed On 2/1/2020
Always professional, empathetic and caring. I will be sorry when he retires

Reviewed On 2/1/2020
Dr. Effron is one of the best/most professional doctors I have ever seen. He and his staff are wonderful.

Reviewed On 1/23/2020
I think Barry Effron is the best Dr. I have worked with in my life.

Reviewed On 1/13/2020
Considering this was first time consultation for a very sensitive situation, requiring professional medical alertness, UH provided excellent care. My heartfelt gratitude to all attending to my appointment [...].

Reviewed On 1/11/2020
Dr Effron is an amazing heart doctor!!I trust him completely!!

Reviewed On 1/6/2020
This doctor visit was very specialized for me. I do not recall any bad experience with any of your doctors or staff.

Reviewed On 1/2/2020
Dr Effron is the best, He is a brilliant position, caring helpful considerate and will always talk to you.

Reviewed On 1/2/2020
reassuring, sensible, thoughtful

Reviewed On 12/21/2019
I look forward to participating in my medical decisions with Dr Effron's educated guidance and advise. [...]

Reviewed On 12/19/2019
All good. [...]

Reviewed On 12/19/2019
Dr. Efron has provided excellent care to me for more than 10 years.

Reviewed On 12/10/2019
Dr. Effron has returned calls himself so that I can ask him my question and any followup questions I might have. I like that he personally calls me and takes the time to assure me. I feel very confident in his abilities.

Reviewed On 12/2/2019
Dr Effron is an excellent cardiologist.

Reviewed On 11/18/2019
Dr. Effron is amazing. He did a very thorough evaluation on me. He called me with and explanation results of my Echo very soon after he received them. I had just left the building and was still driving. He called me with my blood test results within an hour of my having my blood drawn! He is professional, courteous, caring and very clear in his explanation. I am pleased to have him as my cardiac physician for many years. He determined it was time for my bicuspid aortic valve to be replaced last October and I am doing fantastic. I really thank him for his work with me over the years. I recommend him highly. [...]

Reviewed On 11/15/2019
I have complete confidence in the care of Dr Effron.

Reviewed On 11/4/2019
Dr. Effron is always respectful and interested. He always asks about my exercise routines, and other ways I am trying to stay healthy. I have always had good experiences with Dr. Effron.

Reviewed On 11/3/2019
Excellent care from Dr. Effron.

Reviewed On 11/3/2019
Excellent clinician, approachable and thoughtful. Recommend very highly

Reviewed On 11/3/2019
This Dr cares about his patients. He explains everything, what he wants and do for your situation,

Reviewed On 10/31/2019
Dr. Effron was very attentive and interested. Also, his nurse (can't remember her name) is outstanding and very helpful and professional.

Reviewed On 10/18/2019
Entire visit from reception to nurse to doctor was professional, efficient, informative, friendly and overall positive experience.

Reviewed On 10/4/2019
very thorough caring doctor, I don't see him often but he takes the time to review my chart so that I feel as if he remembers me and we pick up where we left off.

Reviewed On 9/29/2019
excellent and caring provider-all in his office are caring and showed interest in me

Reviewed On 9/22/2019
[...] an outstanding health care provider. He is always well informed about my health care history, procedures performed and medications being taken. when Dr. Effron [...] enters the exam room, it is apparent that he is currently aware of all elements of my health care and assists me in making decisions so that future actions are understood. In my situation (post-stroke), care decisions, types of medications, etc. are critically important, Dr. Effron's demeanor and professional knowledge and skills give me the confidence that I am in the hands of a competent health care provider.

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


Research Fellowship | Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Disease - University Of Wisconsin-Madison (1984 - 1985)

Residency | Internal Medicine/Chief Resident
Internal Medicine/Chief Resident - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1983 - 1984)

Fellowship | Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Disease - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1981 - 1983)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1980 - 1981)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Ohio State University Hospital (1979 - 1980)

Internship | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Ohio State University Hospital (1978 - 1979)

Medical Education
The Ohio State University College Of Medicine (1978)

Cornell University (1975)

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, Barry Effron disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:

  • - Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical, Inc. (BIPI) - Consulting
  • - Amgen, Inc. - Honoraria
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