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Heather Gornik, MD

Heather Gornik, MD



93 Ratings 41 Reviews


Cardiology-Vascular Medicine, Cardiology

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

Heather Gornik, MD, is co-director of the Vascular Center at University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute. A cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist, Dr. Gornik completed medical school at the University of Chicago. She went on to receive additional training in internal medicine, cardiology, and vascular medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston where she also served as chief medical resident. She previously worked at Cleveland Clinic for 13 years, where she was the Medical Director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratories and Section Head of Vascular Medicine.

Dr. Gornik is an internationally recognized expert in the care of complex vascular diseases, particularly fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), an uncommon disease of the arteries that can lead to narrowing, aneurysm and dissection. She currently serves as a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America (FMDSA), and serves on the steering committee of the United States Registry for FMD. She collaborates with clinicians and investigators worldwide to advance the understanding of this potentially morbid vascular disease. In addition to her work in FMD, Dr. Gornik is a nationally regarded expert in noninvasive vascular diagnostic testing and serves as the President of the Vascular Testing Division of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Dr. Gornik has led the development of national guidelines related to the diagnosis and clinical care pathways for patients with vascular disease. She is currently the President of the Society for Vascular Medicine and serves as Editor-in-Chief of its official journal, Vascular Medicine.


  • Arterial Dissection
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Peripheral Vascular Disorders
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Vascular Ultrasound


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Office Locations

CMC Mather Ste 1800 HHVI

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

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UH Ahuja Medical Center

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood OH, 44122

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125 E Broad St Ste 101

125 E Broad St
Elyria OH, 44035

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.9 out of 5

93 Ratings

Patient Comments (41)

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr. Gornik is an outstanding doctor. She is always very through, kind and explains everything very clearly. I usually do not have to wait so long in the Examining Room to see her.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Understanding my health condition can seem a bit overwhelming and frightening. However the doctor and her staff are great about explaining the treatment plan and addressing my questions or concerns. They're a great team.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr Gornik is the best!!!! *** have followed her to UH ***. she is the reason I am still alive!!!

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
The wait time was not really waiting. Her Nurse *** comes in first and stays with me the entire visit. Dr.Gornik uses her staff efficiently and it makes me feel like I'm the center of attention. Dr.Gornik saved me.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Though follow-up testing was recommended to clarify my problem, the doctor was helpful in talking about what the next steps would be, depending on results.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
Dr Gornik's expertise is invaluable.

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
Dr. Gornik is one of a kind. she saved my life at *** and I followed her to UH. please don't ever lose her.

Reviewed On 5/1/2020

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
Provider exceeded expectations!

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
excellent care.

Reviewed On 3/14/2020

Reviewed On 3/13/2020

Reviewed On 3/3/2020
Excellent and compassionate care. Thank you.

Reviewed On 2/25/2020
dr gorkin is amazing

Reviewed On 2/22/2020
Excellent doctor. Superb listener and problem solver in coming up with path to diagnosis and coming up with treatment plan. Thorough in reading and reviewing all my records and imaging. Best doctor I have ever seen. Truly gifted provider

Reviewed On 2/22/2020
Great interaction with Dr. Gornick and her staff. [...]

Reviewed On 2/21/2020
excellent care

Reviewed On 1/9/2020
this office visor was delightful! I was treated with such respect. really enjoyed meeting this doctor.

Reviewed On 1/3/2020

Reviewed On 12/24/2019
my visit was very good as alawys

Reviewed On 12/21/2019
Great care Great treatment

Reviewed On 12/16/2019
dr Gornik is amazing. Best doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed On 11/25/2019

Reviewed On 11/16/2019
Always a good experience with Dr. Gornik. [...]

Reviewed On 11/7/2019
This was my first visit with Dr. Gornik. I have nothing but praise for her time spent with me, no hurry to move on. She was very caring, explaining my condition in terms that I understood. Explained the need for a follow-up, and is in the making of that.

Reviewed On 11/5/2019
As always, Dr. Gornik was superb. Couldn't find a better doctor.

Reviewed On 11/2/2019
I traveled across country to get answers regarding conflictive diagnoses of FMD and also about follow up treatment plan for aneurysym and future preventative care. I was very pleased with the care and professionalism of Dr. Gornik and her team. For the first time in months since my stroke I now feel confident and can now move forward making the medical decisions I must make, knowing that Dr. Gornik's team will be there to support me and my local doctors with their extensive medical knowledge on FMD. Thank you.

Reviewed On 10/22/2019
Dr. Gornik is a wonderul physician. I was diagnosed with FMD a year ago. She is world renowned in this and so knowledgeable. She takes time to know about your family. Sit sand explains scans with you. Never is rushed. She is a gem. All physicians should be like her. How lucky you are to have her on staff

Reviewed On 10/21/2019
Excellent experience! The doctor was informative and helpful.

Reviewed On 10/20/2019
My experience with Dr. Gornik was a good experience. [...]

Reviewed On 10/13/2019
excellent service

Reviewed On 10/11/2019
I was referred from [...] for a complicated vascular issue. I am certain I have an excellent physician who will get to the cause of the problem and treat it.

Reviewed On 10/11/2019
Dr Heather Gornik is the best medical provider anywhere. I was her patient at [...] for 8 years before she transitioned to University Hospital. I travel 420 miles one direction to see her; she is that amazing!! [...]

Reviewed On 10/8/2019
Dr. Gornik is the only doctor who seems to really care about my concerns and symptoms. She talked with me and truly cared about how I feel. I feel that she wants to help me!In the past 10 yrs or so the doctors I have seen seem to just disregard my symptoms and cares and I have gotten no where in pain relief or understanding what is going on with my body.I feel hopeful with Dr. Gornik.

Reviewed On 10/6/2019
One word Excellent

Reviewed On 10/3/2019
Dr. Gornik and her nurse [...] have been wonderful. They've been thorough, running tests and always following up, they've been patient answering my many questions, and they helped me get my life back after a scary summer of medical puzzles they were able to solve. For somebody who got hit with a lot of bad luck this summer, I feel remarkably lucky in no small part due to being cared for by them.

Reviewed On 10/2/2019
Dr. Gornik is an excellent cardiologist.

Reviewed On 10/2/2019
Dr Gornik is amazing. we drive 8 hours to see her. her new staff were great as well!

Reviewed On 9/23/2019
[...] I have been with her since 2006. She is the best.

Reviewed On 9/22/2019
Dr. Gornik is the best health care provider that I've ever had. I followed her here [...] and am gratified to have her continuing to provide for my care

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine


Fellowship | Vascular Medicine
Vascular Medicine - Brigham And Women's Hospital (2004 - 2005)

Residency | Internal Medicine/Chief Resident
Internal Medicine/Chief Resident - Brigham And Women's Hospital (2002 - 2003)

Fellowship | Cardiology
Cardiology - Brigham And Women's Hospital (2000 - 2004)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Brigham And Women's Hospital (1998 - 2000)

Internship | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Brigham And Women's Hospital (1997 - 1998)

Other Education
Harvard Medical School (2005)

Medical Education
University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine (1997)

Other Education
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Of Public Health (1994)

Johns Hopkins University (1992)

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, Heather Gornik did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.

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