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Heather Gornik, MD

Heather Gornik, MD

  • Specialty: Cardiology-Vascular Medicine, Cardiology
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  • Primary Location: 125 E Broad St (27 mi.)
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  • Languages Spoken: English

Office Locations

UH Elyria Medical Center (27 mi.)

125 E Broad St
Ste 101
Elyria, OH 44035
440-328-3410

CMC Medical Center (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Mather Ste 1800
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-844-3800

UH Ahuja Medical Center (7 mi.)

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood, OH 44122
216-593-1308

Biography: Heather Gornik, MD

Expertise

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

Titles

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

Certifications & Memberships

  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

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)

Undergraduate
Johns Hopkins University (1992)

About

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Heather Gornik, MD, is Co-Director of the Vascular Center, Director of the Fibromuscular Dysplasia & Arterial Dissection Program, and the John B. Lally Family Master Clinician in Fibromuscular Dysplasia and Vascular Care at University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute. She is also a Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

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 is a past 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 a past president of the Society for Vascular Medicine and serves as editor-in-chief of its official journal, Vascular Medicine.

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Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5
- based on 169 Ratings
(5)
3/1/2024

Dr. Heather Gornik is top notch, a great, caring and knowledgeable professional. Her right hand person/NP *** is also phenomenal. I am grateful for them both. They have a great support staff too Thank you.

(5)
3/1/2024

This was my first time at this office and Dr. Gornik and her team were amazing!

(5)
3/1/2024

Excellent care- compassionate, professional and clear in all explanations!

(5)
3/1/2024

If only all of my physician interactions could be as professional and pleasant as this! This doctor in this office are superb in my opinion. Dr. Gornik, listens her nurse listens and I feel like I am being heard.

(5)
3/1/2024

Dr. Gornik was very thorough in her review of my medical tests and her assessment of my health issues. She explained the results and the next steps for me.

(5)
3/1/2024

Wonderful job describing follow up care and timing of next visit.

(5)
2/1/2024

*** Dr Gornik is an amazing doctor, she is an empathetic and caring doctor. I have ***nand she is tops in this area. Respect her expertise immensely and feel privileged to be one of her patients. She always has a smile and one feels at ease when speaking with her. She also has a great team.

(5)
2/1/2024

I love Dr. Gornik and her nurse ***. I feel like I'm talking to my "sisters" whenever I'm in the office!

(5)
2/1/2024

DR Heather is a GREAT Doctor. I am glad to have her as my Doctor..

(5)
1/1/2024

Dr. Gornick and her team are the most caring professional doctors and associates I have ever experienced in my medical care. It is worth my trip from Texas to receive Dr. Gornick's specialized care. Thank you for your time.

(5)
12/1/2023

This doctor is outstanding. Very knowledgeable about her field. Very cogent and lucid about her presentation of the medical problem. Would highly recommend her.L. Mervine

(5)
12/1/2023

Everyone we met there was very knowledgeable and helpful. Every staff member I saw, even those not a part of my care team, said good morning when we met in the hallway. This is the friendliest hospital team I have ever dealt with.

(5)
12/1/2023

Dr Gornik & her entire staff is amazing! *** Knowledgeable, efficient, & very compassionate

(5)
12/1/2023

Excellent

(5)
12/1/2023

My experience was excellent, after 5 years of trying to get help she diagnosed my problem. Then she arranged for corrective surgery. This could not have been better.

(5)
12/1/2023

Dr. Gornik is an excellent doctor! Love her!

(5)
11/1/2023

I love Dr.Gornik, she is so knowledgeable and so compassionate.

(5)
11/1/2023

I had an amazing experience visiting Dr. Gornik and her team - ***, ***, etc. Everyone was so kind and helpful - from the very first phone call I made to schedule the visit, throughout gathering my health records, planning for our travel to ***, and the day of the appointment. I can't say enough good things about them all. They were extremely thorough and I look forward to following up for future care. I also very much appreciated all of the information and assistance in signing up for the ***.

(5)
11/1/2023

Dr. Gornick is very knowledge, compassionate, and helpful.

(5)
10/1/2023

Dr. Gornik is exceptional in every capacity and my experience is consistently excellent. No hyperbole.

(5)
10/1/2023

Dr. Gornik was amazing. She is definitely an expert and I appreciate all the time and advice that she provided me.

(5)
10/1/2023

Dr. Gornik and her staff are exceptional! Every single one of them are extremely caring and knowledgeable. I left my visit with a feeling of comfort knowing I am in good hands.

(5)
10/1/2023

Dr. Gornik is amazing. She really cares. This is why I travel from another state to see her. She is the best!

(5)
10/1/2023

Dr. Gornik is wonderful

(5)
10/1/2023

Outstanding exceptional provider !!!!

(5)
10/1/2023

She was one of the best doctor I have seen,genuine

(5)
9/1/2023

Dr. Gornik is an exceptional provider; very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Her actions and demeanor clearly show how passionate she Is about her work, and the compassion she has for her patients. Truly honored to be her patient and to have her as part of my health care team.

(5)
9/1/2023

My experience was above what I expected, I was pleased with the care I received

(5)
8/2/2023

Dr. Most understanding of my phone problems and geared her preparation to accommodate situation. Most professional.

(5)
8/2/2023

She's very kind, always show concerns and takes her time to make sure I understand everything

(5)
8/1/2023

I have raved about Dr Gornick and her assistant, ***, they are the absolute best. I have referred the doctor to my friends. I told my primary care physician that I thought the world of this doctor.

(5)
8/1/2023

Dr Gornik and her team's interactions with me were top notch. Informative,compassionate,listened to my concerns ,and most of all,gave me direction for how to live with my condition, ***. Knowing I have their support in future needs,even living out of state. I really appreciate the time that they shared with me.

(5)
8/1/2023

Excellent

(5)
8/1/2023

Dr Gornik and her team are wonderful!

(5)
8/1/2023

World class

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr Gornik is the best. No complaints.

(5)
7/1/2023

Was new patient. Waited several months to get into her care. Feel privileged to be part of her superior care and concerns for rare disease and all of us who have it.

(5)
7/1/2023

*** Very kind and caring physician and staff!!

(5)
7/1/2023

Excellent communication and care.

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr Gornik is outstanding. Expert level knowledge, clear communicator, friendly, respectful, problem-solver, team player. Truly exemplary.

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr. Gornik is outstanding.

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr. Gornik is always friendly & professional and answers any questions I have.

(5)
7/1/2023

My experience with Dr Gornick was beyond my expectations. As a medical professional myself, She respected my input and questions. She allowed me to be a team player in my own healthcare. I highly recommend her and her associate, Madonna Michael's, MD. Both made my diagnosis of FMD a very manageable illness.

(5)
7/1/2023

This was an excellent health care visit with Dr. Gornik and her entire staff.

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr Gornik listens and explains everything I am never rushed in and out.

(5)
7/1/2023

I have been working with her with some very specific concerns, she has gone above & beyond (her assistant as well) to get me on the right track. I appreciate them!

(5)
6/1/2023

I believe this is the best doctor I could see for my issues. ***

(5)
6/1/2023

I had a great experience with Dr. Gornik & ***. Dr. Gornik is an amazing physician. She always takes the time to explain my medical issues & offers solutions. I always recommend her to others. I am thankful she is my doctor.

(5)
6/1/2023

Dr Gornik was amazing in every aspect. Can't say enough about how wonderful, knowledgeable, and supportive she is. Feel so very grateful to have her overseeing my care.

(5)
6/1/2023

Love Dr Gornik! She is an excellent physician!

(5)
6/1/2023

Love Dr Gornik! She has amazing knowledge and a great bedside manner! Excellent physician!

(5)
6/1/2023

Outstanding physician.

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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.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Heather Gornik did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.