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Heather Gornik, MD

Heather Gornik, MD



90 Ratings 35 Reviews


Cardiology-Vascular Medicine, Cardiology

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

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 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.


  • 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

UH Ahuja Medical Center

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood OH, 44122

125 E Broad St Ste 101

125 E Broad St
Elyria OH, 44035

Patient Experience Reviews

5.0 out of 5

90 Ratings

Patient Comments (35)

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
this was the best experience with a medical provider I've ever had. the entire establishment was amazing. I felt so welcome, so cared for and they treated me like I was a celebrity or something! I felt like I mattered and that is a really good feeling! every person I came in contact with from the registration clerk, the nurses, the ultrasound tech, they were all exceptional! world class care here!

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Thoughtful and complete.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Gornik and her staff were very informative, friendly and professional. They treated me with respect.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Easy to talk to, thorough, kind, informative. Happy to answer my many questions in an unrushed manner which I really appreciate.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Dr Gornik is the best. Highly recommend. Makes you feel very comfortable & well cared for.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr. Gornik is the best. She is brilliant, compassionate, thorough, and committed to her patients. I am truly grateful that I have such phenomenal care:

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr. Gornik was extremely personable, thorough and knowledgeable. I appreciate the amount of time and attention that she gave to me.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr Gornik & her nurse *** are excellent!!!

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr. Gornik does a very thorough exam amd does an excellent job explaing test results

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr. Gornik is wonderful and so is her staff. All my needs and questions were answered.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Dr. Gornik and nurse *** are wonderful.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Wonderful caring physician *** She was so helpful I would always recommend this office staff to anybody needing vascular care.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Dr Heather Gornik and RN *** are AMAZING!

Reviewed On 1/1/2021

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
I love Dr. Gornik for my FMD which I have had for 40 yrs. *** Dr. Gornik is expert with FMD and who I would continue to see. ***

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
doctor and staff are excellent

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
wonderful doctor and very thorough. Her nurse is also quite helpful and caring. A super visit!

Reviewed On 10/1/2020

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Dr. Gornik is one of the best Doctors in the world. please do all you can too keep her there.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
excellent experience dr Gornik listened, understand my concerns & took the time to explain further testing that was being ordered & that we would discuss results together when completed. left the appointment feeling very positive . her staff was also excellent & they were also concerned & helpful.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
I love this caregiver. She listens and makes recommendations. She and the assistant were so pleasant and easy to talk to. They provided additional information regarding my condition.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
dr Gornik is the most caring doctor we have ever had the pleasure of working with.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
Dr. Gornik is a very kind and human doctor.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
I always have the best experience with Dr. Gornik. She always review my medical history before she comes into the exam room. She remembers my medical history better than I do. I followed her to UH. I trust her, she so caring & listens. I look forward to seeing her. She is the absolute best!

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
Dr. Gornik is an amazing physician and I am so happy she lives near me where I can see her. She is out of network for me, but I wouldn't want anyone else for my condition!! UH is so lucky to have her

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
Excellent experience with the care provider.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
I feel that Dr. Gornik is one of the best, most personable doctor it has been my pleasure to see in all my years of dealing with health issues. I followed her to UH for the continuing treatment of my FMD because of her expertise as well her kindness and true interest in my health.

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.

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.