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Heather Gornik, MD

Heather Gornik, MD



101 Ratings 34 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

101 Ratings

Patient Comments (34)

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Gornik is the best. I drive from *** to see her.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Gornick was professional, well informed, understandable and compassionate. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
excellent care with the MD and team great experience

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Overall was a very good appointment from check to check out. Dr Gornik and her team were top notch.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
This care provider is extremely empathetic towards her patients. I felt she soft peddled the severity of the circumstances, I would have appreciated that she be more direct about the eminent pending surgery. Hindsight is always 20/20.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
nothing to say except a job well done. Dr. Gornick was super.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Gornik was very thorough in my examination. She did not seem to be rushed to complete my time with her. She answered all questions. I felt very confident and assured in the directions Dr. Gornik was leading in maintaining good health.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
A wonderful experience, a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
super experience, excellent medical technician

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. G. Goes above and beyond to make sure I understand potential implications, and even answers questions I didn't ask in anticipation of potential issues.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Gornik is truly a special doctor . She is outstanding in every way.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Dr. Gornik is the best!!! We drive from *** to see her. Have never met such a caring individual.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
So very grateful to be back with Dr. Gornik!! She is excellent and I trust her with the care of my ***.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Dr Gornik is a very pleasant and knowlegeable doctor.I'm glad to have her.

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.

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.