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Heather Gornik, MD

Heather Gornik, MD

Ratings

(4.9)

104 Ratings 45 Reviews

Specialty

Cardiology-Vascular Medicine, Cardiology

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216-844-3800

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Biography

  • Co-Director, Vascular Center, Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Associate Professor

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.

Expertise

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

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Languages Spoken

English

Office Locations

CMC Mather Ste 1800 HHVI

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106
216-844-3800

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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

104 Ratings

Patient Comments (45)

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
Always a good experience with Dr. Gornik. [...]

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
Dr Gornik has been my doctor for over 12 years. She is an exceptional doctor and a wonderful person. I trust her judgment and care implicitly.

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
dr Gornik is amazing. Best doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
Dr Gornik is the best!!

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
Dr. Gornik has always been very considerate, helpful, answered all my questions and left me feeling I was getting the best care possible.

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
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 4/6/2020
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 4/6/2020
excellent service

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
heather gornik is the most caring and compassionate doctor I have ever had!

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
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 4/6/2020
Will be sending ex-wife in for heart evaluation if scheduling possible.

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
As always, Dr. Gornik was superb. Couldn't find a better doctor.

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
awesome Dr

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
Dr Gornik is amazing. we drive 8 hours to see her. her new staff were great as well!

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
Dr. Gornik is excellent. She is highly knowledgeable and friendly. I am very glad to have her taking care of me.

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
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

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
Excellent experience! The doctor was informative and helpful.

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
I received excellent care. I traveled across nation to her and will continue. Dr. Gornik has the extensive knowledge of this rare disease and is a wonderful, caring doctor. I cannot tell you how fortunate I feel to have her on my team of doctors. She is invaluable. I trust her explicitly. [...] I am impressed with her team and everyone at UH after two visits there. Thank you.

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
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 4/6/2020
I very much enjoyed meeting Dr Gornik and the opportunity to discuss FMD. She is obviously quite brilliant and took considerable time with me. I was very pleased with my visit and look forward to having her as my FMD physician to follow me over the years.

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
my visit was very good as alawys

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
One word Excellent

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
this office visor was delightful! I was treated with such respect. really enjoyed meeting this doctor.

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
Doctor Gornik is very helpful . She takes your health very serious and makes you comfortable. She is awesome.

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
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 4/6/2020
Dr. Gornik [...] made me feel very comfortable discussing my vascular issues. I've already recommended Dr. Gornik to several friends. Excellent doctor!!!

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
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 4/6/2020
Dr. Gornik is an excellent cardiologist.

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
Dr. Gornik is a "GEM." [...] She is an outstanding Dr. as well as, kind and caring.

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
Dr. Gornik was great. [...]

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
Great care Great treatment

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
My experience with Dr. Gornik was a good experience. [...]

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
thank you

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
She is amazing. I travel 500 miles round trip to see her. One of the best for FMD. Extremely pleased.

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
[...] I have been with her since 2006. She is the best.

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
Always a good experience with Dr. Gornik. I started seeing her at [...] in 2006 and have followed her over to UH. Dr. Gornik is an excellent, caring clinician.

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
good

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
My appointment was for a follow-up. Everyone was courteous. Answers to any questions I had were knowledgeable provided. I left assured, and satisfied

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
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 4/6/2020
Very attentive to my concerns and questions. Dr. Gornik's assistant [...] is absolutely great in getting back to me

Reviewed On 4/6/2020
very nice provider

Reviewed On 4/3/2020
Heather from urgent care was great; she was able to explain what was going on as well as get testing scheduled and all results back that same day. [...]

Reviewed On 4/3/2020
I was a patient of Dr. Gornik along with my Mother (deceased) and my Sister. My Sister and I have followed her from [...] to UH. Dr. Gornik is brilliant, compassionate and caring. Dr. is a true GEM!

Reviewed On 3/27/2020
Dr.Gornik is the best!

Reviewed On 3/13/2020
I had a excellent experience. Dr Gornik is a amazing doctor really took her time and cared about me.

Board Certifications

  • 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)

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.

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