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Marc Pelletier, MD, MS

Marc Pelletier, MD, MS



31 Ratings 10 Reviews


Cardiac Surgery

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  • Director, Heart Surgery Center, Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, University Hospitals
  • Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, UH Ahuja Medical Center
  • Division Chief, Cardiac Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Clinical Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Marc Pelletier, MD, MSc, FRCSC, is Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at University Hospitals Health System and Director of the Heart Surgery Center for University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute.

Dr. Pelletier joined University Hospitals from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he served since 2016 as surgical director of the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) program. Prior to this role, he spent nine years as head of cardiac surgery at the New Brunswick Heart Centre in Canada. Before that, Dr. Pelletier was a surgeon and an assistant professor at Stanford University.

Dr. Pelletier trained at McGill University in cardiac surgery and Stanford University in cardiothoracic transplantation and ventricular assist devices. His areas of specialty include TAVR procedures, minimally invasive valve surgery, aortic valve and aortic root surgery, surgery for heart failure and minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery.

He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, with over 110 abstracts accepted at scientific meetings and participated in more than 110 invited talks. Dr. Pelletier was chair of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada’s examination board in cardiac surgery from 2014 to 2018, and in 2018 received the Larry Cohn Outstanding Teacher Award for surgical education. In 2021, he was named one of Cleveland’s Top Doctors and also awarded the Distinguished Surgeon designation at University Hospitals.


  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) - Off Pump
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Replacement
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Valve Repair


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Languages Spoken

English, French

Office Locations

CMC Mather Ste 1800 HHVI

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands

3909 Orange Pl
Beachwood OH, 44122

UH Ahuja Medical Center

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood OH, 44122

Patient Experience Reviews

5.0 out of 5

31 Ratings

Patient Comments (10)

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Good experience. Provider was clear and made sure I understood what would encompass may procedure.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Very very good

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
*** Dr. Marc P. Pelletier, is one of the best medical surgeons I have ever seen. Before he started to talk about the health reason for my appointment he enquired about my personal life. He then explained to me that he had to do that to determine if I was mentally capable of fully understanding and making very serious decisions. After that Dr. Pelletier went to explain what the aneurysm of the ascending aorta was and in what condition it had been found. He even made me a graph to explain my delicate condition, which I brought home to show to my wife. He told me that I was In good enough health condition to withstand the needed surgery but he told me that I should discuss this with my wife to make a decision regarding it. He said that he would wait for two weeks to hear from us on our decision.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Overall a good experience.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr. Marc Pelletier is a soft spoken, compassionate, and talented Cardio-Thoracic surgeon. *** Dr. Pelletier explained everything in language my wife and I could understand. He was a good listener, and always took the time to make sure our concerns were addressed. We never felt rushed during our appointments. *** I am happy with the outcome of my heart surgery and the quality of care I received.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr. Pelletier and his staff have been fantastic. ***

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Can't say enough good things about Dr Pelletier. He has such a calming personality. He is so thorough and made sure I understood everything about my upcoming surgery. His confidence in removing my tumor put me at ease. He showed me my scan and went over difficulty and risk. You can see that he truly cares for his patients and will go the extra mile to get positive results. I feel lucky and blessed to have him in the operating room and part of the surgical team!

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Outstanding experience overall

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
The entire UH staff was excellent. They were always reassuring and compassionate. Dr. Marc Pelletier was amazing in consultation with me and my wife. He acted as though we were the only people on his agenda. He was patient, compassionate and so, so caring of our concerns. He was thorough in his answers and explanations. He allayed our worries with his candid and straight forward approach. There are no superlatives for his professionalism, compassion and humanism.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
I can not say enough about Dr. Pelletier. His kind and gentle way having really help with my healing process. Great surgeon.

Board Certifications

  • Cardiac Surgery - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons


Fellowship | Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Cardiothoracic Transplantation - Stanford Hospital And Clinics (2000 - 2001)

Residency | Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery - Mcgill University Health Centre - The Glen (1994 - 2000)

Other Education
Mcgill University (2000)

Medical Education
Dalhousie University Faculty Of Medicine (1994)

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, Marc Pelletier did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.