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Pablo Ruda Vega, MD

Pablo Ruda Vega, MD

(4.8) , 11 Reviews

Office Locations

UH Ahuja Medical Center (7 mi.)

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Cleveland Medical Center Mather (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Mather Ste 1800
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Cleveland Minoff Health Center (7 mi.)

3909 Orange Pl
Ste 3300
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Parma Medical Arts Building 2 (11 mi.)

6707 Powers Blvd
Medical Arts Cntr 2 Ste 205
Parma, OH 44129

UH Lake West Physician Pavilion (12 mi.)

36060 Euclid Ave
Ste 204
Willoughby, OH 44094

UH Elyria Gates Medical Center (27 mi.)

125 E Broad St
Ste 101
Elyria, OH 44035

Biography: Pablo Ruda Vega, MD


  • Aortic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) - Off Pump
  • Coronary Revascularization
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Thoracic Aortic Repair
  • Percutaneous Valve Repair
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Replacement
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Valve Repair


  • Director, Cardiac Surgery, UH Lake West Medical Center
  • Director, Cardiac Surgery Network, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Clinical Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine


Fellowship | Cardiac Surgery
Cardiac Surgery - Cleveland Clinic (2001 - 2003)

Residency | Cardiovascular Surgery
Cardiovascular Surgery - Hospital Italiano De Buenos Aires (1997 - 2001)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Hospital Italiano De Buenos Aires (1993 - 1997)

Medical Education
Universidad De Buenos Aires, Facultad De Ciencias Medicas (1993)


Pablo Ruda Vega, MD, is a cardiac surgeon with University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute.

Dr. Ruda Vega earned his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires, then completed two residencies, in general surgery and cardiovascular surgery, at the Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires in Argentina. Dr. Ruda Vega then came to the United States to complete a residency and fellowship in adult cardiac surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

After his training, Dr. Ruda Vega returned to Argentina where he worked as a staff surgeon, eventually earning the role of chairman of cardiac surgery for the San Jose and San Cayetano clinics in Buenos Aires. He was then recruited to University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute in 2021.

In addition to his large surgical practice, Dr. Ruda Vega excels as an educator, serving as lecturer, instructor or lead administrator for multiple professional conferences. He has also authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts and book chapters on various topics related to cardiac surgery advances and techniques.

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5
- based on 33 Ratings

I have seen this provider twice regarding my condition and both times he was friendly, thorough, relatable and very professional. His staff was also friendly and helpful.


It was very good.


Excellent doctor and nurse, *** excellent too.




I first met my care provider for the first time a couple months before my surgery. Dr. Ruda Vega was recommended by my local Cardiologist. After the initial visit I felt very confident in his ability to do the surgery recommended. I read up on his credentials and was very impressed. Dr. Ruda Vega and his heart and vascular nurse navigator, Lettie Miss are top notch in their care for their patients. I have recommended and will continue to recommend this doctor and University Hospital for heart health care.




Doctor was GREAT and staff was very helpful!!


Extremely happy with Dr Ruda Vega


This visit was a referral from a cardiologist in ***. I was sent there because of the results from a heart cath. My husband and I were put at ease by the staff and doctor which helped us. I felt confidence in the doctor In they way he explained my particular condition and the procedure he recommended which concurred with my cardiologist team . I felt as a patient that my care was based on my Individual condition. This was Important to both my husband and I. It Is stressful enough when one Is dealing with something serious such as a heart condition, and a relief when the doctor and staff makes you feel your heart is in their capable hands.


This Doctor was excellent. He explained my condition and test results and addressed my fears and concerns. We set up a follow up appointment to check the status of my condition. He was friendly yet very thorough and professional and I would highly recommend him


Excellent, caring surgeon. Answered all of my questions with patience and care.

Industry Relationships

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As of December 31, 2016, Pablo Ruda Vega did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.