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Joseph Sabik, MD

Joseph Sabik, MD

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

Biography: Joseph Sabik, MD


  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) - Off Pump
  • Thoracic Aorta Surgery
  • Valve Repair


  • Vice President, Surgical Operations, University Hospitals
  • Surgeon-in-Chief, University Hospitals
  • Division Chief, Plastic Surgery, UH Ahuja Medical Center
  • Chair, Department of Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Sally and Bob Gries Distinguished Chair in Cardiac Surgery, University Hospitals

Certifications & Memberships

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery


Fellowship | Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery - Cleveland Clinic (1993 - 1996)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital (1991 - 1993)

Research Fellowship | Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery
Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery - Boston Children's Hospital (1990 - 1991)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital (1987 - 1990)

Medical Education
Harvard Medical School (1987)

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) (1983)


Joseph F. Sabik III, MD, is a highly accomplished cardiothoracic surgeon and inspiring leader. He is Chair of the Department of Surgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and also serves as Surgeon-in-Chief and Vice President of Surgical Operations for University Hospitals Health System. In addition, he is the Oliver H. Payne Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Sabik is a world-renowned clinician and academic authority in heart surgery. His clinical areas of expertise include minimally invasive cardiac surgery, multi-arterial coronary artery bypass grafting, and heart valve repair and replacement surgery. He has performed more than 9,000 heart surgery procedures.

A Massachusetts native, Dr. Sabik earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He then completed a general surgical internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.

Before joining University Hospitals in 2017, Dr. Sabik was part of Cleveland Clinic’s professional staff since 1996 and was appointed Chairman of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in 2008.

In addition to his robust heart surgical practice, Dr. Sabik is widely published in leading professional journals and a well sought lecturer at national and international conferences. He was co-principal investigator for the landmark EXCEL trial, comparing coronary surgery to drug-eluting stents in select patients with left main coronary artery disease. Results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Sabik has held multiple hospital leadership positions and key roles in professional organizations. He serves or has served on numerous boards and committees for national organizations including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American Heart Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology. His honors include multiple appearances in America’s Top Doctors and Cleveland Magazine’s Best Doctors listings.

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Patient Experience Reviews

5.0 out of 5
- based on 37 Ratings

Dr. Sabik definitely took the time to explain everything to me in easy-to-understand language, calmly and carefully, and then answered every question I had fully. His confidence did much to alleviate my fears and allowed me to feel better about the upcoming procedure than I had felt previously.


Dr. Sabik was good ***


I'm very confident that I am in good hands with Dr Sabik. I am very nervous about my procedure but I'm hopeful that everything will be okay.


Dr Sabik took his time explaining what needed to be done. He was calm and engaging which gave me some comfort.


I'm so grateful for everyone on Dr. Sabik's team. The whole process of making the appointment, finding his office, and being seen by the nurses and doctor was painless.


Very pleased with Dr. Sabik's technical knowledge and personable disposition. His nurse Barbara was great too.


Overall excellent patient care treatment and concern.


My wife and I were very impressed with our provider and staff. ***


Would not change this doctor. Staff or the care I recieved


I had a very good experience with the provider.


Dr Sabik is one of the best care provider I ever had! Very good bed side manners, down to earth. All around great guy!


Dr.Sabik did a fantastic job with my *** surgery. I am very pleased with the outcome. *** is wonderful, caring!

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, Joseph Sabik did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.