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Andres Schuster, MD

Andres Schuster, MD



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Andres Schuster, MD, is an expert general cardiologist and the system medical director of adult echocardiography at University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute.

Dr. Schuster earned his medical degree with highest honors from the University of Los Andes School of Medicine in Santiago, Chile. His postdoctoral training included an internal medicine residency and cardiovascular disease fellowship at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He then completed a specialized heart failure and cardiac transplantation fellowship as well as an advanced cardiac imaging fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Prior to joining UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, Dr. Schuster held leadership roles as the deputy director of the cardiovascular intensive care unit and director of the cardio-oncology unit at the German Hospital of Santiago, Chile. He was also co-director and co-author on cardio-oncology national guidelines for the government of Chile. He has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of common and complex heart conditions, with particular expertise in the care of patients with valvular heart disease.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Schuster is a manuscript reviewer for the Chilean Journal of Cardiology and serves as head of the board for the Imaging Society of the Inter-American Society of Cardiology (SISIAC) exam translation in Latin America. He has authored more than 40 clinical publications, book chapters and abstracts on topics related to heart failure, cardiomyopathies, pericarditis and acute coronary syndromes. Dr. Schuster is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and associate fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

Dr. Schuster and his wife celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in 2023 and are proud parents of three teenagers. In his free time, Dr. Schuster enjoys going to the gym, being outdoors and biking.


  • Angina
  • Aortic Aneurysm Disease
  • Aortic Disease
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Cardiac Myxomas
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Prevention
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease Treatment
  • Sports Cardiology
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Office Locations

CMC Mather Ste 1800 HHVI

11100 Euclid Ave
Suite: 1800 HHVI
Cleveland, OH 44106

CMC Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Suite: 1800
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands

3909 Orange Pl
Suite: 3300
Beachwood, OH 44122


Fellowship | Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Advanced Cardiac Imaging - Cleveland Clinic (2012 - 2014)

Fellowship | Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation
Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation - Cleveland Clinic (2010 - 2012)

Fellowship | Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Disease - Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Chile (2004 - 2006)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Chile (2001 - 2004)

Medical Education
Universidad De Los Andes (2000)

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, Andres Schuster did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.