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​​​​​​​​​​A Letter From The President​

The Christ Hospital Physicians – Ohio Heart & Vascular (formerly Ohio Heart and Vascular Center, Inc.) was founded in 1995 through the merger of five of the highest quality cardiovascular practices in the Greater Cincinnati area. The goal of this merger was to create a larger, unified, geographically diverse practice that would provide opportunities to improve the delivery and quality of cardiovascular care to our patients. Specifically, we wanted to have a group large enough to support the subspecialty expertise and program development that would provide a level of care previously unavailable in our region.

Over the past 20 years, the results of this endeavor have exceeded even our most optimistic expectations. We have grown in size from our initial 17 founding partners to 40 cardiovascular physicians and surgeons. In 2008, we affiliated with The Christ Hospital, creating the region’s most comprehensive heart and vascular program, enhancing and expanding leading-edge cardiac care available in the Greater Cincinnati and surrounding regions. This partnership was a first of its kind in greater Cincinnati, bringing a prominent cardiovascular physician group together with the premier heart hospital in the region. The synergies achieved by the alignment of these two nationally recognized medical organizations has provided our community the most advanced cardiovascular care attainable anywhere, with subspecialty programs in cardiac electrophysiology (arrhythmias and pacemaker devices), coronary intervention (angioplasty and stents), peripheral vascular disease, congestive heart failure, cardiac surgery, structural heart disease and advanced cardiac imaging.

These programs are not only the largest and most comprehensive subspecialty programs in the Tristate, but have each introduced many previously unavailable cutting edge technological advances in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Through our relationship with the The Christ Hospital Lindner Research Center, we are able to bring to our patients the newest and most promising treatment modalities well before they are available to the general public.

We are also one of the few groups in the country to have high quality cardiovascular surgeons so that the full range of cardiac treatment modalities can be offered to our patients “under one roof” facilitating the most appropriate treatment decisions for each patient. ​

Our growth and success have come largely from our ability to recruit some of the finest young medical talent from premier training programs, all over the country. They have been attracted by the unique practice and subspecialty opportunities that can only be offered by a group of our size and scope. Many have brought with them new skills and innovations that had not previously been available in our community.

By increasing our size, we’re also able to provide more comprehensive care to the many geographically diverse areas we serve by providing as much care as possible in offices close to the patients’ own community. We strive to maintain a compassionate and personal doctor-patient relationship while simultaneously providing the patient easy access to our subspecialty services. We currently have offices in thirteen communities and are integrally involved with several hospital systems in the Southern Ohio and Southeastern Indiana regions. By working closely with these local and regional hospital systems, we strive to provide the most technologically advanced care in the most convenient, accessible, and seamless way possible.


The Christ Hospital Physicians – Ohio Heart & Vascular is proud to serve the cardiovascular needs of the Greater Cincinnati area. We pledge to continue in our mission to provide the most technologically advanced and effective care to the greatest number of people in the most easily accessible and caring environment possible. 

John F. Schneider, MD, FACC 

President & Chief Executive Officer 

The Christ Hospital Physicians – Ohio Heart & Vascular​

Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals

The Christ Hospital has been named among the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in U.S. by Truven Health Analytics for 10 years.