Joaquin E. Cigarroa M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Head of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (277 Ratings, 137 Comments)


  • Cardiology

Special focus on

  • General Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Residency:

    • Internal medicine, (1991-92), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship:

    • Cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, cardiovascular diseases (1995)



  • English
  • Spanish

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (277 Ratings, 137 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 19, 2019

    Great person and doctor takes Time to go over any questions I may have.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    It was a yearly check-up. Dr. Cigarroa listened well, explained information to me in a clear manner, was friendly and caring.Dr. Cigarroa is an excellent health care provider.

  • Dec 14, 2019

    Dr. Cigarroa was excellent. He was friendly, professional, and clearly explained my medical situation and treatment. He took the time to answer all questions I had

  • Dec 02, 2019

    Dr. Cigarioa is the best. He is attentive, professional, and an all around amazing doctor.

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Dr Cigarroa is a very compassionate person caring deeply for his patients. He has advanced skills, knowledge, and experience to preform cardiac procedures other doctors won’t or can’t. I am thankful to have Dr Cigarroa on my team.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Incredibly kind, thoughtful and competent physician. I am honored to have him as a caregiver

  • Nov 21, 2019

    As a patient, I couldn't be more pleased. In addition to being highly professional, knowledgeable and caring and he is humanistic and personable.As a retired Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford, previously faculty at UCSF and other medical schools, I find him to be among the top of all the physicians that I have worked with over my decades long career.

  • Nov 12, 2019

    Dr Cigaroa is the most outstanding provider at OSHU.

  • Nov 10, 2019

    On time and very informative as to 'what to expect next'

  • Nov 09, 2019

    Dr. C is a class act & a top flight Cardiologist. You (we) are fortunate to have him at OSHU .

  • Nov 09, 2019

    I can't recommend Dr. Cigarroa highly enough. He is clear precise present down to earth explains everything talks with you. There is just nothing that I could say that isn't positive about Dr. Cigarroa and I am very lucky to have him as my cardiologist. Done.

  • Nov 01, 2019

    He was right on time. He was very thorough and did not rush the appointment. He is a great cardiologist and I'm happy that he is my doctor. He takes good care of me and is very reassuring.

  • Sep 29, 2019

    from orientation and prep to recovery the many individuals performed like a well rehearsed orchestra. it included a roast beef sandwich and coffee while I was monitored that wound was not weeping. all of this exceeded my expectations. Thanks so much, experiencing this for those in training will set a high benchmark.

  • Sep 28, 2019

    Good experience. Everybody was helpful and friendly, and that's about it.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Dr. Cigarroa is probably one of the best doctors I have ever been to and I hope he continues to be my doctor and he is the one that I see in the future and you know I would recommend him to anybody, thank you.

  • Sep 15, 2019


  • Sep 14, 2019

    The staff at OHSU was excellent, and guided me through the process. Dr. Cigarroa was incredible. Took all the time that I needed to explain his diagnosis and the process going forward. A true professional.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    I had no issues at all with the services I received at OHSU.

  • Sep 07, 2019

    I was seen right on time. I really appreciate the attention. They get to the gift to getting people seen on time Dr. Cigarroa is Top Notch. He's very personable. He's very knowledgeable explained everything carefully. He's very good bed side manner. And I feel like I'm in very good hands and we recommend. Thank you.

  • Sep 05, 2019

    Gentle Giant!

  • Sep 01, 2019

    So easy to talk to, cares about my health, always takes the time to answer my questions.

  • Sep 01, 2019


  • Aug 31, 2019

    Dr. Cigarroa is delightful and thorough. He is efficient, kind and clear in his explanations and expectations.

  • Aug 30, 2019

    Dr. Cigarroa was wonderful and made me very comfortable told me everything and couldn't ask for anything. I would see him again. I look forward to having him as my cardiologist doctor.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Friendly, informative, timely. Not rushed.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Friendly and informative staff

  • Aug 23, 2019

    The provider?s attention was to the patients and not interrupted by computer inputs. The explanations and details provided we easily understandable.

  • Aug 22, 2019

    As always - excellent. Dr. Cigarroa is everything a medical professional should be. Professional, caring, knowledgeable. He is one of the few physicians I know who truly works with the "whole" patient. His care truly is "patient centered care." There is no one else I would trust with my cardiac health.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    The whole team team was supportive and caring and willing to explain the procedures as we went along.

  • Aug 13, 2019

    The procedure was explained well and my experience was good.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Dr Cigarroa was very friendly and professional. He answered all my questions, clearly explained my options, and facilitated follow-up medications and tests.

  • Jul 22, 2019

    great and Thorough exam and visit

  • Jul 16, 2019

    Thoughtful, caring attention.

  • Jul 16, 2019

    I couldn't be happier with Dr. Cigarroa and his staff. Very professional, passionate about taking care of their patients and just a very smart man. It's my pleasure and I'm fortunate to have him and OHSU as my doctor and hospital.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    This provider was informative and friendly. I was adequately prepared for the procedure and felt very confident that all would be well.

  • Jul 07, 2019

    All questions were answered in an easily understood manner.

  • Jul 04, 2019

    All very positive.

  • Jul 04, 2019

    The doctor was very courteous and spent enough time with me to answer all my questions. He was concerned and very knowledgeable.

  • Jul 01, 2019

    I've had a wonderful 4 or 5 year experience with Dr. Cigarroa now,. Very responsive, I get good advice, he spends a lot of time listening to me and explaining things which I find unusual from other doctors that I've had. I can't say enough good things about him. I'm very happy and glad to have Dr. Cigarroa as my doctor.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I felt that this physician was extremely knowledgeable and experienced and an outstanding listener, I cannot imagine having better quality or better concern.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Very good experience. Seen timely and professional, caring advice and care.

  • Jun 27, 2019

    He is the most awesome doctor

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Came in introduced himself talked about the procedure. talked to me before the procedure in the cath lab

  • Jun 14, 2019

    He was excellent and so was the whole team

  • Jun 07, 2019

    I was just really feel like I just got the best care possible. I was just so blown away with just.... just the professionalism, the care....everything. I mean, I am just.... I am so grateful. I'm so thankful that I get that level of care with OHSU.

  • Jun 07, 2019

    They were very helpful

  • May 31, 2019

    Hold him in the highest degree of respect for his approach, perspective and medical knowledge. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to be cared for by Dr. Cigarroa

  • May 28, 2019

    I'm very happy with the Dr. Cigarroa and all the staff there at OHSU and they do an excellent job. Very courteous and caring. I appreciate it so much.

  • May 26, 2019

    He had a great bedside manner. Really listened and said back to make sure he understood. My symptoms didn't seem typical and additional testing seemed appropriate. I appreciate having a treatment plan.

  • May 24, 2019

    Dr. Cigarroa is patient, compassionate and obviously cares a great deal about his patients. I changed my cardiology provider to Dr. Cigarroa approximately 2 years. I had a very complicated afib history. Since beginning my care with OHSU I am afib free for 1.5 years and feel better than I?ve felt in 5 years. I?m very grateful.

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