Mohamed Kanj, MD

216.444.6697

Mohamed Kanj, MD

Appointed: 2007

Mohamed Kanj, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J2-2
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6697
WorkFax:216.636.6953
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Mohamed Kanj, MD is the Associate Director of Electrophysiology Laboratories at the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Kanj has special expertise and interest in the ablation of complex arrhythmia, including atrial fibrillation and endocardial /epicardial ventricular tachycardia, and in lead extraction. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, and cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. His office is located on the main campus of the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Kanj did his undergraduate studies at the American University of Beirut earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with Distinction. He received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut School of Medicine where he graduated with Deans Honor and was enrolled in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He received medical training at the Michigan State University where he served as the Chief Medical Resident, the University of Toledo and the Cleveland Clinic where he was the Chief Electrophysiology Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic.

He has won many awards including The Rafiq Harriri and The Makassed awards for outstanding achievements, The Smokler’s and The Outstanding Resident teaching awards for exceptional skills in contributing to the teaching of medical students as well as his fellow residents. During his medical residency training, he won the Outstanding Junior and Senior Resident Awards and he got the Heart Rhythm Society Fellowship Grant during his cardiac electrophysiology training.

Dr Kanj is involved in numerous clinical multi-center trials to study medical applications for catheter ablation, pacemakers and defibrillators. He has authored or co-authored many articles in scientific journals and many chapters in medical books. He continues writing in his areas of interest.

Currently Dr. Kanj holds memberships in the American College of Cardiology, The Heart Rhythm Society, and the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society.

On his spare times, he enjoys computer programming, travelling and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Professional Highlights

Alfa Omega Alfa

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2007
Fellowship - Medical College of Ohio Hospitals
Cardiology
Toledo, OH USA
2005
Residency - Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Internal Medicine
East Lansing, MI USA
2002
Residency - Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Chief Resident
East Lansing, MI USA
2002
Internship - Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Internal Medicine
East Lansing, MI USA
1999
Medical School - American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
Beirut, Lebanon Lebanon
1997

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine- Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Specialty Interests

Atrial Fibrillation Ablation, Supraventricular Tachycardia Ablation, Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation including Epicardial ablations, Biventricular devices,and Lead Extraction.

Awards & Honors

  • Heart Rhythm Fellowship Award
  • Smokler's Award

Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • Heart Rhythm Society

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/1/2014, Dr. Kanj has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
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