Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.6792
Fax:
216.445.6188
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lifevest
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Beats - Women
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
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Biography

About Patrick Tchou, MD

Patrick J. Tchou, MD, is Associate Section Head of the Section of Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. He is Co-Director of the Ventricular Arrhythmia Center and is a practicing Staff Physician concentrating on treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, especially those of complex origins. 

Dr. Tchou is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, with added qualification in clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and serves as a reviewer for numerous scientific publications including Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Pacing and Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Dr. Tchou has authored and co-authored hundreds of abstracts and articles on different aspects of electrophysiology for scientific publications. Dr. Tchou also has authored and co-authored a number of chapters for cardiovascular textbooks. His research interests include sudden cardiac death and percutaneous catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias.

A graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Tchou completed his internal medicine residency and his cardiology fellowship at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. He completed a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Wisconsin's Sinai Samaritan Medical Center in Milwaukee.

In 1986, Dr. Tchou received the Young Investigator's Award from the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology. He was the Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory at Sinai Samaritan Medical Center in Milwaukee from 1987 to 1990. In 1990, he assumed the position of Director, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology, at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In 1994, he returned to Cleveland to join Cleveland Clinic. 

He has been an innovative practitioner of catheter ablation from its inception in the early 1980s and continues to enjoy the challenges of treating cardiac arrhythmias.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1994

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic
Arrhythmia Research
Madison, WI USA
1985

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1984

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1982

Internship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Medical
Cleveland, OH USA
1980

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
MD
Cleveland, OH USA
1979

Undergraduate - Harvard University
Biochemistry
Cambridge, MA USA
1974

Professional Highlights

  • Teacher of the Year, 2006

Certifications

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

Specialty Interests

Abnormal Heart Rhythms, Long QT Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Tachycardia, wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, Biventricular Pacemaker, Catheter Ablation, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Pacemaker Implant, Pulmonary Vein Isolation Ablation

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America, since 1994

Memberships

  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/11/2017, Dr. Tchou 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

235 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 18, 2017

I always look forward to my visits with Dr. Tchou.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2017

easygoing, easy to understand, explain effectively

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2017

I had no bad experiences. I appreciate the quality of care I have received as well as the compassionate professionalism of your staff. I am grateful for the major improvement in my health. Thanks to Dr. Tchou, his staff, and your institution.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2017

good.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2017

Dr. Patrick Tchou is one of the finest physicians that I know; and respect

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2017

very thorough with past, present and future follow up care.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2017

treated very good

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2017

Doctor really interested in my health.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2016

A great facility & staff.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2016

it was a very good experience, I am glad I was seen by Dr. Tchou

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2016

I have a lot of faith in Cleveland Clinic. I am confident the staff is well informed with the latest in health care.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2016

Doc knows his stuff.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2016

Excellent care. Thank you!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2016

he explained the nuances and offered good insights and care over time

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2016

Doctor is the best....he also writes nice things to my primary care physician,about me.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2016

Dr. Tchou was very kind and very knowledgeable. He was not condescending, and I appreciate that he spoke to me in a respectable tone. I like that he talked to me at a higher level when I disclosed that I was a healthcare provider. A lot of physicians I have had in the past continue to talk as if you have zero knowledge in the subject matter, but Dr. Tchou was great. Definitely a memorable experience. I look forward to using him as my primary cardiac care.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2016

You have the very best! Do not let them go anywhere else!!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2016

Dr. Tchou not only gave me a comprehensive annual checkup for my 2015 ablation for atrial fibrillation, he gave me some different and extremely useful information regarding a procedure I had planned elsewhere. Because of his advice and modification of my medicine, I have been able to postpone this other procedure and may not require it at all.

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