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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

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)
View all 15 Specialties +


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About Patrick Tchou, MD

Patrick J. Tchou, MD, is a staff cardiologist in 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. 

In addition to office visits, Dr. Tchou also offers scheduled follow up virtual visits to select patients, through the Cleveland Clinic Express Care ® Online app. This platform allows patients to see their physician live, using their smartphone, tablet or computer.

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


Education & Fellowships

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

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Undergraduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA

Professional Highlights

  • Teacher of the Year, 2006


  • 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


  • 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 4/26/2019, 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

292 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

It was the first time I saw Dr. Tschou and I was grateful for his information and advise!!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

The doctor has called me 3 times since I have been home to see how I'm doing.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

A very good and concerned doctor. He is giving me and my wife excellent care.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Dr Tchou is the best. Cleveland clinic is the best

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Dr Tchou is excellent

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr Tchou and his team are superb!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

I owe my life to Dr Tchou and his CCF team! I have never had a negative experience in my 15 years of seeing him!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

dr Tchou was wonderful

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Dr Tchou was outstanding. He thoroughly reviewed my records in front of me. All of his questions and comments were directed toward my problems. His comments and recommendations were very organized and appropriate.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

I live in Montana and have been seeing a cardiologist in Salt Lake City. I have changed my cardiac care to Dr Tchou because of his ability and demeanor.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr. Tchou was worth the wait. I was honored to be treated or may we say cured by him. He handled my case with seriousness, sincerity, and kindness. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr. Tchou did a fantastic job at managing and even underplaying expectations to help give me a sense of the peculiarity of my case. It really helped settle my mind.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr. Tchou's nurse was very professional and kind. It was a pleasure to meet her.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

Dr. Tchou has been my Electrophysioligist for over 25 years, and he has been terrific.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

After my consultation, I felt very at ease and full confidence in my doctor and nurse.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr. Tchou is a gift to his patients. I am blessed that he is my doctor.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr Tchou is a very special care giver.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr. Tchou is a wonderful and caring doctor. He is particularly kind to this very nervous patient.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr. described the proposed treatment very well.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

outstanding experience very sincere staff and doctor

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

One could not find a better physician than Dr. Tchou. He takes time to review carefully my case, answers all questions, and show care and empathy during the visit.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

in Las Vegas the electro physiologist was pressuring me to get a pace maker. Dr Tchou explained that although I would need one down the road I was getting along fine without one. he explained that my natural pace maker picks up when I'm active but down the road it will not pick up as fast and at that time I will need a pacemaker. He was very patient and wanted me to be clear and comfortable with my journey forward. I am so lucky to have such an excellent dr

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr. Tchou has been consistently very caring, very clear in his explanation, and, I believe, very wise in his decisions on my behalf. I hope him in the highest regard.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

Thorough and advised my local doctor of his findings and a treatment plan.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

Dr Tchou took his time with me. I had a list of questions and he answered all of them without me feeling rushed. He is amazing.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

The doctor and entire staff made me feel important.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Once I actually was seen, the nurse and doctor were both excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Dr. Tchou is by far the most responsive doctor with whom I have ever deal with!!!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr Tchou spent a lot of time understanding my situation. Very impressive, I was not rushed in and out for a change.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Dr. Tchou is exceptional. His technical expertise is without equal. His humanity is solid and reassuring.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Personalized care starts with Dr. Tchou.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

dr. Tchou has given me my life back after ablation for afib. He is wonderful and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

Dr Tchou was extremely knowledgeable and willing to take the time to weed through 3 years of past testing and try to find a solution to my current condition, without the need for repeating testing unnecessarily.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

excellent doctor with amazing bedside manner and kindness!!!

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

the Dr made a not in my chart for someone to call me in 2 weeks. no one called.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018

Love Dr. Tchou. He takes his time, answers questions, is thorough, an excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

Dr. Tchou and his staff are an exemption all team. I am here today, healthy and living a full life because of there cares and Dr. Tchou's brilliant mind.thank You

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

dr tchou explained he is sending me a patch to wear. everything explained.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Patrick Tchou was the most incredible doctor, great bedside manner, very intelligent yet able to explain the situation fully to us in a way that was easy to understand. It was an absolute pleasure, and answer to prayer, to be cared for by him! I can honestly say I feel like he saved my life and I am so grateful.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

My experience at Cleveland Clinic was excellent, considering Health Care today. Would certainly recommend your facility # 1. Hope you are able to continue your ability to sustain your reputation and excellent care. My special thanks to Dr. Tchou

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

Dr Tchou & his staff are very efficient, wonderful about listening to and answering my questions and the best medical team I have been involved with.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

EKG appt was ahead of schedule, remote check technician was ahead of schedule & spent a considerable amount discussing the coming year for my medical needs and Dr Tchou was a little behind schedule but not really too late. Even though he was behind schedule he did not make me feel rushed in anyway. We thoroughly discussed my current status and future heart health. Dr Tchou is always pleasant & makes me feel very well looked after seeing him

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