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 School - 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 6/11/2018, 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

278 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

30 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

I arrived one hour early for an EKG, and left two hours after the appointment with Dr Tchou was scheduled to start. I understand that Dr Tchou is very busy and I know (from personal experience) that he gives his patients the time they need, so I do not give lack of punctuality any importance in this case.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

I was told immediately that Dr. Tchou was running a little behind and that was true, but he spent all the needed time with me that I have gotten from him during the past 20years.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

I am EXTREMELY pleased with the attention and care I get at the Cleveland clinic. Dr. Tchou and his staff have been right on target with the cardiac care I have needed. Dr. Tchou is the BEST!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

Nothing real bad, I had to wait longer to see Dr. Tchou than I have in previous appointments. Time is not a problem for me so I wasn't too concerned about the wait time.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

The provider has an excellent manner in dealing with the patient. He is professional, personable, friendly, and concerned for the well being of the patient. Top shelf in every way.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

I feel very confident in Cleveland clinic and especially with dr Tchou I am so lucky to have him as my doctor

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

It was a good experience. Dr Tchoe was very nice and professional. He explained everything to us in a manner in which we could understand.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

Dr Tchoe was very kind and very professional. I really liked him.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

I am very happy that I made an appointment with this Dr.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

I had to wait 3 weeks for an appointment because your finance department never got back to me saying my insurance had been approved. Then, upon arrival, I had to wait 1 1/2 hours in the small exam room for my doctor to arrive.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

I have to wait 5 months to get my ablation. Provider is too backed up.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

The nurse reported to the MD that we were not late...We did speak with the MD about this but also discussed the difficulty with the last two appointments being scheduled. Drs. Tchou and Faulx emailed each other and before we left, we had our next appointment scheduled. IT was greatly appreciated..

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

the doctor spent a lot of time w/ me answering all my questionsSince i live in AZ it is important that i get all my questions answered

Reviewed on May 5, 2018

It is an incredible experience. Dr. _____ and assistants at all levels were excellent.

Reviewed on May 3, 2018

We had to wait three hours to see Dr. Tchou.

Reviewed on May 3, 2018

The doctor and assistant were very thorough and courteous as always.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2018

great experience with dr Tchou. I had a successful ablation and I have my life back. I haven't felt this good in years!!!!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2018

dr tchou has given me my heart health back

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018

Dr. Tchou is a remarkable doctor. He and Stacey Poe have taken excellent care of me over the mast ~15 years.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

Dr. Tchou made me feel confident that he was the right doctor for my health problems. He was very good in explaining what the next steps are.

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