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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
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lifevest
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
View all 13 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 - Cardiovascular Disease
  • 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

See publications for Patrick Tchou, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/14/2021, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

230 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

72 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

The appointment was right on time and Dr Tchou was very attentive and made sure that all my questions were answered

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr Tchou is terrific

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr Chou. Was amazing, both myself and I wife agreed. Here are some wot that apply: curtouse, gentle, knowledgeable, helpful, computer capabilities including typing where I have never seen happen with any Dr before, capable to make quick changes which he did when we told him about not taking one on my current meds the night before he quickly assessed the situation. Saying it is probably too soon to have the afib exam now anyway and advised I have the halter test instead now. He could not have been better (Great)

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Good,I like the Dr but it is hard to get appointment

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr Tchou is always very easy to talk with and through with his instructions.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr Tchou is very professional and smart. He makes me feel I am in good hands and I trust him

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Everyone in Dr Tchou's office was kind, responsive, and courteous.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr Tchou was wonderful. He explained everything clearly and thoroughly and spent plenty of time doing so. He was kind and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

I feel that Doctor Tchou is one of the most impressive doctors I have ever been a patient of.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr. Tchou was professional and courteous.He was an excellent listener and provided caring and professional advice. I will definitely recommend Dr. Tchou to my family, friends and relatives.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

I have been seeing Dr. Tchou for many years. He is an outstanding doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Tchou to many of my friends in the past, and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr. Tchou's office staff was most responsive relative to the categories above.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr. Tchou has been superb in addressing my condition from Initial diagnosis, through procedure completion, and, most recently, to our follow-on plan forward! I suspect that he is probably the best on staff in this department within Cardiology!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

From my initial consultation to the August 19th follow-up appointment, I have always been able to expediently contact a member of Dr. Tchou's staff for any pressing questions regarding my condition or continued care. Additionally, Dr. Tchou had provided his personal cell phone number for contact should critical questions arise that should be brought to his direct attention (none, to far -- so good)! Overall assessment is that the Cleveland Clinic does go a step beyond any other medical facility which I have used in the past....keep up the good work!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Dr Tchou is the best!!!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Dr Tchou's support staff was very professional helpful and friendly as well as was Dr Tchou.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. T, is very knowledgeable on my particular case. He had all my previous information and tests readily at his disposal. His staff was very informed also. He was to the point as well as considerate and congenial.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Judging by my personal experience I would absolutely recommend Cleveland Clinic, as well as Dr. T. /staff.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

DR. Tchou is the very BEST. He listens to the patient, explains everything and makes the patient comfortable,Such a brilliant Doctor who cares about his patients. He truely is the finest heart Doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr Tchou totally ruins those stories of doctors that don't have time to make certain patients concerns are addressed. He explains and listens.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

The doctor reassured the medical plan my home cardiologist suggested and In what order to perform and dosages, etc. I am glad I saw Dr. Chieu and will definitely call him In the future If other cardio questions arise.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr Tchou Was very thorough, an excellent listener, made very practical recommendations, and was very helpful regarding my decision making going forward. He exceeded my expectations, well worth the trip to Cleveland from West Michigan

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

My appt was scheduled by scheduling office. I was never asked about day or time It was too late in the day. Dr. Thcou is very kind. I enjoy seeing him. Very knowledgeable and explains everything.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Love Dr. Tchou

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr. Tchou is an excellent dr and I have every confidence in him.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr Tchou is very professional and yet he treats me like a friend.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Excellent care from Dr. Tchou.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

I really liked the doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

The doctor is a pragmatic voice of calm and reason. I like that. Further, his medicine seems appropriate for me.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr Tchou is great but I had to wait 6 months for a follow up. Then he said come back in November but scheduling says not before January and the calendar is not open!

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr Tchou always takes the time to understand my concerns fully. He is exceptional at explaining complex cardiac issues and proposed treatments in laymen terms.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

I didn't like that I had to wait so long to get to see the doctor. I had to wait a 1- 1/2 months to see him, otherwise everything was fine.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

the doctor was very knowledgeable about my case

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

I was hoping for an in person appointment but got this. it was helpful but I did wish to meet Dr. Tchou in person.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Superb provider!!! He has prolonged my life, no doubt!!

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Doctor indicated new issue that would require me to go to another specialist. He said he would arrange it. I'm still waiting.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Excellent Physician

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr. Tchou saved my life. Both physically and mentally. He didn't give up on me when it seemed my options were exhausted. The quality of my life and my financial stability are tired into my strength and endurance. My passions are my work as a massage therapist and physically active personal activity. My reaction to all the medication prescribed left me lifeless, depressed and sad. Dr Tchou gave me back my life over these years under his care. I'm from Michigan and a client gave me his name when I had been told that there were no other options but those meds. it took a very long time to get in to see him but the wait was insignificant compared to my life now. he is everything that makes the Cleveland Clinic world renowned. Skilled beyond comprehension, humble, humorous and so available to allow you to feel you are his priority. I'm eternally grateful to my friend for referring him and to your clinic for allowing him his platform of care. I wish I were a person of wealth, I would give all the money I could afford to support his work through your facility. Because I'm a 75 year old woman who is still working to sustain my life financially I don't have the means. But I have a wealth of gratitude and praise that I give voice to. I am so deeply grateful.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr Tchou has great personal skills and has the ability to put me at ease plus his manner excudes confidence

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Excellent care from Dr. Tchou. I came to him after I went to another physician who had one appointment with me and then would only make appointment for surgery with no additional office visit allowed (except for 9 months ahead). Dr. Tchou asked questions, listened to answers and considered alternatives before rushing into surgery. I consider him an excellent diagnostician among his other skills. Would highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr Tchou and all concerned were great.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr. Tchou is a great doctor, who listens to me and answers questions.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021


Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Tchou listened to my concerns and answered my questions clearly.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr. Tchou is undoubtedly the best cardiovascular professional I have encountered over 11 years of addressing my condition. He quickly analyzed a ton of related prior data and we discussed the optimal way forward for the next step. I look forward to the treatment option he recommended.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr. Tchou is a very confident relaxed professional that was able to guess what type of irregular heartbeat I was having trouble with simply by my explanation of it.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Excellent from the providers discussion of any proposed treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Tchou is wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Tchou is a patient listener and good communicator.Explains reason for treatment and options available. I appreciate that he is my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

dr tchou is very concerned about his patients. and takes plenty of time discussing your treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

My multi-year experiences with Dr. Tchou have been excellent. He is an excellent listener, is caring and patient. As a 55 year old man who has seen many healthcare providers, at many institutions in many different states, Dr. Tchou is at the top of the list in terms of how he treats patients. My experience with Cleveland Clinic dates to at least 1979 and includes working with more physicians in more departments than I can count.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

I am VERY fortunate to have Dr. Tchou as my heart care specialist.He has helped me immensely to live a great life with the heart problems I have when he started treating me.I owe Dr. Tchou and God so much!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

I was telling people that my experience was amazing! through conversation Dr Tchou was able to get me expound my history. it was so much easier to remember names and dates his way and it left no stones unturned. I left in complete satisfaction that everything I wanted to say, was addressed and then-some. once again I would like to say "Thank You, Dr. Tchou"!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr Tchou is extremely kind, patient and thoughtful. He listens and addresses my concerns with great understanding of my needs.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

The team in Cardiology works very well together. I was given good direction as I went from EKG to lab to Dr Tchou's area.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

dr tchou is very professional, knowledgeable and empathetic

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

always prefer to see provider in person but this is next best thing

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

DR Tchou is compassionate, extremely knowledgable, and able to explain his decisions so they are easily understood

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

I can almost always reach someone or get a quick response via My Chart. That's not the case with my other health care providers. Cleveland Clinic delivers to a high standard. Thank you

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

I have total faith in Dr Tchou. I appreciate that he considers my questions and provides complete and thoughtful answers.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

I would absolutely recommend Dr. Tchou to my friends and family. As a matter of fact, I have already given his name to a friend who may need an electrophysiologist.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

Dr. Tchou is the consummate professional, he took the time to answer every question.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr Tchou is the best. He took all the time I needed and developed a path forward for my specific issues.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

The only difference was the Doctor not being able to take my current vitals and check for AFIB but he did have all the records and pulled them up from my local cardiologist and internist

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

dr Tchou is a smart, good physician and a nice guy.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Excellent care and service provided by Dr. Tchou.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Other than having bad experience making an appointment to see a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a very good experience being provided with professional care at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Outstanding!!! We could not have been happier with Dr Tchou.. he obviously is a brilliant Doctor and Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have an expert like him on their staff..

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

I feel very confident that Dr Tchou and his team have provided the best care I could have gotten at any clinic. I knew from the first virtual meeting we had that he obviously was an expert in this field and that I could trust him.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

dr Tchou is the best, such amazing care he gives!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

the video appointment is such a. wonderful alternative to driving to the Cleveland clinic but of course I'm sure a dr prefers to see his patients in person. I am very happy with the video option

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