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 - 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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/20/2020, 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

272 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 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Dr Tchou helped me so muchI trust him completely

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

everyone at Cleveland clinic from shuttle drivers, technicians, nurses and especially Dr Tchou were wonderful in every way.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr Tchou is the best. he takes time to know you as a patient. He always explains everything in detail and is friendly and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Excellent Dr.Patrick Tchou is kind caring and interested in his patients. He is an outstanding doctor and very grateful to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr. Tchou is remarkable.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr. Tchou is a down-to-earth practitioner with both feet on the ground. He is easy to understand and he seems like a really nice person. I believe he is very skilled at his profession.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

I selected Dr. Kalahasti to be my cardiologist because we have similar value systems. I am comfortable with him and intend to maintain a professional relationship with him for the rest of my life.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr. Tchou is excellent in all regards.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Would have appreciated more information from the physician after my ECHO procedure. I came to the clinic for a second opinion and did not receive the details regarding my medical condition I would have benefited from.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

the best doctor that I go to

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Dr. Tchou has been my go-to doctor for almost a decade. He's the best doctor I've ever had -- for any medical issue, not just cardio-vascular.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

I have so much respect for Dr. Tchou. He has taken care of me for 7 years. I trust everything he tells me. He is so smart!!!

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

dr tchou is amazing!

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Dr.Tchou best in the business

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

I was very pleased with my visit, Dr.Tchou provided a relaxed but very thorough discussion about my health concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

First time seeing or talking with Dr Tchou Very nice visit answered all my questions and took time to listen

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Dr. Tchou has an incredible rapport and is very knowledgeable and thorough. He is an asset to your medical staff.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Thank you for the opportunity to get consultation with my cardio doctor without traveling 10 hrs and without getting to the building during the coronavirus. I look forward to keep using this service.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Doctor was very informative and his explanations were clear and easy to understand. A very informative visit.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Dr. Tchou was my care provider. He is a fantastic physician and I am very fortunate to have him caring for me. He has saved my life since I have been his patient.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr Chou, the techs and the nurses have all been a blessing. We are very happy we chose to drive from Michigan to The Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

I thank God every day for Dr. Tchou!!! He is the best. He diagnosed my heart problems years ago and has treated me so I can live a very active life. THANK YOU Dr. TCHOU!!!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Tchou provided all information to assist with future decisions.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr.Tchou and his nurse that took care of me is very professional yet very kind and takes the time with me every time!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Great physician! I rate Cleveland Clinic as the best medical facility I have ever experienced.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Great personal, excellent physician.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr Tchou is the BEST!!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

I came to see Dr.Tchou because I was not getting treatment for ventricular tachycardia from my cardiologist. Dr. Tchou spent 60 minutes with me and I know have a course of action to take that I didn't have with my previous provider. Dr. Tchou was easy to talk with and very personable. A great experience at Cleveland Clinic. I didn't have to wait to check in, get an EKG,see a nurse and met with Dr. Tchou promptly after meeting with the nurse.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

see previous comment. Dr.Tchou was refreshing to visit with compared to the cardiologists I had seen in my home town.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr. Tchew was very patient and answered every question I asked him. He did leave me to make decisions since I wasn't dire at the moment. Will talk to my EP later. GP is satisfied with the results given to him.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Doctor Tchou was amazing. He took so much time with me and explained everything perfectly. He showed empathy and patience and is a remarkable doctor. He was also very logical in his approach and was prepared to meet with me as he already knew my history. Im very lucky to have found him to help me. I highly recommend Dr. Tchou to anyone that is in need.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Tchou is a very caring physician. He listens and gives you the time you need. He has helped me tremendously.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

I really liked the Dr . especially when he said he knew what was wrong with me. I've been looking for answers for 10months so it was very relieving to hear

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

I cant say enough good things about Dr Tchou. He comes highly recommended and look forward to him helping me after years of this medical problem.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr Tchou gives me confidence that we are doing the right things for my condition

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

loved Dr Tchou. exceptional!!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Perfect physician.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr Tchou could not have been any better. he thoroughly researched the history, asked detailed questions when needed, provided excellent analysis and suggestions.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

I trust my doctor to the fullest. Excellent care I was given.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Tchou is awesome!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

I have the highest regard for Dr. Tchou

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Tchou is remarkable in every aspect of my care. He respects me as a person as well as someone who is capable of making joint decisions based on his knowledge and my unique needs. I feel like I won the lottery of health providers when my friend here in Ann Arbor, Michigan suggested he might be able to help my rather desolate situation. I sing his praises and feel like the Cleveland Clinic is elevated because he's a part of your mission.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr. Tchou is a wonderful doctor. He has helped me so very much. I appreciate his many kindnesses and professional wisdom. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Tchou and team are extremely knowledgeable, kind, and communicate very well. I know I was under the best care.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

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

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