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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

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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 4/13/2022, 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

199 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr. Tchou spent all the time required to talk to me and my wife. He answered all the questions we had. He never hurried us and was very clear with his explanations.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

I am very thankful that Dr Tchou is my cardiologist.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Dr Tchou was just what I needed to instruct me and comfort me about my Afib

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr. Tchou was very thorough and compassionate. He made me feel validated in my concerns and answered all of my questions. This is my first time seeing him and I trust him to have my best interests at heart. After years of feeling brushed off I am so grateful for Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

We were very well pleased with the time given us with Dr Tchou and the information we received from him.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

I would highly recommend Dr Tchou to anyone attending Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Dr Tchou and his staff are always professional, knowledgeable and courteous.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Love Dr. Tchou. Excellent physician, very personable.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

Dr. Tchou spent an incredible amount of time with us. He reviewed everything in my medical record. He gave us all the time necessary to ask questions.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Dr Tchou is top notch and cares about people

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

The Dr showed a lot of concern. He was very thorough in his explanations. His manner put me at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Dr. Tchou is wonderful. He calm, reassuring manner is only exceeded by his obvious care and concern for his patients.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Great Dr explained all options and good listener

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

All good Dr.Tshou is wonderful n I feel great .

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

I always recommend cc n Dr.Tshou n.staff

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

Great respect for Dr. Tchou.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr. Tchou always makes me feel like I am the most important patient he has! After 6 heart ablations, my A-fib is gone and we are now managing the aftermath.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr Tchou is always patient, never hurries me, answers my questions thoroughly

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

I could not be more pleased with the caring and professionalism of Dr. Tchou and all his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Very pleased to get in to see *Dr. Tchou so quickly.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

*Dr. Tchou is not only professonally outstanding. He was very personable & calm. Gave specific steps to take on our return home.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

It's easy to see why Dr. Tchou maintains such high satisfaction ratings. Definitely the best medical professional I have encountered in dealing with my medical situation. We have progressed from solving my cardiac arrhythmia Issues to now "fine tuning" treatment to Improve overall outcome.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Dr Tchou gives me great peace of mind. He gave solid advice that improved my physical performance.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Dr Tchou is outstanding. A very good listener and explains complicated issues.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Outstanding provider. Very empathetic, knowledgeable and serious about my problem.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

When I called I had just gotten out of hospital, struggling to breath, filling up with fluid. I was told Dr. Tchou couldn't see me until March I was upset that no one cared. I was scared because I had to do this without my Husband ho passed away. Lady left, came back and said November 4th I asked if she would send me directions. She said go to My Chart. I had no idea what she was talking about because it had been almost 3 yrs. Since I had seen the Dr. Later I saw a phone number to call for help and the Genleman was so kind and thoughtful and helped me I'm not putting the whole blame on the Lady. I'm sure my state of mind had a lot to do with it.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. Tchou was excellent! He listened to my medical history & gave me his full attention, time & respect.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Once registration & EKG were done, the outstanding care was provided by the RN & the MD at the office visit,

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. Tchou was excellent in every regard.

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.

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