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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 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

239 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
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

78 Patient Comments

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

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 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

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

I would like to thank Patrick J Tchou MD for taken care of me.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Dr Tchou was very informative and seemed to really care for my situation

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

dr Tchou is exceptionally responsive

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

have recommend dr Tchou to others

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

I have been seeing Dr Patrick Tchou for over 23 years. He is an excellent doctor and I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr. Tchou really puts me at ease during my appointments and takes his time when answering all my questions. His staff follows his lead.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

love dr Tchou

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr. Tchou has an excellent bedside manner

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr Thcu,was able to schedule my appointment within the time frame where my insurance would pay for our virtual call. I was very appreciative of his flexibility.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr Tchou is obviously an expert in this field, and he explained the options for my condition in plain language that I could understand.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Everything was done very professionally and I feel I'm in good hands. I trust the Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. I'm having heart oblation to help control my A-Fib. I do not trust these Drs here in Orlando, and I know I'm in good hands at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr. Tchou is an excellent doctor. He has helped me very much and he has improved my cardiac issues. He is always available if and when I need his help.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

doctor was quite good , but I was disappointed that nothing could be done to help my wife

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Dr Tchou always listens attentively and answers my questions patiently.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Very pleased with all aspects of professionalism at the Cleveland Clinic and fully confident in decisions made by Dr. Tchou regarding my care.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Tchou was kind enough to spend several minutes informing me of directions when leaving the clinic. He got on the Internet he pulled up the directions he pulled up the maps he was very patient with me.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

dr. Tchou is a great doctor! the best! he is a outstanding example of excellence with Cleveland clinic!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

you have the best physician staff that I have had the pleasure of working with. I only wish that their were more hospitals that had this good of a staff. I enjoy driving a very long way to Cleveland because that is the reason I'm still around.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

First time with Dr Tchou in person other than my ablation He took time , listened and was very helpful in my care

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr. Tchou's continued friendliness, expertise and caring attitude earn him high regards.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr. Tchou is excellent. He took the time to answer all my questions in the office appointment. In addition he performed my ablation on a Friday and called me on Saturday to check on me. He is kind, caring and excellent at what he does. The Cleveland Clinic is lucky he has chosen to work at their hospital

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Tchou is very considerate

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr. Tchou was fabulous. I am so happy that he has accepted me as a patient. Another awesome experience at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Could not have better. Dr. was so kind and didn't hurry s us.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Dr. Tchou was wonderful. A kind man that answered all of my questions. Just a great doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr & nurse were excellent

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Doc made me feel relaxed dealing with an issue that creates high anxiety for me.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

A wonderful, knowledgeable and highly skilled physician. The very top tier of the Cleveland Clinic Cardiology staff. Performed a completely successful ablation and I have been symptom free for 10 months. Communicative, patient and personable.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr Tchou is very thoughtful & listens very well

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Dr Tchou helped me so muchI trust him completely

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Dr Tchou is one of the most thorough, Knowledgeable doctors I've had the pleasure of having take care of me. He takes the time to review my health with me and insure I understand his evaluations & plans to keep me in good health.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

All involvement with Dr. Tchou has been positive

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 29, 2020

I was very lucky to have my heart condition treated by such a fine 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.

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