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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • BIV ICD Implantation
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Device Therapy
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
  • Lifevest
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
View all 17 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
View all 14 Specialties +


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About Daniel Cantillon, MD

Daniel J. Cantillon, MD, FACC, FHRS, is a staff physician and Associate Section Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and cardiac electrophysiology and pacing.

Dr. Cantillon also serves as the Medical Director for Cleveland Clinic’s Central Monitoring Unit, which provides continuous cardiac rhythm, hemodynamic and respiratory monitoring for patients at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus and regional hospitals. Dr. Cantillon served two terms on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Cardiology, Ohio Chapter, including Co-Chair of the Health Policy Committee. Dr. Cantillon holds an academic appointment in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. In February 2014, Dr. Cantillon was the first Cleveland Clinic physician to successfully implant a leadless cardiac pacemaker. He also performed the first successful Cleveland Clinic percutaneous retrieval of a chronically implanted leadless pacemaker in March, 2017. In December 2021, Dr. Cantillon performed the world’s first entirely leadless pacemaker – defibrillator system, and then later the first dual chamber leadless pacemaker in the United States in February 2022. 

Dr. Cantillon serves at the Research Director for the Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing. His notable research achievements include original research publications in the New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of the American Medical Association. In 2016, his research was selected as one of the top 4 ‘notable papers of the year’ by the Heart Rhythm Society. An innovator, Dr. Cantillon was named the 2017 Cleveland Clinic Innovator of the Year for Health Information Technology for his work on developing the eCMU, a novel hospital-based remote patient monitoring system, and later the prestigious Sones-Favaloro award for innovation in 2020.

Specialty/Clinical interests: Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and flutter, left atrial appendage occlusion, leadless cardiac pacing and defibrillation, cardiac device therapy (pacemakers, ICDs, cardiac resynchronization therapy), arrhythmias among patients who have had cardiac transplant, heart failure, or ventricular assist devices

Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Cantillon performs more than 500 procedures per year, including ablations, cardioversions and cardiac device-related procedures.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1995. Success rates for specific procedures are available at

Education and Training: Dr. Cantillon is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. While at Georgetown, he was the recipient of the Thomas F. Keliher Award for Clinical Performance.

Dr. Cantillon served his residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, where he was Assistant Chief Resident and earned the David E. Rogers Memorial Award for Outstanding Research. Between 2006 and 2011, Dr. Cantillon completed fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and cardiac electrophysiology at Cleveland Clinic. During his cardiovascular medicine fellowship, Dr. Cantillon earned a Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute Competitive Research Grant.

Publications and Speaking: Dr. Cantillon has or co-authored more than 100 scientific papers, multiple chapters in medical textbooks and co-authored clinical practice guidelines. He is a regular scientific reviewer for Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm, and other journals. He has been an invited speaker at the Heart Rhythm Society, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the International Academy of Cardiology and participated in several "Meet the Experts" or “Meet the Professor” panels, and has delivered invited Grand Rounds presentations at other health systems.

About Dr. Cantillon: “I consider it a privilege to serve patients by managing complicated heart rhythm disorders. Such conditions can be frustrating to patients and doctors. We commit ourselves to excellence and pledge to give each patient our very best efforts.”

Leisure time activities: Dr. Cantillon enjoys basketball, canoeing/outdoors, fishing, golf and spending time with family

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC USA

Undergraduate - Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI USA


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Specialty Interests

Arrhythmia management including complex catheter ablation, Pulmonary Vein Isolation Ablation, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac device therapy (pacemakers, ICDs, cardiac resynchronization therapy), Transvenous lead and cardiac device extraction, Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias, Sudden Cardiac Death, Arrhythmias in the cardiac transplant, heart failure and ventricular assist device patient population

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished service award 2013 American College of Cardiology, Board of Trustees, Ohio Chapter
  • Caregiver Celebrations Awards, 2013-2014
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovator of the Year for Health Information Technology, 2017
  • Top Doctors in Medicine, Cleveland Magazine, 2018
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Daniel Cantillon, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 4/18/2022, Dr. Cantillon has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Cantillon receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation

Royalty Payments. Dr. Cantillon receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Airstrip Operations, LLC

Right to Future Distribution of Cleveland Clinic Financial Interest. Dr. Cantillon may receive future financial benefits from the Cleveland Clinic for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Airstrip Operations, LLC

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

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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Dr Cantillon spent a good amount of time with us and explained everything in detail. He was kind and courteous and did not make us feel rushed at all. We are very pleased that he will be my doctor. Would recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Always a good experience. Been Dr. Cantillon's patient since approximately 2016. This was my first visit with him at the Twinsburg location. Perfect & closer to my home. Everyone there was very helpful. He & his personal staff are top notch! A blessing to the Cleveland Clinic, me & many others!!! Five star rating, wouldn't go anywhere else, unless I absolutely had to.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

It was a great experience. All the tests were on time and performed in a professional manor. Then went on to meet with doctors.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Dr Cantillion is great.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

He is one the best physicians I know. I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

My provider was requested by me and I couldn't be happier with my choicewhen he arrived he had already reviewed my condition which we discussed and treatment options were presented to me In a very understandable wayI felt 100% trust and confidence that my care moving forward is in excellent handsmy provider was so easy to talk to, I felt relaxed and comfortable the entire time

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

It was a very comforting and informative appointment. Dr. Was kind and respectful.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

We had a very good conversation with Dr Cantillon. He thoroughly explained to us his analysis for recommending the Watchman & changed our minds about the need to have the surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

The entire process has been easy, convenient & productive. Every person we have talked to from staff, the PA, & Dr Cantillon has been knowledgeable & extremely helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Both Ally and Dr. Cantillon spent a great deal of time helping me understand the procedure I had undergone, and healthy ways to move forward.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr. Cantillon and his team are some of the best that CCF has to offer. They are professional, caring, kind and so skilled. I feel lucky to have benefitted from their care and expertise.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr Canttlon is very professional and knowledgeable when it come to explaining atrial flutter which I have. I have faith in him and trust him very much.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. Cantillon was great. Listened very carefully, explaining issues and treatment option very clearly and with great detail and supporting information.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

Dr. Cantillon is probably the most outstanding physician I have encountered. He never acts rushed, shows great patience, and explains complicated issues in an understandable but non-condescending manner. This produces great trust in the doctor/patient relationship.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr. Cantillon is a very caring provider. He also explains everything he discusses thoroughly. He is excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr. Cantillon is amazing! He is the best doctor I've EVER had, explanations are thorough and he really care about how information he's share impacts the person both mentally and physically.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Dr. Cantillon is incredible. Very responsive and caring. Looks out for me as a person as well as patient.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Had very nice conversation with Dr. Cantillon at my appointment.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Doctor is excellent and will be doing a procedure I have been asking about for a couple years now

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr. Cantillon is a caring and knowledgeable physician who willingly takes the time to explain my medications and treatment.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

As usual, an outstanding experience where I the patient felt as if people cared about me personally. This not only includes Dr Cantalon, but also his nurse. She is really special. She is not only personable, but very thorough and intuitive. Thanks to my health care team

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

I cannot say enough good comments about Dr Cantillon!

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Dr.Cantillon was kind and professional. I felt totally confident in his expertise.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

I just need to see Dr. Cantillon once a year, but he's a busy man. I need to schedule early to get in to see him!

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Dr. Cantillon is exceptional. He listens, explains, and allows me to be part of my own treatment plan for the best heart care.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Dr Cantillon is very knowledgeable, and patiently and thoroughly answered my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

One of the most relatable and down to earth doctors I have met.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. Cantillon is outstanding--I always look forward to seeing him.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr. Cantillon is in a class by himself. He took all the time I needed and left me without questions.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Everyone in dr Cantillon's office was and is always outstanding

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Dr. Cantillon was excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Dr Cantillion is extremely busy.Took the first available cancellation.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Dr Cantillion was very receptive to questions and responded clearly and thoroughly

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

My doctor was very friendly,and he push me beck to wait areas that was so kind of him made me felt special a keeper thank you.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Dr. Cantillon spent over an hour with my wife and me. Explained everything.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Cantillon. I thoroughly enjoyed my appointment. The moment he walked in I got a very good vibe from him, and felt like I was in great hands. He brought a sense of calmness to me. He also explained to my mother and I in a way we understood. His suggestions and advice were greatly appreciated. I have already told several people to get to Cleveland Clinic for any of their needs. Very Very impressed.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Dr. Cantillon was very complete in his description of what is needed and the procedure that will take place, He was willing to take all the time needed to help me decide what to do.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr. Cantillon was THE BEST!! He had been recommended, and I understand why. He really listened & answered all of our questions. He explained everything so we understood. These are routine procedures for him, but he really took the time to help us make the right decision. Highly recommend Dr. Cantillon.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr Cantillon is very personal

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr. Cantillon is an amazing physician and because I was still having issues, he went the extra yard by revisiting with the radiologist my CAT scan and reviewing my symptoms with another physician who deals with cardiac catheterizations. He even called the next morning personally to advise what they had decided and what our new plan was to be. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Cantillon. He was able to put me first and determine what was in my best interest.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

I am so thankful for Dr. Cantillon.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Outstanding. I trust Dr. Cantillon.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Absolutely wonderful!!! Dr. Cantilion's bedside manner is 100% on point!! Explains slow, funny, to the point. Answers EVERY....LITERALLY every question (if u bring ur mom) . Mychart response is good. I see quite a few specialist at CC,I trust CC.This is definitely ONE of the good questions..wait...BRILLANT PHYSICIANS. Thank you for everything

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr. Cantilion is EXACTLY the tight of doctor I need and I find amazing. I see the passion is really in him, and at the same time....we are human, and we are seeing Dr.Cantilion b/c we are sick. You RARELY...RARELY will ever in your life find Physicians like this, especially such a stressful/demanding position. Dr.Cantilion, wanted to personally say on behalf on my right hand (stand by nurse , mom, best friend) Patty and myself Katie Z. , Thank you for everything. See you soon.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Both Dr. Cantillon and Brittany the pacer technician are outstanding.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

My doctor was incredible. He could not have been more polite, respectful and forthcoming with information and concern regarding my condition!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Exceptional professionalism. I trust Dr. Cantillon and his advice. The care he has provided to me has been exceptional.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Wonder full Dr very knowledgeable! Answered all my questions!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Very happy to have Dr. Cantillon as my doctor. Very competent,professional,and caring in every way. Typical of Cleveland Clinic high standards!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr. Cantillon is always amazing and caring. He puts his patients first and is my favorite doctor!

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

He is a wonderful person and Doctor very please and comfortable with him

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

The Doctor was very personable and was very involved with my future medical care with the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

I consider myself VERY fortunate to have Dr. Cantillon as my physician. His compassion, explanations for procedurers, listening skills, answering my questions, professionalism and good personality is everything I expect in a doctor. I ALWAYS feel I have THE BEST doctor who has extended my life and I am grateful.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

I would easily say Dr.Cantillon is the best Physician I have ever encountered. He explained everything so well and most importantly listened.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr. Cantillon is very attentive to what I have to say. I enjoy meeting with him and very much appreciate what he does for me.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr Cantillon was just awesome. thorough, professional!

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr. Cantillon was outstanding.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Once again Dr. Cantillon was outstanding as was nurse Jessica Bishop who did my device check.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Using MyChart message physician always provides quick response.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

*Dr. Cantillon is excellent.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr. takes his time , visit is structured to patients needs. always ask if I understand or do i have anything I would like to know futher.

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