Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English, French
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • BIV ICD Implantation
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Optimization (programming)
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
  • Temporary Pacemakers
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Abnormal Rhythm Ablation
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • Infected Cardiac Devices
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Sinus Node Dysfunction
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
View all 15 Specialties +


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About Ayman Hussein, MD

Ayman A. Hussein, MD, is a specialist in heart rhythm disorders in the Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Specialty Interests: Management of heart rhythm disorders; catheter ablation for supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, including complex catheter ablations for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia; stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, including left atrial appendage closure; cardiac device therapy, including implantation and extraction of cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) using bi-ventricular devices; sudden cardiac death and inherited arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) syndromes, including long QT syndrome

Number of Patients Treated: Physicians in the Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing performed approximately 4,000 electrophysiology procedures in 2015. Dr. Hussein has performed more than 600 electrophysiology procedures in the past two years.

Success Rates: Treatment for atrial fibrillation using a technique known as pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) accounts for approximately 20 percent of electrophysiology procedures at Cleveland Clinic annually. Success rates for this procedure range from 65 percent for patients with persistent or long-standing atrial fibrillation to greater than 80 percent for patients with less-persistent atrial fibrillation.

Electrophysiology treatment at Cleveland Clinic for patients with ventricular arrhythmias (abnormal rapid heart rhythm originating in the heart’s lower chambers) completely eliminates the arrhythmia in nearly 80 percent of patients and eliminates at least one arrhythmia in 15 percent of patients with multiple arrhythmias.

You can view detailed information about the number of patients and outcomes for patients treated by specialists in the Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at

Education and Training: Dr. Hussein earned his medical degree with honors from Lebanese University Medical School, Beirut, Lebanon. He distinguished himself on admission by ranking first on the admission examination followed by six years as a Hariri Foundation scholarship recipient. He served an internship and residency at Cleveland Clinic, where he won the 2010 Department of Medicine Research Award and the 2011 William Lower Clinical Research Award. Dr. Hussein served a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, where he was recipient of the Nathan Carliner scholarship award for excellence in cardiovascular research. He subsequently completed his subspecialty training with a two-year fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at Cleveland Clinic. In his final fellowship year he was Chief Fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology. He was named to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2016 upon completion of his fellowship.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Hussein is principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than a dozen research studies in electrophysiology, in particular on treatment of atrial fibrillation. Widely published in the field, Dr Hussein’s work has been featured in highly respected, peer-reviewed medical journals in his subspecialty, such as the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation and Heart Rhythm. Dr. Hussein also is a frequent invited speaker at prestigious national medical meetings, including the Heart Rhythm Society annual meeting and American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

About Dr. Hussein: “My ability as a heart rhythm specialist to intervene and improve patients’ quality of life is what makes this field truly engaging on both a personal and professional level. I am committed to providing excellent patient care and giving every patient my very best efforts.”

Dr. Hussein and his wife are the parents of two young children. In his leisure time he enjoys painting, chess, classical music and soccer.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - University of Maryland Medical Center
Cardiovascular Disease
Baltimore, MD USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon

Internship - Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences
Beirut, Lebanon,

Medical Education - Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences
Beirut, Lebanon,

Undergraduate - Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences
Beirut, Lebanon,


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

Specialty Interests

Management of heart rhythm disorders; catheter ablation for supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, including complex catheter ablations for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia; stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, including left atrial appendage closure; cardiac device therapy, including implantation and extraction of cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) using bi-ventricular devices; sudden cardiac death and inherited arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) syndromes, including long QT syndrome

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 4/9/2020, Dr. Hussein 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

225 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

40 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

just wanted to say thank you to Cleveland clinic for the outstanding job at the doctors and nurses do on a daily basis the facility is amazing and very clean so impressive that is why I drove an hour and a half to the Cleveland clinic thanks again for all you doAmazing job to everyone thanks again Barry.Dr. Hussein was amazing I felt so comfortable talking to him about the procedure that I will have in the near future very thorough very professional staff was great to very professional I can't say enough thanks again for everything

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Hussain is a wonderful clinician. He takes the time to explain things and listen to my questions, concerns etc.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. Hussein explained everything clearly and took his time to answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

always call me & tell when doc can see me has been good& I do like early mornings

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr. Hussein is amazing! Very personable and respectful and even called me himself to see how I was doing! He listens to me and works with me on my treatment plan. He is truly a wonderful physician.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr Hussein is the BEST!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Phone call was very good and both Dr Hussein and his nurse did an excellent job of checking on My husband and answering our questions.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

care and information provided by Dr. Hussein and staff was very helpful...overall good experience.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr. Hussein and his staff are great!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

I love Dr. Husein.. he takes as much time as I need in the exam room to answer questions, etc

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Hussein did a good job of explaining reason for our visit & treatment for near future.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

*Dr. Hussein listened carefully & respond to my concerns and explained treatment options in a way I could understand.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

I would recommend Dr Hussein to everyone I know

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr is skilled and an excellent communicator.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Went very well, I had a chance to ask all my questions. The doctor was very thorough in answering them.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

had a very good rapport with the doctor

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Very much liked the detail and ease of explanation Dr Hussein provided.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Very positive experience right from the start with check-in, nurse assessment and appointment with the doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Everyone from the receptionist at the desk to the physician and echo technicians instilled calm and confidence in their role and concern for my well being. I was very impressed.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Both Dr. Hussaine and the Nurse were amazing. They took the time to sit and listen to my concerns. I did not feel rushed and they respected and did not dismiss my concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr. Hussein was very thoughtful and knowledgeable. He took the time to learn my history and then review all the records I brought with me before he made a care plan. I was very impressed by him and very thankful to have him managing my condition. I had been transferred from a physician who retired and I really like and I couldn't be happier with my new DR! I cannot day enough good things about the level of care and knowledge I received from him. I would absolutely recommend him to friends and family who need an excellent electrophysiologst!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Again on a 1 to 5 scale the Doctor rates at the minimum a 10 since he greatly exceeded my expectations regarding passing on to me all the information I needed and answering the questions I had.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

I am confident I am getting the best care at the clinic from my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

The doctor explained everything thoroughly, was concerned and established a feeling of trust.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Doctor Hussein took the time to explain to me my issues and treatment. He made sure he answered all questions I had and went over my treatment to insure I understood everything.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Amazing doctor, lucky to have found him

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

sometimes it takes days to get appointment. and time is different than doctor said.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

I have had heart problems for 20 years. This provider is the best I've ever experienced.

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

excellent service from staff and Dr Hussein

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

dr Hussein is very thorough, explains everything very well!! super nice , very comfortable to be around

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Ayman A Hussein MD is a wonderful and caring Dr. We would highly recommend him to anyone. We drive almost 3 hours one way, to come to him. He listens to us and works with us and takes very good care of us.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

I felt that Dr. Hussein explained everything perfectly and was caring! I feel 100% confident that he will help fix my issues!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr Hussein and staff were both polite and professional and took their time.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

We love how CC doctors collaborate!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2019

Very impressed with doctors.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

I can not say enough about Dr. Hussein...not only very knowledgeable but very caring and personable...he did a great job with my ablation and I trust him completely...his assistant is great as well, I can not remember her name...

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Hussein was wonderful! He took so much time answering and explaining all our questions and more!!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr was very good , excellent pt/dr communication

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Hussein is a wonderful caring doctor .He explains everything so well. I could have not asked for a more wonderful Doctor .

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

I feel like Dr. Hussein took his time and explained everything to me thoroughly.

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