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 & Pacing Section
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Optimization (programming)
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
  • Temporary Pacemakers
View all 11 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 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 - 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 7/8/2019, 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

254 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

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

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

excellent provider

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

I already have recommended to a friend and he seen Doctor Hussein.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

doctor was caring and helpful. took great care of me

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr. Hussein & his RN made me feel very comfortable and answered my questions. They showed me respect & made me feel that my case was as important as any others. They thanked me for coming to them & left me feeling very confident about my upcoming surgery...

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Dr. Hussain spent a lot of time and was patient-oriented.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Very happy with the outcome of my surgery done by Dr. Hussein. The extra time and effort to correct the AFIB.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

I had a great discussion with Dr. Hussein. It made me feel confident that my problems may be solved.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

I will definitely recommend Dr Hussein. He was very polite and informative and answered all of our questions. Very knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Dr Hussein in my opinion is the best there is. my health has greatly improved and my appointments are always handled timely. I can't say enough to express my satisfaction.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

I love Dr Hussein. He is patient, thorough, relaxed, and helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

We had a longer than usual wait time for Dr. We are not complaining as he is so kind and spends the needed time with me when necessary.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr Hussein was very patient with me, he explains the different options where us lay people can understand! I am very confident and happy to have him as my care provider, he is also a real nice guy!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Wonderful experience and results with Dr. Hussein and the whole cardiac unit at the Cleveland Clinic. Can certainly see why they are rated #1! Feel very lucky to have the clinic just an hour from my home.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr Hussein was very thorough about my concerns. No decisions for any treatment at this time since he needed to gather more information. very comfortable to speak with!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

always nice to talk with Dr Husseim . he is never in a rush with your appointment and answers all questions .

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr Hussein is so caring about my care, and he goes far beyond to help me as a patient.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

was a very good experience and the doctor is very courteous and explains in a matter for us to understand

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

dr. Hussein is always a pleasure to work with. He seems well into my needs and takes the time to check my last appt. before I arrive. I wish he was closer in distance!

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. Hussein is awesome. He is very professional yet explains thing and talks to me like a layman. I like that a lot.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Dr Hussein was an amazing doctor and human being. He spent all the time we needed to answer questions and explain the surgery. I felt like I was in very capable hands.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2019

*Dr. Ayman Hussein was wonderful and took a lot of time explaining my condition and plan of action for my care.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

*Dr. Wazi & *Dr. Hussein were kind and caring. They both explained the ablation process clearly! Thank you!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr. Hussein takes the time to explain all options as well as listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

the doctor answered all of my questions and was very pleasant to talk to.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Dr. Hussein was fantastic, I felt very comfortable with him and felt as though he dedicated his focus and time to address all my concerns

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

We were very impressed with Dr Hussein and the time he spent with us. He explained all treatment options in a way that we understood.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

he was one of the best doctors I've seen at the clinic - very thorough, very caring, explained everything. I would strongly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Dr Hussein and Dr Ahmed are the most competent,caring physicians I've had the opportunity to visit. I'd recommend them to all of my acquaintances.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr. Hussein was patient, thorough, friendly and answered all my questions. I came out of my appointment feeling I was taking the best care of myself I possibly could. I felt safe and confident.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

Dr Husein was very good, explained everything going on with my heart .

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

good visit, I took ekg, echo tests and saw the doc right after, hardly a wait with lots of patients there

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

Dr. is an excellent communicator

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

I was able to see the physician exactly on time. He was open to any questions that I needed ask. He was very pleasant, and there were no problems.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2018

Great experiences with Dr. Maleki. He explained everything to me, so that I could understand his findings. He also, gave me an excellent exam. Cannot find anything on My Chart pertaining to my visit, and health from him. Also, he still has not contacted me, or mailed me the order for the CT Scan of my brain, as he stated, during my visit.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018

still waiting to hear from Dr. office about direction of care. Not satisfied with waiting and knowing nothing and not feeling well.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

I drove 3 hours to the heart center. Being from a rural area it is a little daunting when you first arrive but everyone was very helpful and Dr Hussein explained everything so I understood it and spent time talking to me. I never felt he was in a rush or uninterested. I had a very good experience and would recommend Cleveland Clinic and Dr Hussein to anyone

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

Dr. Hussein was awesome. Easy to talk to, very pleasant and informative. Time spent was worth the 6hr drive. Look forward to seeing him again in 6 mo. I came away with ease of mind about my Afib.

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