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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

  • Abnormal Rhythm Ablation
  • Biventricular (BIV) ICD Implantation
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology and 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 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cardiac Device Infections
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • 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 14 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

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

See publications for Ayman Hussein, 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

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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 9/13/2023, 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

267 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
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Hussain is one of the absolute best doctors I've ever met (and I've dealt with many, having 3 children, one with cancer, and 2 parents that I have cared for during their adult lives). He listens, answers questions thoroughly, presents options, and doesn't rush.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Excellent. I was so happy to meet with Dr. Hussein and get his opinion on options I may have.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

I cannot emphasize how much I appreciate and trust Dr Hussein. As a retired nurse who practiced for five decades, I know a really good physician when I see one. Dr Hussein is excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Hussein and his nurse were wonderful. I of course, being not tech genius had trouble figuring out how to virtual.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr Hussein is very knowledgeable, respectful, and took the time to answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

DR HUSSEIN is the best.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Hussein is a very respectful, caring, and then excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Hussein is the BEST! He gets an 11 out of 10.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Hussein is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Hussein care about his patients. I really like him

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr. Ayam Hussein was extremely professional and knowledgeable about my medical issue. He patiently listened to my questions and concerns and gave very good medical advice. He was thorough and not pushy at all.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr. Hussein was very kind and very helpful. I have been anxious about this irregular heartbeat and he listened well to all of my concerns and answered all of my questions. He was reassuring about the plan going forward to get to the bottom of the issue. I am very grateful for his care and caring and knowing he is there to help.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr. Hussein is very patient and thorough. He really takes the time to listen and review any concerns. I appreciate that he does not rush or make me feel rushed during our appointment time.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

I trust Dr. Hussein and will go no were else

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr Hussein has been consistently considerate and attentive. When I sent messages, they were answered in a reasonable time period.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

We absolutely love Dr Hussein. Je is not just knowledgeable but compassionate and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr Hussein explained my issue very well, clearly and completely, I left with full confidence in his findings and suggested solution.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

I wish there was a 6 for excellent. Dr. Hussein would receive all 6s. He is an exceptional physician who is very knowledgeable, caring, and personable, and who is a great listener. He is the kind of physician one would want.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Hussein is very caring and knowledgeable. He did a great job doing my ablation.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Excellent doctor and staff, I have 100% confidence in knowing I am receiving the best care for my continued health!!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2023

Dr. Ayman Hussein was absolutely wonderful. Always took the time to explain everything to me and my family. Look forward to continuing my care with him.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr. Hussein is a great physician. He listens and explains every detail. He also recalls things about me specifically which is impressive taking into consideration how many patients he takes care of. He is a great example of what a Cleveland Clinic Caregiver should be.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Thank you God for sending me Dr Hussein and the thoracic team. I owe my life to them.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr Hussein is very easy to talk to about your concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Excellent interaction with Dr Hussein and his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr. Husssein is an extraordinary physician, one of the best I've ever had.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

I cannot say enough wonderful things. Dr. Hussein answered all of our questions and acted like he had all the time in the world to talk to us. He presented treatment options and gave his honest opinion. I left knowing we had made the right choice in scheduling with him.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

I am so grateful for the staff at Cleveland Clinic. I know we have made the right choice to seek care with Dr. Hussein.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Dr was very nice-

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

I have nothing but the utmost respect for my doctor he's great

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Top Notch, the Doctor was very informative. Answered all my questions. I felt better about the procedure once I met with him.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

I did recommend Dr Hussein to my niece

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Hussein is one of the kindest individuals I have ever encountered. And. He's smart.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr. Hussein is knowledgeable, professional, helpful, & friendly. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Dr Hussein listened to my concerns and answered thoughtfully.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Very direct and somewhat forceful in his recommendations. I took him very concerned.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Hussein was warm and personable. I felt heard and I experienced him as knowledgeable and thoughful.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr Hussein is awesome! I do feel like he truly cares about his patience and he definitely listens and tries to come up with a solution that truly works.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Had a great and thorough appt. I did not feel rushed in any way, had time to voice all my concerns, and have a good understanding of my next steps. The doctor was patient and sincere

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

I'd give Dr. Hussein a "10" if you'd let me.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Doctors staff real good & informative.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Dr. Hussein is a very caring physician who listens to every concern and provides professional, knowledgeable answers to all questions.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

I loved the Dr and the whole experience

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

Dr. Hussein always exceeds my expectations once I am able to get through the bureaucracy of the Clinic to set up a discussion.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr. Hussein is an excellent physician. He sure care about his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

We Love Dr. Hussein and his staff! He has always been very attentive and courteous.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Very good . Doctor spent a lot of time answering my questions.

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