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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

  • Ablation of Atrial Arrhythmias
  • Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Ablation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Arrhythmia Detection
  • Cardiac Device Therapy
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Defibrillator - Follow Up
  • Electrophysiology Studies (EP)
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
  • Implantable Loop Recorder
  • Pacemaker - Permanent
  • Pacemaker Follow-up
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Remote Cardiac Telemetry
  • Tilt Test
View all 17 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Bradycardia
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
View all 17 Specialties +


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About Jeffery Courson, DO

Jeffery Courson, DO, FHRS, is a heart rhythm specialist in the Electrophysiology and Pacing Section of the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Specialty Interests: Syncope, palpitations, tachycardia, bradycardia, inherited heart rhythm disorders (long QT, Bragada’s, ARVC, HCM, CPVT), pacemakers, defibrillators, tilt testing, implantable loop monitors

Experience: Specialists in the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Section are leaders in the diagnosis and care of patients with atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, Wolff Parkinson White syndrome, flutter and other abnormal heart rhythms.

Dr. Courson performs 200 - 300 electrophysiology procedures a year, including pacemaker, cardiac defibrillator and loop monitor implantation; tilt tests; cardioversions and ablations. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiac electrophysiology and cardiology and is a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society.

Success Rates: Success rates for electrophysiology procedures at  Cleveland Clinic are available at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/heart/outcomes/392-electrophysiology-laboratory-procedures-by-type.

Education: Dr. Courson earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. He completed a combined internal medicine and emergency medicine residency at Doctors Hospital of Stark County, Massillon, Ohio. He began his specialty training as a fellow in cardiology at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, N.J., and continued subspecialty training as a fellow in electrophysiology at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Mass.

Prior to his appointment to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2020 and relocating to Cleveland Clinic main campus, Dr. Courson was in private practice with Heart Rhythm Associates at Cleveland Clinic Akron General for nine years.

About Dr. Courson: “I became interested in taking care of patients with syncope as there was significant need in my field. This problem creates a lot of frustration and uncertainty for patients, their family and their care providers. I do my best to help patients understand what is happening, and together we work out the best management plan for them.”

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Lahey Clinic
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Burlington, MA USA

Fellowship - Deborah Heart & Lung Center
Browns Mills, NJ USA

Residency - South Pointe Hospital
Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Combined Residency
Warrensville Heights, OH USA

Residency - Affinity Medical Center- Doctors Campus
Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine
Massillon, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Athens)
Athens, Oh United States (Archived)


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

Specialty Interests

Syncope, palpitations, tachycardia, bradycardia, inherited heart rhythm disorders (long QT, Bragada’s, ARVC, HCM, CPVT), pacemakers, defibrillators, tilt testing, implantable loop monitors

Awards & Honors

  • 2019  Golden Apple Award, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Department of Internal Medicine Education Program
    2018-2019  Harvey M. Friedman, MD Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Department of Internal Medicine Resident Staff
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 4/13/2023, Dr. Courson 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.

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* 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

161 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

I wish there wasn't a wait time between my scheduled appointment and the time I see the Doctor, but I realize that sometimes it's unavoidable. I like that Dr Courson takes the time to ask me questions and also listen to me.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

The care provider shows humanity in providing care

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr. Courson reviewed prior test results, provided his opinion, compared and contrasted areas where he did not necessarily agree with the prognosis and reasons why. Options were provided as well as additional approaches that could be undertaken.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr Wilkoff retired and staff worked to get me an appointment with Dr. Courson on the same day that procedures were scheduled.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Thorough and invested. It's clear he cared about my situation and took great care and time with me. He gave me my options and referred me to another doctor that he believes that I should talk to about a surgery that he believes will benefit me. Couldn't be more grateful.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr Courson is very thorough and doesn't rush you.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

He is an excellent physician with an excellent bedside manner! Very personable and thoroughly answers questions, and concerns!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr Courson was excellent in explaining everything to me in a way it was easy for me to understand.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Courson is the best - he listens and does not hurry you along like many doctors do.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

I was informed Dr. Courson was running behind schedule because of his desire to be thorough with his patients. It is sad to say, but as a black woman, I was fully prepared for him to rush through my appointment once he arrived. He did not. Dr. Courson was very thorough with me as he asked questions, scoured through my health history and offered me newfound information regarding my own particular health issues. In my own attempt to help Dr. Courson regain precious minutes in his schedule, I offered that he could answer questions I'd written on the reverse side of an intake form via email later. His firm, respectful reply was, "NO. We will go through your questions now." Dr. Courson gave me the impression he is genuinely interested in partnering with me to achieve optimal health, making him one of only a few doctors I've had in life to make me feel this way!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr. Courson is just wonderful!! He spent a great deal of time answering all of my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Courson is very good at explaining what I'm going through and what his proposed treatment is.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. Courson provides thorough explanation and education regarding your present health.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr Courson is an awesome doctor and a very kind and caring person.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr Coursan is wonderful!!!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Courson is a world class provider. Everyone should have a doctor like him.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr Courson was prompt for my video visit. He shows compassion and concern and was very informative. He explained my options when my loop recorder battery dies.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr courson is very thorough and takes his time.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Doctor Courson is very caring and listens very well.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr Courson is always thorough, kind, and explains things in a way that is easy to understand.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr Courson was a pleasure from start to finish of my appointment

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr Courson always listens to my concerns and addresses them. He is caring and explains everything.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

I had a great Experience the staff and Dr courson was very nice to me

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr. Courson is one of the very best doctors I have seen. He is patient, explains everything in detail, does not rush thru the appointment and is a very caring individuals. He is a roll model for all doctores.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

It is always difficult to get an appointment with a doctor that was recommended and referred by my primary care.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Courson spent a great deal of time, very thoroughly explained everything, and answered all questions. He was very compassionate and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Everytime I have needed to adjust my visit, Dr. Courson and his team have made the process extremely easy and I appreciate it so much.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

I dont think I will have enough room here to say all the wondeful things about Dr. Courson. He has been the first doctor to truly listen to my concerns and explain everything to me so I can understand what is happening to me. I am beyond grateful and blessed to have Dr. Courson as my cardiologist and will and have recommended him to other people I know.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Courson, is by far one of the best if not the best physician I have EVER had. He is excellent at what he does and very caring and compassionate.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr. Courson is a fantastic Doctor. Thankful that he spends quality time with me. And is very explanatory. Very grateful for him!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr was so thorough from listening to my concerns to answering my questions he was top notch. Even my husband was Impressed. He never made me feel rushed or that any question was stupid. He was very knowledgeable as well on my condition.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

All the staff, nurses, and doctors were very competent and caring. Dr. Jeffery Courson is very knowledgeable and put many of our concerns at ease. He took a genuine interest in my health and addressed any concerns and lack of understanding my husband or I may have had.

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