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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 & Pacing Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Defibrillator - Follow Up
  • Electrophysiology Studies (EP)
  • ICD Implants
  • 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

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 7/22/2021, 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.

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

151 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

50 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Dr. Courson was wonderful

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

This was the best and most informative Physician meeting I've ever had.The news was unexpectedly bad for me, but the usefulness of the information and the manner of delivery were perfect.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Dr Courson went above and beyond my expectations during the appointment. He took his time answering my questions and giving me advice on how to increase my quality of life. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

I've found Dr. Couroson to be quite personable and very human and approachable.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Dr. Courson is very knowledgeable and takes his time to make sure you understand everything

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr Courson was very thorough and took the time to explain and describe everything. Very helpful and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr Courson was phenomenal! Orthostatic Hypotension isn't an earth shattering diagnosis but in his second opinion he gave me so many more options to help my situation.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr Courson was exceptional. He had wonderful bedside manner, and was very thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Amazing Dr. Courson. Best physician I have ever had. His PA was also excellent!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr Courson was very thorough, kind, very smart, and showed so much care for me as a person and my problem.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Dr. Coursing was a very caring doc.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Doctor was very caring and provided information

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr Courson was amazing. He went into detail and did an amazing job explaining everything! I am trilled with the level of care he provided!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

The doctor actually listens!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr. Courson has been very helpful and understanding during my visits with him

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

My visit with Dr Courson was very good. He answered my questions & explained all the tests that I had done at the clinic. He is very caring

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

everything was wonderful from scheduling appt to seeing Dr.Corson.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Dr was exceptional

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr Coursen is an amazing doctor and caring person.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

I am always amazed at how responsive this group is. Either the Dr. emails me back or someone else calls very quickly. Terrific

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

I have always appreciated Dr. Courson taking the time to explain things in detail to me and go over options.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

really pleased with the doctor

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

appears to be an excellent clinician, very kind and a good listener. very explicit in explaining my issues. I never felt as if I was being rushed through my appointment...which in this day and age is a shocker considering medicine is no longer is big business. I wish there were more Dr. Coursin's in the world.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr. Courson was extremely courteous and genuinely concerned about my issues.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

So grateful for the abundance of information and rationales for care provided. I deeply respect providers who are able to admit their knowledge limitations as well!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Dr. Courson very knowledgeable and personable and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Courson for 6 years now. He has always taken the time to listen and address my many questions and concerns. I really appreciate everything he does and the time he spends discussing the plan for my care.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

I felt like he was one of the few doctors who actually listened to me and took the time to explain everything to me. He answered all my questions as well.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr Courson was very nice, professional and full of information. I enjoyed my experience.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

very knowledgeable and caring - provider

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

great staff and fabulous doctor! I will be coming to Cleveland from now on for my appointments

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Courson actually listened to me and gave me answers that I have been asking for for years! He is extremely knowledgeable and caring and courteous! He got back to me in record time! I loved seeing him as a provider!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr. Courson spent almost an hour with us. Not once did he act like we were taking too much of his time. He appears to be a very patient kind knowledgable person.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

everyone was wonderful. dr was extremely kind patient and wanted to help me figure out what's going on with me. I felt like he really cared about my issues and was determined to solve my problems. so grateful for his kindness and concern

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Great Dr. and Great listening to Me

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr Courson is an extremely compassionate physician. He explains everything in detail which is so important and really appreciated. He answered my husband's questions as well and never seemed rushed.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr. Courson is always patient, listens, is up on my latest health concerns, and shares his knowledge well. He is happy to explain alternatives as well. A terrific physician

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

I am very satisfied by my treatment with Dr Courson. He is an excellent practitioner and a wonderful communicator. Very glad he is my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Excellent experience with Dr Courson. Recommend him to all.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

I have bounced multiple types of specialists for years, and this doctor was the only one who knew what he was doing. He let me speak when I wanted to speak instead of cutting me off, he answered any questions I had, was genuinley concerned about my health and conditions, super professional and knew what he was talking about. I can't express the amount of relief and validation this appointment was.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Dr. Courson is an exemplary physician. he really takes the time to go over everything with me during my appointments, hear any concerns/questions that I have, and connect with me on a personal level. All of that builds a huge sense of trust in the level of care that I receive from him.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

He is an excellent Doctor, very kind, very straight forward, and very much wants to help me. Wish more Doctors were like him.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Excellent caring Doctor. Very understanding. Answered questions that he didn't even know that I had, through his explanations about POTS and what might be another problem that I have as well.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

I have been very impressed since I began seeing Dr Courson in 2018. He is very thorough and make sure all of my questions and concerns are addressed in each appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Courson was fantastic. He took a lot of time to explain to me necessary lifestyle changes to help manage my POTS symptoms and the reasoning behind all the changes. He answered all my questions and I felt like I was heard and treated with respect.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

dr courson always responds to my numerous messages and the nurses have been very helpful in getting back to me as well. much appreciated.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr took time to answer my questions or concerns. He was very professional

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2020

All doctors were very pleasant and concerned about every thing going on with my. Health.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr. Courson was easy to understand and showed compassion for what I was going through and put a plan together for what I need to have done. The best Dr. I have had at Cleveland so far!

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Best appointment as far as kindness and ability to give knowledge to someone who doesn't speak in terms of Doctor lingo. Never felt rushed and answered every single question in detail. 5 stars.

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