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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 4/14/2022, 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

138 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 4.9

40 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

I really appreciate Dr Courson!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Dr. Courson is absolutely amazing! He takes his time to really talk to you & honestly listens. If you tell him about a concern he will address it and explain it as many times as he needs to. I have been to a lot of specialist and he was the first to take me and my symptoms seriously & I can't thank him enough.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

I am so happy I got to see Dr. Courson. He did an excellent job. When I was referred to him, I was nervous about the impacts an autonomic disorder would have on my life and what would happen throughout the process of treating it. Now that I have discussed everything with Dr. Courson, I know what I need to do and how we are going to get me better again.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

I liked dr Courson. I think he was helpful and clear.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

I love Dr. Courson. It is so hard to find a doctor that knows anything about Pots, and I have suffered off and on for many years. He is so caring and knowledgable. He always is there for me when I need something.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Doctor was excellent

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Dr Coursen is an excellent, knowledgeable, and caring doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Very thorough. My wife was very pleased with doctor's explanations.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Dr. Courson is a fantastic doctor. He is very competent, listens, and explains things clearly.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr.Courson is probably the best doctor I've ever dealt with,so happy I chose to come to the Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Dr Courson is an amazing doctor who listens to the patient's concerns and explains clearly what is happening.

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

He's an amazing doctor and addressed all of my concerns and covered things I didn't even think about. I felt very cared for and seen as a human being.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

The consult was one of the most thorough consultations I've ever had. Dr. Courson explained all of my charts and answered all of my questions in a layman's terms for me. He genuinely showed care & concern for getting me well and back to my old self.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

The dr took alot of time and listened to what I had to say. He answered all my questions and we created a plan to move forward. Very pleased with the visit.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Dr. Courson was awesome. He spent a lot of time with us and explained everything in depth.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Dr. Courson always answers my questions and helps me in making decisions about my healthcare. He encourages me to do what I feel is best and supports my decisions.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr Courson was very understanding and thorough! He never rushed, instead he took his time with me In making sure that I understood everything!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr. Courson is the best doctor ever. He truly cares about his patients and goes above and beyond for them. I am so thankful that he is my doctor as I know the level of care he provides is absolutely incredible.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

Dr Courson was amazing as always. He took the time to answer all my questions thoroughly and I felt like I was included in all decisions.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr Courson actually listened to me and my issues I was having. He didn't brush off my symptoms he listened and was very thorough. Then he went in details to explain how we're going to fix everything. He's one of the best doctors I've ever met!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

One of the most thorough, knowledgeable and caring providers

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Coursen is a very caring excellent physician.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

The staff and the doctors excellent

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

I cannot begin to say enough about Dr. Courson and his time with me. He explained all that I would be doing all week and how the treatments will improve my life. He was very patient to answer all my questions and I am truly blessed to have been seen by him and continue to be in his care. I've never experienced such care for my well being like this before. I am recommending him and the Cleveland Clinic to everyone I know.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

One of the best doctors I've ever seen! Very kind

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Dr. Courson's visit was the best I've ever experienced. He was thorough and detailed, and I am very confident that his treatment plan is the best for me. The level of care and communication was exceptional. It's apparent that he is in practice for his patients, not because of the status of being a doctor. Unfortunately I've experienced much of the latter back in Indiana, so this was a breath of fresh air. 10/10, five stars, can't imagine anything being better.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

My Doctor was Amazing he helped so much

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr. Courson has always shown the utmost compassion and care when treating me. He is always kind, patient, and thorough. He did not rush me and allowed me to ask all questions that I had. He is very open and communicative with my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Dr. Coursin was excellent. Took the time I needed to explain my situation and discuss my options.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr Courson explained that the demand for tilt table tests exceeds availability which explains why we had to wait a few months. I understand.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

I was amazed at how much time Dr. Courson spent with us. He was very informative. I couldn't be happier with his performance.

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!

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