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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.

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

157 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

40 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Again, amazing experience with this doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr. Courson answered all my questions comprehensively and let me have a voice at the appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr J. Courson was excellent! His knowledge, care, and compassion are impeccable! Dr. Courson displayed exceptional bedside manner! I highly appreciated how thoroughly he explained things in a way I easily understood all while listening and asking my thoughts and experiences on testing and plan of care! Dr. Courson was very professional yet personable! He took his time and allotted me time! The provider enabled me to settle my nerves and anxiety regarding having to be seen by cardiologist at my young age. I felt confident and genuinely cared for about my health! True world class care!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

I'm sure you are already aware, Dr Courson is EXCELLENT! He is very knowledgeable, excellent bed side manner and thorough. Please give him a raise. I will be referring many patients to him.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

Dr Courson is a kind, empathetic physician

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Dr. Courson is probably my favorite doctor out of all the doctors I've had (and there have been a lot!). I would happily recommend him to my family and friends.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Absolutely LOVE Dr. Courson! One of the best doctors I've ever had!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Dr Courson took an incredible amountOf time discussing my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

I am so happy to be a patient of Dr. Courson. He is very through in explaining a condition that comes with a lot of uncertainty and always makes sure to include you in decision-making.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Dr. Courson is very thorough and knowledgeable. Listens carefully and takes time to explain things, Never makes you feel rushed. Great work ethics!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Dr. Corson started apt. Coming into room saying he is going to have to rush apt. He had a meeting, insinuating it was my fault my insurance was questioned. It was fine at scheduling and EKG. Would ask question, rush me through answer. When I tried to discuss a medication side effects, he actually said "well what do you want me to do." Said tilt table would not show anything, yet ordered it. He became fixated on my dx if schwannamotosis. Repeatdly suggested genetic testing, even after I told him that is not covered under insurance. His notes are inaccurate. I never said dizziness my whole life. I said I do have it BUT had covid that seems to be lingering issue. In physical exam he did none of things he said. How would he know teeth in good repair behind ask? Plus I have implants. He never touched my abdominal area. How can he tell edema in long sleeves and pants? Told him when he was going to look at legs to be mindful of scar that is overly sensitive due to nerve damage. So he never looked at all. He listened to my lungs. And heart very briefly. Man rushed me and feel he did not do anything. Waste of time.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr. Courson is simply wonderful!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Dr Courson was wonderful! He was so caring and made sure we understood his thought process, the possible diagnoses, and options for treatment. He gave us all the time and attention we needed and was very thorough. No question was too trivial and I and my health situation were very important to him.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Dr. Courson is the best!! He explains everything so well! He works with when there are options I don't like and helps me find the best options that I am likely to stick to!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Dr. Courson is always very thorough during visits. He views the chart and is always prepared for discussion.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

I love Dr. Courson. I waited for an opening in his schedule and drove to Cleveland from south of Akron to see him. He is very thorough & knowledgeable & so kind. I feel very confident in his care & love to learn from him as well.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

I was very grateful that I was able to see the doctor, get needed tests, and get my monitor all in the same visit.

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

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