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 Complex Arrhythmias
  • Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Ablation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation
  • BIV ICD Implantation
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
  • Leadless Pacemaker Implantation
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Percutaneous and Endoscopic Interventions for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
  • Watchman
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Abnormal Rhythm Ablation
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • Infected Cardiac Devices
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Premature Ventricular Complexes
  • Sinus Node Dysfunction
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
View all 16 Specialties +


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About Tyler Taigen, MD

Tyler Taigen, MD, FHRS, is an electrophysiologist, Co-Director of the Electrophysiology Lab and Director of Quality and Associate Section Head Electrophysiology and Pacing in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He specializes in nonsurgical treatment for heart rhythm disorders. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Taigen was with Summa Cardiovascular Institute, Summa Health, Akron, where he was the founder and director of the Cardioembolic Cryptogenic Stroke Program and the Atrial Fibrillation Program, section head of heart rhythm services and director of the electrophysiology lab at Akron City Hospital. He was named to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2019.

Specialty Interests: Catheter ablation and management of supraventricular tachycardias, pulmonary vein isolation and left atrial flutter ablation, ventricular tachycardia; transvenous and leadless pacemaker insertion; implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implantation management and lead extraction; implantation of left atrial appendage occluder device (Watchman)

Education: Dr. Taigen earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Conn., where he received the Carl F. Hinz Outstanding Scholarship in Internal Medicine Award upon graduation. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va. In his final year of training there Dr. Taigen served as chief resident and created and launched the University of Virginia Journal of Medicine. He completed his specialty and subspecialty training at Cleveland Clinic with a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine followed by a fellowship in electrophysiology. He was chief electrophysiology fellow in his final fellowship year. .

Experience: Physicians in the Section of Cardiac Rhythm and Pacing in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine performed more than 5,600 electrophysiology procedures in 2018 for the diagnosis and management of cardiac rhythm disorders. Before joining Cleveland Clinic Dr. Taigen annually performed approximately 100 pacemaker, ICD and biventricular device implants/yr; 250 ablations/yr; 25 left atrial appendage occluder device (Watchman) implants/yr; and 30 lead extractions/yr.

Research and Publications: Dr. Taigen has been principal investigator on multiple clinical trials, including most recently two trials evaluating the Watchman device and hybrid ablation of atrial fibrillation. ASAP – TOO is a global study to establish the safety and effectiveness of the Watchman device for left atrial appendage closure in reducing the risk of stroke in patients with certain kinds of atrial fibrillation who are not suitable for anti-coagulation therapy. Converge is a global investigation to compare two different ablation techniques in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation. He has published papers in scientific journals related to atrial fibrillation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator safety and intracellular signaling mechanisms in cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and heart failure and written chapters in medical textbooks on management of cardiac arrhythmia.

About Dr. Taigen: “I enjoy cardiac electrophysiology because it allows me to practice using the most advanced, cutting-edge technology in medicine and still maintain a primary focus on long-term continuity of care. Much of what we do in EP is confusing and scary to our patients. And so perhaps the most gratifying aspect comes from gaining a patient’s trust and knowing that all of the hard work and commitment to provide the best possible care can make a profound difference in their lives.”
Leisure Activities: Dr. Taigen enjoys family time, fly-fishing, baseball, and keeping up with the early-morning #DTD running crew in Shaker Heights.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Univ of Virginia Health System
Internal Medicine
Charlottesville, VA USA

Medical Education - Univ of Connecticut School of Med
Farmington, CT USA

Undergraduate - University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT USA

Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiac Electrophysiology

Specialty Interests

Catheter ablation and management of supraventricular tachycardias, pulmonary vein isolation and left atrial flutter ablation, ventricular tachycardia; transvenous and leadless pacemaker insertion; implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implantation management and lead extraction; implantation of left atrial appendage occluder device (Watchman)

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 4/9/2020, Dr. Taigen 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

240 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

I specifically requested this physician and was offered his first available appt. I was satisfied.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Since my physical condition has been stable for several years, this was a routine yearly visit (normally, in person). Since covid keeps us from Ohio this year, I was very happy that I could have a tele-visit with Dr. Taigen.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

very nice Dr. Even guided me to the way to the direction to the exit

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Dr Taigen is the BEST

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Cleveland is the Best, most up to date knowledge regarding procedures, concerns, #1 doctors anywhere. We won't go anywhere else and recommend to everyone

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

The office is extremely efficient, the nursing staff kind and Doctor Taigen is professional, informative, and patient!!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Would highly recommend Dr. Taigen and his staff.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Totally pleased with my Cleveland Clinic experience and especially Dr Taigen.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

the Doctor was very good. Dr Tyler L. Taigen, MD. I would recommend him very much.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

very pleased with Dr Taigen, already have spoken highly to others regarding about him!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

the doctor was very thorough

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Doctor was excellent in my situation

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

The nurse who saw me first was very professional and very kind. Dr. Taigen demonstrated an excellent bedside manner and was thorough in hi examination. He explained the procedure I am having thoroughly and had the tests needed conducted. He also explained the procedures used for COVID. All staff I encountered at the hospital practiced sanitation practices recommended by the CDC. The clinic operated very efficiently.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr. Teigen has an excellent personable connection with people and he is a great communicator

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

wonderful visits everytime. we love our doctor

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

#1 Doctor and care!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

I followed Dr. Taigen up from Summa Health in Akron. He is the BEST!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

I have the highest regard for and respect for Dr. Taigan. I am not shy about telling you of any issues I may have, but he is the right combination of caring and professionalism.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

coming from out of state it would have been nice for the physician to review my history and recommend tests that could be scheduled all all in one visit. As it turned out I flew out paid for hotel room took some tests, then met with the doctor who said he needed additional tests which I wasn't able to schedule for over a month and will have to fly back out with no appointment with the doctor to explain next steps because he won't have the results. not sure if I will continue with CC based on my initial visit

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

treated by all with respect and care especially Dr. Teigen.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

First visit with Dr Taigen. He's great. So pleased!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Excellent doctor! He takes his time, listens to concerns and questions, and makes his patients feel very at ease.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

new doctor. I was very pleased

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

kept well informed when the doctor will be ready for me as the technician surveyed my pacemaker

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

I'm very happy with my whole experience with Dr. Taigen. He is a wonderful Dr.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

We highly recommend Dr Taigen for your medical issues, he's knowledgeable, friendly, never in a hurry. He's called me back immediately when I've had questions regarding Stevens problems. We just love him.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

We are an advocate for Dr Taigen and the Cleveland Clinic. We couldn't be happier and only wish we'd come to Cleveland four years ago.

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Dr. Taigen was very thorough in his explanation of the Ablation procedure. He answered all the questions I had.

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

My first choice would be to visit Dr Taigen in person . It's a 6 hour drive to Cleveland so this was the best option to have this procedure explained and see my Doctor

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

All the staff from the receptionists to the nurse to Dr. Taigen were very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Great experience. Highly rate the physician and his nurse. she is really excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Top notch physician. I have already recommended him to others. We have good doctors here but round trip travel is over 4 hours but worth the trip due to the physician and nurse.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

I'm so grateful to have had Dr. Taigen as my EP surgeon. He is very knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced at performing ablations. He was very patient and attentive when I asked questions about my treatment options. He was very helpful and conscientious during the post-surgical visit and when making a phone call on the day after my procedure. He is an excellent doctor and a valuable member of the Cleveland Clinic team.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

my doctor is very caring you feel at ease and he wants to help you .that is important .

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

much respect for my doctor

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

The doctor spent more time with me then any other doctor I have ever seen. you

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

I was very impressed with Dr Taigen and his clinician. I never felt hurried.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

very efficient, even when Dr. Had to be changed because he broke his wrist.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr. Taigen and all others involved have been caring, honest, personable, and informative.

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