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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 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
City of oxford, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • 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 4/25/2022, 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.

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

281 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

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr Teigen is very professional and intelligent. I feel as if I can talk to him easily and he will address my concerns. I like that he listens.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

During the visit it quickly became obvious Dr. Taigen had thoroughly reviewed the medical records forwarded to him so that he was familiar with my condition and desires.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

This was the first time that I had a video call. It was so much easier than I thought it would be. Dr Teigen was very helpful with helping me with it when I wasn't sure of how it worked.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

*Dr. Taigen is the best. He looks at you, explains everything, allows you to ask questions. He is genuinely interested in you as a person and patient - I wish all doctors were like him.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Scheduling was prompt and professional. I am grateful for the kind staff who has helped with my scheduling. Mari especially was very helpful with answering my questions and getting me scheduled quickly with Dr. Taigen.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Dr.Taigen was professional and informative about my health and treatment needs/options. I feel he Is concerned for my health and wants to help me get better.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Dr Taigen is AWESOME!!!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

It was a very satisfying appointment. I could not have been happier with the doctor and the boarding staff at the hospital.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

The nurse and the doctor couldn't have been better. I felt they took their time with me. Answered all of my questions. Also provided me with much information to go forward.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Taigen is the best

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

I feel that Dr. Tyler Taigen took his time and explained everything in a manner that I could understand. He answered all our questions.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

First time with zoom made it tough, but everyone was so helpful. This saved me from a 300 mile round trip. Dr. Taigen is a lifesaver and I will always refer anyone I know with heart rate problems to him and Cleveland Clinic. So far I have sent two people there to see him.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

The appontmemt was on time, e eryone professional. Doctor Taigen listens takes Into consideration what Is. That Is a great way to deal with patients. I would recommend CC and my Doctor to any one.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Dr. Taigen is a positive, encouraging, committed medical professional.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr Tyler Taigen Excellent, very good bedside manners & answered all questions

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Dr Talgen is excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

The nurses and Doctors are top notch.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Experience with Doc Taigen was excellent! He took the time to answer all my concerns and questions!

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

*Dr.Taigen was (is) EXCEPTIONAL in every respect - I am returning to Cleveland Clinic (at significant expense) because of my most positive impression -

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr. Taligent was again focused on my heart health. He was not rushed as he answered all my concerns and questions. I understand he will be giving me a call when the results of all my tests are complete, and he will inform me of any further actions I should take. I feel very comfortable speaking with him and appreciate his expertise.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

*Dr. Taigen is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr Taigen was very good.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Dr. Taigen and his staff are top shelf.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

The care and knowledge of the doctors& nurses is the best I've ever experienced. I feel blessed to be able to receive heath care at Cleveland Clinic! Thank you all!!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Good relationship, open & honest on dr. & my part feel comfortable

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr. Taigen was quick to respond to zoom appmt and to setting up further testing.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Doctor Teagen is great!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr. Taigen is fantastic!

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

I had a very pleasant and informative visit with Dr Taigen. Ellie was also the same. As was everyone else I came into contact with.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

Dr Taigen is easy to talk to and explains things well.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr Taigen was outstanding, as were all the staff I encountered.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr. Taigen is a superb physician

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

The doctor answered all my questions, and explained everything to me and my wife. I couldn't get answers anywhere else.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Best doctor I have been to.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr. Taigen is very knowledgeable, skillful, compassionate, confident and a great communicator. He is also very humble and listens. These are the great attributes of outstanding physicians. I had no problem placing my life in his hands.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

I would definitely recommend Dr. Taigen.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Dr Taigen and his staff were excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

I simply love Cleveland Clinic.. And my Dr Tagien is the BEST!!

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

My Dr Tagien gave me great news! Yeah!! Perfect EKG! Thankful to him and the Dream Team!!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr. Taigen was thorough, very kind and answered all our questions.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Loved Dr Taigen.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr. Taigen is exceptional.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr Taigen is the best.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

The visit with dr Taigen went very well and he put in the computer for a referral to another doctor so on Monday I got a call from a scheduler told her I wanted to see a doctor (internets) she made me a appointment with someone but when I went to look them up couldn't find them tried to get scheduling back (after too long a time on hold) I got someone who told me he was not a doctor but a PA but could not help me gave me another number and after being on hold for too long I spoke to someone else who told me he was a nurse practitioner and gave me another number to try to get back to scheduling finally got an appointment. Wasted at least 3 hours on the phone waiting for answers most with people who could not help. So I ended up cancelling my appointment with the second doctor because I figured if it takes that long to get to even a doctors office I well keep who I have. You should have your phone system set up to have someone call you back instead of wasting people's time and it wouldn't tie up your phone system and waste minutes on most people's phones since most of them are cell phones.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

So far office visit with dr taigen went very well

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

I appreciated and respected the time the doctor took to review my records before the appointment and his frank and professional medical opinion on the next steps I should take.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

This entire tele visit went smoothly and I felt very comfortable with the doctor.

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