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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 & Pacing Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • 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 17 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 - 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 5/3/2019, 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

221 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

28 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Taigan had to step in for Dr. Kang & He did a top rate job of coming up w/ a plan for My future care. It's our hope The Clinic will be able to begin to unravel the Cardiac mess which Youngstown has made worse.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Taigen and all Cleveland Clinic personnel were excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr Taigen is the best

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

It was not a one way conversation. Dr Taigen was respectful and very good at listening and helping me to explain what I really wanted. My wife and I felt very involved in my treatment

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr. Taigen was excellent. The appointment didn't feel rushed. He was easily understood and put things into layman's terms. Dr. TAigen talked about options including different medications when the time came for them, and gave me alternatives to medicine until that time, which is what I had been asking for.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr. Tyler was so incredibly amazing...(how's that for a superlative) in answering not only my questions but those of my friend who accompanied me. I answered the same question and subject matter comprehensively until i had grasp of a concept that escaped my immediate capacity to comprehend as fully as I wanted. it did not go unnoticed.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Dr. Taigen was fantastic. he is a great physician and a wonderful ambassador for the Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2019

*Dr. T. Tegan (*Tiegan) is awesome!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

We were very happy with the care received by Dr Taigen.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr. Taigen was awesome! Very confident, reassuring, empathetic, great communicator, and seems like he really cares about you!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Dr. Taigen is just fantastic! By the time I left, I knew exactly what to expect, all possible complications, right down to the type of anesthesia they'd be using.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Very happy with the doctors and their explanations to me.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

*Dr. Tyler Taijen - very helpful and responsive to questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

I was very concerned about having a new provider since I had worked with Dr. Lindsay for for so long, but Dr Tiegan was very knowledgeable, fun, and carry. He is a very fine new provider. I am very happy to have him as my new provider. A very good experience, couldn't be better.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

everyone from valet to the dr was very respectful and courteous

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Taigen was wonderful and I am very happy that he will be my cardiologist! I am moving my care from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and was very nervous. After meeting with Dr. Taigen, I feel very confident and completely satisfied with my new care now at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Taigen is a friendly, attentive and very personable doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

A very respectful and knowledgeable doctor...

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

The doctor was very pleasant, confident, and helpful. He spent time with us, and tried to explain what my situation involved.

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