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Title Associate Section Head, Electrophysiology
Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Hebrew
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Pacemaker Implant
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Premature Ventricular Complexes
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
View all 10 Specialties +


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About Elad Anter, MD

Elad Anter, MD, FACC, is the Associate Section Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology in the Electrophysiology and Pacing Section of the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute.  He is also the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, and the Director of the Josephson-Wit Research Laboratory. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus and the

Specialty Interests: Advanced therapies for patients with heart rhythm abnormalities with particular focus on atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.  

Experience: Dr. Anter is an internationally renowned electrophysiologist and a frequently invited lecturer in the field of catheter ablation. He specializes in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, particularly of patients who previously have had unsuccessful ablations.

Success Rates: Success rates for electrophysiology procedures at  Cleveland Clinic are available at by clicking on a specific procedure from the Cardiac Rhythm Disorders Menu at the right of the page.

Education: Dr. Anter earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. He relocated to the United States for postdoctoral research fellowship in molecular biology at Boston University and remained in Boston to complete his Internal Medicine residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He continued his training as a fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, where he then completed a subspecialty training in Cardiac Electrophysiology.   

Dr. Anter was then recruited to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston by the late Dr. Mark E. Josephson, a pioneer in the field of Cardiac Electrophysiology. Drs. Anter and Josephson worked closely together and have made significant contributions to the field of Cardiac Electrophysiology.  Over the past 10 years, Dr. Anter has mentored multiple research and clinical fellows, as well as trained physicians from all over the world in complex ablation procedures. Prior to his appointment to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2020, Dr. Anter was the Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratories and the Director of the Research & Innovation Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and cardiac electrophysiology.
Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Anter is Director of the Josephson-Wit Research Laboratory. His research lab focuses on studying mechanisms of arrhythmias and translating this knowledge into innovations that improve the care of our patients. His lab uses animal models of physiologically relevant diseases. A multidisciplinary team of basic scientists, engineers, clinicians and a coordinating clinical trial research center creates a strong infrastructure allowing Dr. Anter’s lab to explore, innovate, and to ultimately return this new knowledge back to our patients. 

Dr. Anter dedicates significant time for teaching and mentoring fellows. “I’ve learned a lot from my own mentors who were instrumental in shaping me, and I share what I’ve learned with my mentees.” Says Dr. Anter.

Dr. Anter has published nearly 100 articles in high-impact peer-reviewed medical journals, including Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Journal. He also has coauthored six chapters in electrophysiology textbooks and guidebooks for physicians. Dr. Anter frequently speaks at national and international medical meetings on his research and clinical interests.  including advances in catheter ablation. 

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Anter enjoys classical and jazz music.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Philadelphia, PA USA

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Internship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University

Undergraduate - Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University
B. Med Science


  • Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Ventricular tachycardia including arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy Catheter ablation, particularly in patients that have failed previous ablation procedures

Awards & Honors

  • Young Investigator award, Heart and Rhythm Society

Innovations & Patents

  • Mapping and ablation catheter technologies
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Elad Anter, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 8/20/2021, Dr. Anter has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Anter receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Biosense Webster, Inc.
  • Itamar Medical Ltd.

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

136 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 4.7
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Anter is one of a kind. Hands down, the best doctor I've ever had. He cares. He's always professional, very knowledgeable and personable. I'm very lucky.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

One of the best doctors I have ever had.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr. Anter knew exactly what medication was appropriate for my condition and what dose. He listens carefully and answers questions fully.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr Anter did not make me feel rushed

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

This was my first visit and I am very pleased my doctor

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Communication with Dr. Anter's office was exceptionally efficient and prompt.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

my husband did it for me. we probably would have preferred a facility closer to us, but time ...,also I wouldn't have met Dr Anter. he was amazing

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

dr. Anter immediately put me at ease. treated me as if i was family, was unhurried yet thorough. I felt he had vast experience, but was considerate enough to use lay language.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Doctor was very informative

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

He's a great person along with my respect as a doctor

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr. Anter is a phenomenal doctor I appreciate his knowledge! He is very patient and kind and spent quality time with me. I would recommend him as a doctor

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

I appreciate Dr. Anter - she was very knowledgeable and respectful and kind with my treatment my husband and I are very grateful he was one of the doctors that we had seen. I would recommend him to anyone needing his care.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

I hold Dr. Anter in the highest regard.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

The doctors staff was very polite and helpful

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

My doctor was very helpful and caring! He made me feel as though I was his only patient!

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

I was very happy with Dr. Anter. He went over my EKG and explained everything, I feel like I understand our next steps and made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

We had a great experience.The moment we arrived to seeing the doctor it was smoothly moving from signing in to testing to meeting with the doctor. The best we have ever experienced. It is scary enough going to the doctors at times especially for a second opinion. We were put at such ease and Felt very confident in what we heard and experienced. Thank you

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Dr Anter was very gracious in making himself available to answer my questions

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Very good doctor and very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Anter is absolutely the best

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