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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Japanese
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Biventricular (BIV) ICD Implantation
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Section
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
  • Temporary Pacemakers
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Sinus Node Dysfunction
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
View all 11 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiac Electrophysiology fellowship program
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Cardiac Electrophysiology fellowship program
Tokyo, Japan

Fellowship - Musashino Red Cross Hospital
Cardiology fellowship program
Tokyo, Japan

Fellowship - Musashino Red Cross Hospital
Internal Medicine fellowship program

Residency - Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Residency program
Tokyo, Japan

Medical Education - Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Tokyo, Japan


  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Koji Higuchi, MD.

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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 1/3/2023, Dr. Higuchi 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

251 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Great discussion with Dr. Higuchi. He walked me through all the test results, medicine confirmation, and next steps. It was a really good and reassuring discussion.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Someone from Dr. Higuchi's staff called me in advance of the session to verify the session link and technology was all working. She also gave me a heads up about the overall schedule and exactly when I should expect Dr. Higuchi to join the call. Really helpful and much appreciated.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024


Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Doctor was very calming and spent ample time answering my questions even though I knew he was extremely busy.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr Higuchi was personable and comprehensive.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Everything was smooth and very friendly and professional. Dr Higuchi was great as was everyone else.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2024

Not pleased with my Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr. Higuchi answered my questions; however, I was hoping Dr. Higuchi would have explained all the procedural steps that are used with my ablation procedure. I'm not an expert in the electrophysiology field to know all the specific questions to ask so I left the appointment without a clear understanding of the whole ablation process.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr. Higuchi caring man.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

I hope Dr Higuchi stays around for at least 20 more years.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Overall Cleveland Clinic excelled over my recent hospital visits in Michigan I feel confident in my decision to have procedures performed by their doctors and staff

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

I was very comfortable with the visit & felt reassured by Dr. Higuchi's assessment & comments that my heart health was good.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr Higuchi was very professional and warm.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Total waste of time. Since my last appointment in June, the doctor was supposed to review my heart monitor results from UH. He looked surprised when I asked him what it said. He said hold on and left the room. When he returned he said he did not have those test results. How infuriating because if he did not have those, we should have rescheduled the appointment until he did have to or he could of requested his own heart monitor. There was literally no purpose of me being there and honestly that appointment shouldn't even be billed!!!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Cleveland Clinic in my book is the best Dr H was very knowledgeable and answered my question Very busy but gave me all the time I needed

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

*Dr. Higuchi was amazing! He took the time to explain things to us and made sure we understood the diagnosis/concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Great doctor and visit

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Koji Hijguchi explained everything completely, the pro, the cons and the risks. Told us exactly what the procedure was.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Higuchi did an excellent job explaining and supporting my root cause problem with my a flutter. I have transferred all my care over to him moving forward regarding cardiology decisions. I look forward to seeing him as needed even though I have to drive 90 miles to get here.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

I made aware of my upcoming procedure of all it entailed and any risk. I was very confident after talking to my physician about everything.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Good doctor who inspires confidence.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Higuchi calmed my anxiousness about moving forward with an ablation. He answered every question thoroughly and took time to explain the procedure, along with risks involved. The previous EP had left me very confused and discouraged, but Dr. Higuchi gave me hope and clarity of my medical situation. I hope to continue under his care and highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

All questions I had were addressed and answered by Dr Higuchi

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

We LOVE Dr. Higuchi!!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Doctor explained everything and answered all our questions taking all the time we needed.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

A very good experience. All providers were great!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr Higuchi was great

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Physicians very informative and explained all options thoroughly. I appreciated the friendly and courteous service. Was seen and discharged in a timely manner. Thank you for the excellent service.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Everyone was very professional and nice. We will be back. The Doctor put our mind at ease

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr Higuchi was very patient. He spent a surprisingly long amount of time speaking with me. I greatly appreciated it.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Higuchi made sure we understood everything related to my procedure and health needs.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

A care provider has not spent so much time communicating with me in years. The courtesy and respect was much appreciated.

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