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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.6810
Fax:
216.636.6950
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
  • Lifevest
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Beats - Women
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
View all 15 Specialties +
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Biography

About Walid Saliba, MD

Walid Saliba, MD, is Director of the Electrophysiology Lab, Associate Section Head of the Pacing and Electrophysiology Section, Co-Director of the Ventricular Arrhythmia Center, Medical Director of the Center for Atrial Fibrillation, and a Staff Cardiologist in the Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic.

He is board-certified in cardiac electrophysiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Dr. Saliba is trained in all aspects of clinical cardiac electrophysiology and pacing, including catheter ablation of complex arrhythmias, implantation of cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators, placement of left atrial occlusion devices and extraction of implanted pacemaker- and ICD leads using laser technology.

In addition to office visits, Dr. Saliba also offers scheduled follow up virtual visits to select patients, through the Cleveland Clinic Express Care ® Online app. This platform allows patients to see their physician live, using their smartphone, tablet or computer.

Specialty/Clinical interests: Atrial fibrillation , ventricular tachycardia, abnormal heart rhythms, supraventricular tachycardia, , epicardial ablation, biventricular pacemaker, catheter ablation, lead extraction, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, pacemaker implant, atrial fibrillation ablation, left atrial appendage occlusion

Number of Procedures Performed:  Dr. Saliba performs 100 ablations and 75 device procedures per year.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. Success rates for specific procedures are available at: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Dr. Saliba completed his undergraduate work at the American University of Beirut (AUB), graduating with distinction and a degree in Physics. He continued at AUB, where he earned his medical degree. Dr. Saliba completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. He completed a fellowship in cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic in 1998, Dr. Saliba was Medical Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Medical Director of the Cardiopulmonary Laboratory and a Staff Cardiologist at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, N.Y. He then completed a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, and was appointed to the staff in 1999.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Saliba’s research has focused on topics related to new treatments for patients with atrial fibrillation, and pacemaker and defibrillator performance. He has been an invited lecturer at many national meetings and symposia, presenting on topics related to new therapies and ablation of atrial fibrillation; pacemaker implant techniques, including biventricular systems; arresting arrhythmia; and sudden cardiac death. Dr. Saliba has authored and co-authored articles in leading scientific journals such as Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American Journal of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Review and the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.

About Dr. Saliba: “The best reward is when the patient comes back to see you in the clinic, feeling great and they say: “I have a new life.”

Leisure time activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Saliba enjoys biking, swimming, skiing, traveling and spending time with his family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1999

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1999

Fellowship - Baylor College of Medicine
Cardiology
Houston, TX USA
1995

Residency - Duke University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Durham, NC USA
1992

Internship - American University of Beirut Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Beirut, Lebanon
1989

Medical Education - American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
MD
New York, NY USA
1988

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Physics
Beirut, Lebanon
1984

Certifications

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

Specialty Interests

Abnormal Heart Rhythms, Atrial Fibrillation, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Tachycardia, Biventricular Pacemaker, Catheter Ablation, Lead Extraction, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Pacemaker Implant, Pulmonary Vein Isolation Ablation, Left atrial Appendage occlusion.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Walid Saliba, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 5/21/2021, Dr. Saliba 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. Saliba 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.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation

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

298 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

75 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

I was to be called by scheduling in 24-48 hours and it's been a week and they haven't called. Not Dr Saliba's fault. My appointment with him was very professional. I am debilitatingly symptomatic- hoping for relief soon.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Dr Sali a is great.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

The nurse and the doctor were very good

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

The doctor and nurse we're good

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Dr. Saliba is the gold standard physician and electro-cardiologist. He's a great listener and a great communicator.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

Dr. Saliba is epitome of the quality Medical Care CCF is known for.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

I much appreciate the time spent with Dr. Saliba. He addressed my questions and provided comprehensive diagnostic evaluations.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Dr Saliba is outstanding! I can't say enough good things about him! His care provided me a return to enjoying life.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

I contacted Dr. Saliba for a second opinion because of problems I experienced after an ablation procedure. He went over my records very carefully and explained everything in great detail. Although I didn't get conclusive answers, the doctor gave me a somewhat better understanding of the Issue. He was very pleasant and professional.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

*Dr. Saliba was great, he did NOT rush my visit, and discussed things in a caring way. 6. Absolutely! 7. Already have.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Experience is the key to greatness and that is how I learned about Dr. Saliba

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr Saliba put a whole new perspective on my issue

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Saliba is excellent. I trust him with my life.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Saliba is a wonderful doctor, I feel that he cares so much about his patients. I am so lucky to have him as a doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Was very through and explained everything in terms I could understand.One of the best doctors I have had

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

I have 3 cardiologists involved in my care. Dr Saliba, Dr Hanna and Dr Chung (Avon) are all concerned about my heart health and have been empathetic with regard to my other health issues, as well. I feel very fortunate to have experienced professionals involved in my care.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Excellent service from doctor. Above and beyond.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr was very kind considerate and took time to explain what is going on with my heart he was very straightforward no beating around the bush and I appreciate that.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr. Saliba was great. He answered our questions with care and concern and described courses of action in great detail. Well done!

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr Saliba is THE BEST. I sing his praises to everyone.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Dr. Saliba is the best. He is very professional. He is very patient in his listening and answering my questions. The patient is in his best interest.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Dr.Saliba is a wonderful doctor and knows the heart and and what he has to do to care for your heart to make you better. He has a wonderful personality and handle you as his patient

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Both PA and doctor very honest and forth coming about risks and procedures.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Dr. Saliba was very caring and took the time to answer all of my questions. He also got me scheduled for a cardioversion immediately, so I could travel back home the same day. I truly appreciated that.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

I feel very fortunate and grateful to have gotten in to see Dr. Saliba so quickly. I am not sure that would have happened if I had not gotten Kelly Puletti's number from my cousin.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr. Saliba and his asst were fantastic. I never felt rushed to conclude my appointment. I highly recommend the doctor an his staff.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr. Salibas ablation procedure saved my life. He and his team worked on my ablation for eight hours. I appreciate his persistence. The CC is the only medical source that could have cured my Afib. A friend recommended the CC and I did not waste effort trying to go elsewhere.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr. Saliba is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Dr. Saliba was excellent! I became more educated and informed about my medical condition, and he took all the time needed to explain things to help me arrive at an informed decision. He is a great listener and is focused on the wellbeing of the patient. After seeing him, I feel great about our plan for the future.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. Saliba was terrific

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

I have known Dr Saliba since 2015. I have always found him to be the consummate professional.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

First time meeting Taylor, Dr Saliba's nurse & I loved her.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

The Doctor was fantastic. Explaining risk/rewards in great detail allowing for informed decision based on facts, not assumptions

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Very good experience,Wonderful Doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Since my association with Dr. Saliba 15 years ago, I have recommended many to the Cleveland Clinic. When I started experiencing reoccurring symptoms after 15 years , there was only one place and one Doctor I wanted to see!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

I have already referred Dr Saliba to someone

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Dr. Saliba is the best EP specialist I have seen and he has helped me with my AFIB problem. I am doing so much better after the procedure.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Appreciate the attentiveness of Dr Saliba

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Dr Saliba is a special person. I hope the cleveland clinic organization realizes what they have In that man top shelf A to Z .. Am a physician myself . I know what I'm talking about.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

5 star - amazing doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr. Saliva is one of the best doctors and one of the best people I have had the pleasure of meeting.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr saliba was incredibly informative and spent all the time explaining all my options, I was very impressed and satisfied

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Felt very comfortable with Dr Saliba. Felt like he was a long time Dr of mine and it was just my first visit.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr. Saliba is the best doctor I have ever interacted with. I feel he cares about my health as much as I do, and is extremely responsive to any issues or questions I have

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

I've already referred Dr Saliba.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

I actually needed my ablation in July when I went into AFib but I couldn't because Dr. Saliba was 2 months out with procedures. If I went to the ER he couldn't be the one to do it. I wish there was some way to have a place in the scheduling for an emergency so I wouldn't have had to wait so long. Anxiety and stress are huge during the wait time. This is my only complaint. Even if I just had to wait a week it would be better than 2 months. Also Dr Saliba preferred to have me in flutter/AFib to do the procedure and that wasn't a guarantee while waiting 2 months. As it turned out I went into flutter on my own when he went into my heart. The ablation could have been canceled and that would have been another stressful time waiting to do it.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Dr. Saliba is a very caring, knowledgeable and cordial person. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Dr. Saliba was timely for my appointment, was familiar with my health issues, listen to my question and responded to them.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Everyone was very helpful in assisting me to get in as soon as possible to see Dr. Saliba, which I greatly appreciate.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

I was so glad to be able to see Dr. Saliba. He gave me hope that things can get better with my Afib.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Excellent comprehensive care provided by Dr. Saliba and the EP fellow Dr. Alkharabsheh.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr Saliba is kind and treated us with respect. He was honest about my condition. I appreciated the fact that he did not sugar coat the condition.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr. Saliba is professional in his approach, caring, takes time explaining, and I find him most competent.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

I have complete confidence in Dr. Saliba. He shares information enough to make sure that the patient understand and comfortable enough to ask questions.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Exceptional treatment and strong communication of issue and possible next steps. Allowed me to ask questions and I received detailed response. Took time with me and treated me with respect and caring attitude. I am very comfortable with my doctor and the best experience with a doctors interaction I have ever experienced.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Scheduling an appointment at the clinic has become more and more difficult. Most of the time one has to wait 2 months to see a particular doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Both Dr. Saliba and his assistant were wonderful people. Very easy to talk to and they obviously had read all about my health condition.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr Saliba has been my EP for a number of years. I am fortunate to have a dedicated, caring and professional doctor in charge of my care. The Clinic must do whatever it takes to keep him happy.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr. Saliba has taken care of me since 2011 and am grateful for his expertise and care. I count on him to be my EP Doc and trust him completely. Thank you CC for having such a great MD on staff available to me. Thank you Dr. Saliba and your great staff!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

CC sets the gold standard from my very first visit in 2011 to my last video visit. I feel confident with the Clinic and Dr. Saliba and his staff as my EP providers . Thank you!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

My wife and I have been with Dr Saliba for years. He is the best.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Dr. Saliba is terrific. Very knowledgeable, professional, caring, and friendly.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Very good based on the doctor calling me---

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr Saliba was extremely kind and patient in answering all my concerns and presented very acceptable solutions

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Having meet Dr. Saliba now, I understand why his appointment calendar is booked for the next month. I was fine with waiting and am delighted I did

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Saliba made me feel better immediately. He explained my conditions and next steps much clearer than I understood them before. He laid out a suggested strategy for me and provided me with easy to understand alternatives. He exceeded, as did the entire CC, all my expectations.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Dr. Saliba was fantastic

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Information about my condition was presented in an extremely cogent, understandable and practical manner. Allowed me to understand the circumstances of my condition and the potential treatments once the diagnosis is complete. I continue to be concerned but much less so for having seen Dr. Siliba.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Excellent people to work with. Dr was great and we were very impressed.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

awesome dr and would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr. Saliba addressed all of the above points in a very caring and professional manor. He listens to his patients to provide the best care. I have been with Dr. Saliba since 2009 and I think very highly of him.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr Saliba was very nice

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr Saliba was the best doctor I've ever dealt with in my life. I will recommend him and the clinic to anyone I meet forever.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

the arrival packet has too much information and not enough. all kinds of stuff about getting there on time, desk numbers, etc. ok, but there was no instructions on how to send medical data to Dr. Saliba! - no email, web portal, where to mail CD, nothing. didn't even know who to call. had to schedule visit pretty far out.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

i would recommend Dr. Saliba to ANYONE. he was great, knowledgeable and spent as much time as was required to go over my condition with me. i can see why he's a big cheese there. he cares about the little cheeses.

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