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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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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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:

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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX USA

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

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

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

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon


  • 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:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Biosense Webster, Inc.

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

275 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 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

62 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

Dr. Saliba has excellent patient relationships skills

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

I was amazed (and very appreciative) that I was able to see Dr. Saliba with less than 12 hours notice. Try doing that at any other hospital or medical provider! This is the way health care should be.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Great experience all thru the visit. From checking in to the Meeting with the dr.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

The Doctor could not of been better.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

I know he is so busy (great of a doctor)and that's why getting a appointment is so hard to do

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr Saliba is a very concerned and focused Provider

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Dr. Saliba is excellent doctor. Listens to my concerns and explains his recommendations clearly. Thanks to Dr. Saliba.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Dr. Saliba listens and communicates very well.. I trust him completely and want him to continue to be EP. MD.. Thank you Dr Saliba!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr.Saliba makes you feel so at ease upon meeting him.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

My experience with Dr. Saliba and his staff had consistently been outstanding in the level of care they provide and the professionalism.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

The physician was excellent. Listened to all my concerns and readily answered them. He was terrific

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr. Saliba is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dr was willing to spend whatever time needed to answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

Dr Saliba Is an Excellent Doctor he Is why the Cleveland clinic is number one

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

Dr. Saliba always treats me with dignity and respect. He is patient and thorough answering any questions I may have. He is generous with his time and I never feel like he's in a hurry to move on to the next patient. I feel valued.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

Have been very pleased with my visits to the Clinic. Doctors I have seen are very caring and have treated me with respect.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Dr.Saliba is an excellent physician. He is very patient and explains everything in detail.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

I felt heard, respected and safe. I trusted Dr. Saliba immediately.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

I had no problem getting this appointment because it was a follow up to a procedure however, when I have called in the past getting an appointment was like getting into Fort Knox! Then in the end, I couldn't be scheduled with Dr Saliba, I had to settle for a PA

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Dr Saliba is the best!!!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Dr. Saliba was very attentive, and was not on the computer at all. Very impressed with his answers to my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Dr. Saliba is exceptionally talented in his field of expertise and in patient relations. He is personable, caring, listens well, is patient and communicates well. I appreciate his valuable guidance and excellent care.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Cleveland Clinic is awesome, beyond compare to any other health care facility, anywhere. Dr. Saliba is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

The visit was most reassuring which I needed. Took the time to review my EKGs and xio patch tracings , discussed treatment options in detail. Dr Saliba is an asset to Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

My impressions of Dr Saliba are entirely positive

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Always very good. Dr. Saliba is great and very helpful technically. He explained everything so I could understand what to do.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Dr. S is the man! First class all the way-Much Love and respect for him!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr. Walid was excellent. He carefully explained my condition and answered my questions. I left with a huge sense of relief. Thank you!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Dr. Saliba is very thorough and upfront. I respect him a lot.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Very impressed with Dr Saliba. I am fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Dr Saliba described procedure in detail and all the inherent risk factors.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Dr. Saliba made me feel so comfortable he is very easy to talk with and answers all questions. So happy to become a patient with his office. All staff very friendly.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Exceptionally good doctor experience, thorough explanations doctors knew necessary procedures/treatments.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

A very good meeting. Dr. Saliba had good questions for me.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

When I found Dr. Saliba, I realized he was the "guy"! Straightforward, respectful, certainly knowledgeable and gave me the feeling my best interest foremost in his mind. I felt fortunate that the connection was made with him and I continue to look forward to his and my partnership.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Dr. Saliba in my two meetings has been wonderful.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

It took weeks even trying to get an appointment with Dr. Saliba. Not a very pleasant experience.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Dr. Saliba is very busy.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Dr. Saliba listens to your concerns and does not rush you.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr. Saliba was professional, knowledgeable, explained my diagnosis and treatment in a manner I could understand and was kind and caring!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Outstanding physician

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Great experience. Dr. Saliba was very good and had a great sense of humor.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Could not be happier with how Dr Saliba provided an explanation of my issue, detailed the treatment options, and fielded my questions. Very thorough

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

DR and research Nurse were great and caring!!

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Love working with Dr Saliba

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Scheduling to get in to see the Dr was the only issue with this overall visit

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Very nice experience. The Dr listened to my concerns and helped developed a plan of care that worked for me.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Would DEFINITELY recommend Dr. Saliba !!!

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Generally all very good. Only exception was doctor's "assistant".

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

The doctor listened to my concerns and questions and provided intelligent and insightful answers and recommendations. He was attentive and caring.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

The doctor and nurses were very professional and personable.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

I love dr saliba

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.

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