Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
  • Sports Cardiology Center
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Biography

About Lon Castle, MD

Lon Castle, MD, is a Staff Electrophysiologist with Cleveland Clinic. He is Head of the Cardiac Device Lab at Lakewood Hospital and Fairview General Hospital. He also serves as a medical consultant to the National Football League. Dr. Castle is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and is a Diplomate of the Board of Medical Examiners. His specialty interests focus on implanting devices that correct heart rhythm malfunctions and electrophysiologic studies and ablations of cardiac arrythmias.

A Pennsylvania native, Dr. Castle attended Temple University as an undergraduate in the School of Pharmacy, continuing on to receive his medical degree. He completed his clinical internship and residency at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., before joining the United States Air Force. During his military service, Dr. Castle served as Chief of Medicine at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas. Upon leaving military service, Dr. Castle received a fellowship in cardiology from Cleveland Clinic, where he became Head of the Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology. Dr. Castle was originally appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 1973. After a four-year absence, he was re-appointed to the Cleveland Clinic in 1998.

Dr. Castle currently serves as an abstract reviewer for the professional journals Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. He has been widely published in such journals as American Heart Journal, Journal of Electrophysiology and Clinical Progress in Pacing and Electrophysiology. In addition to his current role as medical consultant to the National Football League, Dr. Castle has been a past medical consultant for the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Ballet, and he served as Associate Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns.

Dr. Castle is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology. He is a member of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, the American Medical Association Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technology Assessment Board, the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State Medical Association and the Northeast Ohio Pacemaker Society.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1998

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1973

Residency - Geisinger Medical Center
Medicine
Danville, PA USA
1969

Internship - Geisinger Medical Center
Transitional
Danville, PA USA
1966

Medical School - Temple University School of Medicine
MD
Philadelphia, PA USA
1965

Undergraduate - Temple University
Philadelphia, PA USA
1961

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

cardiac arrhythmias, device implantation, electrophysiologic studies and ablation of arrhythmias

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/11/2017, Dr. Castle 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

150 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 26, 2017

All concerns I had were answered

Reviewed on May 19, 2017

Mu experience with Dr Castle and the entire Cardiology Dept has always been excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2017

Doctor knows his patient.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2016

Myvisits with Dr.Castle hace always been excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2016

The doctor is very compassionate and makes Mom feel like he really cares about her and keeping her healthy.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2016

very good experience 1

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2016

Dr. is great

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2016

Rated an A in all areas.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2016

Nothing but an excellent experience in this office.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2016

I really have none. Everyone is so friendly & nice. I live about 1 hour away and would never go to any other clinic. Unless I had to.

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