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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Angiography
  • Cardiac PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Study
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Thoracic
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
  • First Rib Resection
  • General Cardiology
  • Myocardial Viability Imaging
  • Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Non-invasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Nuclear Medicine SPECT Brain Scan
  • Percutaneous Valve Treatment
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Amyloidosis
  • Aneurysms
  • Angina
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Occlusion (blockage)
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dyspnea
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Infections
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Tetralogy Of Fallot
View all 24 Specialties +


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About Michael Faulx, MD

Michael Faulx, MD, FACC, is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Clinical Cardiology within the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute and Associate Program Director for Cleveland Clinic's Internal Medicine Residency Program. He also serves as an instructor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, where he is in the process of becoming an assistant professor of medicine.

Dr. Faulx is board-certified in internal medicine, adult cardiovascular disease and comprehensive adult echocardiography. Dr. Faulx evaluates and treats a broad spectrum of heart and vascular diseases and performs several diagnostic procedures including cardiac catheterization and echocardiography.

Following an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from The Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Faulx received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at Case Medical Center, University Hospitals where he served as Chief Medical Resident. He stayed on at Case for another four years as a Clinical and Research Fellow in Adult Cardiovascular Disease before his appointment to Cleveland Clinic in 2005.

Dr. Faulx has a keen interest in medical education and clinical research. He has authored several review articles and book chapters on a variety of core cardiovascular medicine topics and he continues to remain active in clinical research, primarily exploring the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and heart disease.

He has authored or co-authored numerous articles and abstracts in leading medical journals including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, Sleep, Circulation Research and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the journals Sleep and the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. Dr. Faulx is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA USA


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

General cardiology, critical care cardiology, structural heart disease, ischemic heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease, stress induced cardiomyopathy, cardiac manifestations of rheumatologic disorders

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 4/19/2019, Dr. Faulx 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

186 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr Shah and Dr Faulx have been by far the best physicians I have experienced at Cleveland Clinic. I was very impressed with their knowledge, thoroughness and patience.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

appt was with Dr. Puri, other doctor was a substitute. Difficult to get through on phone to make appointment, long wait but staff were very helpful and patient when call went thru.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr Faulx was exceptional and is very caring and empathetic to any concerns or questions

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr. Faulx was kind, professional and thorough. He listened to my questions and responded with compassion. (The only drawback to my experience at the Cleveland Clinic was misinformation regarding my identity stated in my exit notes. My marital status and city of residence were listed incorrectly. After addressing this with the secretary via e-mail and a phone call, she indicated that she would send my follow-up questions to another doctor, not Dr. Faulx as I had indicated. I was finally able to correct this final error.)

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

appointment was great with a doctor who showed me respect and listened to my concerns and had the answers I needed for my concerns about my health.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

He was a 10. Very caring Didn't rush. He is the gold standard that all Clinic providers should shoot for. He is the perfect example of care that patients expect from CCF

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr. Faulx took time and explained everything with me and my family. Answered all of our questions.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

I am very satisfied with Dr. Faulx. He inherited me with a few problems and reviewed my chart thoroughly before my first visit several years ago. The problems were solved. He takes time to answer all questions in detail and has a very warm and reassuring demeanor. I have already recommended him to others. I like him very much.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr. Faux and his staff (including resident, nurse, and office staff) were very knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

we were treated great by all the people we had contact with that day. My dad has been losing hope of anyone helping him. All the doctors want to do is push medicine at him. Cleveland Clinic was our last hope. after talking with Dr. Faulx, we feel that he's the doctor who is going to be able to give my dad a better quality of life.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

First time scheduling with this physician and it was very easy.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Very pleasant experience with physician and nurse

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Doctor Faulx and his staff treated me with excellence and professionalism. Could not have asked for better treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr Faulx was very thorough in explaining everything . He shows concern and compassion.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr. Faulx had an excellent manner in dealing with me. He was very thorough and spent the extra time he felt was needed to explore possible causes

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

dr Faulx was an awesome listener and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

I can't say enough good things about Dr Faulx. Wonderful, kind, took time to explain etc

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

I have already referred people to Dr Faulx

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr Faulx and the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Dr Faux had recommended I see a specialist in a different area. I used MyChart Message to ask him to recommend someone. Dr. Faux responded immediately with an outstanding recommendation, and went an extra 2 miles by volunteering to have his assistants schedule my appointment with that CleClinic physician in coordination with my visit to Dr. Faux, so that I had to make the 40 mile round-trip only once, which I very much appreciated, since they did the scheduling for me and for before my appointment with Dr. Faux, so that I could also let him know what the results were. Then, when my appointment with that physician took much longer than expected because of ordered tests, making me very late for my appointment with Dr. Faux, Dr. Faux stayed late in order to still see me soon after my late arrival to see him so that I would not have to make another trip or be disappointed. Also, Dr. Faux is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and patient. He is a very good communicator, and as can be seen from the above and during visits with him, it is clear the well-being of his patients is very important to him. I couldn't be happier with having him as my heart doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Per my previous comment, Dr. Faux and his staff went well beyond my expectations and all previous experiences with doctors in working to coordinate my care with another CleClinic specialist, so that it was easy and convenient for me.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Dr Faulx is always professional and interested/concerned regarding my health. I have recommended him to friends and family who have been much satisfied with his administrations.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

Dr. Faulx provided me with the most detailed and analytic session I have ever had. He was prepared having thoroughly reviewed my records. His questions were pointed and deliberate in determining my health status over the years. He was pleasant, polite and very professional in our session. He clearly has vast experience and insight into all of my cardio vascular conditions. I asked many questions which he welcomed by providing clear and comcise answers. Upon conclusion I felt relieved and confident that I had received the very best medical assessment possible. His recommendations on how I might improve my conditions were reasonable and spot on.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

I have seen a large number of docs over the years and have a number of medical issues that Dr. Faulx covered exactingly. It was without a doubt, one of the more comprehensive medical reviews I have ever experienced. We have a clear track on where to next and I feel relieved knowing I'm in good hands.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

dr. faulx is an excellent choice to replace dr. underwood who retired. I feel very comfortable and assured I'm getting the very best care possible.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

I can't speak highly enough of Dr. Faulx. He listens intently to what I have to say and looks me in the eye when talking with me. He addresses any questions I have, offers solutions and makes sure I fully understand what he is talking about. I never feel rushed.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Dr. Faulx always takes the time to answer our questions and carefully explains why he wishes to do a test or change prescription. I feel my visits are always a cooperative event between the doctor, my wife and me.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018

very impressed with Doctor. easy to understand and talk with

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

Dr Faulx is an excellent doctor. He's our new doctor since our other heart doctor retired and we are extremely pleased with him. The education question never gives adequate information. My education was 3 year RN program.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

The experience has been. excellent. Dr. Faulx is an thoroughly knowledgeable and talented professional with a great support team. He is devoted to providing his patients with superior care.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

Dr. Faulx always explains issues clearly so the best decisions involve my informed consent. Understanding the circumstances also allows me to follow up more carefully on his instructions.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

care provider was very excellent and discussed every thing very thoroughly

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018

Dr Faulx took the time to address test results and implications in a way that I could easily understand.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018

Dr Faulx answered my questions and we made a decision to do some follow up tests to ensure test result accuracy and have a stronger data set for comparison to prior years.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

Provider office in J2-4 was great. extremely long wait (50 min) at J1-4 registration

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