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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.445.7212
Fax:
216.445.6162
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
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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
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Biography

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

Appointed
2005

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA
2005

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2001

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1998

Medical School - Temple University School of Medicine
M.D.
Philadelphia, PA USA
1997

Undergraduate - Pennsylvania State University
Biochemistry
University Park, PA USA
1992

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

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 4/19/2018, 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.

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* 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

155 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 4.8

22 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

Based on the recommendation of a cardiologist that I respect and the reputation Dr. Faulx, I had high expectations. He exceeded these. He had the clinical expertise I expected. I was most impressed by his ability and willingness to listen and understand how my condition has a negative impact on my life. He related to me as a person, not an unusual case, which is what I frequently get (not within CC). This was my first visit to the campus. EVERYONE was beyond helpful. Regardless of their actual job title, everyone was truly involved in customer service. Joe (not sure of last name) was our shuttle driver. While on route, he provided us with a wealth of information that was quite helpful.

Reviewed on May 25, 2018

I had to wait a month and a half for an initial appointment. Seems long to me, but I wanted to see specific doctor

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

Dr. Faulx is an amazing doctor. He has fantastic bedside manner and talks to me in a way that feels respectful of my intelligence. I have a sense that he really understands me as a person and deeply cares for me and my quality of life. I always feel better after a visit with Dr. Faulx and I have crossed the country several times to ensure that I have my care through him despite living in California.

Reviewed on May 7, 2018

Dr. Faulx has been extremely helpful, including noticing and verifying a previous incorrect diagnosis from years ago that impacted my current healthcare. I appreciate his thorough and meticulous efforts on my behalf, and his personal kindness.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

The provider is very thorough and addresses all of my concerns and questions.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2017

Dr. Faulx is without a doubt the most professional physician I have ever seen. He makes his patients feel very comfortable. He invites questions. He also will answer your questions you have sent him by My-Chart.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2017

really like care provider

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2017

quality

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