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 3/16/2020, 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

178 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

41 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

I met Dr. Faulx for the first time during this visit. He was amazing. The time he spent with me answering all questions and explaining all issues was amazing. He explained in a manner in which I could understand. I am very appreciative for his efforts and for his help.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

*Dr. Faulx called me back on a Saturday to help me without even a first visit. Outstanding!

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

*Dr. Faulx was great.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Would highly recommend Dr. Faulx and Cleveland Clinic. All doctors I saw were excellent

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Dr. Faulx was excellent!!

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Other than the shortness of the initial EKG tech it was all great. I especially appreciated Dr. Faulx making the extra effort to get a stress echo procedure scheduled so promptly thus eliminating the necessity to travel back at a later date to Cleveland

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Dr. Faux is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Dr. Faulx was very professional, friendly, and helpful. I felt very comfortable with him and in discussing my issues

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

outstanding care provider

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

I was coming into town for a visit. Dr Faulx's office was able to accomodate my request to see Dr Faulx while in town based on some concerns I had. Thank You so much for putting my mind at ease!!!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr. Faulx is awesome!

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

*Dr. Faulx is an excellent, caring doctor. He is very thorough doctor. #3. Very good!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Contacted clinic in June to make yearly appointment in September, but couldn't schedule appointment with Dr. Faulx until end of November.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Great Doctor. Always listens to what my problem is.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

because previous Dr. had left, had problems getting appt. until a Nurse stepped in to help. Thanks to her!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

am pleased with my new Dr. Faulx

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr Faulx is very thorough and clearly answers all questions. very good experience

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

I am beyond blessed to be in care of Dr Faux. he is amazing in the care he gives.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Faulx is the best.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Dr Faulx and nurse were great! They took the time to listen and talk.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr. Faulx did an EXCELLENT with me. GREAT DOCTOR !!!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Have already recommended Dr. Faulx to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Always a privilege to meet with Dr. Faulx. I have consulted, been treated, by 9 different cardiologist and those at the Cleveland Clinic have always exceeded my expectations, they are all excellent. However, I must say that Dr. Faulx is in a very elite class, the best of the best. Our session involved a true dialogue where I felt that my comments, concerns, and fears were all addressed. My Wife was in attendance and Dr. Faulx included her in the discussion, making her feel vital and valued. She felt reassured and much of her fear was eliminated or attenuated. She is absolutely vital to my well being and my chief concern is for her well being, which Dr. Faulx is well aware. I enjoyed his involvement of 2 other docs who I sensed were learning and assisting. One participated in my examination and she was very attentive and impressive.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr. Faulx takes the time to consider current meds, test results, and then put all this into an easy to understand forward plan.

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

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