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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
  • 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
  • Noninvasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Noninvasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Nuclear Medicine SPECT Brain Scan
  • Percutaneous Valve Treatment
View all 19 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 & Thoracic 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
  • 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 8/1/2023, 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

227 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

I was extremely pleased overall with the care provided. Dr. Faulkx and his staff were very helpful and explained my situation and concerns. Since I've been home and taking the medication prescribed I am feeling stronger and better each day.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr Faux is an excellent care provider

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Faulx was excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Faulx is a wonderful physician and person. He always extends himself to the maximum and shows the utmost concern and effort on the patient's behalf. He is extremely knowledgeable and a formidable communicator.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Faulx has consistently provide excellent care and advice to me for the past 16 years.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

The doctor has always been very knowledgeable of my diagnosis , life circumstance and health care preferences so that I feel confident with his analyses and suggestions.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

I would highly recommend Dr Faulx to family and friends without hesitation.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Faux is an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Faulx is the very best and my absolute favorite doctor that I have ever encountered. I thoroughly trust him with my life, which is usually a difficult bond to develop. The entire staff is remarkable and their level of actually caring about their patients is authentic. Thank you Cleveland Clinic!!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

As I stated previously, Dr. Faulx is No.1 in every way, I trust him with my life! That statement speaks loudly! I am definitely 100% happy with him!!

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

I give the doctor and the visit on the medical end a 5 , but the support staff and the person doing the appointment scheduling was rude and very condescending

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Very good visit the Dr was very informative

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

I come from Virginia to keep seeing Dr. Faulx because of his exceptional care and thoughtful consideration of my concerns. He communicates exceptionally well in person and in MyChart.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Followup by the Clinic is outstanding. Honing in on problems with various diagnostic tools and common sense are a hallmark of both this physician and the Clinic as a whole.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Always love seeing Dr. Faulx.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr. Faulx is the BEST. He is an accomplished physician , thorough and professional. He cares for the whole person, not just his patient's cardiac issues. I am grateful for his practice.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Extremely pleased with Dr. Faulx and I'm grateful for his quick response to my questions through my chart.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

I have already recommended Dr. Faulx to others. He is exceptional and extremely thorough, really treats me as a person, not a "case." He answered all my questions, noted a change in a heart rhythm problem that needed to be addressed, consulted with another cardiologist informally for input. He is a credit to a world class cardiology department.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

We love Dr Faulx. He has helped us so much. We tried a dr where we live and we made a quick decision to drive 3hrs to see dr Faulx

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Doctor faux was very good and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

The Dr and fellow were amazing. Took time, listened to my concerns.And very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Faulx is attentive and always explains my issues carefully and with concern. He provides the support and knowledge that a patient always hopes for. I'm grateful to have him for my doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr.Faulx is not only a excellent cardiologist but a great person and a caring person.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

The gentleman who assisted Dr. Faulx with my procedure was superb in explaining exactly what was going to happen. The whole staff was wonderful and efficient.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

I've been seeing Dr. Faulx for something like 10 years. He listens, he responds, and his treatments have always done the trick.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Doctor was very helpful explaining what was going to happen.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Dr. Faulx was very professional, as always.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Good experience. Dr Faulx, resident and nurse were very attentive.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr. Fault always very calm, kind, takes time, explains things well.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Love Dr Faux Excellent but scheduling suck so does parking and going down town

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Dr Faux is the Best

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Dr. Faulx is professional, compassionate and an excellent clinician. He listens, answers your questions and is focused on what you can do to improve your health. He is the best. I have recommended Dr.Faulx to several friends.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Dr. Faulx was excellent in every way. I talked too much!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dr. Michael Faulk is an exemplary clinician, caring, knowledgeable, and thorough

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Competent and knowledgeable physician.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Complete trust in Dr. Faulx

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dr. Faulx is a great doctor and both my wife and I are very happy to have him as our cardiologist. We have recommended Dr. Faulx to several of our friends, and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Dr. Faulx is a very good cardiologist and caring human being. He really listens and takes my life preferences Into account In all aspects of my care and treatment. I never feel rushed,ven on days when I know he Is extra busy.

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