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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

  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lifevest
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
View all 13 Specialties +


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About Thomas Dresing, MD

Thomas Dresing, MD, is a Staff Cardiologist and the Fellowship Director in the Section of Electrophysiology and Pacing, in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. He specializes in cardiac electrophysiology, catheter ablation therapy and cardiac device therapy. Dr. Dresing is certified as Diplomate by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.


Specialty/Clinical interests: Abnormal heart rhythms, long QT syndrome, sudden cardiac death, ventricular tachycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, biventricular pacemaker, catheter ablation, electrophysiology study, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, pacemaker implant, pulmonary vein isolation ablation, atrial fibrillation, cardiac electrophysiology, catheter ablation therapy, cardiac device therapy

Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Dresing performs 50 to 100 catheter ablation and 50 to 100 device procedures each year.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. Success rates for specific procedures are available at:

Education and Training: Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Dresing received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He completed his residency at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic in Minneapolis, becoming Chief Resident in Internal Medicine. He received two consecutive fellowships from Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, in cardiology and in cardiac electrophysiology, where he became Chief Fellow. Dr. Dresing received an advanced training clinical fellowship from the North American Society for Pacing and Electrophysiology in 2001-2002.

Prior to his 2006 appointment to Cleveland Clinic as a Staff Cardiologist, Dr. Dresing was an electrophysiologist with a Cleveland-based private practice.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Dresing’s clinical research interests are focused on the use of electrophysiology to treat patients with advanced heart failure, the cause and management of tachyarrhythmias, inherited and idiopathic ventricular tachycardias, and electrocardiography.

He has spoken about his experience and research at numerous medical symposia and conferences, including the American College of Cardiology and the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology. Dr. Dresing has authored and co-authored medical book chapters, journal articles, and abstracts.

About Dr. Dresing: “I find my work to be very satisfying and gratifying. I feel that we have the ability to offer multiple ways to improve people’s quality of life and frequently cure the problems they came to see us about. One of the great things about Cleveland Clinic is that we’re constantly developing new technologies and treatments. This keep us, as physicians, stimulated and interested in what we’re doing and offers patients treatments that aren’t available at other places.”

Leisure time activities: In his spare time, Dr. Dresing enjoys music, skiing, golfing and spending time with his family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Internal Medicine
Minneapolis, MN USA

Medical Education - University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL USA

Undergraduate - Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH USA


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Specialty Interests

Abnormal Heart Rhythms, Long QT Syndrome, Sudden Cardiac Death, Ventricular Tachycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, Biventricular Pacemaker, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiology Study, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Pacemaker Implant, Pulmonary Vein Isolation Ablation atrial fibrillation, cardiac electrophysiology, catheter ablation therapy, cardiac device therapy

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Thomas Dresing, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 4/28/2021, Dr. Dresing 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

230 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 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

54 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Dr. Dressing took his time with us. We did not feel rushed and felt he was very thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Dr. Dresing was attentive and showed concern for my situation. I was looking for a second opinion and got it.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

The best Doctor at the best hospital in the US. Need I say any more?

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Dr Dresing is wonderful! I feel well taken care of being his patient.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr Dressing reviewed the plan of care , choices I had in regards to my cardiac condition Risks and benefits of available choices.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Dr. Dresing is a great doctor. He has always listened to concerns and fully explained and answered any questions. He is very attentive and committed to his patients needs and concerns. I strongly feel that I could not be in better hands. He is also my son's Electrophysiologist and gives him the same committment and service.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

I am very impressed with Dr. Dressing and his nurse Allie.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

I had such fantastic experience I am recommending the clinic and Dr dressing to everyone I know

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr Dresing takes a good amount of time with patients during the appointments- that is very rare. He is also a very accurate and good listener, getting complete facts and histories.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Dr. Dresing is easy to communicate with. He has been very informative about my condition.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Was very pleased with the Doctor... He spent a lot of time with me...explained many things that was confusing me about my heart problem.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

The nurse and Doctor were great.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

I am a family practice doctor and refer pats to Dr Dresing and the clinic regularly

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

I like Dr. Dresing's manner and that of the nursing staff that works with him.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

best doctor I have ever been to about my heart

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Dr. Dresing is always very thorough with discussing my history and treatment. i appreciate his honesty.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr Dresing spent ample time with me making sure I understood options and answering my questions both then and afterwards via email.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr Dresing is the best

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

For a routine visit with my doctor and not have to drive 1.5 hours is a great thing. I look forward to continuing these visit when possible.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr. Dresing is always very courteous and allows me to ask questions. His responses are very easy to understand and thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

I would definitely recommend Dr. Dresing, he is wonderful.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr. Dresing is the best. caring and compassionate.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Very pleased with the concerns and timing of Dr. Dressing and staff. These folks are great

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Dr Dressing has been awesome!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

doctor is very smart and good

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

100% satisfied with the service and the care provided by the doctor

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Dr. Dressing is outstanding at keeping me informed on what are next steps will be , in terms of my care ... I really appreciate all He and CC has done for me ...

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Excellent, listened to concerns, wish all my doctors were like him!!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr. Dresing was extremely thorough and really tried to help me.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr Dressing is a fantastic doctor

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

He is a caring Dr. who I trust with my health problems.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

dr dressing was extremely kind to me and took my appointment in spite of the fact I had messed up. he is always very kind and generous with his time. everyone was just great to me. this was a good experience of coming to a visit. dr dressing is a good kind person and I am lucky to be his patient!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

I had an excellent experience with Dr. Dresing. He was very polite. I felt like I was talking to a family member. I fully understand my condition and what steps were being taken to correct it. All of my questions were answered and I felt very satisfied and very safe with being under Dr. Dresing's care.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

I feel like my care provider took good care of all my needs.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Dr. explained my condition thoroughly. He was pleased to tell me the medication is effective and I will continue with it.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr. Dresing is excellent: knowledgeable, experienced, caring, respectful, thoughtful, organized, a good listener.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr. Dresing answered every question I had clearly and thoroughly. He was prepared with my test results and was up to date on my chart.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Once again Dr. Dressing was patient with my concerns and addressed all my questions. I am very grateful to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

everyone has been great ; went above and beyond for me! even called dr to get records the day prior!!

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

the doctor went above and beyond to help me and. ended up got me admitted and felt safe!

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Dressing was very informative and took his time explaining things and I was very appreciative

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

even though I was seen an hour past my appointment time, I did not feel rushed and Dr. D gave me his full attention. I have been fine since last appointment so there were no major concerns, questions, or issues to discuss, but if there were, I know he would have taken adequate time to address them. I also appreciate that he walked me out, did not just leave the room.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

The care that Dr Dresing provided For me during in person, surgery, and follow up care is remarkable. My Quality of life has vastly increased, Since meeting Dr Dressing.I cannot thank him enough for Giving me an Active life backTHANK YOU Dr. Dresing

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. Dresing is such a kind and informative care provider. I couldn't be happier that he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. Dressing's team was extremely friendly, helpful and responsive. They exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

In addition to being a technically excellent surgeon, Dr. Dressing excels at patient communication and building a great sense of being cared about. He is always willing to listen and to engage in great dialogue.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

I live in Columbus, so the video visit saved me 5 hours in the car. More important, I was able to discuss my concerns and have Dr. Dressing's evaluation much quicker than waiting for an in person visit. Great experience.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

I was very impressed by Dr. Dresing's staff, they were extremely polite.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Dr. Dresing was very thorough, and explained everything to me so I understood exactly what my plan of care of was, and the surgical procedure that needs done right away.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Dr. Dresing had answer for everything, we asked about.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

I love Dr. Dresing and his staff. They are always on top of everything, thoughtful, compassionate, and on time.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr. Dresing is by far one of the best doctors I have. His explanations are easy to understand, and he treats you like a friend of the family.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

I have already recommend Dr. Dresing to several friends/family members, and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr Dresing makes me feel at ease and helps me understand my issues. I have great respect for him

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