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

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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 4/9/2020, 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

257 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

72 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

I am very pleased with my appointment with dr dressing

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr. Dresing got me in for a second opinion very promptly. I appreciated that very much.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

I was very fortunate to have been given an appointment that was added on to Dr. Dresing's very busy schedule. Otherwise it would have been an additional 2 months before I would have been seen. Grateful!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

You couldn't ask for a better doctor. He even explained advances coming up that could affect and apply to my situation. This is the best of the best and so grateful I was referred to him. I have also referred others to him.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Couldn't be better with regard to this physician.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr Dressing has provided me superior care for the past 10 years.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Dresing is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr Dresing is a gem. we are very grateful to be his patient

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr. Dresing reviewed the recent "echo" test I had so I was able to understand the findings. He never seemed in a rush and was very pleasant. He answered my questions thoroughly. I would certainly recommend him to anyone at any tiime.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

i love the place that helps me and takes care ofy heart. we was suppose to wear mask and not aloud to have anyone with us they gave us a hard time about my husband coming in with me but after they made him leave i walked in and seen all kinds of people with other people and there wasnt anything wrong with them, tons of people didnt even have their mask on. so i was upset. But doctor Thomas Dressing did take good care of me.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

I feel that these doctors have so many apts. that they read the test and pass apts and hospital visits that they do not go over everything. I did not get my blood work results and I did not get to tell him my blood is so thin I am bleeding a lot with just a scratch.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

He is a very good Dr. He was the only one that took care of my problem and came out with a plan and let me decide if I wanted to do it.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

I feel very confident of the care and treatment provided by Dr. Dresing. He is extremely professional and genuinely interested in my care. I wish he was scheduled at the Avon location additional days each month.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr. Dresing is one of the finest professionals I've ever dealt with.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Dresing has been my cardiologist for many years, and his care has always been excellent. The same goes for his support staff.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

personal is always better but Dr Dresing is the best

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Dressing over the last 3 years of knowing him has been a outstanding listener, excellent communicator, and genuine.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Dresing spent about 30 minutes with me an was excellent. He answered all my questions and concerns

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr. Dressing is always courteous and answers in detail all of your question he never appears rushed and always engaging. I have had a pacemaker in me for over 30 years under multiple doctor's care and Dr Dressing is the best.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

very good! dr dressing always makes me feel like he is listening to me and that he cares!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

We have no problems with Dr. Dressing

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr. Dresing is an exceptional care provider and has great empathy. He is a tireless worker and 100% dedicated to achieving superior outcomes for his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

I really appreciated how Dr Dresing personally walked me out and continued talking to me.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Excellent interaction with Dr Dressing

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020


Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

I wish I had known about Dr. Dresing prior to my first Heart Ablation. I would definitely have had Dr. Dresing do my Heart Ablation.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

My experience with Dr Dressing has been very positive.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Doctor Dresing is amazing and has an outstanding staff.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

my doctor is the best

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

*Dr. David Martin is responsible for my treatment plan, however his associate, *Dr. Thomas Dresing took charge of my 4 day stay. I couldn't be more pleased with *Dr. Dresing's complete involvement in my care.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

*Dr. Greg did not relay my discharge to *Dr. Puri whom wanted me not to be discharged.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

dr. dressing was very thorough and took his time and explaining and answering all my questions.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

All went good with my call from the Dr.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Dr. Dressing was very understanding and yet professional at the same time. Very good doctor, and glad to be under his care.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Had a Facetime call with Dr. Dressing that was so reassuring -- made my day to speak with him during this unsettling time.

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Dr. Dresing is always pleasant and knowledgeable about my health history. He has a good sense of humor, which I appreciate .

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

I think he is a wonderful doctor. I happily visit with him every year and hope he never retires or leaves.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Dr Dering was great. I am very pleased with the experience.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Dr. Dresing explained things in an easy to understand manner and put our minds at ease concerning a really serious issue.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

I like Dr. Dressing a lot.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Dr Dresing is always friendly and professional. Light hearted and easy to talk to.He always explains everything so we can understand it and takes extra steps with my case due to many other medical issues.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

I would recommend Dr Dresing to anyone.He's an outstanding Dr

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

I told Dr. Dresing once, that I owe him my life!! You don't have a number high enough for me to rate him!!! He has excellent bed side manners, very knowledgeable and takes his time with each patient to explain their condition and plan of care. I worked as a cardiac nurse and know that special doctor that goes that extra mile and Dr.Dresing definitely is in that category!!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Dr. Dressing has been with me throughout my 14-year ride through the Cleveland Clinic from heart attack to heart ablation. His professionalism is only matched by his ability and thoroughness. He fully embraces the idea that I'm, very much, within the decision making process regarding my medical care. His suggestions and advice have always proved worthwhile and he respects the fact that I'm the captain of my ship.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Both Dr Dresing and his nurses assistant were terrific. I felt genuine concern and interest from them both as we discussed optional types of treatment. Good listeners!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr. Dresing was thorough, patient and kind. Options were explained completely and I am very comfortable with the choice I made. Thank You!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

I felt that I was a patient that mattered. It's a good feeling the nurse and doctor cared about the Best outcome for me.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr Dressing was wonderful...fully explained all of my options and his reccomendations

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Absolutely EXCELLENT - always incredibly knowledgeable willing to share & answer any & all questions *Dr. Dresing is the BEST!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr Dressing is very caring and does a great job explaining options and plan of care.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

although a bit late in getting my appointment as scheduled, I enjoyed my visit with the Doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

best Doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

DR Dresing always takes time to explain conditions and prognosis for treatment. His obvious knowledge and interest in my situation makes him extremely trustworthy

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Great thanks to customer service by Dr. Dressing and the staff of the Cardiology department!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr. Dressing was very thorough and very personable. I highly appreciate and recommend his service!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr. Dresing was very thorough in his examination, explanations and recommendations. A very good doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

I do recommend Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Dresing at every opportunity.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr. Dresing instilled confidence and trust from the moment he walked in the room. I am so happy I saw him for a consult.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr Dressing is excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

great physician, great visit !

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Very pleased with explanations and discussions by Dr. Dresing.

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