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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

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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 4/19/2022, 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

217 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 4.1
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

54 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

While I believe doctor Dressing is a very Competent doctor I didn't feel like my concern was Addressed with compassion. I Feel my condition is severe at times but was made to feel almost like I shouldn't be there. It would have been better for me if some sort of validation with the condition and compassion were used before recommending treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Dr. Dresing had an available time the very next day.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Dr. Dresing and I discussed options in depth.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Dr Dresing and everybody connected to the Cleveland Clinic has been outstanding, organized and efficient

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Dr. Dressing explained things very well and answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Very pleased with Dr.Dresing and everyone that I met.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dr Dresing was thorough, friendly and caring. I feel fortunate to have him care for my medical needs.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Dr. Dresing's Office recognized the need to see me sooner and made it happen after a cancellation left an opening. I am happy to have a good Doctor like Dr. Tom Dresing and his staff in my corner.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Best Doctor at your entire campus without a doubt.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr dressing is a high (highest) quality care provider

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Dr Dresing took time to fully explain my condition and how it impacted my personal situation..........

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Once I was able to see the doctor I thought he did an excellent job of covering the next steps for my AFib. His nurse was also very efficient. The scheduler seemed less efficient. I appreciate the effort the nurse put forth in for me to see the doctor after my appointment was initially cancelled. I did speak with another scheduler who did say to call in for potential cancellations and she was helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Excellent appointment with Dr. Dresing

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr. Dresing is an amazing physician. He is very knowledgeable about his discipline which makes you feel like you are well cared for.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr Dresing was very caring and professional during my visit.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Dr Dresing is a exceptional and kind physician and answers all questions

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

The physician is beyond my expectations As a physician I found Dr Dresing a exceptional physician who listens to the patient

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

I was very impressed by the way that I was treated. My questions were answered and good suggestions were made. Dr. DRESING was kind and helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Dr. Dressing does an excellent job.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Dr Dressing is a excellent doctor. He is informative and shows genuine concern for your well being

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Dr Dressing and his staff are Fabulous and very respectful I would recommend everybody to him and his staff

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Dr. D is stellar!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Dr.Dresing is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr. Is very thorough and relatable.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Dr Dressing has addressed many heart issues for many years. He has done two ablations in the last several years and has planned to get my heart rhythm stabilized.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Couldn't get a direct line to Dr Dresing. Took several months to get an appointment.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Once I was able to see Dr Dresing it was a very good experience.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

I felt like I was the most important person in Dr. Dresings care.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

I have total confidence in the staff and Dr.'s at The Cleveland Clinic! Dr. Dressing has cared for my A-fib several times. I will be having another ablation soon and pray I will do as well as I have in the past!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr. Dressing is always great at providing information about your problems, and helps me to understand the treatment that most therapeutic for my care.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Someone with Scimitar Syndromewhere else would I go before Heaven? The Cleveland Clinic! I have had the very best luck and care from Dr Thomas Dresing and Dr. Bruce Lindsey. Wonderful brains! I had the world's best pediatric cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. John Webster Kirklin, UAB. I walk the earth each day with undying gratitude for The Cleveland Clinic and UAB. In Ohio anything is possible! Thank all of you from my HEART! SJH

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Dr Dresing is comfortable to be with and talk to about stable future planning of birth defect.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Nothing but a positive experience from staff and especially Dr. Dressing. Very happy and would certainly refer based on my experiences.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

In Dr. Dressing I trust. Certainly would refer.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Excellent visit with Dr. Thomas Dressing

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Very glad to be a patient of Dr. Dresing.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr. Dresing is the very best!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Dr. Dresing always listens to my concerns and shows interest in my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr Dresing is a caring and knowledgeable person and medical professional.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

Dr. Dresing was amazing. He never made me feel rushed, even though a previous patient had required considerably more time. He explained the entire process to me and even though I have a medical background, I had never really understood the medical situation I was dealing with.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

Great Doctors are always hard to schedule but Dr Dresing has gone above to call of duty.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr.Dressing is a kind and professional Physician. He always answers my questions and addresses my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr. Dressing always spends plenty of time reviewing my recent care. Never do I feel rushed during my time with him.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

I'm glad I waited the three months to see Dr Dresing. He was beyond excellent in every aspect and I am fortunate that he will be doing my ablation.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr Dresing took the time to explain his summary of my recent EKGs, Halter monitor, and Echo Cardiogram done in Midland, MI that were sent electronically to him. Also, he provided a clear explanation why he would recommend a heart ablation over a pacemaker.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr Dresing's nurse, I believe Brittany, did an excellent job in going over meds and other required information prior to my visit with Dr Dresing

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

It was easy to schedule my time with Dr. Dresing.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr. Dresing is direct, caring, and knowledgeable of my condition and communicated the options well.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr Dresing has helped me with my cardiac arrhythmia as well as my blood pressure. I am extremely grateful.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Best Dr. Best hospital

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Dr Dressing is excellent

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Dr. Dressing is EXCELLENT !

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Dr Dressing fully explained options and results.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr. Dresing is an exceptional physician. Fabulous. The best!

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