Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.0330
Fax:
216.445.6156
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lifevest
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
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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)
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Biography

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: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

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

Appointed
2006

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2002

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2000

Residency - University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Internal Medicine
Minneapolis, MN USA
1997

Medical School - University of Alabama School of Medicine
MD
Birmingham, AL USA
1993

Undergraduate - Dartmouth College
Anthropology
Hanover, NH USA
1987

Certifications

  • 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 4/2/2018, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

208 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
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

Dr Dresing very thorough. Easy to understand. Answered my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

the team seemed to be running about 30 min behind but once back to exam room with nurse, things moved along more quickly. the nurse had to adjust several meds on my med list d/t hospitalization in May but did so efficiently and correctly. the physician came in within 5 min of the nurse leaving. He did not appear rushed and spent appropriate time.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

Dr. Dressing is the "Gold Standard" in every sense. Brilliant! Kind! Professional!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

Doctor Dressing saw me before my procedure and explained everything so I understood it.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

I had an ablation from Dr. Dressing, the results have been outstanding, I appreciate how professional he was and feel lucky to have had him.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

Dr. Dresing is AWESOME! Great doctor and really listens.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

Dr.Dressing spent more than hour going over my tests from Dr. Schwartzman. Dr. Dressing answered all my questions about the procedure that I will have in Sept. He is friendly and thorough. I would recommend him to others in need of help with heart rhythm problems

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Dr Dresing is a Doctor who cares about his patients,he is very gentle, understanding and. probably one of the best Doctors at the Clinic heart center.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

I see this Doctor once a year for a follow-up (Cardiologist). Getting an appt. is very challenging.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Dr. Dresing is excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

Provider was with another patient, but he was willing to stay with us as long as needed.

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

Dr. Dressing gave me very good advice on medications.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

ALWAYS a pleasant experience. Dr. Dressing is a bundle of information and explains my situation carefully. He switch me to new medications a few years back and it has worked out Beautifully. 2 thumbs up

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

Good- first visit to Cardiologist & was nervous. MA & Dr. Dresing were very respectful, knowledgable & efficient.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

One of the best things always about Dr. Dresing is that he ALWAYS involves you in the choices you have for treatment and meds, procedures, etc. He has always checked back over past records and procedures/tests to compare current results. He is ALWAYS prepared before he comes in the room.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018

Dr. Dresing had fit me in at the end of the day. He spent a lot of time with me answering questions and explaining a couple of things. I never felt rushed...he was very gracious with his time.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2017

Dr.Dressing is truly a blessing. He helped me feel I could continue living my life. I thank him from the bottom of my heart.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2017

patient is 95 yrs. old and hard or hearing- not easily communicated with!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2017

Dr. Dresing discussed my symptoms and listened attentively to my concerns. Dr. Dresing gave me a diagnosis, which is an amazing thing in my case; I have been dealing with concerns for over one year and he validated my experience and symptoms and made an appropriate referral to the Autonomic Clinic at the hospital. I will be eternally grateful to Dr. Dresing for validating my physical complaints and not telling me I was just anxious, depressed or that nothing was wrong with me. Even though the diagnosis was difficult to digest, I am happy to finally have an answer!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2017

Dr. Dresing has always given me clear explanations and reasons for his actions.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2017

Doctors Wazni, Dressing and Dr. Calahann all very good.

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