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 Education - 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.

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

258 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

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

The doctor explained everything . He did so in simple terms a person could understand.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr D was very easy going, honest and genuinely engaged. I would recommend him to anyone as you might assume. 5Stars!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

loved Dr Dresinf

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Dr. Dresing was very thorough and answered all questions completely.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

I think Dr. Dresing is great!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr Dresing very thorough - answered all .y questions/concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

This physician is professional, kind, caring, and empathetic.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

love Dr Dresing. professional discusses alternatives for condition

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

very good Dr.answers all my questions,explains test results and medications ,very satisfied with my care.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

Dr. made time to fit me into his schedule to discuss my concerns. Thank you

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Worthwhile visit. Care provider clearly explained options which will be very helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

best, greatest Doctor. I would recommend him to all. Dr Dressing is what you would expect and want in a Doctor. Compassionate, caring, knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr. Dresing is always very courteous and explains everything completely,

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr Dresing actually informed me of a delay, which was ok, outstanding customer communication. thanks

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr Dresing is the best, thorough, detailed, would recommend to anyone that needs a problem with ep

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Lab work was first and went very well and tests were done immediately. Then there was the wait to see the doctor...about 2 hours. Not good.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr. Dresing and staff calm, attentive, empathetic, confident, informative. what more could you ask for?

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. Dressing to others. He is beyond one of the best Doctors I have ever had.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

dr dressing and his staff are the best thank you for all you and your staff have done for me

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. Dresing is fantastic! He is an excellent clinician and a highly skilled arrhythmia surgeon. He has cured my a-fib! I will recommend him to anyone that needs an electrocardiologist.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr. Dressing and his team was very kind and personable! Thank you!!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Dresing is very kind and extremely competent! I am thrilled with his expertise in working with me on my heart problems.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

I have received excellent care from Dr. Dresing and his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Dr. Dresing is always pleasant and professional. I could not ask for better care.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

I had a great conversation with my doctor and he explained everything very well. The only thing is I felt he was rushing me out of there, maybe it was because they were behind but I felt he was trying to deal with me as quick as possible to move on to the next patient.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018

Dr. Dressing is a wonderful doctor and treated my family very well after my surgery

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018

Dr. Dresing is an excellent doctor. He is extremely thorough. Very caring. He takes all the time you need to answer questions and makes sure you understand everything. I moved to Kentucky, but came back to Dr. Dresing because of all of the above. I trust him and hold him in high regard.

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