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Title Section Head, Electrophysiology
Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.2131
Fax:
216.445.6195
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Ablation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Section
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Lead Extraction
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pacemaker Lead Extraction
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Beats - Women
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
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Biography

About Oussama Wazni, MD

Oussama Wazni, MD, MBA is Section Head, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Cleveland Clinic. He is also the Director of the Outpatient Electrophysiology Department and Co-Director of the Ventricular Arrhythmia Center, Center for Atrial Fibrillation and the Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention Center. Dr. Wazni also holds the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He specializes in electrophysiology with special interest in atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia ablation.

Dr. Wazni received a Bachelor's degree in Sciences/Biology from the American University of Beirut, continuing there to complete his medical degree, graduating with distinction in the top 5 percent of his class. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr Wazni received a fellowship in cardiology from the University of Texas, Houston, where he became Fellow of the Year. He then returned to Cleveland Clinic for fellowships in cardiology and electrophysiology, becoming Chief Fellow in electrophysiology.

He was a finalist in the Young Investigator Award presented by the American College of Cardiology in 2004 and, that same year, won the Clinical Research Award from the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Wazni is principal investigator in several ongoing research studies related to atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia ablation, anticoagulation management in patients undergoing ablation for chronic atrial fibrillation, and use of low molecular heparin for bridging in patients undergoing implantation of mechanical valves.

Widely published in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Wazni is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. He served as the Abstract Session Chair for the Heart Rhythm Society's Scientific Sessions in 2005 and 2006.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2010

Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
2014

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2004

Fellowship - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Cardiology
Houston, TX USA
2002

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2001

Internship - American University of Beirut Medical Center
Rotating Internship
Beirut, Lebanon
1998

Medical Education - American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
Beirut, Lebanon, Lebanon
1997

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Biology
Beirut, Lebanon
1993

Certifications

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

Specialty Interests

Abnormal Heart Rhythms, Long QT Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Tachycardia, Biventricular Pacemaker, Catheter Ablation, Lead Extraction, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Pacemaker Implant, Pulmonary Vein Isolation Ablation

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Oussama Wazni, MD.

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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 9/11/2023, Dr. Wazni has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Wazni receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Biosense Webster, Inc.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation

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

298 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr Wazni and his staff are caring, helpful, friendly, and extremely capable. I am blessed by his care.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Wazni is simply amazing.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr Wazni always take time to ask how I am doing and answer all my questions. He a great doctor

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

The virtual visit was exactly what I needed. It allows me to have Dr. Wazni as my electrophysiologist even though I am so far away.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Wazni is an excellent communicator and always considers my opinion.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

The team spirit of Dr Wazni's staff is excellent

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr. Wazni is an exemplar of the Cleveland Clinic Care-Givers

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Dr Wazni and the entire team were fantastic.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Dr Wazni explained everything in great detail. He even walked me to the elevator.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

This was the first time that I arranged for and attended a video appointment with Dr. Wazni and it worked very well

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Dr Wazni conducted the appointment hmself and as usual he was outstanding

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Dr. Wazni is very knowledgeable and a very good communicator.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Wazni and the other staff were very helpful when scheduling my February 27 appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

This was my first visit with Dr. Wazni. It was obvious he had familiarized himself with my records before entering the exam room. I found him to be very knowledgeable and personable and easy to communicate with and exchange ideas. I am looking forward to having Dr. Wazni as my new electrophysiologist.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

My entire conversation with the electrophysiologist lasted less than 10 minutes and no new care was provided or recommended. He looked at five-year-old test results from another clinic and drew a quick conclusion, then dismissed me I expected more from the top cardiology clinic in the country

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

The one think that was a disappointment was the fact that I did not see the doctor after my procedure was finished. I had questions that I wanted to ask him and was told to enter my questions in MyChart. That is a less than ideal way to communicate. I did put one of my questions In MyChart but, as expected. I received an answer 3 days later. I wanted an answer when my procedure was finished.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Oussama an accomplished physician, has really helped me & enabled me to keep very active. But more importantly, he is a wonderful man and a true gentleman. His patients, including me, are lucky to have him.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr Wasna the best ever !!!!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

After visiting with Dr. Wazni, I found that Cleveland Clinic offers other options for treatment of my problem. I will not hesitate to return to Cleveland Clinic as Dr. Wazni recommended.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Wazni really does care for the person. He doesn't see the patient as just a condition. He offers all options for treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

I hold Dr. Wazni and his staff in very high esteem. I have been treated many times by him and always with best possible outcomes!

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr. Wazni is exceptional in his knowledge and manner. I've always left appointments with him comfortable with our healthcare plans and directions.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Very happy with the care provided by Nurse and Dr..

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr Wazni is a highly respected professional. He took time to listen to my concerns and worked with me to develop a treatment plan.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

This neither good or bad, nor a complaint. I was referred to Dr. Wazni by my PCP in Sarasota, Fl. He is very busy for good reason and I had to wait longer than I wanted to get an appointment.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr is personable & answers my questions

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr Wazni is great. He listen to me and answered my questions. And he is my father's dr too

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Wazni is unquestionably the best medical professional I have ever dealt with. He is knowledgeable, caring and understanding of your physical and emotional state. I cannot speak highly enough of him

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

I am completely satisfied with the care I received from Dr Wazni. He exemplifies the highest level of professionalism in a physician. I've always felt that he had my best Interest at heart.A+ !00.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr Wazni has my unequivocal support in my health care plan

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr.Wazni is an awesome Dr and surgeon,I would recommend him to anyone that I know that would be in need of his expertise

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Wasni is one of the most caring and excellent doctors I have ever met. He is a great doctor and helped me tremendously.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Wazni is kind, very intelligent, keeps up with new data and I feel reassured when I see him.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Wazni is, quite simply, the best.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Very, very happy with Dr Wazni and his staff.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr Wazni is excellent

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr.Wazni literally gave me my life back. His expertise, his knowledge, his response to my health issues were above and beyond anything I have ever experienced from a doctor and his team as well. If this sounds fantastical just ask my very happy husband, my family and friends,

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Wazni is the reason I went to the Cleveland clinic. He is well known and trusted in the medical community. He came up with a great plan to treat my A-fib, my wife and I are excited to get scheduled for the recommended procedure.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Great Doctor!!!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Wazni is always kind and considerate.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

The Cleveland Clinic doctors and staff have been excellent caregivers. They have changed my life and made it such a wonderful life!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr Wazni was very professional and to the point, made sure I understood, didn't cut me off when I asked him a question

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

All staff and Dr Wazni were extremely professional, efficient and to the point yet compassionate and understanding. Cleveland Clinic's team of Doctors and staff are truly world class. I am so glad that I have trusted my health to their care.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Doctor explained reason for his recommendations.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Wazni and his staff run an excellent medical practice

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Excellent experience high trust and confidence of Dr. Wazni and his team

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Doctor Wazni was fabulous!! I felt very comfortable with him and his diagnosis.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

I trust my Doctors at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr Wazni and nurse we exceptional

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

I could only conclude that my good condition at this juncture (5 months following surgery) had the doctor conclude that he had better things to do.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr. Wasni was informative and I felt I could trust his judgement.

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