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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Ischemic Heart Disease Center
  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
  • Lifevest
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
  • Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Harvesting
View all 16 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Beats - Women
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • 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 16 Specialties +


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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. 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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

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

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

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon


  • 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

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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 3/25/2019, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or 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

271 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

frankly I had some anxiety about another cardiac procedure but I could tell that Dr Wazni in a portal message was confident he could achieve a good outcome. likewise in my pre - op appt on Dec 15, I could tell he and others had put a lot of thought into my case and were quite sure things were going to turn out good this time. Dr Wazni's technical explanations of what and how he was going to during the catheter ablation was also very convincing and reassuring. so when I got to the EP lab I was ready to go.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

the general atmosphere at the Cleveland Clinic is that all who work there whether they were a doctor, housekeeper, technician or nurse knew what they were doing and because they themselves were elite, they wanted to be at this elite institution.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr. Wazni was very professional & caring.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr. Wazni was very respectful and courteous. He went out of his way to provide me with a copy of the published paper of the trial I had participated in. I am grateful to have been able to participate.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Wazni is very personable, knowledgeable, & helpful. Great job!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

I appreciated Dr Wazni taking the time to answer all of my questions. He exudes confidence. Did not feel rushed!!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Very satisfied with Dr. Wazni.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr. Wazni and his staff are utmost professionals. Patients can only attempt to schedule an appointment 3 months before desired/necessary time. That is problematic.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr. Wazni has truly been wonderful throughout my care.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

I have total confidence in Dr. Wazni

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Worked mostly with practitioner, saw *Dr. Ix for about 10 min. Practitioner respectful, tried to answer questions, explain what they were looking for etc.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr Wazni stays very booked, usually several months out.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr Wazni always leaves me with some optimism about next options should I need them

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr was straight shooter. right to the point. I like that

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

since my husband wasn't aloud in the Dr talk to him on the phone to explain my health issues.... how Great !!!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

I am always very impressed with Dr. Wazni

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Wazni called us on our bus ride back to the hotel. Our other physician told him we had questions. He asked us to come back and discuss our questions that day.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

I expected an excellent video appointment and I got one. The videos of Dr Wazni are excellent and accurately reflect on who he is. It was great to talk in person. I look forward to meeting in surgery prep soon.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr Wazni is awesome. He got my needs report done quickly and answered all questions

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Competent doctor, light on bed side manner

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr Wazni is excellent in his communications

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

I cannot give enough praise to Dr Wazni and his Staff. also to the hospital staff. They are wonderful thanks to everyone at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr. Wazni has successfully performed 2ablations on me in prior years fo eliminate Afib. Now I need his expertise to do the same for eliminating AFlutter. He is an outstanding electrophysiologist and Doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

I was very satisfied after speaking with Dr. Wazni. I felt reassured of his advice and for the recommended procedure to try to remed

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

My first video visit went surprisingly well; no problems connecting or communicating with my doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

I love the care I receive from Dr. Wazni's Department.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

love dr waxni

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

much easier than I thought. Dr and I had a good session. would do this again for a follow up visit anytime

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Dr. Wazni is a wonderful person

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

I shared some vacation pictures with Dr. Wazni. They showed me enjoying myself hiking. Before I met him and received the care to fix my Afib problem.........I would not have been able to enjoy hiking.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Waszi was amazing. He took his time with me.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. Wazni is amazing. One of the best I've dealt with.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

MD was Excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Fantastic visit Dr.Wazni was very thorough and spent a lot of time with us explaining my condition.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Wazni gave me his full attention, explained why no further action was needed at this time, and I left with full understanding of my care plan for the next 6 months, as well as the next year.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr. Wazni explained procedures to me that were crystal clear. I felt very comfortable with his area of expertise and knowledge.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr Wazni is very focused and time for discussion is limited; feels too short.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

one of the best doctors I ever had!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr. Wazni was a little behind schedule but still took the time to make sure that all my questions were answered and that I really understood the answers.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Cleveland clinic is the place to go. would definitely recommend Dr wazni.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr Wazni and his assistant wee both helpful and forth coming.

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