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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

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.2131
Fax:
216.445.6195
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
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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)
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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. 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
2006

Education & Fellowships

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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 3/22/2021, 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:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Biosense Webster, Inc.

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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr Wazni & his staff are the best!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

very impressed with Doctor Wazni. He gave me a treatment option that I was not aware existed and which I intend to pursue.I was also impressed with nurse and Assistant that helped gather my medical records.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Wazni was exceptional. very knowledgeable about my medical problem.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

as I said Dr Wazni was very impressive. very thorough and compassionate.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

I was referred to Dr. Wazni by Dr. Wilcoff, who I respect and trust, and was not disappointed.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

When a patient asks too many questions and concerns, some drs. seem to treat her like a hypochondriac; when she downplays symptoms, she may be seen as in denial. I guess both dr and patient are walking a fine line.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Dr. Wazni is terrific. He assed my needs and provided the service I needed.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

I am very happy with Dr. Wazni. I need someone who assesses my situation and then tells me what I need to do.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Dr. Wazni was very thoughtful and carefully explained my situation.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Great experience! Dr. Wazni was well prepared for my appointment. All tests were fully reviewed & Dr. W made changes based on those test results.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Dr. Wazni listened to my concerns, explained my options, and answered my verbal and written questions.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Excellent communication. Dr. Wazni is a very good listener and responds promptly with thoughtful answers.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Wazni and Zach, the one that checked my pacemaker, were awesome. I feel like they saved my life.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Everyone in Dr. Wasni's staff is courteous, patient, knowledgeable and kind.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Wasni and staff are the best!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

this is only the second time I've met with Dr. Wozniak in the past several years. He showed a tremendous ability to communicate the root of the problem that is leading to the ablation procedure and was very descriptive as to what the procedure entails. He was also very communicative on this course of treatment versus other courses of treatment such as medicine or the lack of benefit of the thinning of the ventricular wall where my hypertrophy is located.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

web portal was not working on the providers side so phone visit

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

many questions were deferred to Dr Eazni however the questions Dr Collier could answer were answered completely and in an understandable manner

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

This virtual visit was originally scheduled as an in-person appointment. It was changed due to bad weather I had planned to drive 450 miles over icy roads to reach Cleveland, and I greatly appreciated Dr. Wazni's flexibility in switching to a virtual visit.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr. Wazni is always polite, patient, and caring. I have great faith in his expertise.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr.Wazni is Always kind, accommodating, and very thorough. He always answers my questions and is very concerned about my care

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Dr. Wazni was wonderful, very caring with great bedside manners. He made me feel very at ease and confident in him as my Doctor. Both females that registered me in were very nice.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

very good doctor; very helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Dr. Wazni is excellent. Good experience.

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.

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