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 & Pacing Section
  • 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 14 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

244 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 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

I love working w Dr Wazni and his team! He listens and includes me in decision making.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

After reviewing my records, Dr. Wazni was reassuring and realistic in recommending future followup monitoring.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

dr Wazni was very professional

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Very good experience Dr.Wazni Is one of the nicest belayed it doctors I have ever met, he acted as if you were the only patient at the clinic gave you all the time you needed and answered all my questions very very nice man.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

absolutely the best doctor Polite intelligent took his time with you very very nice doctor

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Dr Wazni was very attentive and responsive to all my questions and concerns . He in clouded my husband in all interactions which was important to me as my husband is a physician and I rely on his opinions

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr Wazni was outstanding, commanding, caring and just enough wit to relax me about the whole ablation thing

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

appreciate the level of skill as well as his caring aspect by Dr. Wazni

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr Wazni is wonderful! Very busy man but always asks about my 85 year old mother who has accompanied me on other appointments.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

The care provider is very good. He made feel comfortable and I knew I was in good hands!

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

looking fwd to working with Dr Wazni and his staff

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Entered clinic had ekg .then saw dr Wazni and was in my car headed home in 92 minutes !!! Great doctor great service and great personal care.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Dr Wazni accommodated us when we needed an appt. Communication skills and response time was A+

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Dr Wazni took the time to explain everything. Very compassionate. Showed concern for my husband. Moved forward quickly when needed. Very responsive

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

We are thrilled with Dr Wazni and all of his associates. Highly recommend. Dr Wazni

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr demomonstrated caring, concerns and my input. answered all questions efficiently and in a mannner that was understandable

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr Wazni is top notch. That is why i make the 8 hr trip every year. I only wish the ECG had been scheduled ahead so i could have had my appointment on time.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Had to push the care provider in terms of describing risks of prescribed procedure.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Excellent experience. Very impressed with Dr. Wazni.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Wazni is the best! He is a doctor because he cares for people, and I left there with the assurance that he did his best for me.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Wazni Has always been thorough, and to the point. Any questions or concerns have always been addressed by him. We are very happy to have such great doctors at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Dr. Wazni is an excellent doctor, very skilled and informative and a caring person!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr. Wazni is excellent and so very caring.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

very pleased with time & attention from Dr. Wazni. Appreciate his openness to discussion

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Great experience, everyone prompt and courteous. Communication good and Dr. Wazni great.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Dr. Wazni is outstanding. very concerned, empathetic and helpful. very thorough

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

I told Dr. Wazni he was my "Hero". Ever since our first meeting, he "took control" of my care and pursued a stepped plan to achieve excellent results. I am grateful for his care.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

dr Wazni very concerned and helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

splendid hospital, superb physician.

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