Treatment & Services
- Biventricular Pacemaker
- Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- Clinical Trials
- Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
- Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
- Pacemaker Implant
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abnormal Heart Beats - Women
- Abnormal Heart Rhythms
- Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Atrial Flutter
- Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
- Heart Palpitations
- Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
- Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
- Supraventricular Tachycardia
- Ventricular Fibrillation
- Ventricular Tachycardia
- Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - The Ohio State University Hospitals
Columbus, OH USA
Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
Residency - Case Western Reserve
Fellowship - Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH USA
Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Case Western Reserve
- Editorial Board: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology; Journal of Interventional Electrophysiology. Associate Editor: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology (PACE)
- International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (formerly NASPExAM), Examination Writing Committee, 1988-present
- Heart Rhythm Society - National Committees: Board of Trustees, 2004-2007; Chairman Health Policy Committee Chairman, 2006-2008.
- Co-Editor of the major Textbook on Implantable Electronic Device Therapy, currently in the 3rd Edition: Ellenbogen KA, Kay GN, Lau CP, Wilkoff BL. Clinical Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation, and Resynchronization Therapy. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier, 2007.
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
Abnormal Heart Rhythms, bradyarrhythmias, sudden cardiac death, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, biventricular pacemaker, lead extraction, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, pacemaker implant, cardiac implantable electronic device infection Abnormal Heart Rhythms, Bradyarrhythmias, Sudden Cardiac Death, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Tachycardia, Biventricular Pacemaker, Lead Extraction, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Pacemaker Implant, Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
Awards & Honors
- 2004-Present, Cleveland Magazine "Top Doc"
- 2014America’s Top Doctors (Castle Connolly)
Innovations & Patents
- Awarded on February 3, 2004 -- Patent No. 6,687,544. System and method for determining safety alert conditions for implantable medical devices.
- Awarded on December 4, 2001 -- Patent No. 6,327,501 B1. System and method for determining safety alert conditions for implantable medical devices.
- Awarded on February 20, 2001 -- Patent No. 6,192,273. Non-programmable automated heart rhythm classifier.
- Awarded on March 16, 1999 -- Patent No. 5,882,352. Automatic Adjustment of Detection Rate Threshold in an Implantable Antitachycardia Therapy Device.
- Awarded on August 15, 1995 -- Patent No. 5,441,524. Energy Efficient Multiple Sensor Cardiac Pacemaker.
- Fellow,American College of Cardiology
- Fellow,American Heart Association
- Fellow,Heart Rhythm Society
- HeartFailure Society of America
- Asian Pacific Heart Rhythm Society
- European Heart Rhythm Association
Research & Publications
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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 7/13/2017, Dr. Wilkoff 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. Wilkoff receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- St. Jude Medical, Inc.
- Spectranetics Corp
- Medtronic plc
Royalty Payments. Dr. Wilkoff receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
- Medtronic plc
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.
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141 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
6 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 18, 2017
Felt doctor listened
Reviewed on Mar 21, 2017
Immediately put at ease by Dr. Wilkof. Listened well, seemed to genuinely care about getting to the right outcome, which included making sure I was fully informed about the procedure about to take place. Met him on Tuesday and he did surgery on me on Thursday - felt 100% confident going in that I was in the best hands possible. Made an anxious, stressful time much more manageable - THANK YOU!!
Reviewed on Mar 7, 2017
Good as usual.
Reviewed on Feb 21, 2017
Dr. Wilkoff has been great to me.
Reviewed on Feb 14, 2017
all very excellent
Reviewed on Jan 17, 2017
Dr Wilkoff was very professional, knowledgeable, analytical, courteous, caring, and personable. He took an appropriate amount of time to listen to and answer my questions so that I could understand them. Good guy!
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