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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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Watchman
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
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About Mohamed Kanj, MD

Mohamed Kanj, MD is the Associate Director of Electrophysiology Laboratories at the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Kanj has special expertise is Left atrial appendageal closure ( Watchman and Amulet). He also specialized in ablation of complex arrhythmia, including atrial fibrillation and endocardial /epicardial ventricular tachycardia. He is board-certified in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. His office is located on the Main Campus of the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Kanj did his undergraduate studies at the American University of Beirut earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with Distinction. He received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut School of Medicine where he graduated with Deans Honor and was enrolled in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He received medical training at the Michigan State University where he served as the Chief Medical Resident, the University of Toledo and the Cleveland Clinic where he was the Chief Electrophysiology Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic.

He has won many awards including The Rafiq Harriri and The Makassed awards for outstanding achievements, The Smokler’s and The Outstanding Resident teaching awards for exceptional skills in contributing to the teaching of medical students as well as his fellow residents. During his medical residency training, he won the Outstanding Junior and Senior Resident Awards and he got the Heart Rhythm Society Fellowship Grant during his cardiac electrophysiology training.

Dr Kanj is involved in numerous clinical multi-center trials to study medical applications for catheter ablation, pacemakers and defibrillators. He has authored or co-authored many articles in scientific journals and many chapters in medical books. He continues writing in his areas of interest.

Currently Dr. Kanj holds memberships in the American College of Cardiology, The Heart Rhythm Society, and the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society.

On his spare times, he enjoys computer programming, travelling and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysciology
Cleveland, OH United States

Fellowship - Medical College of Ohio Hospitals
Cardiovascular Disease
Toledo, OH

Residency - Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Chief Resident
East Lansing, MI

Residency - Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Internal Medicine
East Lansing, MI

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

Professional Highlights

  • Alfa Omega Alfa


  • Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Specialty Interests

Atrial Fibrillation Ablation, Supraventricular Tachycardia Ablation, Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation including Epicardial ablations, Biventricular devices,and Lead Extraction.

Awards & Honors

  • Heart Rhythm Fellowship Award
  • Smokler's Award


  • American College of Cardiology
  • Heart Rhythm Society
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 9/18/2023, Dr. Kanj 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. Kanj 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:

  • 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

360 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

75 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

I was leery of doing Zoom, so the doctor called me. It was appreciated.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Very satisfied with Dr. Kanj.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

I am lucky to have Dr. Kanj.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Dr. Kanj gave a great analogy that explained my condition.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

The fellow and Dr Kanj really listened to my concerns and treated me with respect

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

I did not have a video appointment. I was called on the phone without notice. My in person appointment was canceled by the Dr earlier in the day and I was called later in the afternoon for a very brief phone conversation

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Dr Kanj is amazing! I trust him completely. I know he knows best and will take only the best care of me.

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Dr Kanj is a very caring Doctor who takes time too Listen. And wants the best for his patients.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr Kanj is a wonderful doctor. He is so smart and so kind and cares about his patients. His office and his nurse at the downtown location are horrible to work with and to get questions answered. I didn't like Dr Kanj so much, I would have left. Horrible!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr. Kanj was very knowledgeable in regards to my concerns. He provided explanations of what was required . He spoke with confidence and set plans to move forward.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

One of the most personable doctors I have ever met he's great

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr Kanj and his nurses are very efficient, courteous and kind. It is always a pleasure to have an appointment with Dr.Kanj.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. Kanj and his nurses are awesome and answer any concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. Kanj is an excellent doctor who provides thorough options for treatment and explains the anticipated outcomes when treatment plans change.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

I was seeing Dr. Kanj to learn more about the Watchman. The Watchman Implant was recommended as I have been advised not to take blood thinners because of other health issues. Dr. Kanj reviewed all of my heath history, asked questions, answered my questions and reassured me about the Watchman device. I felt listened to and cared for by Dr. Kanj and his nurse. I plan to move forward, and Dr. Kanj is working to see if he can get me in sooner than expected because of my stroke history and afib.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Extremely efficient and professional- I was an add on patient sent by Dr. Desai and was completely accommodated and was examined the same day

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Incredible experience with both Dr. Desai and Dr. Kanj and their staff members.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

We just think SO much of Dr. Kanj. A very good and understanding person. He has helped our family in so many ways.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Came in to be seen for pain in my pacemaker site was seen by 3 doctors and during the exam Dr kanj called in from his beechwood Ohio office an spoke to the nurse to let her know that he was personally wanting to exam me and would be there in a hour so he went so far an above for me

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr kanj is so loved by me he saved my life an continue to be a rock in my life

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

I was glad to get to see Dr. Kang. He was very thorough and explained all the measurements on the the test I took. Very thorough..

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Extremely competent, explained ablation process. Limited physicians extends the wait time for ablation, which is disappointing as most patients waiting for ablation have been cardioverted. Kind of like 'hoping nothing happens" while you wait for your schedule

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Again was just hard to understand him, which is why I answered a few questions as fair. If I was able to understand him better, it would of been a very good response

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr. Kanj is a very caring individual and excellent doctor. I would highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr Feris was exceptional

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr Kanji was kind enough to fit us in after he finished a procedure. Much appreciated sine we traveled from Toledo, oh.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Kanj is obviously extremely intelligent, competent and at the top of his field. He also showed a compassionate side when I became emotional during the visit. He never rushed me and took the time to answer all my questions. The ONLY "negative" was that he was a bit resistant to consulting with another specialist I see to discuss potential complications.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Experience good but had to wait months to see my doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Best doctor ever!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

The nurse was attentive and caring.Dr. Kanj took the time to understand my goals.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Scheduling was easy. Dr. Kanji took goog care of me. He is a great guy and world class electrophisiologist.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

I have difficulty with video conferencing. My cell service is marginal and my hearing is severely impared. I am trying to improve both. My meeting with Dr. Hajh was outstanding! He very clearly explained my difficulties in a manner that I could understand I am very grateful to him for his time and experience.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Our meeting was one of the best doctor/patient interfaces that I have ever experienced.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr Kanj was very thorough, comprehensively explained options and elicited my agreement. He showed great concern and empathy.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

We have been impressed with the care received from Dr. Kanj and keeping my local doctor informed on my progress

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr Kanj and Dr Lamskomb are exceptionall

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

I was very pleased with Dr Kanz, he explains everything. He cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Doctor told me pro and cons of the procedure . Very honest ,kind ,professionallyNal

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr. Kanj is excellent. Very knowledgeable and helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

We had Zoom set to go ,so did Dr. Kanj,and neither of us could connect. Bless Dr. Kanj as he just telephoned me and we had our visit.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

I would recommend Dr. Kanj to everyone. He is the best.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Zoom did not work and Dr. Kanj called me and we had a phone visit

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Kanj explained things very well. He also is making arrangements for me to get help with a Bp problem.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

I have been seeing Dr Kanj for a few years . He is always attentive, addresses my concerns and is positive. I leave my appointments feeling very positive about my care

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

I appreciated Dr Kanj's clear explanations and why he was recommending the plan that he had for me.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr. Kanj is a topshelf EP and provides professional service with a personable heartfelt style. Much appreciated.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Kanj always demonstrates great care and concern for making sure I understand my current condition and options for treatment

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr. Kanj seen me without an appointment. Unheard of in the medical profession.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Kanj consultation was exceptional.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr. Mohamed Kanj is a very special person who take a real interest in his patients. Keep him on staff as long as possible.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr Kanj is the best! His knowledge, warmth, and empathy is simply wonderful! He is brilliant and kind.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Doctor was very caring!! & thoughtful!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Kanj is very good. I have great respect for him. I thank God that the Clinic is there for the patient.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Kanj is an excellent physiscian with and excellent office staff. Very organized and efficient.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

He's an excellent doctor. Takes time to explain medical issues and exudes confidence. He offers a calming presence.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Trusting a physician is a good medicine.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Very impressed with Dr. Kanj and the hospital

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr Kanj is extremely thorough and also compassionate. He weighed in on the possible elimination of warfarin and suggested that he would discuss the benefit risk aspect with Dr. Kaminski. He is completely familiar with my cardiac history

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Kanj was totally focused on determining my situation and determining the best solution. He obviously Is a very caring person. I look forward to him performing the surgery we discussed. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Kanj is excellent and thorough

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Kanj is a model of what all doctors should be, clear, concise, direct and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

I realize Dr Kanj is quite busy, but the appointment was scheduled on time

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Was considering moving my cardiovascular care to Clinic. Dr. Kanj advised me that really needed local care especially since local cardiologist had done such a good job with my Watchman procedure. Based on his advice, have set up hybrid relationship with local cardiologist doing monitoring and emergency procedure and leave decision on where to have elective procedures, such as my upcoming pacemaker replacement, up to me. Plan to have it done at the Clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr Kanj is excellent,world class

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr Kanj and the fellow came in with smiles, they spoke & introduced themselves. They were both very engaging by asking questions and giving me their concerns & solutions about my test results but they also allowed me in return to ask questions, which made me feel very comfortable. Both doctors used ("great active listening skills").

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Feel very lucky to have Dr Kang as my doctor

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Will tell everyone Dr Kang is a great doctor and cares about his patients

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr Kang is an excellent doctor. He takes his time explaining my continued health concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Loved the doctor. He was great!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Good experience. Dr. Kanj answered all my questions and explained the test results. He genuinely cared about me as a patient and not a number. I did not feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr Kanj very relaxed manner to ease me at appt, but focuses on any concerns, also to anticipate any problems he thinks I might encounter in future.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Kanj is the best

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr Kanj/Meola have always been great to work with

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

I enjoyed talking with the doctor he made it very easy.

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