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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

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & 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)
View all 5 Specialties +


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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 USA

Fellowship - Medical College of Ohio Hospitals
Toledo, OH USA

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

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

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

See publications for Mohamed Kanj, MD.

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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 4/27/2022, 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

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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2023

Dr Kanj is the best Dr I have!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr Kanj is an extraordinary doctor who has gained my complete trust

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

*Dr. Kan, is the best.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr. Kanj is very professional and personable. He takes time with his patients and is very friendly and easy to talk to. He did a great job of explaining and answering all our questions. I would highly recommend him. If you are going to get a Watchman---Dr. Kanj is who you need to see.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Love Dr. Kanj

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

*Dr. Kanj is amazing.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Dr Kanj always listens and cares about me

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Maggie helped me get my appointment. She was very helpful. Dr. Kanj was very informative.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

I felt that the nurse or PA who did a preliminary work up before I talked with Dr Kanj treated me in a very condescending manner and was not really Interested In what I had to say- she just seemed like she wanted to get through her list of questions. She made me feel like my comments and questions really didn't matter to her. She was overbearing.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

There is no doubt that Dr Kanj is one of the finest, considerate, caring, smart and thorough cardiologist I have been to. I completely trust him with my care , and am confident he will take the very best care of me.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Dr Kanj , was polite and very warm. His bubbly personality, made it very easy for me not to be anxious.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr. Kanj is fantastic

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Dr. KANG is awesome. He is informative, very personable, and a wonderful doctor Both in the office and in the interventional heart lab.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

This was a very good experience Dr Kanj was very personable, professional and answered all our questions.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr Kanj does his job with respect, experience and passion. He is the best. He saved me 10 years ago. He is who I trust. God bless him and his staff.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

I felt confident that Dr Kanj was an expert in his field, knew what was wrong with me and how to treat it. I had no problem scheduling when I contacted the office directly, however, the general scheduling number doesn't have options for visits for acute problems. I was able to contact the office through a direct line.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr. Kanj is very humble and caring. He explains things in an unhurried manner which means a lot. Treats me like a person, not just a heart lol. He great! Very blessed to have him as my Electrophysiologist.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Once I saw Dr was great!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Dr. Kanj was excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

This was a good experience. Dr Kanj is talented and knowledgeable. He is very caring .

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

It was very hard getting a appt. With j..but he is worth waiting for.!7Ot

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Dr Kanj Is a wonder full kind doctor He Is one of the greats at CC. .

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

I have never had as good an experience with any doctor as I had with Dr Kanj. Nor has any doctor listened so attentively as Dr Kanj. What a blessing he is in my life.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Dr Kanj's nurse was top notch. She was attentive and explained many things to me.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

Dr. Kanj is the BEST

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Dr. Kanj explained his decision but never reached out to my Cardiologist here In Toledo Ohio, so for days my doctor was waiting to make a decision.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Was very impressed with the doctors that cared for me. They seemed to really like their jobs.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

I met Dr. Kanj once.That was a very good experience

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

I never have any problems with Dr. Kanj or his office staff. Everyone goes above and beyond to help

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Dr. Kanj is a marvel. I have never in 80 years had a physician take the time or make the personal effort Dr Kanj did to partner with others previously involved with my care to best insure a best possible outcome for my health.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr. Kanj is such a knowledgeable, efficient practitioner. He is so busy yet always takes the time to listen, assess and discuss. I have never felt rushed when I see him. He explained the pros and cons of my treatment options in detail so that I could understand. He is an excellent doctor and an even better human being. CCF is so lucky to have him on staff.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr. Kanj is so caring, compassionate and kind

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Dr.Kanj,the best there is.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Dr Kanj is wonderful

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Love Dr. Kanj and his staff. Very professional and personable!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Dr. Kanj is the best doctor I have ever had. He is your shining star... Truly the most amazing physician I have ever known, including the multitude I have worked with over 27 years of being a nurse. He is brilliant, kind, the best listener, and knows how to make you feel better even when you are at the most vulnerable and scared about your cardiac situation. And every single staff member that works with him adores him. He is one in a million. He saved my life and I will always be so grateful to God that he was put in my path. I'm not kidding please don't lose him!!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

I have been seeing Dr Kanj for the past 4-5 years. He is always caring, attentive and reassuring. He is exceptional in my care

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Love Dr. Kanj. He is very thorough and spends quality time with his patience...

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

My expectations and hopes for my appointment with Dr. Kanj were exceeded in every regard.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr Kanj is one of very few doctors that has great passion for his profession and mostly for. His patients. Th a nk you Dr Kanj

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr. Kanj is superb!

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr Kanj was superb. Wonderful with my mother. Explained things so well, warm and kind. Very knowledgeable. Just a delightful visit. So worth the wait!

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Dr made me feel assured of the operation that was coming up explained everything very well

Reviewed on May 21, 2022

*Dr. Kanj is a wonderful man, concerned and diligent about my health care. I trust him.

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Dr. Kanj has helped me immensely over the years. Each time a new issue arises he presents several options to consider. Most recently we discussed long term life style options for maximizing quality of life. Typically doctors want to treat you and release you, but Dr. Kanjj is focused on my long term health and care. Highly recommend him.

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