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 & Pacing Section
  • Cardio-Oncology Center
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
  • Lifevest
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
View all 11 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 and interest in the ablation of complex arrhythmia, including atrial fibrillation and endocardial /epicardial ventricular tachycardia, and in lead extraction. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, and 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
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

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

Medical School - 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

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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 3/30/2018, 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.

Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Kanj has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:

  • 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

277 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
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

We feel Dr. Kanj has been very good informing my wife & me of the situation & also courteous to us with any questions and giving us info.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

Dr. Kanj has always shown the highest level of professionalism and compassion. Also his receptionist Maggie has always been so helpful and kind and a pleasure to talk with. She is a perfect person for that position, they make a great team and really complement the clinic's professionalism.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Dr.Kanj is s superb Doctor and have total confidence in him.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018

Dr Kanj answers all questions and makes sure I understand everything about my condition.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

Dr. Kanj is very conscientious and caring about his patients. I always feel I've received the best care possible. His manner is very professional but kind. I think he is a wonderful representative for the Clinic. I wish all doctors had his manner of dealing with people.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

Overall my experience with Dr Kanj was very pleasant and I found him to be interested, compassionate and knowledgeable. Which is why I am so disappointed in not hearing back from him in over a week now as to his review of my records and his overall assessment and recommendation as to how I should proceed with my heart condition. I have called his office several times now and finally, over a week later, received a call this morning from his nurse, not him. I found Dr. Kanj to be extremely professional but was just disappointed at the length of time it took for him to get back to me with his assessment.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

I wish your hospital was closer to Toledo. Staff and Dr.Khanj were outstanding!

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

DR. Kanj and Maggie, his Secretary are the BEST and OUTSTANDING. DR. Franklin Strong.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

Dr. Kanj is a very caring and compassionate person and makes you feel like family.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

I was referred to Dr Kanj concerning my issues with AFIB by my cardiologist in WV. After reviewing my records, Dr Kanj's staff contacted me with an appointment to consult and undergo an Ablation. I arrived as scheduled registered, had lab work, met with staff and Dr Kanj. I could not have had a better experience. Other than some post op problem caused by catheter issue, my experience (so far) has been problem free. I've only been home less than 48 hrs so success level in not known yet but my experience with Cleveland Clinic and Dr Kanj and staff was a pleasure.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

My cardiologist in Canton wanted me to see Dr. Kanj as soon as possible. When I made the appointment, I told the lady this. I was scheduled 3 months out. Dr. Kanj's nurse told me to call the office from now on if I need an appointment as soon as possible.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

I came to the Clinic to receive several tests as a follow up to my pulmonary vein ablation. The tests were all scheduled for the morning, but my visit with Dr. Kanj was not scheduled until later that afternoon. Upon my arrival, the receptionist noticed the time differential and immediately started the process to change my appointment with Dr. Kanj to an earlier time. I was very impressed.

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

I was amazed at how decisive Dr. Kanj is and how quickly a plan was made.

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

Dr Kanj and nurse staff were excellent and very personable! I really appreciate the work they do!

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

I appreciated my discussions with Dr. Kanj about my condition, treatment, and follow-up care. he took time to explain details of the condition for my benefit/understanding. he took an evidence-based approach to decisions regarding my follow up care that I am very thankful for.

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

This was a first visit, therefore some of the questions did not seem applicable. I am very pleased with Dr. Kanj and am returning for treatment. I did not receive test results because I am from out of town and was leaving that day, but expect to receive them upon my return.

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

I did not feel rushed, Dr Kanj was very thorough in explaining medications, treatment options.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018

Dr. Kanj took time out of his schedule to see me on brief notice. He seems to go above and beyond for his patients. Very high energy doc and intellugent.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

Dr. Kanj was very understanding of my needs and knowledgeable of all questions that were asked. Very concerned for the patient

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

fantastic care, Dr Kanji is terrific, awesome, the best Dr ever and his staff and the Cleveland Clinic is excellent. AAAAA++++++

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

Dr. Kanj apologized when we got into the room for the long wait. We didn't feel it was too long. We understand he only comes once a month to our facility. He is worth the wait. We like Dr. Kanj a lot.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2018

Dr. Kanj is very caring, and easy to talk to. He shows his concern for my wellbeing. I feel fortunate that Dr. Kanj is my doctor. Maggie, Dr. Kanj's secretary, has been very helpful and accessable.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2018

he didn't really make any follow up appointment, just told me to call in about 10 days for some test results

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2018

*Dr. Mohamed Kanj is outstanding, professional, personal and excellent communication skills!! Makes you feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2017

*Dr. Kanj is a wonderful, caring doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2017

Excellent! So hopeful that the problem will be solve in due time.

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