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
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Watchman
View all 9 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
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 Education - American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
Beirut, Lebanon, Lebanon

Professional Highlights

  • Alfa Omega Alfa

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 4/14/2020, 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

310 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

75 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr Kanj and his office are excellent in every way! He is so professional, smart, and honestthat we trust him with Mike's very serious condition! His office and staff are equally equipped and helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

will and have recommended Dr Kanj and CCF to many colleagues and friends!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr Kanj and his staff are always good. He's great at explaining things and I have confidence in his abilities.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr. Kanj is undoubtedly the best physician I have ever had in my 49 years. Besides his brilliance and superior skills, he is kind, comforting, and approachable. He answers any and all questions with patience and with a wonderful layman's way to explain what is happening. Seriously, if I had to pick an example of the perfect doctor, he would be it for many many reasons. Hold on to him Cleveland clinic. He is one of the best.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

My comments in no way reflect displeasure with Dr Kanj or his staff. He is just so busy that it is very difficult to get in to see him.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr Kanj is wonderful. He has a heart and cares deeply. He treats others the way he wants to be treated. He takes the time to listen, he thinks, he plans, tests his hypothesis, find the best options and then with you plans a course.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

I wanted an appointment with Dr. Kanj for a cardioversion, Tikosyn loading and a consultation three months before I actually came in. Once I finally got my appointment with him I was pleased with his care. I wish he were more accessible.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

*Dr. Kanj and *Dr. Lee spent a lot of time explaining the procedure I was to have.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr. Kanj has basically saved my life and made me well in 6 months so I could start nursing school. He takes time to explain everything and is kind and caring. Best doctor ever!

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

I cannot express the respect I have for Dr. Kanj.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr Kanj is the best

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr.Kanj has quite a long time to wait for an appointment because he is in such demand. Very good doctor and I am willing to wait for him.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr. Kanj has literally saved my life three times, and he is by far the best doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Very good. Dr. spent time with me and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr Kanj is incredibly devoted to fixing the hearts of his patients. He made fixing me a personal goal and I can tell seeing me well brought him happiness. Meeting him and getting treatment from his team was a true blessing.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr K spent quality time with me explaining all my medical situations and solutions. A very caring doctor with a tremendous amount of experience.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Ive already told people if i needed a heart dr. I would want Dr.Kanji

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

dr Kang and staff excellent....

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

*Dr. Kanj is wonderful. So is *Dr. DeSai.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

I love Dr. Kanj!! He is respectful, thoughtful, very caring.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

I was asked a lot of questions more than a my other doctors have in the past

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Would rank the physician higher than very good. Excellent education was given to help me make decisions regarding care.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

dr Kanj was extremely helpful with information and prognosis as well as info on procedure being effective.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

very very happy with Dr.Kanj

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Doctor explained things thoroughly in layman's terms and made analogies about my condition to my career. He was wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Excellent my appointment was for 10 o'clock in the morning we were actually talked to Dr. Konj at 9:45

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Doctor Kanj is an incredibly intelligent electrocardiologist and yet his sense of humor ( where appropriate) and compassion are a huge part of his character. Thank you Doctor for taking the time to explain a procedure i know you have likely explained a thousand times to others - but realizing it was my first time hearing it....

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Cannot say enough good things about Dr. Kanj-exceptional physician!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

There is no better than Dr. Kanj.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

I am so pleased with the care I have received from Dr. Kanj. He listens! I can ONLY sing his praises. I have a healthy heart and active lifestyle thanks to his care throughout the years. I have recommended him to many people.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

*Dr. Kanj lived up to his stellar reputation!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr Kang was so helpful in explaining things that my worries were put to rest. So knowledgeable .

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

This was the best provider experience I have had in my life. I wish I could work at a facility like this.Dr. Kanj is wonderful, so professional, explained the plan and left me felling very relieved and reassured. This experience was the best healthcare experience I have ever had.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr. Kanj is the best doctor. He listens and explains everything so I can understand fully. I rate Dr. Kanj a 10!!! My family and I a very grateful and have great respect for his care since I started to see him.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Kanj went out of his way to explain everything and to arrange for me to be taken care on the day I was there. I cannot imagine going anywhere else for the kind of problems that I have now, in the past or in the future. I completely trust his judgement.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

It was amazing how my problems were coordinated with other doctors since I am from out of town and I do appreciate the fact that the procedures could be done in one trip. I will definitely recommend Dr. Kanj and Cleveland Clinic to anyone needing excellent medical care and I have done so in the past.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

I adore Dr. Kanj and wish all doctors were as caring and personable as he is.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

all experiences from booking our numerous appointments to our informative, courteous and comprehensive visit with Dr. Kanj were beyond our expectations and nything we have ever experienced before.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

dr kanji is excellent, very caring and concerned, a wonderful person and a wonderful doctor. he is the BEST.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Kanj is a role model for compassionate care.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

I feel extremely well cared for by dr Kanj and his team

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

doctor is good my problems hard to understand

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

I am a primary care physician. I will recommend Dr Kanj to my patients and colleagues. He is one of the best physicians that I have ever met.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr. Kanj is extraordinary in his professionalism and his bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

It was Dr. Mo Kanj who scheduled my appointment and made the time to see me. He is a exceptionally teriffic fellow!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Kelly, Dr. Mo's receptionist, phoned me to let me know that my appointment was moved from 7:30 am to 8:30 am, so I didn't have to come in as early and wait.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr. Mo was very easy to understand and explained everything in detail, and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Excellent job. Dr. Kanj ordered EKG and installation of a heart monitor, both of which were not scheduled and the staff did a great job getting them scheduled in a timely manner.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

These are all in response to care provided by Dr Kanj and his assistance. My care provided during my stay after surgery was different and not as well received.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dr. K_____ was excellent. Sorry for my hand tremor!

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr Kanj was excellent in all areas. His knowledge is extensive and his manner is professional yet personal.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

A great experience. Dr. Kanj was very courteous and respectful, treating me as an equal!

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr Kanj has respect from those and around him and gives respect back. Excellent!

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr Kanj went above and beyond what I would expect in the situation in which I found myself. He was very compassionate and concerned with the findings of a test performed that day. I would recommend Dr Kanj to anyone in my family.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

I always know that Dr. Kanj, his associates and staff truly care, and give me and all patients 100%.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

*Dr. Kanj listens to me and takes time to explain everything! He is wonderful!!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr Kanj is a great doctor .and feel very fortunate that he is my doctor

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr Kanj is a wonderful caring doctor..cleve clinic very lucky to have him on its staff

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr. Kanj does an excellent job of detailing your specific condition and explaining how it relates to your overall health.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr Kanj is amazing

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

we feel very fortunate to be under the care of Dr. Kanj!

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

I cannot say enough about the personalized care and concern Dr. Kanj showed to me. His nurse also displayed this compassion.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

extremely cocientious Doctor who has been so helpful in the past and continues to be of the same during my visit. Also finds him to continue with his help & advice from a distance

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

All stages of my visit went smoothly. Procedures were explained beforehand so I knew exactly what to expect. Everything went exactly as explained. Dr. Kanj was wonderful, answering my questions with patience and comforting manner. I felt like I was in very good hands and I appreciate that.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Dr Kanj is excellent, he genuinely cares. He listens, thinks and labors to find a good, safe direction and solution.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. never made me feel rushed so he cold get to another patient. This is a main reason I chose CC for my cardiac care...... the Drs and staff treat me like I'm their only patient and they make time to show they are concerned and care for my well-being and quality of life. Dr. listened intently to my questions and concerns. He provided not only options but specific details and stats on each one, while asking engaging questions along the path to our decision. He was to the point and I felt honest in our discussion.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Kanj is always well prepared and even though I haven't seen him in a few years he still treats me like I'm his most important patient

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

The exam was informative to better understand my cardiac condition the Dr. was direct and made me feel trust in his clinical answers to my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr. Kanj, was the rude and disrespect to me during the entire appt. He did not care of anything I had to say. He was very disrespectful to my doctors who were caring for leading up to this visit. I will never meet with him ever again. He was most uncaring doctor I have ever talk to.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr Kanj is amazing ! Focused on my concerns. very caring

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr Kanj is great at all aspects including knowledge, caring & explaining everything.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

I loved Dr. Kanj! Great personality and he really got down to business with my health issues.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr Kenj Iand his staff Particularly device nurse Patty) were fabulous and knowledgeable. Dr Kenj himself met with me, my wife and explained many options facing us during a somewhat disconcerting visit. He also consulted with our other cardiologist at CC about a treatment plan while we were in attendance, amazing care!!!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr Kanj was very caring and took all the time necessary to explain my situation. He was exceptionally sincere in discussing my treatment and future prognosis! Great Man.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Dr. Kanj was excellent as usual.

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