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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

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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 as a paid consultant, speaker or 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

299 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

64 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Most impresed by Dr. Kanj. Took all the time I needed to understand my diagnosis and the best procedure needed to fix the problem.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Dr Kanj was very reassuring and helped me to stop stressing about my issues. I loved it when he said not to worry, we can fix these problems here. That's what we do. It made me feel certain I was at the best facility and with the best doctors and I'd be all right in due time.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Dr. Kanj is amazing.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Great experience with Dr. Kanj.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Dr Kanj and the nurses are always there for me !

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Dr Kanj consulted with my ,Cardiologist ,Dr Collier ,regarding my medications . Dr Patrick Collier , contacted me an hour after I finished the video visit with Dr Kanj . Outstanding collaboration to provide me with outstanding health care .

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

The staff is absolutely wonderful and to this day I cant Thank Dr Kanj enough for how great I feel

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

*Doctor Kanj is excellent professional and human being.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Entire staff was wonderful and clear with directions suggestions and help dr kanj was kind. Answered all questions and was thorough

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr. Kanj is the perfect blend of skill and compassion Clear explanations

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

I chose my doctor for his experience.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. Mo Kanj is the BEST!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr. Kanj is an excellent physician please do all you can to keep him coming out here. Thank you. Dr. Fleischer excellent as well.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr Kanj is great! But as your organization grows, so does the complexity. I hate scheduling apt's

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

The best doctor I have met. Very knowledgeable, detailed and kind!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr. Kanj and staff are WONDERFUL.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

I share my positive experience with everyone! Dr. Kanj is excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr Kanj was absolutely terrific! So thorough and a great listener

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr Kanj and Polina care very much about me and I am alive today because of them

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr. Kanj is always a pleasure to talk too. I trust him completely and feel I'm getting the best care possible.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Dr Kanj is very good at explaining conditions and treatments and answering my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Dr. Kanj is an excellent doctor. He explains everything thoroughly and is easy to understand. He is very personable and pleasant to talk too.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021


Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Doctor Kanj was wonderful, caring, kind, and knowledgeable. He's an outstanding doctor.,

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Excellent Doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Very good experience with Dr Kanj. Post op instruction and expectations from hospital could be more detailed.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Good experience with staff and Doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Dr. Kang was very thorough, knowledgeable, and caring.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Hard to get appointment with MD but saw his team and then was scheduled for follow up. Dr. Kanj is a great Electrophysiologist. Team first rate.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Best MD I have ever been to. Alive today because of him and Cleveland Clinic staff.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. Kanj was very through and explained my condition and concern for care.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. Kanj assessment and explanation as well as current status and treatment plan for my condition was very through. He was open to answering my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Always a pleasure to speak with Dr. Kanj and his staff. True professionals providing quality care.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr Kanj was very good at accommodating my needs and give me time in his busy schedule

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Will recommend my care provider to others

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Kanj was very good, it took several months to get an appointment. After I got the appointment I tried to make another appointment but was told I could not have two appointments. On 9/29/21 I was treated with excellent care. Thanks for the invite to respond to your service.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Kanj is an amazing person and an amazing doctor. He is an expert in his field without a doubt. As such, he certainly could get away with a superficial visit and then on to the next one. He has never, and I mean never, treated me that way. He always listens to what I have to say. He always addresses my concerns. He is truly a special person and the CCF is very lucky to have him on staff. I am always touched and grateful for his counsel.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

A very busy Dr Kanj was kind enough to advance my appointment by a month.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Luck to have had this interaction with Dr Kanj and his PA.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

We have been very pleased with Dr. Kanj.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr. Kanj is remarkable. He explained my condition to me thoroughly. Was pleased with his recommendation to try a new medication. He was very pleasant and humble.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr. Kanj's knowledge and accurate diagnosis was very impressive. Then, the extra time and effort he took to get me an appointment with another doctor while I was there so I did not have to come back was so much appreciated, as well as above and beyond. I felt liek he cared and I was not just another statistic. Thank you so much.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Overall, a good experience - my first at the Cleveland Clinic. Wait time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kanj was LONG. However, I am well satisfied with the visit, and the feedback I received during this time.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Best experience I've ever had at a doctors appointment !

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

The Dr and the staff was great however I had to wait 3 months to get in which I thought was long for me being in afib

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr kanj is an excellent Heart EP, wtih very good bedside manner

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Kanj is an a fantastic physician and an asset to Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

I didn't have to ask Dr. Kanj how he would treat his mother when I asked questions. He told me that that was how he would treat his mother. Very reassuring.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Dr. Kanj found a dangerous interaction between two of my meds. I am aware of an improvement in my physical self since changing that ned protocol. My EPs did not see the danger.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Excellent I only wish Dr Kanj could do my ablation but I can't wait until Dec as I need it soon. Hes excellent & I'd feel more reassured if he could do it but I've been referred to his assiciate whom I've never met so its a bit scary but I know Cleveland rates #1 so I'm hoping I still end up with as good an outcome!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

We have A heart center in Columbus, but nothing beats the care I receive from Dr Kanj. He is smart, precise, accurate, kind , a human being that cares greatly about his patients well being. Both physically and spiritually .

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

He appeared to be very good doctor for his specialty.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

The best doctor, ever. Excellent professional. Amazing human.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr.Kanj is very helpful

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