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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.445.6008
Fax:
216.636.6953
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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Biography

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

Appointed
2007

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2007

Fellowship - Medical College of Ohio Hospitals
Cardiology
Toledo, OH USA
2005

Residency - Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Chief Resident
East Lansing, MI USA
2002

Residency - Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Internal Medicine
East Lansing, MI USA
2002

Internship - Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Internal Medicine
East Lansing, MI USA
1999

Medical Education - American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
Beirut, Lebanon, Lebanon
1997

Professional Highlights

  • Alfa Omega Alfa

Certifications

  • 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

Memberships

  • 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

264 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

65 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr. Kanj always does a good job!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Had no problems with communicating with Dr. Kanj, as he speaks very well and clearly.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

dr kang is the very best

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Kanj is professional, an exceptional physician.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Cleveland Clinic is definitely my provider of choice.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr Kanj was wonderful with patient and family

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

dr kanj is ALWAYS very kind and explains everything very well

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Kanj clearly showed concern for me as a patient, he takes his time to throughly explain my procedures and all the answers to my questions. I have visited many cardiologists/electrophysiologists over the past 20 years....I would rate Dr. kanji as the most compassionate and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Kanj was very friendly, helpful and professional

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Once connected with Dr Kanj, the Cleveland Clinic experience was excellent as expected!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr.Kanj seemed pleased to see one of his earliest and oldest 2016 Watchman patients. Collaboration with Dr. Hammer . Dr. Kanj review of chart was thoughtful, reviewing last 10 years of CCF history & lesson for cardioversion rather than medicine trial, considering his history of low blood pressure.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. Kanj was very clear on what he felt was the best treatment for me and how we would handle it.. he was vvery clear in explaining the procedure.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

We feel very happy about our experience with our provider! He is excellent, very through with explaining the procedure that he will be doing. He is very professional and knowledgeable of my needs, to fix my problems with my heart! To me I believe we have the best.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr. Kanj, is a very caring person he has treated us with great care and concern since we first started consulting with him...

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr was well informed, explained my condition so I could understand, pleasant, excellent!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

*Dr. Kang explained well the procedures and kept my wife well informed.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

dr kanj very collaborative on care plan with me, the patient

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr was professional and patient as he reviewed the heart issues and treatment options. He explained why it was important to address the health issues ASAP to avoid possible heart damage. He advised I would need a virus test which was scheduled by his team and completed at the Green OH facility.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

The health issues have cause much chest discomfort. Prayerfully, the procedures will correct the problems. I feel my care is in the hands of a skilled physician and team.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

I don't know if we EVER met a doctor as kind and caring as *Dr. Kanj. He is one of a KIND!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

I learned more about my condition in 30 minutes with Dr. Kanj then in the previous nine months from my previous heart doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr Kanj is great

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Appreciate that Dr. Kanj fit me into his schedule at last moment and turned things around very quickly to get my needs addressed. Thank you!

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

My team of Dr Kanj and Dr Collier are always there for me , either through My Chart or a phone call . My recent visit was exceptional as always.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr Kanj and Dr Collier spend time with me carefully explaining all results of tests , and the next steps for treatment. I travel from Delaware for the expertise of Dr Kanj and Dr Collier, and the CC medical treatment experience.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Outstanding collaboration between all my doctors. I am very fortunate to be treated at the CC with an exceptional staff .

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr. Kanj was extremely caring about me as an individual. He even tried to change his surgery schedule to assist me in having the Watchman's procedure done with a single visit to Cleveland since I live in NC. He also has a lovely personality and we shared a couple of good laughs concerning an error on admitting information. I would strongly recommend him for others who are in need of an electrophysiologist and cardiologist.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Doctor Kanj is the best.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Everyone was very friendly and helpful in getting my video visit with the doctor set up.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

The doctor and his staff were very professional and explained in detail what medical options might be applicable.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

excellent person and doctor

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

the best doctor I have ever had. he is wonderful

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Great experience. One of the best doctors that I have worked with.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

I already have recommended Dr. Kahn and Cleveland Clinic to others.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

I feel a lot better after speaking with the doctor I'm confident that he will find my problem

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr. Kanj is a excellent human, but even more than that professional. I do not change him for another cardiologist, even after 10 years he is taking care of my heart problems.

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.

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