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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
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


  • 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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 5/11/2021, 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

301 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

57 Patient Comments

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 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

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr Kanj is more than a doctor, he is also a teacher. He makes sure you understand what he is saying and provides info in terms you can understand

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Loved the Dr., so caring and helpful explaining everything and wanting to make sure he did exactly what we wanted done!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

I appreciated that the dr discussed with me about how it might be best to just monitor my condition at this point instead of giving me more meds or procedures.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Dr Kanj was so knowledgeable, and thorough, it put my mind at ease as to what the next steps are.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

The doctor explained everything to me perfectly what was going on very nice doctor very very nice

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Have always been very well treated by Dr Kanj and his staff. 5 is not a high enough number to rate Dr Kanj.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr. Kanj was kind, courteous, thoughtful and answered completely all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2021

*Dr. Kanj was very helpful.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

excellent experience. Doctor is well aware of my health situation.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Doctor M. Kanj know how to care for me and I am very please with him

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr Kanj is a great Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

I was happy that the doctor was able to see me so quickly.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

All of Dr Kanj's staff were friendly & knowledgeable. I loved Dr Kanj, he spent as much time with me as I needed.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Kanj took time out of his busy schedule to listen to my concerns, review my symptoms (including drawing diagrams), and offer a plan.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr. Kanj is wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr.Kanj was very helpful, explained my problem in a way that I could understand

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr Kanj is a great physician I am so fortunate that he is taking care of my medical issues.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr Parker was wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Kanj has been fantastic to work with.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

As always, Dr Kanj was caring, informative

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr. Kanj is not only an outstanding electrophysiologist. His bedside manner is superb. He genuinely cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

DR. Kanj is excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr. Kanj was very awesome. He listened and had answers to all my questions and concerns. He had reviewed all the heart related procedures I had done and reviewed all the dictations other cardiologists had on office visits to open heart to ablations etc.He had a plan of treatment and I was very pleased and I appreciated his care and concern about my heart problems.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Kanji is amazing. You are lucky to have him.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2021

No one wants to be in hospital however CC & dr. did a great job all around. A+.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

he explained rationale about treatment pros and cons related to my condition better than any other doctor I've seen

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dr .kanj has always been very up front with me concerning my heart problems and recommendation about treatment..

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Kanj has been excellent and I am glad he is on my care team. I would recommend him to anyone without reservation.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. K and his office always very responsive.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. K. is unsurpassed in my book for the care of his patients on every level.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. Kanj is a wonderful physician

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

As busy as Dr. Kanj is, I think he truly cares about his patients....can't say that for most doctors I see.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

*Dr. Tchou & *Kanj are world class in every way.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Provider was very kind & informative. He made sure all questions & concerns were answered.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

completely impressed with the amount of time and question answering the Dr. gave.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr. Kanj is an amazing doctor. He takes the time to discuss your health issues in depth and makes sure you understand what he is saying. He is great

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

We know we are in good hands with Dr. Kanj and his team.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

All doctors are good.

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