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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lifevest
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Beats - Women
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • Genetics of Arrhythmias
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
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About Bruce Lindsay, MD

Bruce D. Lindsay, MD, is Vice Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He served as President of the Heart Rhythm Society from 2007 to 2008, and chaired the Heart Rhythm Society's Annual Scientific Program in Boston in 2006, which was attended by more than 13,000 international physicians, scientists and allied health professionals. Dr. Lindsay served a term on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Cardiology, formerly chaired the College's Board of Governors, and is a member of the National Cardiovascular Database Management Board. He also chaired the ABIM test-writing committee for Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

In addition to office visits, Dr. Lindasy also offers scheduled follow up virtual visits to select established patients, through the Cleveland Clinic Express Care ® Online app. This platform allows patients to see their physician live, using their smartphone, tablet or computer.

Specialty/Clinical interests: Abnormal heart rhythms, Long QT Syndrome, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, sudden cardiac death, ventricular tachycardia, biventricular pacemaker, catheter ablation, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, pacemaker implant, pulmonary vein isolation ablation

Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Lindsay performs ablations and device implantation procedures to treat patients with a variety of arrhythmias. He performs more than 200 ablations per year.

Success Rates:
Cleveland Clinic has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. Success rates for specific procedures are available at

Education and Training: Dr. Lindsay is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan. He served in the National Health Service Corps from 1980 to 1983. He completed a cardiology fellowship at Washington University where he undertook additional training in the treatment of patients with heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Lindsay joined the faculty at Washington University in 1985 and became Professor of Medicine and Director of Electrophysiology. He accepted the position of Section Head, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at Cleveland Clinic in 2008 and served in this capacity until 2017.

Publications and Speaking: Dr. Lindsay’s clinical research and publications have focused on identifying patients with an increased risk of cardiac arrest, improving technology for implantable defibrillators, malfunctions of implantable cardiac devices, and advances in the use of ablation to correct abnormal heart rhythms. He is a contributing author to the Heart Rhythm Society state-of-the-art consensus document for ablation of atrial fibrillation. Through his commitment to education, Dr. Lindsay has served on the faculty at meetings throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Lebanon, India and China.

About Dr. Lindsay: “What really drives me is my passion for helping people and knowing that, at the end of the day, I’ve helped make their lives better.”

Leisure activities: In his free time, Dr. Lindsay enjoys exercising, running, swimming, reading and spending time with his family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Cardiac Electrophysiology
St. Louis, MO USA

Fellowship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO USA

Residency - University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Internship - University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Medical Education - Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA USA

Professional Highlights

  • Past President, Heart Rhythm Society 2007-2008
  • Board of Trustees, Heart Rhythm Society 2001-present
  • Program Chair, Annual Scientific Sessions of Heart Rhythm Society 2006
  • Chair, Board of Governors, American College of Cardiology 2001
  • Board of Trustees, American College of Cardiology 2000-2008


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Specialty Interests

Abnormal Heart Rhythms, Long QT Syndrome, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, sudden cardiac death, ventricular tachycardia, biventricular pacemaker, catheter ablation, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, pacemaker implant, pulmonary vein isolation ablation

Awards & Honors

  • 2014, Ceveland Magazine Best Doctors
  • 2014, ACC National Database Management Board
  • 2012-present, Chair, ABIM Test Writing Committee
  • 2003-2014, ABIM Test writing Committee
  • 2003-2009 Executive Committee, Heart Rhythm Society
  • 2007-2008, President, Heart Rhythm Society
  • 2003-2008, Board of Trustees, ACC
  • 2006-2007, President Elect, Heart Rhythm Society
  • 2005-2006, Vice President and Program Chair for Scientific Sessions, Heart Rhythm Society
  • 2001-2006, Board of Trustees, Heart Rhythm Society
  • 2003-2005, Chair, Health Policy Committee, -Heart Rhythm Society
  • 2000-2003, Executive Committee, ACC
  • 2001-2002, Chair, Board of Governors, ACC
  • 1999-2001, Board of Governors, ACC

Innovations & Patents

  • Magnetic catheter navigation for ablation of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias


  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Bruce Lindsay, MD.

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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 2/26/2018, Dr. Lindsay 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. Lindsay receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Medtronic ATS Medical, Inc.

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

315 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
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

I was completely satisfied with Dr. Lindsay. He was professional, kind, and explained everything. He answered all questions. My health is so much better since he treated me. Thank you, Dr. Lindsay.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Excellent care provider, compassionate, caring and kind.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Physicians were very good at all levels. They seemed to know my condition very well & explained procedure.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Both Dr. Lindsay and the PA were extremely helpful and attentive. I think that Dr. Lindsay provides superior care and is a terrific physician.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr. Lindsay is an outstanding Doctor who has provided me with an excellent patient experience.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr Lindsay is the very very best in all aspects. I have the highest trust & regard for him.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Dr Bruce Lindsay is an outstanding surgeon, with friendly & attentive bedside manners. I am so grateful for his care :-)

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Lindsay always takes the time to LISTEN and connect with me (and my care givers).

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

very prompt on scheduling times for appointment and additional testing. little to no wait times. Dr. Lindsay listen attentively to my concerns and was very thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

I expect a good expierience in the delivery of care at Cleveland Clinic and wasn't disappointed this last time ... I met Dr Lindsay for the first time and was impressed with the way he interacted with me

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

meeting Dr Lindsay was a good expierience

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr. Lindsay learned things about my background and, with my concurrence, shared it with the team.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr. Lindsay was outstanding, so compassionate and wise!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

DR Lindsay was completely thorough and professional... answered all my questions before I asked them!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

I had a very good experience. I moved through the enrollment, test, and clinician with ease and politeness. The Dr. Bruce Lindsey patiently went through possibilities, procedure, and explanations better than anyone has told me in the past four years. I am completing paperwork to move forward.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Dr. Lindsay is so in demand that it is a long wait to get a procedure scheduled. no fault of his, obviously, but I wish I could have scheduled the procedure sooner.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Dr Lindsay is the best doctor I have ever been to!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Dr. Lindsay was amazing. He explained all options to me and then explained why he choose the option that he did. Same thing with medications and explaining them and side effects I would feel. He followed through on everything that he said he would do as well.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

I appreciate the time that Dr. Lindsay takes with me. He explains things to me and always answers my questions. I trust him completely with my health care.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

My meeting with the doctor was the most comprehensive doctors visit I have ever experienced. The doctor was concise and respectful in responding to my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr. Lindsay was extremely informative and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti and Dr. Lindsay were extremely professional . I felt very comfortable meeting with them and very well informed about my issues after my appointment. I was not rushed and was treated with respect.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

we travel distance and experience inconvenience because Dr Lindsey is caring, patient, generously sharing complex knowledge ... beyond compare... an outstanding person and physician

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2018

While Dr. Lindsey is very busy, and likely in high demand, there is a reason. He is the absolute best! I owe my health and better quality of life to him. I only wish he were 10 years younger so he would be working longer. LOL. The reception and staff on the phone and on-site have been great!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

I arrived at my appointment(s) somewhat early. The staff was able to shift my tests and get me in right away. There was very little or no waiting, and even Dr. Lindsay saw me earlier than my scheduled appointment.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Dr. Lindsay is phenomenal. His care has helped me live as full of a life as is possible. His care has improved my quality of life and I am forever grateful to him and the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

I have been/had the care of some of the world's best physicians...Dr. Bruce D.Lindsay is triple "A" rated. I am at peace! My congenital heart defect "Scimitar" syndrome is in very excellent hands. Thank you all at "The Clinic."

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

Dr. Lindsey is ap credit to his profession and i am blessed that he keeps me as a patient

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2018

Dr. Lindsay is very collaborative.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018

For a first visit, Dr. Lindsay and staff were exceptionally well prepared and thoroughly versed in my medical history.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

excellent experience. feeling better than ever. Awesome facility, staff and of course Dr. Lindsay.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018

not a good experience with Dr Lindsey..sounded like a broken record..not warm..I knew after 5 minutes this was a MISTAKE after a 7 hour drive..pushed surgery and mefs..very little knowledge about supplements..I FEEL BAD ABOUT THIS! Perhaps I need to do research with someone who has a better fit?

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Dr Lindsey is the best,he gives me a great sense of confidence and knowledge in my health care.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

The visit was very positive; Dr Lindsey was able to review the old tests and give me a feeling of tranquility to determine that I did not need any other medicine.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

Dr. Lindsay was professional, very informative and gave explanations that were clear to understand. Though we discussed options he offered information on the best option for me. We discussed a time line and preparation for the procedure.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

my experience with dr. Lindsay, and with the Cleveland Clinic in general has been extraordinary. I couldn't have imagined receiving better care. everyone that I dealt with was professional and extremely courteous. from the doctors to the nurses even the housekeeping people all seem to be part of a team that were concerned about my health and healing. I am extremely grateful and thankful for all the Care that I have received from dr. Lindsay and his team.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018

Dr. Lindsay was exceptional in his explanation of my AFib.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

Dr. Lindsay is paradigm of what top notch health care ought to be worldwide. He LISTENS - he fills in his understanding by asking insightful questions. Then he recommends - a clear, in his judgement, - best course of action. never nudged, or coerced in any way. Every thing is CLEAR. He's the best. I've traveled on the train 13 hrs each way 7 round trips to see him. He is unmatched.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

My wife & I were very pleased with the Cleveland Clinic. Everything was made easy for us first timers. We were impressed to say the least. Dr. Bruce Lindsay was exceptional & very knowledgeable & his delivery of his expertise was much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2018

It doesn't get any better than Cleveland Clinic. I am a doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

Very impressed with Dr. Lindsay's level of surgery skills and perhaps there weren't choices for treatment except for the course he's given me? So far everything is successful!

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

I was very impressed with the way Dr. Lindsay introduced his team to me and me to them prior to surgery. I felt included and an important part of the procedure.

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