Daniel J. Cantillon, MD, FACC, FHRS, is a staff physician in the Section of Electrophysiology and Pacing in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and cardiac electrophysiology and pacing.
Dr. Cantillon also serves as the Medical Director for the Central Monitoring Unit located at the Cleveland Clinic administrative campus in Beachwood, OH, that provides continuous cardiac rhythm monitoring, as well as hemodynamic and respiratory monitoring for patients at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus and regional hospitals. In addition, Dr. Cantillon is serving in his second elected term on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Ohio Chapter, and serves as the co-chair of the Health Policy committee. Dr. Cantillon also holds an academic appointment in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and teaches a course in ECG interpretation for senior medical students.
Specialty/Clinical interests: Arrhythmia management (including complex catheter ablation),atrial fibrillation, pulmonary vein isolation ablation, cardiac device therapy (pacemakers, ICDs, cardiac resynchronization therapy),cardiac lead and device extraction, ventricular tachyarrhythmias, sudden cardiac death, arrhythmias among patients who have had cardiac transplant, heart failure, or ventricular assist devices
Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Cantillon performs more than 500 procedures per year, including ablations, cardioversions and cardiac device-related procedures
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 http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx
Education and Training: Dr. Cantillon is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. While at Georgetown, he was the recipient of the Thomas F. Keliher Award for Clinical Performance.
Dr. Cantillon served his residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, where he was Assistant Chief Resident and earned the David E. Rogers Memorial Award for Outstanding Research. Between 2006 and 2011, Dr. Cantillon completed fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and cardiac electrophysiology at Cleveland Clinic. During his cardiovascular medicine residency Dr. Cantillon earned a Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute Competitive Research Grant.
Publications and Speaking: Dr. Cantillon has authored or co-authored more than 35 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Heart Rhythm, as well as numerous chapters in medical textbooks. He is a regular manuscript reviewer for medical journals including Heart Rhythm, Pacing and Cardiac Electrophysiology, and Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, and has served as guest editor of Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has been an invited faculty member and/or speaker at the annual scientific meetings of the Heart Rhythm Society, American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology, including participation in a “Meet the Experts” panel. He has delivered invited medical grand rounds on “Innovations in Treating Heart Rhythm Disorders” and presents annually in the Cleveland Clinic’s Intensive Review of Cardiology course.
About Dr. Cantillon: “I consider it a privilege to serve patients by managing complicated heart rhythm disorders. Such conditions can be frustrating to patients and doctors. We commit ourselves to excellence and pledge to give each patient our very best efforts.”
Leisure time activities: Dr. Cantillon enjoys spending time with family, basketball, fencing, and golf.