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 published more than two dozen articles and abstracts in professional journals and authored or co-authored six chapters in medical textbooks. He is a manuscript reviewer for Heart Rhythm, Pacing and Cardiac Electrophysiology and Journal of Cardiac Failure. He has been an invited speaker at the Heart Rhythm Society and the International Academy of Cardiology and participated in the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2011 "Meet the Experts" panel.
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.