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Ivan Cakulev, MD

Ivan Cakulev, MD



73 Ratings 19 Reviews


Cardiology, Cardiology-Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

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  • Medical Director, Non-Cardiac Telemetry, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Ivan Cakulev, MD, is an attending clinical cardiac electrophysiologist with University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute. He is also an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Cakulev is board certified in both cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He earned his medical degree from Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia. He then completed an internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic before a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Baylor College of Medicine-Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. After, he returned to Cleveland and finished his postdoctoral training with a fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

Dr. Cakulev has over 20 years of clinical, teaching and research experience related to the diagnosis and treatment of heart arrhythmias, with special expertise in intraoperative mapping and device implantation.

Dr. Cakulev is an active member of the nationally distinguished Heart Rhythm Society, co-founding the society’s History Committee. He is an avid educator and recipient of the Best Teacher award at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Cakulev has provided more than 50 lectures at professional conferences and authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Additionally, he has been repeatedly recognized as a Best Doctor by Castle Connolly.


  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Basic Science
  • Biventricular Device Implantation
  • Intra-Operative Mapping of Arrhythmias
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

Languages Spoken

English, Serbian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Italian

Office Locations

CMC Mather Ste 1800 HHVI

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

Ahuja Medical Center Building

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood OH, 44122

Euclid HC Ste 300

18599 Lake Shore Blvd
Euclid OH, 44119

531 5th Ave

531 5th Ave
Chardon OH, 44024

Concord HC Ste 1500

7500 Auburn Rd
Painesville OH, 44077

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5

73 Ratings

Patient Comments (19)

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
It is a great doctor!! Very friendly, very nice and supportive!! And very knowledgeable. He explained me physiology and anatomy of the heart before introducing me the problem.

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
He was VERY personable and seemed concerned about all aspects of my health .,. A tremendous bedside manner. I much appreciated that! He was also honest and did not try to talk me into procedures that were not necessary. Very reassuring about my condition.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
I like Dr. Cakulev and have confidence in his ability to solve my cardiac problems.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Very good

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Dr. Cukulav was extremely prepared for the visit and relaxed and conversational. Really appreciated his knowledge and manner.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
This md was outstanding

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Have always felt this doctor and office the best at what they do.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
I was quite surprised how quickly she responded to any of my questions

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Very complete. Knowledgeable and respectful. Very good experience.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
I am very comfortable with this Doc. He understands me.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Good experience

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Everything was good

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Excellent She showed kindness and concern for me Thank her again

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
I was completely satisfied with the treatment afforded me during my.visit

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Very knowledgeable. Able to explain things well, discussed & answered all of my questions.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
It was a good exam

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
He does a very good job

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Dr Cukalev knew may past history and was able to quickly frame my issue in an understandable way. He provided different options we could proceed with based on my comfort level. I chose one that he recommended, and his office followed-up with information about how to obtain the device needed for that particular course of action. Most importantly, he helped me either confirm or eliminate concerns about other aspects of my heart health with respect to the central issue. This gave me a broader picture of my care.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine


Residency | Electrophysiology
Electrophysiology - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (2002 - 2004)

Fellowship | Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Disease - Baylor College Of Medicine - Texas Medical Center (1998 - 2002)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Cleveland Clinic (1994 - 1998)

Ss Cyril And Methdius University Skopje (1993 - 1994)

Medical Education
Ss Cyril And Methdius University Skopje (1993)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Ivan Cakulev disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:

  • - Saint Jude Medical - Consulting