Christopher Bajzer, MD

216.444.6697

Christopher Bajzer, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J2-3
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6697
DeskDesk:216.445.3210
WorkFax:216.445.6187
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Christopher T. Bajzer, MD, is a Staff Cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Bajzer is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiology, and specializes in coronary intervention, peripheral vascular intervention and carotid and cerebrovascular intervention.

His research activities include serving as a co-investigator for trials that are investigating the utility of carotid angioplasty and stenting. He also is the principal investigator or co-investigator for several other trials in coronary and peripheral vascular intervention. In addition, he has authored articles and book chapters on coronary, peripheral vascular and carotid intervention.

Dr. Bajzer is an active member of the American College of Cardiology and Scientific Councils of the American Heart Association. He also was recently accepted into the New York Academy of Science, an international organization of scientists in government, business and academia.

A graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Dr. Bajzer completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak in Michigan. He served an additional year at William Beaumont as Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Bajzer completed fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Cleveland Clinic.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Interventional Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1999
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cleveland, OH USA
1997
Residency - William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak
Internal Medicine
Royal Oak, MI USA
1994
Residency - William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak
Internal Medicine
Royal Oak, MI USA
1991
Medical School - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI USA
1990
Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA
1985

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine- Interventional Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Atherosclerosis, Carotid Artery Disease, Cerebrovascular Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease, Angioplasty, Coronary Intervention, Drug Eluting Stenting, Iliac Stenting, Lower extremity Angioplasty, Renal Angioplasty

Awards & Honors

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Distinguished Teacher of the Year, 2003

Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Medical Association
  • Society of Vascular Medicine
  • New York Academy of Science

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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