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Gary Procop, MD

216.444.5879

Gary Procop, MD

Appointed: 1998

Gary Procop, MD
Department: Laboratory Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code LL2-2
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5879
WorkFax:216.445.0681
Gary Procop, MD
Department: Pathology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code LL2-2
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5879
WorkFax:216.445.0681
Gary Procop, MD
Department: Infectious Disease
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code LL2-2
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5879
WorkFax:216.445.0681
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Gary W. Procop, MD, MS, is Chairman of the Department of Clinical Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, and Medical Director of the Molecular Microbiology, Mycology and Parasitology laboratories. He completed anatomic and clinical pathology training at Duke University Medical Center and a clinical microbiology fellowship at Mayo Clinic. 

Dr. Procop is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology, and in medical microbiology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the College of American Pathologists, the American Society for Clinical Pathology the Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the Infectious Disease Society of America.

Dr. Procop has given more than 350 scientific presentations and has more than 120 published manuscripts,one book and 25 chapters to his credit. His primary interests are the practical applications of molecular diagnostic methods for the diagnosis and treatment of infections, infectious disease pathology, mycology and parasitology.

Professional Highlights

  • Cleveland Clinic Quest for Quality Award; Preoperative nasal mupirocin to reduce colonization and decrease risk of mediastinal infection; Banbury M, Cwynar R, Weber M, Lober C, Gordon SM, Procop GW; 2003 
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovators Award 2004; Identification of mycobacteria by pyrosequencing; 2005        
  • Best Doctors® in America, 2005-2006
  • ASM BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology, American Society of Microbiology, 2007
  • Billy H. Cooper Award for Excellence in Clinical Mycology, Medical Mycology Society of America, 2007

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Medical Microbiology
Rochester, MN USA
1997
Residency - Duke University Medical Center
Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Durham, NC USA
1996
Medical School - Marshall University School of Medicine
Huntington, WV USA
1992
Undergraduate - Eastern Michigan University
Biology/Microbiology
Ypsilanti, MI USA
1987
Graduate - Marshall University School of Medicine
Huntington, WV USA

Certifications

  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology- Medical Microbiology

Specialty Interests

Infectious disease pathology, molecular microbiology, Mycology and Parasitology

Awards & Honors

  • Cleveland Clinic Innovators Award 2002, Pan-Salmonella Broad Range PCR, 2004
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovators Award 2003, Identification of Mycobacteria by Pyrosequencing, 2004
  • Best Doctors® in America, 2005-2006 
  • Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology, 2004
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovators Award 2006, Integration PCR, 2006
  • Scholarship, CAP Spokesperson Training Program, 2006                
  • ASM BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology, American Society of Microbiology, 2007
  • Billy H. Cooper Award for Excellence in Clinical Mycology, Medical Mycology Society of America, 2007

Additional Training

  • Director, Clinical Microbiology Fellowship Program, Cleveland Clinic, 1998-2006
  • Statistical Science in Medical Research, 12-Week Course, Cleveland Clinic, 2003
  • NucliSens EasyQ Basic Kit Training Workshop, bioMerieux, Durham, N.C., 2003                 
  • Leading in HealthCare Course, Cleveland Clinic, 2004-2005
  • Applied Biosystems 3130 Genetic Analyzer training, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fla., 2007

Innovations & Patents

  • Identification of Histoplasma capsulatum using a PCR assay; Patent Number 20050065330
  • Single tube screen; Patent Number 20040241786
  • Identification of Salmonella using a PCR assay; Patent Number 20060177824

Memberships

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Academy of Microbiology
  • College of American Pathologists
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Treatment & Services

  • Infectious Disease Pathology
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Molecular Pathology

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • General Infectious Diseases

Industry Relationships

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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. The 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, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 6/19/2014, Dr. Procop has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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.

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