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Douglas E. Joseph, DO, RVT, is Director of the Vascular Medicine Outpatient Department in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He also is on the staff of the Vein and Vascular Center at Cleveland Clinic Columbia Road Westlake Medical Campus. He is board-certified in vascular medicine and Internal Medicine and is a registered vascular technologist.
Dr. Joseph earned a Doctorate of Osteopathy at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an internship and internal medicine residency at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio followed by a fellowship in vascular medicine at Cleveland Clinic. He was appointed to the medical staff in 2004.
Dr. Joseph has published a number of papers in medical journals on peripheral arterial disease, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and deep vein thrombosis. He also has authored two textbook chapters and a monograph on heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.
Currently his clinical and research interests involve chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins. He performs endovenous ablation procedures and micro-incision phlebectomies both in Westlake and on the main campus. These procedures are performed in an outpatient setting are minimally invasive and patients may return to normal activity immediately.
Dr. Joseph also is a frequent presenter at medical symposia hosted at Cleveland Clinic and elsewhere, speaking on prevention of venous thromboembolism following surgery, peripheral artery disease, lower extremity wounds and subclinical atherosclerosis.
His professional memberships include the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, the American College of Phlebology, the Society for Vascular Medicine, the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine. He is a Fellow and a member of the Emerging Leadership Committee of the American Osteopathic Association.
Hypercoagulable states, lymphedema, chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins, general vascular medicine, vascular diseases, non-invasive testing for vascular disease, sclerotherapy
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