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Title Associate Section Head
Department Vascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Vascular Medicine Section
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About G. Jay Bishop, MD

G. Jay Bishop, MD, is co-Associate Section Head of Vascular Medicine and a specialist in blood vessel disorders in the Section of Vascular Medicine in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Vascular Medicine and is certified as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation. Dr. Bishop sees patients at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and the Avon Richard E. Jacobs, Twinsburg and Willoughby health centers.

Specialty Interests: New oral anticoagulants, adverse effects of anticoagulants, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, blood clots, hypercoagulable states (thrombophilia), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, thrombosis in unusual locations, inferior vena cava filters, general vascular medicine, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), unusual vascular disorders, including erythromelalgia, pernio, lymphedema and lipedema

Experience: Dr. Bishop has over 20 years’ experience in the diagnosis and management of all types of blood vessel disorders and diseases, including blood clots, peripheral artery disease and atherosclerosis. His expertise includes skin and wound debridement and noninvasive vascular testing. Dr. Bishop established the vascular medicine program at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hamot Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute in Erie, Pa., in 2014.

Success Rates: The Section of Vascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic is one of the most active vascular medicine programs in the United States. Our specialists treat patients with a wide variety of vascular problems, including all forms of arterial, venous, and lymphatic disorders; thrombotic disorders and hypercoagulable states. They also provide wound care and management of risk factors for heart and vascular disease and are experts in the use of the new oral anticoagulants (blood thinners).  The Section of Vascular Medicine offers specialty clinics for patients with various disorders, including fibromuscular dysplasia and lymphedema and subspecialty care such as retrieval of inferior vena cava filters and endovenous laser ablation (minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins). Success rates for specific procedures are available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education: Dr. Bishop began his medical career as a medic in the US Air Force while working toward his undergraduate degree at the University of New Hampshire. After serving in the Air Force for four years and completing his bachelor’s degree in philosophy, he earned his medical degree with highest honors from Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica, West Indies. Dr. Bishop completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh Pa., where he was named chief medical resident during his final year of training. He was in private practice in internal medicine for more than 20 years before transitioning to full time vascular medicine in 2014. He was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2019.

Publications and Speaking: Dr. Bishop was a contributing author to the Society for Vascular Medicine’s Pulmonary Embolus Toolkit and co-editor of the
Society’s Peripheral Artery Disease Toolkit and was the lead author on a paper published in 2019 in Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques. He has presented at the Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM) Annual Sessions, speaking on treatments for vascular and lymphatic diseases and has made numerous local and regional presentations on these and other vascular topics.

Dr. Bishop is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM). He serves on multiple SVM committees and currently is a member of the SVM Board of Trustees.

About Dr. Bishop: “It’s been said that if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.  I truly found my passion in life when I was fortunate enough to specialize in vascular medicine. This specialty allows me to engage with patients on a daily basis and help them navigate through their vascular problems as their advocate and vascular care specialist. I see patients with a wide variety of vascular diseases, and my general internal medicine background provides me with a great fund of resources to augment their vascular care. Seeing patients on a daily basis provides me with both intellectual stimulation and the satisfaction of helping patients through their vascular medical journey.”

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Bishop enjoys spending time with his family, coaching high school hockey, boating on Lake Erie and volunteering in his local community on several non-profit boards.  He also serves as a town councilman for his community. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - St. Francis Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Medical Education - Ross University School of Medicine
Miramar, FL United States

Undergraduate - University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

Additional Training

  • Vascular Interpretation
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support


  • Vascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

New oral anticoagulants, adverse effects of anticoagulants, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, blood clots, hypercoagulable states (thrombophilia), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, thrombosis in unusual locations, inferior vena cava filters, general vascular medicine, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), unusual vascular disorders, including erythromelalgia, pernio, lymphedema and lipedema

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America
  • Community Based Teaching Preceptor Award, American College of Physicians
  • Robert S. Bergson Outstanding Faculty Member Award, University of Buffalo
  • Off-service Faculty of the Year, UPMC Hamot
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

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

As of 4/12/2024, Dr. Bishop has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Bishop receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

210 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Dr Bishop was kind enough to see me on the same day

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Was very happy with the doctor's bed-side manner. Very easy to understand his explanations and care plan.

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Excellent doctor. Took time in listening and in discussing health issues. May me feel at ease.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr. Bishop is so kind and caring. I would highly recommend Dr. Bishop.

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Excellent physician and communicator

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

It is difficult to find a doctor that is knowledgeable of lipedema and treats you with respect. So thankful for Dr Bishop!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

I found Dr. Bishop very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. He was very personable and I'm very glad that I have him as my doctor. Very pleased!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

I love that fact that I didn't have to drive to Cleveland for my care and Dr. Bishop goes to Madison.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Bishop is a fantastic provider Kind, considerate and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr. Bishop caring in getting to know the patient.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr. Bishop excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

I was the first patient of the day, he was 25 minutes late. I was getting ready to leave when he came into the exam room. I take the 1st appt so I can avoid the Dr being late.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr. Bishop is kind, respectful and always answers my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr Bishop has always taken his time to listen to any concerns and answer all of my questions. I never feel rushed during my visits. He always listens and answers my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

I would recommend Dr. Bishop to anyone that had similar problems to mine. Very caring and excellent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Very pleased with Dr. Bishop. He is always kind and shows a real interest in your needs.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr Bishop is very kind and helpful!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr Bishop very helpful, knowledgeable and kind

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Bishop and his office did an excellent job of getting me in for a thorough exam.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Thorough - thoughtful - Dr. Bishop took the time to explain everything to me.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Gerald Bishop and his staff Natalie are by far the greatest physician and assistant that I have encountered! I always feel that my opinion and what I am dealing with is always his priority. He is very thorough and I feel safe having him manage my care.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Bishop makes you feel comfortable and listened to and respect his expertise.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

I love Dr. Bishop he always explains everything and listens to me. I even had a Fellow Dr. Who was wonderful

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr bishop gave me his undivided attention. We had good discussions of my care and options.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr. Bishop is vey thorough, profesional, caring and respectful. I'm so grateful being his patient. Definitely recommend him. Thank you Dr. Bishop!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

The entire staff from valet service, reception desk, nurse and doctors were extremely professional and helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Bishop is verry helpful to my health Issues.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr. Bishop is a very good Dr., he listened to all of my concerns, he does not rush you.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr. Bishop is a gem.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr Bishop is the Best

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

My appointment was efficient and right on time. Dr Bishop was very helpful and was positive and pleased with my progress.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr Bishop was very helpful in advising a Physical Therapist appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr. Bishop is great and covers every detail.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr.Bishop was caring, concerned, professional and very thorough. Asked questions going back to my youth days. Highly recommend him. Thank you Dr. Bishop!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr Bishop is so caring and has shown concern for my medical issues from my first visit. He is always advocating for my care. I would never have chosen to go through these issues, but Dr Bishop has been a great doctor to walk me through it. I trust his care.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

I have EPGA. Dr. Bishop takes sa great amount of thought to balance his treatment with my Neurologist and Rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. Bishop was very good at putting my mind at ease regarding the blood thinner I was on.Appreciate how caring and understanding he is.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Bishop is an exemplar physician. We did not feel rushed, and all of our questions were addressed. He very carefully explained things medically and offered suggestions.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

I have already recommended Dr. Bishop to several friends.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

I have seen close to 40 providers for my condition and this was the best appointment I have ever had. The doctor made me feel heard and I felt like he really cared. I am forever grateful for the treatment I received.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr Bishop is caring and patient and smart physician.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Although I understand my condition my condition it would have been nice if the dr would have explain it to me

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Very pleased with Dr Bishops care and expertise

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Bishop is knowledgeable, caring, & is so comfortable to work with.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr.Bishop spent a lot of time with me, answering my questions. I never felt rushed. He's the best Dr. I have seen at the Cleveland Clinic. He really cares about the patient, and wants to help them feel better.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

The doctor was courteous and respectful.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

I really liked the doctor and felt he understood my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr Bishop is the Best hands down

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr Bishop seemed hurried at this appt., not really talking to me face to face. I did not feel as "listened to" like I did in our initial visit. I don't like feeling rushed.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

I feel like my Dr. Listen to my concern. He was very patient and I like him for my Doctor.

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