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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

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

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 USA

Medical Education - Ross University School of Medicine
Portsmouth, Dominica

Undergraduate - University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH USA

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 3/7/2023, 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

150 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

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Always a positive visit with Dr. Bishop !!!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr. Bishop is always very personable and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

I wish all of my doctors were like Dr Bishop!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Wonderful doctor. Very easy to relate too!

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Dr Bishop is such a caring doctor. I always feel taken care of and never hesitate to ask questions.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Excellent provider. One of the best I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr.Bishop is the most wonderful physician I have come across in all these years of systemic disease. He was some hope. His bedside manner in above and beyond. Takes his time with you very very thurogh.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Very pleased with Dr. Bishop. He was very attentive and thorough

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Bishop is AMAZING! He went above and beyond any of my expectations!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Never have to wait to see the doctor. One time per schedule.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Bishop talked through all my questions and went way beyond to help me with overall care. Dr. Bishop spent time to understand information for care provided by another hospital. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Bishop and highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr. Bishop is an amazing Dr and person and I am blessed that I was referred to him for treatment. He truly cares about me, my well being and my family and asks about them every visit. He is a pleasure to see at my 6 month checkups.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Dr. Bishop is world-class. I can't thank him enough for his level of care... Besides being directly responsible for saving my toes from amputation, he showed me a very high level of care and concern and I am very appreciative to him.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Dr. Bishop is thorough, kind and understanding.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Dr Bishop was respectful, professional, and yet friendly. He put me at ease and showed concern for me as a whole person, not just as a medical problem that needed to be addressed.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

The fellow that dr bishop has needs to learn to talk to patients with compassion. She has no manner ..very unprofessional! Dr bishop himself is a very compassionate dr of nicest I have meet ..but his fellow sucks !!!!! Get rid of her now !

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr bishop is great ...his fellow on other hand is not a good person !

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

We are very lucky to have Dr. Bishop as our doctor. Incredibly skilled, thoughtful, responsive and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr. Bishop is a very kind doctor. He makes you feel at ease and he is so interested in your stroke recovery.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Dr. Bishop offered to come in early or see me at his lunch time if I could not get an appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dr. Bishop is a very friendly and kind person. He takes the time to answer questions and encourages me to continue to do what is necessary to stay well. I think I am lucky to be is patient because he is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Excellent person and healthcare provider.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Very patient and attentive Dr. I would and have recommended him.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dr. Bishop is a world-class physician. We were very impressed.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Dr Bishop was incredibly understanding and listened to me. As usual!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr. Bishop was great.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

One of the most personable doctor I've ever had. Great bedside manners. I would highly recommend him to others requiring his expertise.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

A very positive, caring physician who provided good explanations and took all the time that was necessary.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr.Bishop was excellent in explaining my condition of lipodema and advising me about how to handle it. He was caring and friendly.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

I'm impressed that Dr. Bishop on both my visits to him (over a year apart) was very familiar with my case. He certainly read all that had happened with me health wise since my last visit. He showed concern and discussed how I'm managing my health issues. Very nice man and informed doctor!

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