Department Cardiovascular 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 9/29/2020, Dr. Bishop, MD 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, MD receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or 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

105 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Everyone was very nice. It is a really long wait to get in with Dr. Bishop. 3 months for me.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr. Bishop is caring and helpful. He's willing to answer any questions. His nurse is very nice also.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Dr. Bishop was very inquisitive in a very positive way and wanted to know as much information as I could provide to help with my diagnosis. He is very funny and personable, also very professional. I would recommend anyone to his approach and his care.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

dr bishop was very nice and courteous.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr Bishop is a very intelligent and respectful Dr and a good listener

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Bishop was very professional and personable.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr. Bishop took a sincere interest in my problems.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr Bishop was very thorough in addressing my health issues. I was very pleased with my appointment with him and will continue to see him as my vascular doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr Jay Bishop was everything one could hope for in an expert physician: highly skilled, personable, all the time in the world, and concerned about me ad a person. overall. the very best!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

I have seen many providers at the Cleveland Clinic. No other doctor has made more of an effort to understand my (medical) history and get to know me as a person than Dr. Bishop. Dr. Bishop is #1.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. Bishop listens to what you have to say and any concerns I may have. Makes you feel at ease even though I have a chronic disease. Friendly and has your best interest in mind.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

I followed Dr Bishop from Fredonia, NY. He is excellent!!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

I really like my doctor he was very knowledgeable and friendly made me feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Doctor was mostly concern to finish up with my appointment as fast as possible, and never answered my questions

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

maybe the Dr was afraid of an in person appointment

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr Bishop is very informative and thorough. it was very easy to talk with him.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Bishoo was very informative and thorough in explaining my condition and what can be done for it.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Bishop was amazing

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr. Bishop is always genuinely concerned and interested. He also has a great sense of humor which helps me feel less stressed during appointments.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Bishop is the best, and I had been seen several times prior at his practice in Erie, and was estatic to finally be able to see him at the Cleveland Clinic, well worth the two hour drive each way for this f/u appt. and for future concerns/issues.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Mr. Bishop is a great caring Doctor. He covered every things.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

in my 69 years of doctors. Dr Bishop is like a breath of fresh air.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

I love the Cleveland Clinic Dr. Dressing Dr. Angle Dr. Bishop three wonderful doctors. 3 /2 years ago I had a stent installed that saved my live (Dr. Angel my hero) 2 years ago I had an ablation ( Dr. Dressing my hero and many accurate tests) now Dr. Bishop is helping through a DVT situation. Thank you Dr. Bishop.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

I liked Dr. Bishops concern for my well being. Felt like I was in the best hands. Very intelligent and thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

I love Dr. Bishop and would follow him anywhere

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Bishop was extremely patient with me. He took the time to listen to my concerns and emphasized the fact that I could reach out to him anytime if I had a question.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

This was my first visit with Dr. Bishop. He made me feel comfortable right away. He was very professional and personable, and took the necessary time to review my history. He made some reasonable suggestions about my treatment, and recommended that I have some appropriate tests before my next visit. Very satisfied.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

one of the best doctors I've had in a long time. very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

This was the most pleasant experience I have had with a physician in 20 years. He took the time to explain my condition and how he would take care of it so that I could understand in layman's terms.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr. Bishop is a wonderful listener. very respectful

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr Bishop was very kind caring and concerned. he let me know he'd be there for me. I was very impressed w the time he took with me.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

dr. Bishop staff was excellent, and dr. Bishop met and exceeded all of our expectations.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

dr. Bishop showed great care and concern for my condition and problem. I appreciate his one-on-one attention. thank you again doctor Bishop.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr. Bishop was so kind, and really listened to me and and even took a moment to explain to my husband about my condition. I really appreciated him. He put us at ease.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Dr. Bishop has a great personality. Truly shows in his concern for my problem. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who has the need.

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