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Title Associate Section Head
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, 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 5/21/2021, 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

172 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

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Would recommend Dr Bishop hope getting an appointment would be good for them & wait time wouldn't be as bad

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Dr. Bishop was very kind, friendly and knowledgeable. He took the time to listen and discuss all issues. A rating is appropriate.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Dr. Bishop made me feel comfortable. He listened to my concerns and made a recommendation for my upcoming dental surgery.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr. Bishop spent a lot of time educating me and listening to my concerns. I was thoroughly impressed with his knowledge and care.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Best doctor I have ever seen in my 73 years of life

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr. Bishop is always very thorough and nice at my visits.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Bishop made me feel comfortable and he was easy to talk with.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Was impressed with Dr Bishop. Easy to talk to.. Really seemed interested in my issues.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

I throughly enjoyed my visit with Dr Bishop he was kind .. Supportive and knowledgeable about my concerns .

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Dr.Bishop was very thorough in assessing my concerns and my current medical problems. Took time and explained the condition and any upcoming test.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr. Bishop is everything every medical care provider should be. I am very thankful to be able to have him on my care team. He used his lunch to see me. There were no appointments available on the day I had to be in Cleveland for another appointment. He makes it clear that you and your care are his priority.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Had never met Dr Bishop previously. He was very attentive, informative, professional, yet interested in me as an individual.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Always very good to seeMr.BISHOP he is a very nice DOCTOR.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

My provider was excellent; I just waited an hour to see him.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr Bishop was excellent. I could not have been more pleased with the care he gave me. He's just a brilliant physician and thoroughly explained everything in layman's terms. I could not be more pleased with the great care he gave me and will highly recommend him to my friends and neighbors.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr. Bishop is a very kind and caring doctor.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr. Bishop is my star Doctor, because I am his star patient. I am very happy Dr. Bishop' treatment of my illness.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr. Bishop was bejoint expectation.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr Bishop is very compassionate, very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr Bishop goes above and beyond to put my mind at ease of these strange symptoms

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Bishop is caring compassionate and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

great doctors and staff

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

me personally I wish all my doctors was from Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Great experience meeting Dr. Bishop

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Dr. Bishop made me feel very comfortable. He asked about my Family, my background and my interests. He told me that getting to know his patients on a personal level is one of his favorite parts of being a physician.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr Bishop found something wrong with heart I didn't know I had. I was there for another reason. may have saved/prolonged my life. Kind man. great conversation. best Dr I've come across.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

I am very impressed with Dr. Bishop. He is very genuine and compassionate.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Bishop was truly one of the kindest physicians I have ever had the opportunity to meet. He was thoughtful, considerate, patient, and very, very willing to spend time answering my questions and concerns. He was such a pleasure to meet!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

I have been so impressed with Dr. Bishop. This was my second visit with him, and I really felt as though he remembered me and my issues in detail. I could've been his only patient for the day--he was relaxed, not ready to rush out of the room, and I felt free to ask all my questions, to which he gave thorough answers.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Bishop is one of the Best doctors I have ever met. He helped me a lot and gave me hope.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Bishop and his office are excellent. They were prompt in scheduling me and seeing me. He also took my concerns seriously and worked diligently to get my issues resolved, reassuring me when another doctor didn't. I am super grateful for Dr. Bishop and his caring and diligent team.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr. Bishop is a caring and capable physician. This was my first visit so there were a lot of questions and answers regarding history, etc. It'll be another 6 weeks before an ultra sound of my legs. A long and frustrating process.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

very impressed and pleased with Dr. Bishop. Friendly, professional, every thing you'd want in an doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Been to the clinic several times and it has always been a great experience. Dr. Bishop is a wonderful Dr. He listens well and explains everything, you can tell he cares about his paients. He is very positive. I could not imagine dealing with another Dr. with what I have.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr. Bishop is incredible! one of the best experiences I've ever had with any physician anywhere. he listened to me and cares for me exceptionally well.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr. Bishop was easy to talk with, and he took a strong interest in my health care.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

I like Dr. Bishop. Very kind & friendly

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

I had some trouble with the volume and Dr. Bishop helped me.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Dr Bishop is an excellent doctor. Very courteous and explained care , meds, etc. in great detail.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

I found him to be fabulous what a great doctor I was really pleased very personable can't say enough good about him

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

dr bishop is great! he LISTENS and is personable and actually HEARS the concerns of the patient.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

we could not be more pleased than to have dr bishop as my provider

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Bishop is always attentive & thorough

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

The experience of seeing our new doctor could not have been better. We felt he was very thorough, friendly and professional. Keeping appointments you've had scheduled 6 months prior is another matter.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Excellent doctor in every way

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