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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Swahili
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.4420
Desk:
216.445.7308
Fax:
216.636.6955
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Vascular Lab Study
  • Acute Care Medicine
  • Acute Inpatient Care
  • Anticoagulation Therapy
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Carotid Doppler Ultrasound
  • Non-invasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Pseudoaneurysm Injection
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Unna Boot Application
  • Varicose Veins - Cosmetic & Surgical
  • Varicose Veins - Medical Treatment
  • Vascular Medicine Section
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vena Cava Filters for Treating Venous Disease Treatment
  • Venous Duplex Ultrasound
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Treatments
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysmal Disease
  • Aneurysm (Except Brain Aneurysm)
  • Aneurysms
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Occlusion (blockage)
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Thrombosis
  • Arterial Diseases - "blocked Arteries"
  • Arterial Dissection
  • Arterial Problems
  • Arterial Venous Fistula
  • Arteriosclerosis Obliterans
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atheroembolism
  • Atheromatous Embolization
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Atrophie Blanche
  • Axillary Artery Aneurysm
  • Axillary Vein Thrombosis
  • Axillo Subclavian Vein Thrombosis
  • Blood Clots
  • Blood Clots in Legs
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Caroli Disease/Syndrome
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Carotid Disease
  • Carotid Dissection
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia
  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH)
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
  • Clotting Factor Deficiencies
  • Cystic Adventitial Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Dissection Of The Aorta
  • Edema
  • Endovenous Ablation
  • Enlarged Aorta
  • Erythema Ab Igne
  • Erythromelalgia
  • External Iliac Artery Endofibrosis
  • Extracranial Carotid Artery Aneurysms
  • Factor Deficiency
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Femoral Artery Aneurysm
  • Femoral Artery Disease
  • Foot And Ankle Ulcers
  • Frostbite
  • Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Hepatic Artery Aneurysm
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Iliac Artery Aneurysm
  • Iliac Artery Occlusion (blockage)
  • Iliac Artery Stenosis
  • Iliac Endofibrosis
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Ischemic Digits (Upper Extremity)
  • Jugular Vein
  • Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS)
  • Leg Pain
  • Lipedema
  • Lower Extremity Ulcers
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lymphedema
  • Lymphedema - Primary
  • Lymphedema - Secondary
  • May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS)
  • Mesenteric Arteries Occlusive Disease
  • Mesenteric Artery & Vein Disorders
  • Other Arterial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Aneurysms
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Popliteal Artery Aneurysms
  • Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome
  • Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome (PAES)
  • Post-Phlebitic (Thrombotic) Syndrome
  • Protein C and S Deficiencies
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Renal Artery Aneurysm
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Splenic Artery Aneurysm
  • Spontaneous Coronary Artery
  • Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)
  • Subclavian Artery Aneurysm
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • SVC Syndrome
  • Swollen Leg
  • Thoracic Aorta Disease
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thromboangitis Obliterans
  • Ulnar Artery Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Arterial Diseases
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Vascular Wounds
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Disorders
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Venous Malformations
  • Venous Stasis Leg Ulcers
  • Visceral Artery Aneurysms
  • Visceral Ischemic Syndrome
View all 118 Specialties +
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Biography

About Geoffrey Ouma, DO

Geoffrey Ouma, DO, MS, FSVM, RPVI, is a vascular disease specialist in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Specialty Interests: Peripheral artery disease (PAD), especially evaluation of limb pain and medical management of claudication; cardiovascular/atherosclerosis risk factor modification in PAD and carotid artery disease/stroke; evaluation and medical management of patients undergoing non-cardiac vascular surgery; limb swelling and chronic venous insufficiency, lipedema, lymphedema, varicose veins, arteriovenous/capillary venous malformations; endovascular therapy for varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency; complex venous thromboembolism, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), high-risk thrombophilia, complex atherothromboembolism, post-thrombotic syndrome, May-Thurner syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, DVT in pregnancy; coagulopathies; management of inferior vena cava filters and noninvasive vascular disease testing; lower extremity wounds

Experience: The Section of Vascular Medicine in Cleveland Clinic’s Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine offers comprehensive care for diseases of the vascular and lymphatic systems, including hyper-coagulable disorders. The section is home to one of the most active vascular laboratories in the country, with more than 2,200 clinical studies performed per month.

Dr. Ouma has more than 10 years’ experience in diagnosing and managing the full range of blood vessel and lymphatic disorders and has treated more than 1,500 patients with venous leg ulcers. His expertise also includes the diagnosis and management of less common vascular disorders such as thromboangitis obliterans (TAO), fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), the vasculitides, vasospastic disorders, blue/cold fingers and toes and arterial aneurysm. He is board certified in internal medicine, vascular medicine and wound healing, holds certification in hyperbaric oxygen therapy and is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI). Dr. Ouma is a Fellow of the Society for Vascular Medicine.

Success Rates: Success rates for specific vascular procedures at Cleveland Clinic are available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx.

Education: Dr. Ouma earned his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie Pa. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Clinical Campus/Aurora-Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wis., followed by a fellowship in vascular medicine at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. During his fellowship, Dr. Ouma earned a master’s degree in translational research from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2014 and ‘15 he completed specialized trainings in hyperbaric medicine and wound care medicine.

In 2018 Dr. Ouma participated in a medical mission to Kenya with the organization Hands International. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2020, he was on the staff of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Publications and Speaking: Dr. Ouma has coauthored papers in peer-reviewed medical journals on peripheral artery disease and limb ischemia and presented abstracts on vascular medicine topics at medical meetings. He served as an editor and contributed a chapter to Atlas of Vascular Medicine: A Case-Based Approach to Current Management (2011) and coauthored a chapter in a leading vascular surgery textbook on hypertension as a risk factor for atherosclerosis.

About Dr. Ouma: “I enjoy the field of vascular medicine because patients often present with uncommon vascular diseases that other physicians have not been able to diagnose. It is always gratifying to help patients finally get answers to their medical problems. I immediately witness how I have been part of relieving their worries and anxiety. Although the majority of these vascular ailments are benign, they are worrisome and annoying and, therefore, difficult for a patient to ignore.

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Ouma enjoys playing the guitar, listening to music, cooking Kenyan food, travelling with his family and playing pick-up soccer games.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2020

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Vascular Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
2012

Graduate School - University of Pennsylvania
Translation Research
Philadelphia, PA USA
2012

Residency - Aurora Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Milwaukee, WI USA
2007

Residency - Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Medicine
Upland, PA USA
2005

Internship - Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Osteopathic Internship
Upland, PA USA
2004

Medical Education - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medicine
Erie, PA USA
2003

Undergraduate - University of Maryland
Microbiology
College Park, MD USA
1997

Certifications

  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Clinical interests: (1) Peripheral artery disease (PAD), especially evaluation of limb pain and medical management of claudication, (2) Cardiovascular/atherosclerosis risk factor modification in PAD and carotid disease/stroke. (3) Evaluation and medical management of the surgical patient undergoing noncardiac vascular surgery, (4) Evaluation and management of limb swelling and chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema, varicose veins. arteriovenous malformation/capillary venous malformations. (5) Catheter therapy for varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency; laser/radiofrequency catheter ablation, and sclerotherapy/foam injections. (6) Evaluation and treatment of complex venous thromboembolism, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and complex atherothromboembolism. (7) Evaluation and management of coagulopathies and the use of direct oral anti-factor 10 anticoagulants. (8) Evaluation and management of less common vascular disoders i.e. thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO), the vasculitides, and vasospastic disorders, (9) Evaluation and management of wounds including venous wounds, arterial leg wounds, surgical/trauma related wounds, sickle cell associated leg wounds, and adjutant hyperbaric oxygen therapy in wound healing.

Innovations & Patents

  • 2018  Compositions comprising hypoxia inducible factor-1 alpha and methods of using the same
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 7/2/2022, Dr. Ouma has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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

76 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

I don't know what this has to do with my doctor so far.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

My Dr is very helpful

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Bedside manner is very important to me and Dr Ouma does not disappoint.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr. Ouma is a wonderful care provider. He was very attentive and listened well. When it was decided that I did not require his expertise, but instead his associate to do Scelerotherapy at a later date, he outlined the process to receive that at a future return visit. He also took photos of my legs for later reference.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Dr Ouma was great. He showed real concern for my care.. He was incredibly prompt with returning phone calls snd providing guidance regarding my condition. I was so impressed with his care! I hope I never need his services again but would happily travel 300 miles to see him if needed.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

I was pleased that dr Ouma ordered test ( ultrasound and a MRI. However, one week after the test were done, in a video call it was apparent that Dr Ouma had not reviewed the results. In the call he stated that there were no blood clots so to him things looked good. I hat read the results myself and I noticed that some large lymph nodes were found in my left groin area. I mentioned this to him, his reply was that he didn't see anything about any lymph nodes. I explained to him where it was mentioned. He then found it and said it should be looked into. When I saw dr Star, he noticed that right away in my report and told me to get it checked out as soon as I got home. So, all in all I must say I was somewhat disappointed in my visit with Dr Ouma.

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