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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

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Advanced Ischemic Heart Disease Center
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Carotid Artery Angiography
  • Carotid Artery Angioplasty
  • Carotid Artery Stent
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Artery Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) Determination
  • Coronary Artery Laser Atherectomy
  • Coronary Artery Rotational Atherectomy
  • Coronary Artery Stenting
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • Drug Eluting Stenting to Coronary Artery
  • High Risk Coronary Artery Intervention
  • Iliac Stenting
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Invasive and Interventional Cardiology Section
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty
  • Renal Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Rotational Atherectomy
View all 23 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arterial Blockage
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Iliac Artery Stenosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Restenosis
  • Vascular Arterial Diseases
View all 11 Specialties +


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About Christopher Bajzer, MD

Christopher T. Bajzer, MD, is a Staff Cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Bajzer is board certified in cardiology and interventional cardiology. He specializes in coronary intervention, peripheral vascular intervention, and carotid and cerebrovascular intervention.

Specialty/Clinical interests: Atherosclerosis, carotid artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral artery disease, angioplasty, coronary intervention, drug-eluting stenting, iliac stenting, lower extremity angioplasty, renal angioplasty

Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Bajzer performs more than150 coronary interventions each year. He has performed more than 1,200 carotid stenting procedures throughout his career.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic is nationally and internationally renowned for the world’s best cardiovascular care. Success rates for specific procedures are available at:

Education and Training: A graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI, Dr. Bajzer completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak in Michigan. He served an additional year at William Beaumont as Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Bajzer completed fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Research and Publications: Dr. Bajzer’s research activities include serving as a co-investigator for trials involving carotid angioplasty and stenting. He also is the principal investigator or co-investigator for several other trials related to coronary and peripheral vascular intervention. In addition, he has authored articles and book chapters on coronary, peripheral vascular and carotid intervention.

About Dr. Bajzer: “I enjoy my field most because it allows me to use every aspect of what I’ve trained to do since the beginning of my college career. From engineering to medical school to cardiology, it all kind of flowed.”

Leisure time activities: In his spare time, Dr. Bajzer enjoys working in the yard and spending time with his family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Interventional Cardiology
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cleveland, OH

Residency - William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak
Internal Medicine
Royal Oak, MI

Residency - William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak
Internal Medicine
Royal Oak, MI

Medical Education - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI


  • Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Carotid Artery Disease, Carotid Artery Angioplasty, Cerebrovascular Artery Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease, Coronary Artery Intervention, Coronary Artery Balloon Angioplasty, Drug Eluting Stenting to Coronary Artery, Iliac Artery Stenting, Lower Extremity Artery Angioplasty, Renal Artery Angioplasty

Awards & Honors

  • 2011, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2008 , Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2003, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Clinic
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Christopher Bajzer, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 4/27/2024, Dr. Bajzer 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.

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

278 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Dr. Bajzer was Very Professional and Caring! I was very pleased and felt good about my situation after the visit.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

Such a caring and knowledgeable Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

Dr Bajzer is the best! Highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

Again, Dr Bajzer provides the best care for my situation. He listens, caring, and very professional.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Consultation with Dr. Abashed was a pleasure. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and most helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

All doctors I had were very, very well informed, courtesy and respectful.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

My overall experience with the nursing staff and both doctors was very satisfactory

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Both the resident who saw me first and Dr Batzer were outstanding listeners and open to considering all aspects of my own research regarding my possible heart condition. As a woman, I felt respected for my ideas about heart care.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

My overall experience was very positive and in particular, Dr. Batzer is a doctor I would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

I travel from mid Michigan to Cleveland Clinic because it offers Medical Services second to none. I receive all the services I need in one morning as well as the consultation with my physician. This is outstanding.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr B is fantastic. Not only is he responsive but he has a way of explaining complicated cardiac concepts in a way that is both reassuring and understandable. On top of that, he is very kind and a pleasure to talk to. CC is extremely fortunate to have someone like Dr B on its staff.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr was extremely thorough and precise.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Excellent doctor and assistant very knowledgeable and very helpful. Got me on the right track to a full recovery.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr Bajzer is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

I. Did not schedule my appointment with him the hospital did . I would've rather went to Dr.Howard Waxman. This Dr.Christopher Balzac I felt was not to professional with his procedure with me. Non chalant in how he took care of me . He did not put on gloves he did not use his tools . It took him a minute after I gave him a certain look as to how he handled my feet without ptoper tools and use of infection meds and bandages. I prefer not to return to him.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

My time, primarily spent with the doctor, provided exactly what I came to Cleveland for. My questions and concerns were all addressed.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr Bajzer is excellent, I was very impressed with his expertise and his compassion! I would highly recommend Dr. Bajzer. He is the best!!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Care provider very caring

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

The Dr and staff in the Cath was wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Prior to seeing the Dr and staff the knowledge of my problems was very little to none, and after seeing the Dr and his staff I feel like I am fully knowledgeable about my condition.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

This was the first doctor that explained my condition to me in a language that I could understand. He was very thorough, patient, and very kind

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Dr. Bajzer was very welcoming, inclusive and compassionate.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Great experience with the doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

The Doctor probably saved my life by scheduling the stress test.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr Bajzer explained everything well and even suggested a website to order Ted Hose from when I told him about my feet and ankles swelling. I'm doing better since using the hose.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Michelle in dr bajzer office is super super super

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

The Doctor was very detailed and very good. And I was very comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

She was excellent

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr. Bajzer and his staff were all very professional and caring towards me and my heart health issues and worries. After my visit with Dr. Bajzer I knew I made the right decision to come to the Cleveland Clinic to see him. No regrets!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023


Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

No one to date has told me what the test results mean other than what Dr B told me while I was still on the examination table. I left a a my chart message with specific questions which to date has not been answered.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr bajzer is the best!! Highly recommend to anyone..

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr B was so very nice and explained everything so well I felt like I have know him forever and just met him. I know he look at my chart and followed up on all my information

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr. Bajzer has been my Dr. For 20 years and saved my life (one of my first visits to the Cleveland Clinic) He is an incredible physician to the Cleveland Clinic. He listens to my concerns and explains things very well.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Very happy with Dr Bajzer...caring, Informative, trustworthy ...

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

I would certainly recommend Dr Bazer to anyone

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Very thorough and compassionate. Explained things well with an empathetic attitude. Would recommend Dr. Bajzer as a cardiologist to anyone.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

I would highly recommend Dr. Bajzer.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Doc is really great. Very appreciative

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

The doctor explained everything. I felt so confident with him.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

When I left doctors office, I was feeling very well. All questions were answered with no doubt. Next appointment scheduled.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

My experience at Cleveland Clinic was very good. Dr Bajzer and his assistant were excellent. Through, informative and listened Overall well worth the trip to Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

The entire experience was well worth the time it took to travel to the clinic., especially Dr Bajzer

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

The Doctor's staff are great ! We enjoy our visits even when the news is not always good !

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Bajzer is great. Was informative and patient with all my questions. Thank you.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr Bajzer is always professional, listens to my thoughts, and provides excellent advice!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr Bajzer is well educated and always explains of body functions and meds and how things work in layman's terms. He never rushes but looks at me as a whole not just problem he is addressing. Highly recommend

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Bajzer explains everything in detail and describes the "why" behind the analyses.

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