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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.445.3210
Fax:
216.445.6187
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 Stenosis
  • Carotid Artery Stent
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Artery Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Artery FFR Determination
  • Coronary Artery Intervention
  • Coronary Artery Laser Atherectomy
  • Coronary Artery Rotational Atherectomy
  • Coronary Artery Stenting
  • Drug Eluting Stenting To Coronary Artery
  • High Risk Coronary Artery Intervention
  • Iliac Artery Stenting
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Invasive & Interventional Cardiology Section
  • Lower Extremity Artery Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Rotational Atherectomy
View all 24 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arterial Blockage
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Iliac Artery Stenosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Restenosis
  • Vascular Arterial Diseases
View all 10 Specialties +
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Biography

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 has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. Success rates for specific procedures are available at:
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

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

Appointed
2000

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Interventional Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1999

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cleveland, OH USA
1997

Residency - William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak
Internal Medicine
Royal Oak, MI USA
1994

Residency - William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak
Internal Medicine
Royal Oak, MI USA
1991

Medical Education - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI USA
1990

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA
1985

Certifications

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

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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 5/25/2021, Dr. Bajzer 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

229 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 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Dr Bajzer is awesome he is very kind and great at explaining medical things in layman's terms. Also has time to discuss options

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr. Bajzer was the provider and was excellent in all categories. He is especially helpful when explaining, answering any questions. He explains everything in layman terms. If he did not choose medicine as a profession, he would be an excellent teacher, instructor.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr. Bajzar is excellent

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr Bajzer is excellent. Would highly recommend

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr Bajzer is absolutely the best.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

I had an excellent doctors appointment. Everyone was very compassionate with me since I just had a tragedy in my family a few days ago .

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Doctor Bajzer is just a terrific Man as well as a Doctor

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr. Bajzer is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Doctor Bajzer is the best cardiologist that I have met.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr. BAJZER IS TOTALLY AWESOME. BEST APPT I EVER HAD

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr. Bajzer was very thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Dr. Bajzer was very thorough and explained the risks and remedies.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Great doctor super easy to talk to answered all my questions

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Great doctor

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Extremely efficient scheduling of lab services (EKG and Blood Work) along with doctor appointment. No delays and minimal waiting. Dr Blazer was very attentive and I never felt rushed. Thumbs Up.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr. B. Is the best!!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr was excellent in his care concern. Listen to me and addressed all my questions. Took time to explain everything

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Dr. Bajzer was fantastic! He took the time to listen to all my concerns and throughly answer all my questions. He treated me respected and made me feel comfortable. Cleveland Clinic Cardiology is the best in the nation! Love all of you and everyone who contributes to the success of the department.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Dr. Bajzer and Dr. Goyal explained my procedure that I would have to have. They also explained what would happen as well as why it was necessary to proceed a certain way. Both were very respectful and made me feel at ease. Dr. Bajzer explained several times the reason why I had to have a certain procedure several times until I understood it. He was excellent and very patient. Plus, he could tell I was nervous and calmed me down. Again, he was excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr Bajser explained my condition in detail, helping me understand implications and actions to address it. He was very thorough and patient, which was so appreciated. He is a 5 Star doctor in all categories!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Bahzer listed patiently to my concerns. He ask good questions and provided through answers to my questions. He was very personable. Since we had traveled from Dayton he pushed to get testing scheduled asap. Excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Bajzer was an excellent Dr. who gave me thorough explanations of my condition and helped me with understanding my surgical options.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Cleveland clinic treated me fantastic all the nurses nurses aids housekeeping up to the doctors gave me the best treatment I have ever had in any hospital. I want to thank all of them

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

The entire process with Dr Bajzer and his staff was very pleasant. He told us whar we needed to know about my conditions and answered all of our questions fully. Ha and Diane made us very comfortable during the visit. We will look forward to our visit with them next year.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Visiting with Dr Bajzer has always been apleasure

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

love Dr. Bajzer

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Excellent experience with Dr. Bajzer and his staff. Dr. Bajzer explained everything and is very compassionate, So skilled and easy to understand. Dr. Bajzer was very professional and helpful. The best physician representative of Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Everyone that I talked to was very helpful. Dr. Bajzer was especially helpful with answering all my questions. He also took the time to explain in detail what my procedure would be like.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr. Bajzer was very good explaining everything to me.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

All the people we dealt with were very courtesy and helpful. Dr. Bajzer is very knowlegeable and explains things clearly. His nurse was very pleasent and helpful. My entire experience at Cleveland Clinic was very positive.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

My grandparents get easily confused when it comes to medical issues. They were very nervous coming into the appointment as they were still trying to wrap their heads around everything happening with my grandfather. They returned from the appointment and couldn't have sung higher praises for the provider as well as his entire staff. They each took their time with my grandparents and made them feel heard. I'm forever grateful for the time and information provided for them.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Great doctor/politely & thoroughly answered ALL my wife's questions.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Happy with providers - they are the best - that is why CCF is the best.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

I thought Dr. Bajzer and his staff were very informative, kind, and in tune to my particular health issues. thanks

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Bajzer is excellent!!!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

very good experience. Dr Bajzer explained everything and is very compassionate. he helped me understand what was causing my issues. I am very happy to have him as my doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr and staff treated me great

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr Bajher is a great physician Very at tentative to me as patient to listen

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

great doctor, spends time and explains well/ answers questions

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr. Bajzer is extremely caring doctor and is very concerned about including the patient opinion

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr Bajzer was awesome! Very informative even though surgery not an option. Gave me all my options caringly even though they were few. I believe I got the best info for me.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Excellent Experience With Doctor Bajzer and RN, They were able to explain in 30 minutes what my old Dr. was nerver able to explain. Dr. Bajzer took his time and explained all that was involved with the heart catherization, meds ,-.He was extremely professional, thorough and kind. I were so happy i decided to switch the doctors!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Very pleasant appointment with Dr. Bajzer: Knowledgeable, focused, interactive. My only dissatisfaction was caused by the Covid virus. Testing or procedures could not be timely for long distance patients.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Well pleased with Dr. Bajzer

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Vists are informative and enjoyable. Doctor and nuse are professionable and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr. Bajzer is great, he is helpful, professional,and an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr. B and the Cleveland clinic are the best...Thank You

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

*Dr. Saef (fellow?) was great to talk with. *Dr. Hoops was so kind, understanding, "human," she treated me with compassion. *Dr. Bajzer was awesome.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

was a very good virtual visit, the Dr. was very informative. answered questions that I had

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

was a great Dr. I would recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

The doctor showed much care and revisited the past visit and where we are now.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Very polite and friendly.Doctor up front with questions and answers.

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