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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 4/1/2022, 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

168 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

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

We really felt at ease with Dr. Bajzer. Would definitely come back to him for further care.. No complaints at all! Great experience!!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

It was disappointing that Dr. Bajzer took a cookie cutter approach to my case. I would have appreciated an open minded discussion about drugs, therapy, nutrition etc for my specific condition. His manner came across borderline rude.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

He was very informative, at describing her condition.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

Dr. Bajzer took the time to explain his suggested road map for my medications, draw out a plan with goals, and also email my general physician and cardiologist in NY his plan. I feel his attention to my care was highly professional.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Baker is always so patient & friendly with me.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr. Bajzer always takes the time to thoroughly review my test results.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr Bajzer was professional and polite. His demeanor was calming and reassuring. He took his time, looked at me and had appropriate sense of humor. He has also taken care of my wife and she felt reassured under his care.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr. Blazer is the best. I would bet my life on it (since the examination is about my heart, I guess my life is riding on the care given to me).

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

The Doctor did a great job explaining everything

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Bajzer was very thorough and took a great deal of time to answer all my questions

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr Bajzer and the staff at the Cleveland Clinic have restored my confidence in healthcare in this country.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Eventually I received an appointment with a great physician who has a great manner and skills that I plan on taking advantage of.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. Bajzer was fantastic.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. Bajzer is always familiar with my history and patient and thorough in answering my questions. I feel fortunate to have as one of my physicians at the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Dr. Bajzer care was decisive, gathered clinical information, and efficiently and professionally mapped out an effective course of treatment that has produced more than I had hoped for. This Dr. Made adjustments to my medication protocol, stabilized my BP/P within a desirable range, and more.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Very good. Couldn't connect via video but Dr Bajzer was nice enough to call me.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

96% probability of success in upcoming total knee replacement; right on. Good communications with my Internal Med doctor and knee surgeon.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Christopher Bajzer is an extremely good "heart" story teller, educator, communicator and listener. Plus he is funny!!! I quickly knew I was in the right place for answers and guidance. He is extremely knowledgeable, but direct and clear, which is Important to the "lay" person who has to make decisions about their health. His heart/artery education helped me tremendously in creating a path and plan of treatment. Very grateful!

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