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
  • 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
  • Invasive & Interventional Cardiology Section
  • Lower Extremity Artery Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Rotational Atherectomy
View all 21 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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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:

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 USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cleveland, OH USA

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

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

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

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • 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

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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 3/6/2020, 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

227 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

There was a cancellation so we were able to get in to see the doctor. Right on time too given my condition

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

The doctor was able to explain in 10 minutes what the old thoracic surgeon was never able to explain. He provided us with options for a healthy resolution that the old thoracic surgeon did not have the skill set for nor did he recommend anyone. The doctor was fantastic!

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr.Beljzer is a very impressive doctor and an excellent communicator.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr. Bajer is very thorough and spends as much time as needed on my problem.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr. Bajzer is a charming, funny guy who takes his time with his patients and really gets to know you. It was a great visit.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

I have recommended Dr.Bajzer to a friend..

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

I had no problem getting an appointment or a message to a provider.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Dr Bazjer is as smooth as silk! i have told him that and said he should be teaching bedside manners. He makes you feel very comfortable and reassured that your in good hands.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Good Job! I have had situations with some other doctors that wasn't quite as good.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

staff is excellent. Dr. Bajzer is very thorough, truly shows he cares about me as an individual and answers all of my questions. he reviews my test results in detail and in a way I can understand.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

I have recommended Dr Bajzer to others

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Bajzar is absolutely wonderful. He consulted with me during the catheterization about putting in a stent. Very professional and respectful.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Bajzer has been a great fit for me and my healthcare for the past 8 years. I hope to continue with him in the future.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Bajzer was more than competent in all of the above.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr. Bajzer is excellent in all above parameters.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Bajzer is one of my favorite, talented persons.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Bajzer to anyone needing a cardiologist. He was very caring and compassionate and very clearly explained every question I asked

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Dr Bajzer is very kind and understanding doctor. He and I have a good rapport and can discuss my medical problem with candor and honesty.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

dr bajzer was very informative and friendly

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Bajzer listened to me and discussed all the options. As a fellow physician, I respected his professional care and concern. We agreed to meet in one year unless problems arise.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

nurses were 200% . excellent. doctors were excellent. I thank God for you guys.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dr. Bajzer and his fellow were both exceedingly concerned and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Amazed *Dr. Bajzer was able to place stents he did - awesome.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

the Dr was very informative and caring

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr is always kind and totally aware of my extensive health issues. Dr takes his time to explain options and game plan and answers all of my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

I called to get the test results and they were going to mailed to me. I had wanted to talk to Dr. Bajzer about the results and how I should proceed going forward. His secy. said he would call back. Right now I have no idea as to where I am medically. I know nothing about my nuclear stress test results.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr. Bajzer is skilled, compassionate doctor with a wonderful bedside manner. He is patient in answering questions and always smiling.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

I am very impressed with the courtesy and care that Dr. Bajzer shows in explaining his findings and treatments suggested. His decisiveness in arriving at the treatment suggested and his explanations of why is very refreshing and comforting.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

I am very pleased with Dr.Bajzer. He takes the time to listen to my concerns and adresses them promptly.He is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr. Bajzer is excellent. He answers all my questions and explains his reasons. I would recommend to others with any hesitation.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr. Bajzer was very considerate and took time to answer all of our questions. Very thorough and considerate. Thank you.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr. Bajzer explains everything to you in a lot more detail than other Doctors have

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

Dr. Bajzer has a way of explaining procedures that is very easy to understand. He actually turned from his compter and explained the situation to me. I felt as though I was important to him. Excellant fellow to talk with.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

I have been doctoring with Dr Bajzer for 16 years and he is always a joy to see, he takes the time to explain everything and never hesitates to answer one more question. He literally saved my life in 2003 and I will forever be grateful. He is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr Bajzar explained things very well Ge took his time answered all of our questions and I never felt rushed. He was very kind & reassuring

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

I would recommend Dr Bajzer to anyone, he is truly a great all around Doctor.

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