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
  • Carotid Artery Angiography
  • Carotid Artery Angioplasty
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Artery Stent
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Artery FFR Determination
  • Coronary Artery Laser Atherectomy
  • Coronary Artery Stenting
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • Drug Eluting Stenting To Coronary Artery
  • FFR determination
  • Iliac Artery Stenting
  • Iliac Stenting
  • Invasive & Interventional Cardiology Section
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty
  • Lower Extremity Artery Angioplasty
  • Renal 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
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Iliac Artery Occlusion (blockage)
  • Iliac Artery Stenosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Restenosis
  • Vascular Arterial Diseases
  • Vascular Diseases
View all 13 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.

Dr. Bajzer is an active member of the American College of Cardiology and Scientific Councils of the American Heart Association.

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 School - 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 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 5/21/2018, 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Bajzer receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Abbott Laboratories

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

234 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

23 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Dr. Bajzer is the best doctor I have ever personnally met. Shows legitimate concern for you as a person and takes time to listen to your issues/problems, mutually decide on the course of action and still manages to be on time with regards to your appointment. Absolutely fantastic and cannot express enough!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

I would recommend my doctor. He listened, answered all my questions and I did not feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr. Huang and her NP Marcia were so supportive, explained everything and mostly treated me with respect, dignity and as person as did all the staff I came in contact with

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr Bajzer was the BEST. Very helpful and caring!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Will definitely recommend Dr Bajzer to everyone we know.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2018

Dr. Bajzer is ALWAYS very thorough and is as much a teacher to patients as care giver.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

I have been going to the Cleveland Clinic for the past 15 years. I have always received excellent care from Dr. Bajzer and his staff. He is a great doctor and I think the world of him!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

love dr. bajzer, hes the best

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

I was early because I allowed extra time for traffic. The receptionist went out of her way to check scheduling and was able to slot me in earlier. I appreciated it. The doctor scheduled an appropriate test to answer my concerns, clearly explained the results and put my mind at ease with my current health concerns. I am pleased.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

Dr Bajzer explained everything in terms that I could understand. He was very informative and answered all of my questions. He gave the second opinion I came for and pointed me in the right direction.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

DR Bajzer explained and consulted with me better than anyone in my life experience with Docters

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

Dr needs to see patient AFTER anesthesia wears off. I have NO RECOLLECTION of our conversation just after procedure. Other than that I'm VERY PLEASED with Dr. Badjer.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr. Christopher Bajzer was excellent and thorough in my examination and determination of my health problems. He spend time in determining and analyzing all the details of my health in making the determination. Dr. Bajzer exceeded my expectations, and I was very pleased with his examination and determination of my health issues.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

Dr. Bajer is one of the best doctors I have ever had!!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Dr. Bajzer was amazing, the best Dr. that we have seen in all our visits. His bed side manner was incredible. what a pleasure he was.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

Dr. Bajzer took more time then other doctors I have seen in the past. He explained my illness thoroughly and in a manner which I was fully able to understand.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018

Dr. C. Bajzar was excellent at breaking down and explaining even drawing pictures to show what was going on with my body from test results.

Reviewed on May 2, 2018

Dr. Bajzer is an exceptional Cardiologist in kindness, consideration and medical competence.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

Bajzer is the best provider ever.

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