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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.

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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

239 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 5

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

excellent doctor. he listens and helps me manage my condition.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

scheduled tests and appointment with doctor were all on time and seemed very easy to get through.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

This was my first visit since the pandemic started. I was pleasantly surprised at the efficiency of the cardiac and blood labs. My attending nurse in the blood lab was extremely kind and gentle. Dr. Bajzer was his incredible self as always. He is truly an asset to the Clinic team.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. Bajzer did a great job providing for my needs.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

The only doctor's appointment I really look forward to! Dr. Bajzer makes me feel like I am an equal partner in my health care process.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

The experience was excellent as Dr. Bajzer was knowledgeable, courteous, and explained his findings in great detail and easy to understand layman terms.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Dr. Bajzer was excellent and I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Michelle and Dr Bazjer set up appointment and EKG. on time, courteous and professional at appointment

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

This provider and his staff are a model for how health care providers should be

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Doctor and nurse was amazing! Spent time with us and answered all our questions. We left feeling so much better. We were so happy we decided to switch doctors!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

My doctor was very informative and pleasant and easy to understand

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

nice visit with Doctors

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

We came to Dr. Badjer for a second opinion re my Mother's heart condition. We were extremely happy with our visit. He did an excellent job answering all our questions & put our minds at ease right away. It was like talking to a family friend, ad well as a physician.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr Bajzer always takes his time with me and goes over all my test results. He listens to my concerns whether it's related to cardiology or not and let's me know if it could be related to my heart. He is great about explaining things on a level that is easy to understand and that I don't have to google after I leave his office. I always feel like he is concerned about me and my well being. Wonderful doctor and man.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

The Dr. & staff were very personable, efficient and easy to understand the medical evaluation.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

The Dr. was efficient, accommodating and personable.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

great experience. Dr worked from previous history , existing prescriptions and interaction with me. I felt that he was thorough and listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

As previously described. this was my first appointment with Dr Bejar(sp) and I was hesitant about a video conf under that circumstance. He was very nice, seemed to have a full understanding of my history and made some great recommendations . I would not object to other zoom appointments at all.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

as the Dr said, since appts are annual he would have ordered some tests had the appt been in person, perhaps. other than that, it was perfect

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

*Dr. Bajzer always takes time which his patients. This visit he promptly referred us to another doctor to help with over medical concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

I have already told anybody that will listen it's the absolute best hospital I've ever been in, so much so that I'm going to drive two hours to a doctor there and a cardiologist there from now on, every time... I don't mean this bad in fact I mean it good, it's more so of the individuals that you have working there than the facility all those are extremely nice facility

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

He is a top notch doctor. The times I've seen him, I never feel rushed. He is a master of explaining things so I can easily understand it. Would recommend him in a minute to anyone who asks for my opinion.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr. Bajzer has such a gift in explaining what is going on with your health! what a blessing to have people like him!

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Doctor was very patient with me and allowed me time to explain my medical situation thoroughly. His concern for my future medical care was a very heart warming experience.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

My phone visit with the doctor was so easy to set up and I was impressed at how quick the visit was set up for me! Thank you!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Dr. Bajzar was very kind and I did not feel rushed.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

doctors was greatexplain everything and answered all of our questions

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Dr. Bajzer was excellent in explaining to my wife and I of my needed procedure. we were so at ease with him, it was like a discussion with friends.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

I chose to be a patient of Dr. Simon. After my problem was diagnosed he referred me to Dr. Bajzer who performed angioplasty. I think the Clinic is a fine oiled machine and have the utmost respect for them. It will always be my first choice for a medical provider and I live 2 hours away.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr. Bajzer is great. He took time to listen, review my case and explain things to me.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Dr Bajzer was extremely professional, thorough and kind. The Cleveland Clinic Hospital and staff exceeded my expectations and and shined like it's reputation. Thank you

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Excellent experience with Dr. Bajzer. He took his time and explained all that was involved with the heart catherization, expectations, and outcome.

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

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