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Title Associate Section Head
Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Portuguese
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Debridement of Skin and Wound
  • Non-invasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Pseudoaneurysm Injection
  • Vascular Medicine Section
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Adverse Effects Anticoagulants
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Aorta Disease
  • Arteriosclerosis Obliterans
  • Atheroembolism
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Atrophie Blanche
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Clots
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
  • Coumadin Skin Necrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Edema
  • Erythromelalgia
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD)
  • Frostbite
  • Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Hepatic Artery Aneurysm
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Iliac Artery Aneurysm
  • Iliac Artery Occlusion (blockage)
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Ischemic Digits (Upper Extremity)
  • Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS)
  • Leg Circulation Problems
  • Lipedema
  • Lower Extremity Ulcers
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lymphedema
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS)
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Popliteal Artery Aneurysms
  • Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome
  • Post-Phlebitic (Thrombotic) Syndrome
  • Protein C and S Deficiencies
  • Prothrombin Gene Mutation
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Renal Artery Aneurysm
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Splenic Artery Aneurysm
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Swollen Leg
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thromboangitis Obliterans
  • Ulnar Artery Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Stasis Leg Ulcers
  • Visceral Artery Aneurysms
  • Visceral Ischemic Syndrome
View all 58 Specialties +


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About Marcelo Gomes, MD

Marcelo P. Villa-Forte Gomes, MD, is co-Associate Section Head of the Section of Vascular Medicine, the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 2003. He is board-certified in internal medicine and vascular medicine.

Specialty Interests:  deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, hypercoagulable states, thrombophilia, peripheral arterial disease and anticoagulant therapy.

Success Rates: The Section of Vascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinicis one of the most active vascular medicine programs in the United States. Ourspecialists treat patients with a wide variety of vascular problems, includingall forms of arterial, venous, and lymphatic disorders; thrombotic disordersand hypercoagulable states. They also provide wound care and management of riskfactors for heart and vascular disease and are experts in the use of the neworal anticoagulants (blood thinners).  The Section of Vascular Medicineoffers specialty clinics for patients with various disorders, includingfibromuscular dysplasia and lymphedema and subspecialty care such as retrievalof inferior vena cava filters and endovenous laser ablation (minimally invasivetreatment for varicose veins). Success rates for specific procedures areavailable at

Education: A native of Brazil, Dr. Gomes received his medical degree from the Rio de Janeiro State University. He completed residencies in internal medicine both in Rio de Janeiro and at Cleveland Clinic. Next, he completed a fellowship in vascular medicine and advanced fellowship in clinical thrombosis.

Research and Publications: Dr. Gomes has a wide range of research and treatment interests, including blood clotting disorders, carotid artery disease, claudication, deep venous thrombosis, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, hypercoagulable states, peripheral arterial disease, peripheral vascular disease, pulmonary embolism and thrombophilia.

Dr. Gomes is a Fellow of the Society for Vascular Medicine, as well as member of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, American Heart Association, American College of Physicians, and Brazilian Society of Cardiology. He has been a speaker at medical conferences and symposia both in Brazil and the United States. His research articles have been published in major scientific journals and he has contributed chapters for textbooks.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Vascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Rio de Janeiro State University
Internal Medicine


Medical Education - Rio de Janeiro State University


Specialty Interests

Adverse effects anticoagulants, blood clots, hypercoagulable states, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, general vascular medicine, peripheral artery disease

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 3/25/2020, Dr. Gomes 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

92 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr Gomez is a tremendous doctor

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

both Dr Gomes and Dr Beard (intern) were great.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Gomes is excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr. Gomez is an excellent physician. He takes the time to explain things. He has much patience. He is very thorough . He responds to My Chart timely . I would highly recommend Dr. Gomez.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Gomez for about 7 years. I have never had any problems with the MD or the staff .

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

My experience was very good. I seem to have a condition that stumps everyone. Dr. Gomes took the time to investigate my situation and is conducting new tests.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Dr Gomes has great approach with patient, to understand the issue and address it properly. And make sure of follow-up.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Dr Gomes is great at listening to patient and not just trying to get through the call

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Dr Gomes is very kind and very interested in my health. when I was an in patient last year he sat down and talked to me for a long time to explain what was going on with me. my follow-ups have been the same. He talked with me and discussed options and he is the ultimate professional.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr Gomes is very knowledgeable and explains things very well. like him a lot. easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. Gomes is by far one of the best and most caring doctors that I have had the pleasure of seeing at the Cleveland Clinic throughout the years. Outstanding bedside manner.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Dr Gomes is an exceptional physician that provides objective advice in a personal manner.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr. Gomes was exceptional. He took the time to listen to my concerns and questions and provided information of potential diagnosis that I have never known before but was cautious about drawing a definite conclusion and recommended further testing which I'm scheduled for. On a 1-10 scale I rate Dr. Gomes a 10.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr. Gomes is professional and logically explains my situation well, including any treatment needed.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

excellent physician, took time to answer all my questions

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dr.Gomes is a very pleasant and attentive doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. Gomes is fantastic. Very thorough and effective.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

I would recommend Dr. Gomes to anyone!

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

care provider asked good questions and explained things clearly, ensuring my understanding

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Cleveland Clinic has been my best medical experience ever. Dr. Gomes is extraordinarily smart, creative, and helpful.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr. Gomes was amazing. He spent an extended amount of time explaining my findings and streamlined my testing so that he had answers on the same day as my initial appointment. He was very easy to talk to and would highly recommend him!

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Gomez was very professional and helpful . I felt very confident having him treat my problem .

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

I'm very happy with the care given to me by Dr. Gomez.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

excellent provider

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

if could, would rate Dr. Gomes as "excellent" in all areas. He is caring, competent, & concerned. A wonderful doctor. I wish there were more like him.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Dr. Gomes was extremely helpful. He spent a lot of time with us discussing my issues and what research said about fixing them. He explained everything thoroughly and even called me with preliminary bloodwork results as I was driving home.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Dr. Gomes was awesome! He did a great job explaining things and was very good about answering my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr was friendly and made me feel very comfortable. Explained the exam as he went and I felt very comfortable. He and I had a nice chat about life style issues and I also shared some significant marijuana information with him. He seemed appreciative.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Excellent doctor, great mannerisms!!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Gomes was amazing! He was very thorough and explained everything to me so that it made sense.

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