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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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Debridement of Skin and Wound
  • Noninvasive 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 (PAES)
  • Post-Phlebitic (Thrombotic) Syndrome
  • Protein C Deficiency
  • Protein S Deficiency
  • 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 (TOS)
  • Thromboangiitis Obliterans
  • Ulnar Artery Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Stasis Leg Ulcers
  • Visceral Artery Aneurysms
  • Visceral Ischemic Syndrome
View all 59 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 Medicine   offers 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

See publications for Marcelo Gomes, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/2/2023, 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.

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* 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

187 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

56 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Gomes is very caring and listens to my concerns. He goes into depths regarding my health issues.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr Gomes, was very good!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Gomes always provides personalized care and I feel he genuinely cares about his patients. I trust him for his advice and my care.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Gomes is a phenomenal care provider. Attentive, respectful and inclusive to my needs. I will travel to the Main Campus because of the quality of service he provides.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Gomes is an amazing doctor!! He always answers any questions I have, makes sure I understand what's happening with my care, and if it's a medical concern that's not his specialty, he always ensures I'm referred to correct specialty. A doctor who truly cares for my well-being!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Gomes is an excellent physician and vascular expert. He personally demonstrated his concern for good communication and all results were reviewed and concerns were address completely. He is a true asset to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Felt doctor was very intelligent. Asked direct questions and gave good explanation of what he was finding in my exam.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

I have always had a very good experience with Dr. Gomes. He listens to me and hears me when I tell him things or ask questions.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

I have the utmost respect and confidence in the care from the Cleveland Clinic doctors, nurses, and others.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Gomez in his nurse assistant are 2 incredibly caring medical professionals.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Great experience with Dr. Gomes

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Gomes is always very good about explaining my treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023


Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Gomes was very thoughtful. He explained everything thoroughly. He listened and answered my questions. I felt very comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Great doctor

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Gomes always listens and provides excellent advice. He's always positive and makes sure I understand the medication I take and what effects from it I will have.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr. Gomes is a caring physician who took his time with me and helped me understand that I will be taking a blood thinner for life

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr Gomes is an exceptional clinician

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Wish all Doctors were as respectful and caring as Dr Gomes

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

My care provider was very calm and explained everything to me.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr Gomes was very nice and listen to me. Would recommend and definitely see him in the future if needed

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr.Gomes always shows concern. Always if needed, directs you in getting any additional medical help that is needed. Extremely grateful for his help.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr Gomez and his Nursing staff are awesome I will highly recommend him Thanks again Dr Gomez and Staff for a fantastic visit

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr. Gomes is an excellent physician

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Dr. Gomes is a phenomenal physician, personable, and shows concern for his patients. I feel very fortunate to have him as my vascular doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr Gomez was excellent!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Dr. GOMEZ is wonderful. He listens and explains everything.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Gomes was very good at his explanations and spending enough time with me. He was thorough and made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Best doctor visit I have ever had. Very informative and explained what no one has been able to in the last year.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr. Gomes is always very compassionate and explains everything to the way I understand it.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Doctor's evaluation. Excellent

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

The receptionist, nurse and Doctor were all very kind and professional.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

The Doctor was very thorough and considerate during our entire visit. I left with a lot of knowledge. I felt welcome to contact the Doctor if I had further concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Dr. Gomes explained all aspects of upcoming treatments and tests in a thorough and professional, yet also friendly, manner.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

My appointments with Dr. Gomes have been informative and excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

I'm 58 years old and in all sincerity, have never experienced another physician who is as considerate and has such good people skills, let alone his professionalism and clearly his commitment to providing excellent medical care.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Very impressed with Dr. Gomes, at each appointment he has clearly been prepared, was familiar with my history, and provided information before I could even ask the question which makes me very comfortable and very confident.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Excellent service all around. Dr especially was great. Genuine concern for trying to help and one of very few dr appointments I have ever had that did not feel rushed, but also was focused on issue.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Outstanding and excellent doctor!!! Very thorough and did not rush through my appointment whatsoever!! This was my first visit with him and I felt very comfortable and confident with him!! I am So grateful I found him!!!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Excellent visit in all respects. Dr. Gomes listened, took time, reassured me, and left me feeling good about my overall being.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

I met with the doctor on a Monday and had an appointment for tests on a Thursday--remarkably prompt and efficient treatment. On Friday the doctor called to report the results. The entire medical experience could not have been carried out better, more expeditiously, or more attentively. If you offered an excellent or superior evaluation, I would check It.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

The doctor, whose expertise was evident, spent time with me, explained clearly and fully the steps of the treatment, and demonstrated genuine concern and sympathy for me. From the start I felt confident, secure, and well taken care of. Again, if you offered an excellent or superior evaluation, I would choose it.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Dr Gomes is a superb clinician. Kind, caring, & incredibly knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr. M Gomes is the BEST!!!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

I don't offer any advice. He's a great doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dr Gomes is excellent. Very caring and listens. He takes the time as well to make sure I understand and don't have any further questions. Refreshing to have a doctor that does not seem like I'm just a number.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Most caring and attentive doctor. Answers each question thoroughly and respectfully.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022


Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dr. Gomes is very patient and I never feel rushed during appointments

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

Seriously the most caring, patient, active listening doctor. Really appreciated him. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

After our previous experiences at another hospital this experience was wonderful

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Dr Gomes is an amazing Dr. He takes all the time you need to make sure you feel at ease and understand what is going on with your condition. I drive from Erie Pa and there has not been one visit he has not Thanked me for driving up to to the CC to see him. He also tells you if you need anything call or send a message thru the app. The level of care Dr Gomes provides is beyond top notch.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

He's one of the only doctors who will sit and have a long conversation instead of a 15 minute _____ lighting session.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Very impressed with Dr. Gomes

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr Gomez is the kindness efficient doctor we know

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr Gomes was extremely patient and kind. Dr Gomes spent an extreme amount of time explaining diagnosis to me and my husband. Dr Gomes is a very kind and professional Dr. He is a real Ambassador for Cleveland Clinic.

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