Douglas Joseph, DO

Department Vascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Debridement of Skin and Wound
  • Endovenous Laser Therapy
  • Endovenous Surgery For Varicose Veins
  • Laser Light Therapy for Spider Veins
  • Microincision Phlebectomy for Varicose Veins
  • Non-invasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Pseudoaneurysm Injection
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Vascular Medicine Section
  • Vein Ablation
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Acrocyanosis
  • Adverse Effects Anticoagulants
  • Aneurysms
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Aortic Occlusion (blockage)
  • Arteriosclerosis Obliterans
  • Atheroembolism
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Atrophie Blanche
  • Blood Clots
  • Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
  • Coumadin Skin Necrosis
  • Cystic Adventitial Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Edema
  • Erythema Ab Igne
  • Erythromelalgia
  • External Iliac Artery Endofibrosis
  • 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
  • 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
  • Renovascular Hypertension
  • Splenic Artery Aneurysm
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Swollen Leg
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thromboangitis Obliterans
  • Ulnar Artery Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Stasis Leg Ulcers
  • Visceral Artery Aneurysms
  • Visceral Ischemic Syndrome
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Biography

About Douglas Joseph, DO

Douglas E. Joseph, DO, RVT, is Director of the Vascular Medicine Outpatient Department in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is also medical director for the Vascular Medicine Vein Health Clinic and co-medical director of the multi-disciplinary lymphedema clinic.  He is board-certified in vascular medicine and Internal Medicine and is a registered vascular technologist (RVT) and Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI).

Currently his clinical and research interests involve chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins. He performs endovenous ablation, microphlebectomies and sclerotherapy on the main campus as well as at multiple regional facilities. 

Dr. Joseph earned a Doctorate of Osteopathy at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an internship and internal medicine residency at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio followed by a fellowship in vascular medicine at Cleveland Clinic. He was appointed to the medical staff in 2004.

Dr. Joseph has published a number of papers in medical journals on peripheral arterial disease, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and deep vein thrombosis. He also has authored two textbook chapters and a monograph on heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

Dr. Joseph also is a frequent presenter at medical symposia hosted at Cleveland Clinic and elsewhere, speaking on prevention of venous thromboembolism following surgery, peripheral artery disease, lower extremity wounds and management of primary venous disease.
His professional memberships include the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, American Venous Forum, Society for Vascular Medicine, American Medical Association and American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine and he is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic Association.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2004

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Vascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2004

Residency - Saint Vincent Mercy Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Toledo, OH USA
2003

Internship - Saint Vincent Mercy Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Toledo, OH USA
2001

Medical School - Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
Des Moines, IA USA
2000

Undergraduate - Wright State University
Biological Science
Dayton, OH USA
1995

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Veins, vein ablation, varicose veins, varicose vein ablation, sclerotherapy, spider veins, venous disorders, lymphedema, general vascular medicine, vascular diseases Hypercoagulable states, lymphedema, chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins, general vascular medicine, vascular diseases, non-invasive testing for vascular disease, sclerotherapy

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/20/2016, Dr. Joseph 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

67 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2017

Dr Joseph always included me in on any decisions.. He always explains any medication he wants me to take and he is great with follow-up care.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2017

it went well

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2017

all good

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2016

Great visit with Dr. Joseph.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2016

very concerned

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2016

great experience all around.

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