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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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
  • 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
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

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
View all 64 Specialties +


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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 & Thoracic 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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Vascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

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

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

Medical Education - Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
Des Moines, IA USA

Undergraduate - Wright State University
Biological Science
Dayton, OH USA


  • 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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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 5/24/2021, 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.

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

110 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

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Excellent referral service to be able to see Dr. Joseph quickly which allowed immediate pain relief.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

True concern shown by nurse and follow through with doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr Joseph is highly skilled in his profession and explains everything in detail. He is an excellent communicator and a pleasure to work with

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr. Joseph is a GREAT ADDITION to my team!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr Joseph & staff listen to my questions & provide a friendly , knowledgeable atmosphere

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

I can't say enough about how good my doctors care was

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Needed to contact Dr Joseph's office about support stockings and was put straight through. Our questions was answered and was ask if we needed anything else.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Dr Joseph is a great Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Although we did not receive a easy solution ( was hoping for some type of surgery to relieve pain and discomfort) Dr. Joseph and his nurse were able to finally give us an explanation of the leg issue (no one else has really fully explained it, different opinion's were offered). The treatment plan that as offered going forward has given us a few paths to hopefully control and ease the pain in the future.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

My ratings are for the Fellow and not dr Jospeh. If I was rating Dr Joseph all questions would be lower. I think I was impressed with some of his comments but he really did not talk to me other than to ask me some questions. Then everything else was directed to the fellow. . I feel I was in the right department but as if I were a child and not old enough or maybe considered too old to understand The conversation, there were a couple terms used that p neverrwo

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

excellent doctor,excellent staff - patient, kind, courteous, knowledgeable!!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr. Joseph was and always is very pleasant, helpful and willing to answer questions. I actually enjoy my visit to the doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

I was awake for my procedure, and I could tell that Dr. Joseph and his team worked very well together. All were very nice!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

I can't say enough about the wonderful experience I had with Dr Joseph and his team.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr. Joseph was very patient, thorough, and listened carefully to my concerns and responded. Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Provider made me feel comfortable and not afraid to speak.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

My experience was excellent! Dr. Joseph and his team are just wonderful.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr. Joseph is an amazing doctor. I appreciated him getting me in early for my appointment to review my DVT ultrasound so I didn't have to wait for hours after an early morning scan. He was so kind and patient during my appointment and after with my follow up questions on MyChart. I am lucky to be in his care!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr Joseph is very professional & he explains everything in detail what will help your situation.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

dr. joseph and his nurse, mary, are wonderful providers nonpareil, both pleasant, polite, professional. dr. joseph is thorough, listening to my questions and concerns with unending patience and good humor. you should clone him! he is an example of what excellent health care should be.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr. Joseph is very personable and down-to-earth, and he explains everything in a very understandable way.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr Joseph and his staff are wonderful. They are prompt and courteous and kind.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

dr Joseph took a lot of time to determine a past diagnosis from another hospital so that he was able to give me a definitive answer that I had not had which was and is important to not needing certain medication, blood thinners going forward. I am very great full that he took the time to do this and would highly recommend him to anyone needing this type of medical service.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr Joseph was excellent

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

i love Dr Joseph and his staff! i interacted with Nurse Mary and LUIGA -both were knowledgeable and very nice!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

DR JOSEPH drew a very accurate drawing of my problem and recommended procedure.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

i would recommend Dr Joseph to anyone needing vascular care!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

this is my fourth procedure with dr. Joseph. My illness has been frustrating and painful but Dr. Joseph has been helpful and accommodating the entire two years of working with him. There's been topics that have been difficult for me to talk about and each time, he's been professional and helpful.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr.Joseph is always kind and considerate.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

dr. Joseph is a great doctor

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