Douglas Joseph, DO
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Westlake Medical Campus Building A
850 Columbia Road
Westlake, OH 44145
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
- Vascular Medicine Section
- Vein Ablation
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Adverse Effects Anticoagulants
- Antiphospholipid Syndrome
- Aortic Occlusion (blockage)
- Arteriosclerosis Obliterans
- Atherosclerosis (vascular)
- Atrophie Blanche
- Blood Clots
- Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
- Coumadin Skin Necrosis
- Cystic Adventitial Disease
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Erythema Ab Igne
- External Iliac Artery Endofibrosis
- Factor V Leiden
- Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD)
- 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
- Lower Extremity Ulcers
- Lupus Anticoagulant
- 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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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 & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Saint Vincent Mercy Medical Center
Toledo, OH USA
Internship - Saint Vincent Mercy Medical Center
Toledo, OH USA
Medical Education - Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
Des Moines, IA USA
Undergraduate - Wright State University
Dayton, OH USA
- Internal Medicine
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
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Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023
Dr. Joseph and staff are wonderful people. I would recommend them to other people that have vein issues.
Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023
Dr. Joseph was very kind and thorough.
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023
Very attentive. Dr Joseph is one of the best listeners. I appreciated his time reviewing my prior visit with me. Then listening to my current concerns, and taking notes for the file.
Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023
Amazing experience always with vascular department / Dr Joseph's office. Ease of scheduling, courteous and considerate staff.
Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023
I am extremely fortunate to be Dr Douglas Joseph's patient. Dr Joseph is a brilliant, knowledgeable, caring, throughfall, compassionate, and empathetic provider. He explained the process and every part of each procedure - every step of the way, completely eliminating any anxiety I had about the procedures. He is never rushed and is so kind, patient, and pleasant. He is an absolute expert in his specialty, I had absolute faith in all the steps he recommended and have tremendous results. I am so grateful to Dr Joseph, I "have my legs back", and am able to lead an active, pain-free lifestyle, and am full of confidence. So very thankful to Dr Joseph, CCF, and his amazing nurses and assistants Tran and China.
Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023
Dr. Joseph was thorough in his exam. He clearly explained proposed procedures. If I decide to go forward I feel very comfortable with Dr. Joseph doing the procedures.
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023
*Dr. Joseph is fantastic and always makes me feel listened to and cared for as a person.
Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023
Dr was very informative
Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023
I will highly recommend Dr Joseph and staff
Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023
Dr. Joseph is a great doc - wonderful with patients
Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022
The provider was excellent as his staff
Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022
Dr.Joseph provided a complete description of the procedure prior to my surgery appointment and walked me through the post surgery aftercare. Dr's bedside manner during the procedure was calming and comforting.
Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022
Dr. Joseph and his staff have provided exceptional care to me for all of my procedures in the office. I would (and have!) recommend him to anyone.
Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022
Dr. Joseph is a top notch physician with excellent bedside manner. He's knowledgeable, professional, caring & kind.
Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022
Dr. Joseph is excellent both in his personal examinations and in sending other physicians information that is pertinent to my care. He follows up regularly. All of his assistants --- PAs and NPs --- have also been very thorough and professional.
Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022
Dr. Joseph was excellent in providing care and his expert knowledge of my condition. He took the appropriate time to explain options and procedures while answering questions and concerns.
Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022
Dr was very nice and knowledgeable
Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022
Dr Joseph was great in skill and manner
Reviewed on May 24, 2022
Highly recommend Dr Joseph!!