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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


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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prevention
  • 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
  • Noninvasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Pseudoaneurysm Injection
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Vascular Medicine Section
  • Vein Ablation
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Acrocyanosis
  • Adventitial Cystic Disease
  • Adverse Effects Anticoagulants
  • Aneurysms
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Aortic Occlusion (Blockage)
  • Arteriosclerosis Obliterans
  • Atheroembolism
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrophie Blanche
  • Blood Clots
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
  • Coumadin Skin Necrosis
  • 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
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • 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 (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
  • Renovascular Hypertension
  • Splenic Artery Aneurysm
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Swollen Leg
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • Thromboangiitis 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 5/23/2023, 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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* 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

156 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

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Appreciated Dr. Joseph's thoroughness in determining what the actual problem was and to rule out other possible problems. He spent time explaining what the ultrasound showed and explained possible treatment plans. He also communicated with a letter to my primary provider the results and the plan. He was very personable and made me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Joseph and all the staff members take the time to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr Joseph is excellent in all the above.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr Joseph and his entire staff were professional and top notch. I would recommend to anyone

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Already scheduled another procedure with Dr Joseph

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Joseph takes time to listen and then act accordingly. I feel at ease with him and trust him.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Joseph showed sincere interest in my health issue. He took time to explained what the next step should be. He is a caring and skilled physician.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Doc Joseph is awesome

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr Joseph and his team were incredible. They're always so kind, talk you through everything happening and make sure you are comfortable at all times. I cannot say enough good things about Dr Joseph and his team and how much their thoughtful, kind approach to medicine puts me at ease.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr Joseph's was fantastic! I felt he truly cared and was prepared. He had spoken to my surgeon and was on top of what needed to be done to help my lymphedema and moving forward with surgeries. I can't wait to sit down and talk with him again! Absolutely amazing Dr!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

The coordination and collaboration between the physicians, scheduling staff and PFA was awesome! So happy with my experience there. Excited to continue care with Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

It's always a great experience with Dr. Joseph & Melinda Ryan and the rest of the team

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Joseph is a true professional. He takes the time to listen and discussed the procedure throughout.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr was so kind, compassionate and thorough

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Joseph is an excellent, intelligent, excellent and caring physician.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023


Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Professional and skilled doctor

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

All was very professional doctor and nurses every moment was 100% safety

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

I can't imagine anyone more knowledgeable of my condition. He listened and answered all my questions, and I had a lot. He offered options for treatment in detail. I felt like I was the most important patient. My experience with other doctors has been dismissive. With Dr. Joseph, I could tell he cared. He is a valuable asset to the Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

While waiting to be able to see Dr. Joseph, ( I believe almost two months), I needed to see another Doctor to help me to cure the blisters on my legs. They are now almost cured.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Wonderful doctor

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

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