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James Poliquin, MD


James Poliquin, MD

Appointed: 2013

James Poliquin, MD
Department: Vascular Surgery
Associate Staff
Location: Marymount Hospital
Mail Code MT25
12300 McCracken Road
Garfield Heights, OH 44125
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. James “Jim” R. Poliquin, RPVI, FACS, FSVM, is a vascular and endovascular surgeon in the Department of Vascular Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He is board certified in surgery and endovascular medicine. His specialty interests include minimally invasive endovascular procedures to open diseased blood vessels with balloon angioplasty and stenting, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (both open and endograft), aorto- femoral bypass, femoral popliteal/tibial/distal bypass, carotid endarterectomy, arterio-venous surgery, venous access catheters and venous disease treatment.

A graduate of the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Va., Dr. Poliquin served a surgical internship at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, followed by three years as a flight surgeon and general medical officer with the U.S. Army.

After his military service, Dr. Poliquin completed a general surgery residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Va., and a vascular surgery fellowship at St. Vincent Medical Center, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Poliquin completed his endovascular fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2009.  He left in 2011, only to miss the camaraderie and excellence, and rejoined the Cleveland Clinic in 2013.

He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Society for Vascular Medicine and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.

In his leisure time Dr. Poliquin enjoys tennis, swimming and spending time with his family.

Education & Fellowships

Other - Cleveland Clinic
Endovascular Fellowship
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Saint Vincent Mercy Medical Center
Vascular Surgery
Toledo, OH USA
Residency - Eastern Virginia Medical Center
General Surgery
Norfolk, VA USA
Residency - Tripler Army Medical Center
Surgical Internship
Honolulu, HI USA
Medical School - Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College
Richmond, VA USA
Undergraduate - University of Georgia
Athens, GA USA


  • Surgery
  • American Board of Vascular Medicine- Endovascular Medicine

Specialty Interests

Endovascular and Vascular surgery

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Languages Spoken

  • English