John Bartholomew, MD, Internal Medicine, Cleveland, OH, Cleveland Clinic


Internal Medicine Cleveland, OH

Hospital Medicine/Hospitalist, Vascular Medicine

Professor, Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Overview of Dr. Bartholomew

My primary practice is vascular medicine. My major interests include thrombophilia, the new oral anticoagulants and anticoagulation medications in general. My other interests include the acute treamtent of venous and arterial thrombosis as well as long term management of patients with chronic venous insufficiency. Other interests include the management of patients with a swollen limb including lymphedema and lipedema. I also have a strong interest in peripheral arterial disease. I run the thrombosis center at Cleveland Clinic and have an IVC filter retrieval clinic.

Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityFELLOWSHIP
  • University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown CampusRESIDENCY
  • Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
    Universidad Autonoma de GuadalajaraMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • Central Michigan UniversityOTHER_TRAINING
  • Central Michigan UniversityOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2004 - Present
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 1988 - 2021
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 1984 - 2021
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 1981 - 1990
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Award: In Recognition of National Leadership in Vascular Medicine Cleveland Clinic, 2015
  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014
  • CEO Award VTE Prevention Team, 2014
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Who should get extended thromboprophylaxis after bariatric surgery? A risk assessment tool to guide indications for post-discharge pharmacoprophylaxis  
    Aminian A, Brethauer S, Schauer P, Burguera B, Cetin D, Bartholomew JR, Ann Surg, 1/1/2017
  • Retrograde pulmonary embolectomy for acute pulmonary embolism: A simplified technique  
    Hussain ST, Bartholomew JR, Leacche M, Zhen-Yu Tong M., Ann Thorac Surg, 1/1/2017
  • Managing extended oral anticoagulation after unprovoked venous thromboembolism  
    Lee Joseph, Bartholomew JR, J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Therapeutics, 1/1/2016
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Bivalirudin for the treatment of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: A 9 year, 461 patient experience.
    Joseph L, Gornik HG, Bartholomew JR, ACC, Washington, D.C., 1/1/2014
  • Highlights of the SVM 25th Anniversary and Scientific Sessions.
    Bartholomew JR, Vasc Med, Society for Vascular Medicine, LaJolla, CA, 1/1/2014
  • The impact of combined IR/Vascular Medicine IVC filter clinic on filter retrieval and prevention of chronic venous insufficiency.
    Brancatelli S, Bartholomew JR, Geisinger M, Sands MJ, McLennan G, SIR 38th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 1/1/2013
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  • 13th Annual Intensive Board Review of Cardiology Four-Day Symposium 
    Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, Ohio / The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio - 8/19/2012


  • Geriatric Times 
    Bartholomew JR, Messinger-Rapport B, Cleveland Clinic Medicine Institute
  • Case Study: A 55-year-old male with recent lower extremity revascularization and leg blisters. 
    Widmer RJ, Gornik HL, Bartholomew JR., Society for Vascular Medicine

Press Mentions

  • Itchy, Red or Purple Bumps from the Cold? Chilblains Could Be the Culprit
    Itchy, Red or Purple Bumps from the Cold? Chilblains Could Be the CulpritMarch 01, 2019 18:09

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    Anthem Blue Access PPO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Illinois PPO
    CareFirst BCBS Maryland POS
    CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
    CareFirst BlueChoice Network POS
    CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    Cofinity PPO
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Kaiser Permanente
    Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
    Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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