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Joseph C. Cleveland Jr, MD is a Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he also serves as the Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation & Mechanical Cardiac Assist Devices. Dr. Cleveland is a nationally recognized expert of ventricular assist devices and heart valve surgery. A board certified surgeon in General Surgery as well as Thoracic Surgery, he maintains a very busy clinical practice at the University of Colorado Hospital.
Dr. Cleveland’s clinical interests include:
* Adult cardiac surgery
* Adult heart and lung transplantation
* Mechanical assist devices
* Heart valve reconstruction and replacement
Dr. Cleveland has extensive experience in the surgical treatment of cardiac malfunction and abnormalities; his expertise is sought after by patients and colleagues from all over the country. After obtaining his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, Dr. Cleveland attended the University of Washington School of Medicine before embarking on his General and Thoracic Surgery Residencies at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery welcomed Dr. Cleveland into its faculty in 2001 where he is consistently recognized by his peers for his dedication to patient care and innovation in cardiac surgery.
Dr. Cleveland is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons and numerous other societies. He is on workforces for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, is treasurer of the Western Thoracic Surgical Association, and serves on numerous other society, local and national committees. Dr. Cleveland has been recognized by 5280 Magazine as a Top Doc, received the President’s Award for Leadership from the University of Colorado Hospital, and as co-recipient of the 5th Annual Dwight McGoon National Teaching Award.