Dr. Joseph Cleveland MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Joseph Cleveland is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Aurora, Colorado and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Hospital Colorado and Denver Health. He received his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine and has been in practice for 23 years. Dr. Cleveland accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 11 doctors at Children's Hospital Colorado and one of 7 at Denver Health who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Colorado
Residency, General Surgery, 1991–1998

University of Colorado
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1998–2001

University of Washington School of Medicine
Class of 1991

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

CO State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Top MD, Consumers Checkbook

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Fellow (FACC), American College of Cardiology

Publications & Presentations

Human myocardium releases heat shock protein (HSP) 27 following global ischemia: the pro-inflammatory effect of extracellular HSP27 through TLR2 and TLR4.
Jin, C.,Cleveland, J. C.,Ao, L.,Li, J.,Zeng, Q.,Fullerton, D. A.,Meng, X.

Decision Making for Destination Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Devices: "There Was No Choice" Versus "I Thought About It an Awful Lot"
McIlvennan, C. K.,Allen, L. A.,Nowels, C.,Brieke, A.,Cleveland, J. C.,Matlock, D. D.

Noteworthy cardiac surgical literature in 2013.
Reece, T. B.,Cleveland, J. C.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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