COVID-19 Guidelines

To protect patients, visitors and health care workers, we have implemented the following procedures:
  • Non-urgent medical appointments should be rescheduled or converted to telehealth visits.
  • Any patient checking in must tell staff and ask for a mask if they have: A fever, cold symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath); Flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, etc.).
  • Anyone under 16 years of age NOT being seen as a patient is restricted from visiting any area.
  • Visitor restrictions are in place. Please call to inquire about exceptions.

For general information, please visit the Colorado COVID-19 website

Thank you for doing your part to help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

Joseph Cleveland, MD
Professor, Surgery-Cardiothoracic

Clinic (303) 724-2799
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Gender: Male
Languages: English
Department, Section/Division: Surgery-Cardiothoracic

Practice Locations

UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
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UCH - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
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Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

  • Surgery, Board Certification (1999)
  • Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac, Board Certification (2002)
  • Ventricular Assist Devices , Specialized Training (2001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Aneurysms
  • Coronary Disease
  • Heart Diseases
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Heart Transplant Surgery
  • Open Heart Surgery
Clinical Interest for Patients
Heart valve surgery with expertise in mitral valve repair and aortic valve pathology, Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD), coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, and heart and lung transplantation. I am the surgical director of our VAD program and the surgical director of our heart transplant program.

Care Philosophy
I believe in providing the highest quality of care to my patients. I also ascribe to the mission statement of the University of Colorado Hospital.

Personal Interests
Golf, my family (wife and two teenage sons keep me busy), and travel.

Volunteer Activities
I serve on numerous national committees through the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The committees seek to improve the quality of care to cardiac surgery patients. I provide “shadowing” opportunities for high school and college pre-med students.



Information for Referring Providers

Clinical Interests for Referring Providers
I am interested in adult cardiac surgery, left ventricular assist devices/mechanical assistance for heart failure, heart and lung transplantation, coronary artery surgery, thoracic aneurysms, and heart valve surgery I am also interested in providing surgery to elderly patients requiring cardiac surgery

Research Interest for Referring Providers
My research interests are focused on evaluation of the ventricular assist device for advanced heart failure, I'm also interested in the effect of age upon myocardial cytokine production and I'm involved in a study of the Evalve cardiovascular valve repair system endovascular valve edge-toedge repair.

Clinic Phone: (303) 724-2799
Fax Phone: (303) 724-2806
Office Phone: (303) 724-2801

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