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  • Chair, Surgical Oncology Quality Committee, UH Case Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, Surgery, CWRU School of Medicine


Dr. Jeff Hardacre


Jeffrey M. Hardacre, MD, FACS, is a surgeon in the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, serving as Section Head of Pancreatic Surgery. He sees patients at UH Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center in Orange, Ohio. He operates at UH Case Medical Center and at UH Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood, Ohio. Dr. Hardacre is Associate Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is the Surgical Director of the UH Seidman Cancer Center services within the UH Digestive Health Institute.

Dr. Hardacre is board certified in surgery. His clinical interests include cancers of the pancreas, stomach, bile duct, gallbladder and intestine. He also provides surgical care for benign diseases of the pancreas, including cysts and pancreatitis, and performs abdominal general surgery. Dr. Hardacre was named to the UH Seidman Cancer Center medical staff in 2004.

Dr. Hardacre earned his undergraduate degree in molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his residency in general surgery and a surgical research fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He also completed advanced specialty training in gastrointestinal surgery at Johns Hopkins.

An active researcher, Dr. Hardacre is principal investigator at UH of a national study examining a novel immunotherapy used in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. He is also co-investigator on projects examining the use of metformin in patients with pancreatic cancer and minimally invasive freezing therapy (cryoablation) aimed at relieving abdominal pain in these patients. Dr. Hardacre has published more than 30 scientific papers in leading professional journals and is the author of five chapters in surgical textbooks. In addition, he is an active participant in national medical meetings, presenting abstracts, posters and invited lectures.

Dr. Hardacre is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the Midwest Surgical Association, the Cleveland Surgical Society, the Pancreas Club and the Central Surgical Association. In addition, he is a reviewer for the surgical journals Surgery, Annals of Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and American Journal of Surgery.

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - Surgery

Education & Training


1992, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Medical / Professional School(s)

1996, Duke University School of Medicine


1997, General Surgery - Johns Hopkins University


2002, General Surgery - Johns Hopkins Hospital


2003, Gastrointestinal Surgery - Johns Hopkins University
2004, Endoscopy - Advanced - Cleveland Clinic


Pancreatic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Office Locations

UH Seidman Cancer Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Department of Surgery-Surgical Oncology
Cleveland, OH 44106
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UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center
3909 Orange Pl
UH Digestive Health Institute, Ste 3200
Orange Village, OH 44122
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UH Case Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Department of Surgery-Surgical Oncology
Cleveland, OH 44106
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Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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For calendar year 2013, Jeffrey Hardacre, MD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.