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Jeffrey Hardacre, MD

Jeffrey Hardacre, MD



69 Ratings 25 Reviews


Surgical Oncology, General Surgery

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  • Chair, Surgical Oncology Quality Committee, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Jeffrey M. Hardacre, MD, FACS, is a surgeon in the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. He sees patients at UH Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center in Orange, Ohio. He operates at UH Cleveland Medical Center. Dr. Hardacre is a Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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 study examining a novel drug that targets mitochondria in pancreatic cancer cells. Dr. Hardacre has published more than 40 scientific papers in leading professional journals and is the author of multiple 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 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.


  • Biliary Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology


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Office Locations

CMC Bolwell Ste 2100

11100 Euclid Ave
Suite: 2100
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands

3909 Orange Pl
Suite: 4300
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Sharon Health Center

5133 Ridge Rd
Suite: 5
Wadsworth, OH 44281

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5

69 Ratings

Patient Comments (25)

Reviewed On 8/1/2023
The entire team is phenominal!

Reviewed On 8/1/2023
My first visit. I need surgery, and I feel very confident to have this Provider perform the surgery.

Reviewed On 8/1/2023
Dr Hardacre was excellent! It was my first visit and I have been diagnosed with a malignant mass in the bile ducts close to my pancreas. Dr Hardacre was very considerate in explaining what my diagnosis means and what procedures will be followed for treatment.

Reviewed On 8/1/2023
Dr Hardacre was very compassionate to my feelings and took the time to explain the procedures and tests that I will be receiving during my cancer treatment. He answered all my questions and concerns. Excellent care from him. I couldn't ask for a better doctor. He is great!!

Reviewed On 8/1/2023
The doctor had a great personality, but didn't agree with a statement he made. I came in believing I have a hernia because of the great pain I had been experiencing. The doctor stated that it was odd I was having pain. He stated that hernias, you don't have pain. I have read many articles on the subject from hospitals & physicians that stated about having pain.This made me unsure of this physician

Reviewed On 8/1/2023
Dr. Hardacre is a rock star and so is his nurse, ***

Reviewed On 7/1/2023
Very comfortable it's him as he shown me the area my problem. He was very informative when explaining the necessity of removing the polyp as well as referring me to the specialist performing the procedure.

Reviewed On 7/1/2023
Dr Hardacre is awesome. He is high sprited and lots of energy. Thank you

Reviewed On 6/1/2023
Dr. Hardacre and every member of his team provided outstanding, prompt and compassionate care at every Interaction.

Reviewed On 6/1/2023
Dr. Hardacre and his team did an excellent job.

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
The Dr was great. There seems to be a disconnect when I came to the office as to why I was there. I had to really navigate myself to get to this dr .

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
Very rewarding visit. Great doctor and staff.

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
After my surgery Dr. Hardacre quite often checked in with me to see how I was doing.

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
Dr Hardacre is an extremely excellent physician with an excellent bedside manner. It's apparent that he loves his job. On this date, I saw him for a post op visit after a ***. The surgery went well and this was a quick visit to see how well I was healing post op. Everything was fine. He answered all my questions like he always does and explains things thoroughly. If I ever need another surgeon again in his field of expertise, I will be calling him immediately. If every UH surgeon is as intelligent and acts and works with such a high standard of care like Dr. Hardacer, then UH would be all set for success in NE Ohio. This Dr exemplifies the highest standard of care that every person is searching for in a surgeon. So glad I found him.

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
Nice greeting, pleasant atmosphere. Liked the fact the doctor was candid and to the point with his answers. He explained everything well. He took his time and I didn't feel rushed. Very professional.

Reviewed On 3/1/2023
Great experience during a difficult time (recently diagnosed) The Dr, put us at ease,

Reviewed On 3/1/2023
This was my first visit with Dr. Hardacre. I was very happy with his explainations to questions I had concerning my pancreas that no other doctor could give me. He even drew pictures so I could understand the situation with my pancreas. I will continue seeing Dr. Hardacre for future tests and treatment concerning my pancreas. I feel I have finally found the right doctor to be my pancreas doctor (seems I have a doctor for each body part!)

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Wonderful doctor and staff. Highly recommend him. Always happy and cheerful.

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Dr Hardacre has a great bedside manner and is a very knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Wonderful experience with this doctor. Probably best doctor experience I've ever had. He talked about my condition, let me talk about my condition and we came up with a solid plan.

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Dr Hardacre is a excellent provider. He gives great information and answers all questions. From the first time I met him he has made my experience positive with something that could be very scary.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Excellent experience.no waiting! Dr Hardacre explains everything completely and has great bedside manner! His staff reflects him . Personable and helpful! A+ To everyone!!!!

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Dr Hardacre is excellent. I moved away from Ohio but still go to see him every year for my problem. If I end up needing surgery, I would want him to perform it.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
I would recommend Dr Hardacre to anyone great Dr compassionate and caring hard to find now days

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
This doctor was phenomenal!

Certifications & Memberships

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


Fellowship | Endoscopy - Advanced
Endoscopy - Advanced - Cleveland Clinic (2003 - 2004)

Fellowship | Gastrointestinal Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery - Johns Hopkins University (2002 - 2003)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Johns Hopkins Hospital (1996 - 2002)

Medical Education
Duke University School Of Medicine (1992 - 1996)

University Of Wisconsin-Madison (1992)

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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As of December 31, 2016, Jeffrey Hardacre did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.