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Jeffrey Hardacre, MD

Jeffrey Hardacre, MD



84 Ratings 28 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
Cleveland OH, 44106

UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands

3909 Orange Pl
Beachwood OH, 44122

UH Seidman Cancer Center

29325 Health Campus Dr
Westlake OH, 44145

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5

84 Ratings

Patient Comments (28)

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Very awesome experience very knowledgeable Dr as well as staff

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
excellent visit

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Hardacre was thorough, compassionste. and listened and answered my questions

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
very empathetic provider.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
my first visit with Dr Hardacre. it was GREAT! Staff was friendly. I felt at ease. Dr explained my condition and steps. Dr had drew picture while explaining to me. I left the office feeling very informed. GREAT JOB Dr Hardacre and Staff!

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
I absolutely love Dr. Hardacre, his Nurse & the rest of the staff! All are so very nice & friendly!

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
He is excellent doctor, very knowledgeable and kind.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Experience was good

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
very professional and thorough

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
the Doctor did an excellent job.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Hardacre is the best surgeon that I have ever seen! I am so happy with my outcome and zero complications. Pain levels were very mild. Thanks!!

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Excellent doctor

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
The Doctor was very nice & very good. He explained everything to me, what he was going to do & why.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
very thorough and professional.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
would highly recommend to anyone very impressed with being explained every step of what was going to happen and how helpful everyone was.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr. Hardacre is a very caring doctor and I feel very fortunate to have him ***

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Great, reassuring experience with Dr. Hardacre and staff.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Excellent provider explained everything about what he wants to do about my condition

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
very friendly and helpful

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
*** I would strongly recommended Dr Hardacre and staff to anyone who needed his expertise. He is professional with a great sense of humor. He made sure I was educated and prepared preop for my procedure which made my postop recovery faster and easier. Excellent surgeon.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
I went to Dr. Hardacre for a consultation for a medical issue I have. He was very helpful in explaining what his service would be and the side effects from radiation. I was extremely happy with this visit.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
excellent professional care that was compassionate and empathetic. instructions were clear and easy to follow. Physician and staff gave me and my husband confidence that my situation was going to be managed well.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Dr Hardacre is an extremely competent physician. I truly believe he cares about his patients.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
dr hardacre was very friendly and has a great bedside manner

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
very positive and uplifting personality. The kind of doctor everyone wishes he/she had. Very knowledgeable and that is a comfortable feeling.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
was great

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
no bad experiences with Dr. Hardacre whatsoever. he's extremely knowledgeable and is very upbeat. I'm very satisfied. I feel at ease as soon as he enters the room.

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Dr. Jeffrey Hardacre, is the best Surgeon ever!! ***

Board Certifications

  • 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.