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Pierre Lavertu, MD

Pierre Lavertu, MD

Ratings

(4.8)

246 Ratings 65 Reviews

Specialty

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Seeing New Patients As Soon As: Tuesday, Aug 10

216-844-6000

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Biography

  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Pierre Lavertu was born in Val-D’Or, Québec, Canada on July 11, 1952. He and his wife, Christiane, have three children: Stephane, Philippe and Catherine. Dr. Lavertu grew up in Québec and attended medical school at the University of Montréal, where he also completed a residency in otolaryngology and a fellowship in head and neck surgery. Following his time at University of Montréal, Dr. Lavertu completed a year of fellowship in head and neck surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation under the tutelage of Harvey M. Tucker, MD, before working for three years at Notre-Dame Hospital in Montréal. He returned to the United States and the Cleveland Clinic in 1986, where he eventually became head of the section of Head and Neck surgery and also served as vice-chairman and acting chairman. In 1998, Dr. Lavertu joined University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center as Director of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology. He now serves as Vice-Chairman of Academic Affairs for the Ear, Nose & Throat Institute in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He also served as medical director of the surgical oncology floor at the Seidman Cancer Center. In addition, Dr. Lavertu is a professor of Otolaryngology and Oncology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland.

Dr. Lavertu has spent his entire career treating head and neck cancer patients. Shortly after he joined the Cleveland Clinic, he became active in promoting multidisciplinary care for head and neck cancer patients. He was instrumental in creating a multidisciplinary tumor board at both UH and Cleveland Clinic and building active head and neck oncology programs that serve as leading regional referral centers. One of his earliest landmark contributions in the field occurred after he developed a relationship with medical oncologist David Adelstein and radiation oncologist Jerold Saxton; together, they developed the first regimen of concurrent chemotherapy and radiation for head and neck cancer as we know it today. To date, Dr. Lavertu has authored more than 100 publications, mainly related to the treatment of head and neck tumors and cancers. He also has delivered more than 200 lectures related to this topic.

Dr. Lavertu is a member of numerous otolaryngology societies and has served on many committees for most of these societies. He served twice as a council member of the American Head and Neck Society. He was also part of the group that merged the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons with the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery to create the AHNS in 1998. He was vice president of the Middle Section of the Triological Society. Additionally, Dr. Lavertu has served as a reviewer for many journals and on the editorial board of three major journals. He is the editor of the “How I Do It” section for The Laryngoscope. Dr. Lavertu continues to be active in the advancement of care and research related to head and neck cancer. In addition to his family and his work, he enjoys the game of curling during the winter and is an avid gardener during the summer.

Expertise

  • Base of Skull Surgery
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Melanoma
  • Nose and Sinus Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

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Languages Spoken

English, French

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106
216-844-6000

UH Suburban Health Center

1611 S Green Rd
South Euclid OH, 44121
216-844-6000

UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands

3909 Orange Pl
Beachwood OH, 44122
216-844-6000

UH Westlake Health Center

960 Clague Rd
Westlake OH, 44145
216-844-6000

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5

246 Ratings

Patient Comments (65)

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dedicated, experienced doctor determined to solve my health problem and improve my health.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
The entire staff for Dr. Pierre Lavertu, including his staff *** are kind, caring and efficient. I do not feel nervous going to this office even when I have high anxiety medical issues. They are calming, caring and I am thankful I was directed to this UH doctor's office.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
great

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Lavertu is the best doctor I have ever seen.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr Lavertu is the man!!!

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Dr Lavertu is very kind yet a professional doctor. His office is very well run and is very professional.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
My experience and care with Dr. Lavertu since 2008 has been the gold standard of patient rapport and expertise.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Always happy to visit with Dr. L!

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Listened to me carefully and ultimately requested additional testing. Dr explained concerns and I left with confidence.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
A very nice visit

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Always an excellent experience with Dr. Lavertu,he's the BEST!

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr Lavertu is in my humble opinion a world class physician. I owe my life to him and firmly believe UH is *** lucky to have him!

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
I have always trusted Dr Lavertu. He will sometimes come across a little on the rough side but he is not wasting time in appointments. He digs right in and I appreciate that. My confidence in him is beyond great--he has been right so many times over the years and has been a great doctor for me.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Pierre Laveture and Head Nurse *** are amazing! There professionalism and care is top notch. The staff at this office from the front desk to additional nurses is excellent. I highly recommend this medical practice.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Excellent office and provider

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr Lavertu and team are exceptional !!!

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
I always have an excellent experience with this provider.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
I am a "cancer survivor" because of the EXCELLENT care received by Dr. Lavertu and others.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Very pleased with Dr. Lavertu's service.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
It was a good visit. The doctor is very thorough! I would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
My experience with Dr. Lavertu reassures me that I am getting the best care possible for my situation.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Phenomenal physician.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Best of the best!

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
encouraging and pleasant experience

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
always excellent care from Dr.Lavertu

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
excellent care giver

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
I have confidence in the care that Dr. Lavertu provides to me and he does it with kindness. :)

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Dr Lavertu has always taken care of me with my health. He is a very good doctor.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Dr.Lavertu and his staff were verypolite, professional and informative.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
He's an awesome doctor!!!

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
I always have a good experience with the provider.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
a superior doctor, person & health care provider

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
This apt. was the first time I saw this doctor and I really liked him. He is a doctor that is right to the point and that is what I like in a doctor. ***

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Dr. Laveratu and his staff are outstanding professionals.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
good

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
I think highly of Dr. Lavertu, his care for me is excellent!

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
my experience with Dr Lavertu are always good.

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Always have had excellent care by Dr. Lavertu and his staff!

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
GOOD

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
He reviewed my concerns and explained his thoughts.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Excellent skilled and caring Dr

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Exceptional patient service at this facility. Dr. Lavertu always explians everything, shoots straight and tells me everything I need to know. Highly recommend him and the folks in his office

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
I have the greatest respect for and confidence in Dr. Lavertu. His resident student participated in my routine throat, ear and mouth exams and her execution of the procedures was flawless on her own. She also, very efficiently and painlessly cleaned out my accumulated ear wax she discovered during the exam. Dr. Lavertu repeated all her examinations himself. it was interesting to see Dr. Lavertu in his teaching mode, asking her questions about the examinations and observations she made, etc. It was apparent he has a very well developed teaching ability and I think his resident will be well versed and educated in her EMT training and a fine addition to our country's medical community.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Dr. Lavertu and his staff are knowledgeable and courteous and I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
I have always received excellent respectful treatment by Dr Lavertu and his staff. They are excellent.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
it is a pleasure to see my provider she is carrying and she is patient and I look forward to my appointment with here

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Dr Lavertu is over all a good physician. ***

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Dr. Lavertu is one of the finest doctors I have ever seen.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
All went smoothly.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
I am comfortable with this doctors care of me.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
*** Dr. Lavertu was respectful and down to earth. He made me feel very comfortable. And he was thorough in explaining to me about surgery.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
Dr Lavertu is an excellent provider. I hold him in great regard & appreciate his care.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
Dr. Lavertu is an excellent and knowledgeable physican. Your institution is very lucky to have him.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
excellent Doctor

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
Dr. Lavertu, my oncologists *** and the nurses and staff at UH literary saved my life. I cannot be more indebted or grateful.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
Very good experience with entire staff !

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
Best care for my cancer for 13 years!!!!

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
Everyone in Dr Lavertu's office is very kind and caring.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
nery good experience. He even reminded me the proper way to take one of my medications and gave me a very detailed explanation of my ultrasound results.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Everything was good

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Excellent Doctor and Staff

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr Lavertu is the man!!!!

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
First time I ever saw Dr. Lavertu. I was very satisfied with his care.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr Lavertu and his staff are the best!

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Good

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Education

Fellowship | Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery - Cleveland Clinic (1982 - 1983)

Fellowship | Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery - Notre-Dame Hospital (1981 - 1982)

Residency | Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology - Universite De Montreal Faculte De Medecine (1977 - 1981)

Internship | Rotating
Rotating - Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (1976 - 1977)

Medical Education
Universite De Montreal Faculte De Medecine (1976)

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.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Pierre Lavertu did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.