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Pierre Lavertu, MD

Pierre Lavertu, MD

Ratings

(4.8)

223 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, Jun 14

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 Westlake Health Center

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

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5

223 Ratings

Patient Comments (65)

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Always a good experience

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr Lavertu and his team have been part of my life for the past 12 years I am alive because of their care. I want to thank them all

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Absolutely the BEST possible doctor to have handling my situation!! Blessed to have him.....UH is blessed to have a doctor of his caliber on staff!

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Always treated very well, staff great. Especially my Dr.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Very thorough and very caring! He's the Best!

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
No issues with visit

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
One of the best physicians I have ever worked with and I am a physician. ***

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Positive experience

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr Lavertu and his staff have been treating me for almost 20 years and I believe they aer the reason i'm still alive. Thanks to them , the siedman cancer ,And especially the nurses for being so caring and professional.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Excellent doctor *** and excellent staff.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr Lavertu Always knows me, and my history. *** I feel comfort in the fact that he really knows me, and what is going on with me.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
I'm very thankful he is my dr.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Quite literally the worst experience I have ever had with a physician. I will not be coming back to UH.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Dr Pierre Lavertu & Team are Professional, Ethical and Great Service.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Dr. Lavertu, and his staffAre always professional and give excellent care and are thorough.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
I've been with Dr. Lavertu for 12 yrs. I was very fortunate to be referred to him. He, in by opinion, represents the best of the best.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
We love this Dr very compassionate.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Excellent

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Good experience. Provider did an exam and explained everything. Made me feel very relaxed and he was very good at informing me about what he was doing.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
The best ENT doctor in the world.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
*** She was very polite and did a great job moving a long as best as she could. Might want to consider putting someone out there to help.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Excellent MD. Best in the area for speciality, ENT

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Very pleasant experience. Highly recommend

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
It was a very good visit

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Lavertu is very knowledgeable. I trust him when he explains what my course of treatment will be.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Good experience

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Great doctor. Excellent care.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
I like Dr Lavertu a lot. Very kind , caring, attentive.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
My care provider was excellent, and I would highly recommend him to anyone. The staff and assistants were all great.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Provider excellent! ***

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Lavetru is an awesome guy and an amazing surgeon. His staff is first rate all the way.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Lavertu is the best doctor I see.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
I was very impressed with Dr. Lavertu

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr. Lavertu and his team saved myLife back in ***. He is a fantastic doctor

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Professional, polite and just a nice person. Dr Lavertu saved my life and let me know what he was doing.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Very Good experience.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Good

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
All my comments are great. What a good doctor.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Lavertu is very efficient and professional as well as being kind.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Pierre Lavertu and his staff provide the best care.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Excellent doctor and staff.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Lavertu is the BEST

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Very through. Excellent ENT. I Have complete confidante in Dr Lavertu. He always listens to my concerns.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr Lavertu and his staff are very professional and give you the best care. (Wish all Dr's. And staff were like him and his staff)

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Excellent doctor and staff.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Best care provider

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr Lavertu always cares for you as if you are part of his family

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Excellent Doctor. Kind, caring, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
I would highly recommend University Hospital and Dr. Lavertu to anyone. They are very punctual and caring.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Very professional, friendly and caring doctor.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr Lavertu and his staff are the best!

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Lavertu is a phenomenal physician.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Best DR.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
it was a good experience

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
excellent

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Lavertu is an excellent surgeon and specialist. Excellent bedside manner and very caring. I feel fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
I've seen Dr. Lavertu for almost 26 years for follow-up with *** cancer + other issues that have popped up. Excellent, excellent, excellent -

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
we'll ran office. Excellent MD.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Best doctor ever.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
I love this guy, professional, courteous and honest. One of the best in the country, Nothing else needs to be said.

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!!!

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.

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