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Pierre Lavertu, MD

Pierre Lavertu, MD

Ratings

(4.8)

237 Ratings 67 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, Nov 29

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

UH Seidman Cancer Center

2075 Healthway Dr
Avon OH, 44011
440-517-9000

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5

237 Ratings

Patient Comments (67)

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Dr. Lavertu is awesome! Very nice!

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
I have seen Dr Lavertu for the past 8 years. He is an excellent provider. ***

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Best Doctor.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Best possible care

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
I am happy with the provider

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr. Lavertu and his team have always been great.Super great team together.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr. Lavertu's office ALWAYS treats me well. I am thankful the the kindness, care and respect this staff gives me at my visits. I feel blessed and lucky to have them within 25 minutes of my house. ***

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr. Lavertu is personable yet very professional. Speaking with him is easy.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Very responsive doctor and office

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Of all my doctors, I put my most trust in Dr. Lavertu. He provides medical care at its best.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Dr. Lavertu is very caring and thorough. I would rate him a 10+

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
*** Dr. Lavertu is outstanding, thorough, and very kind to me.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
I am in Complete confidence in my medical team. Made me feel at ease in a difficult situation. There experience gives me trust. I feel like I have GREAT SUPPORT!!!!

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
I've always had a good experience

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Dr Lavertu is very through & provides excellent care. Always answers questions throughly.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Excellent provider, always on point and clearly explained everything and future expectations for my condition. Literally saved my life since other Dr couldn't find the tumor and Dr Lavertu did find it.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Dr. Lavertu is excellent. He is kind, empathetic and knows what he is doing!

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Best Doctor I have had.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Excellent, couldn't ask for better.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
He could not have been better.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
The care I got from Dr. Lavertu was very good

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
The provider did not sit because he performed an in-office procedure. He explained everything carefully and listened to my questions and concerns. He was very caring.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Good care

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Poor bedside manner

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Appointment started on time - All questions were discussed & answered -

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr Lavertu is always thorough He also communicates what he sees or is doing In my exam so I understand his thoughts on my medical situation

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Everyone in the office including the nurses and the doctor was great

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Provider was thorough, courteous and informative about my care.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
What can one say about a physician that saved your life! I hope and pray I'm cancer free, but if I'm not I trust Dr Lavertu and UH to extend my life as long as possible.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
*** Dr. Lavertu is always personable, kind, thoughtful and thorough.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Dr Lavertu is the best!

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Good

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Overall, excellent, thorough, courteous, very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend to others.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Good doctor. University hospital Is the best service I've ever encountered

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

Certifications & Memberships

  • 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.