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Jennifer Sweet, MD

Jennifer Sweet, MD



57 Ratings 19 Reviews


Neurological Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Jennifer Sweet, MD, is a neurosurgeon in the Division of Functional & Stereotactic Neurosurgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. She is also the Sheila and Sandy Fox Master Clinician in Neurosurgery and an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Sweet’s interests include neuromodulation, deep brain stimulation (DBS), movement disorders, cognitive disorders, psychiatric and mood disorders, traumatic brain injury, neuropathic pain, cancer pain, drug delivery, peripheral nerve surgery, epilepsy surgery and general neurosurgery.

Dr. Sweet earned a bachelor’s degree in premedical studies and French, with honors, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She earned her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Dr. Sweet completed an internship in General Surgery and residency training in Neurosurgery at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. In addition, she completed fellowship training in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at UH Cleveland Medical Center.

An NIH-funded physician-scientist, Dr. Sweet examines brain circuitry in patients with bipolar disorder for possible surgical targeting. She is also an investigator in several other clinical trials, aiming to meaningfully impact scientific discovery for the treatment of diverse diseases using cutting-edge technologies. Additionally, Dr. Sweet is highly involved in organized neurosurgery and holds many leadership positions in this area, including the Board of Directors of the Association of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Board of Directors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Vice President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Chair of the Neurosurgery Guidelines, President of the Neurosurgery Pain Section and Past President of Women in Neurosurgery. Furthermore, Dr. Sweet serves as an editor of Neurosurgery and a reviewer for several other scientific journals. Finally, along with helping to educate medical students, residents and fellows, Dr. Sweet has been invited to present at over 120 national and international conferences, has contributed to over 50 peer-reviewed publications and has written over 10 medical textbook chapters.


  • Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery
  • Movement Disorders
  • Pain Stimulation Implant


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Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

UH Ahuja Medical Center

1000 Auburn Dr
Beachwood OH, 44122

UH Ahuja Medical Center

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood OH, 44122

Patient Experience Reviews

4.6 out of 5

57 Ratings

Patient Comments (19)

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
I have waited 11 years to find a doctor like Dr Sweet. She listened to everything I had to say very intently. She asked me alot of questions about my condition and gave a very truthful assessment. I've been through many of doctors over the years and beened have been pulled around. But after one visit with Dr Sweet, she's the best!! Thank you!!

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Dr.Sweet has excellent bedside manners , listens to what you have to say and is very knowledgeable and professional.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Excellent care.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Very impressed with Dr Sweet

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Dr. Sweet is a very knowledgeable doctor, very nice and always looking for my best Interests.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Dr. Sweet is wonderful

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
I was happy with Dr. Sweet, and with the excellent recommendations I got for her. ***

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Experience was good

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Sweet is fantastic!

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Sweet was very professional and told me she had to check on one item I asked about and she would get back to me. ***

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr Sweet is an excellent example of professional, and human care that makes UH HOSPITAL my choice for care,& her staff are always caring and professional.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr Sweet is an excellent neurosurgeon. She explained my upcoming surgery in full detail. She answered all my questions. She is the best.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Doctor Sweet seems to be an excellent doctor. My case is pretty complex and this is the first time she has seen me. She seemed to be knowable about my case and had some good ideas about further treatment.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Best Doctor ever

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
She gave me a calming feeling concerning my condition and a positive feeling of what the plan is for helping me with my pain.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Great Doctor very professional and caring.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Overall, my experience with the provider is awesome. Her team really made me feel great, however, I am still in pain. I'm very concerned about my health moving forward. My life, as far as the new procedures goes, has me more than ever! But,in the , I full confidence in the staff as a whole. I just want to regain my life of normality. Thanks

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Talked kindly, answered questions clearly

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
On this particular appointment, Dr. Sweet was running late. We waited and staff did keep us apprised of Dr. Sweet's progress. On the next visit I would like to have time with Dr. Sweet.

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery


Fellowship | Stereotactic Neurosurgery
Stereotactic Neurosurgery - Uh Case Medical Center (2012 - 2013)

Residency | Neurological Surgery
Neurological Surgery - George Washington University Medical Center (2006 - 2012)

Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - George Washington University Medical Center (2005 - 2006)

Medical Education
Georgetown University School Of Medicine (2005)

University Of Michigan (2001)

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, Jennifer Sweet did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.