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Jennifer Sweet, MD

Jennifer Sweet, MD



34 Ratings 11 Reviews


Neurological Surgery

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  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, 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 Ahuja Medical Center

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood, OH 44122

Patient Experience Reviews

4.7 out of 5

34 Ratings

Patient Comments (11)

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
This appointment was for follow up care after a major neuro surgery. There was really nothing routine about it. They removed *** staples from my head and carefully reviewed everything about the new transmitter in my brain. This meeting included Dr. Sweet, her PA and *** the tech from ***. They very carefully reviewed everything about the surgery and device options. Excellent care by all.

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
This was my first time talking with Dr Sweet! My appointment was originally canceled but Dr Sweet called me personally ! That was outstanding and I have never had that happen. I manage a primary care office and will be referring any patients that need her type of service . I found out quickly a great plan for my care and was very impressed! Many should mirror her approach . Very impressed in the 30 mins that I talked with her . Very pleased with the outcome after I drove to Beachwood to see her. Look forward to meeting in her in person. Also, look forward to Dr Sweet getting me back on my feet. The phone call went a long way . I appreciate at the great customer / patient service . Many referrals will be sent her way . Thank you, Dr Sweet

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
Dr. Sweet is an excellent surgeon and person. She was pleasant and easy to talk to. She treated me with kindness, dignity and respect. She answered all of my questions in a way that I could understand, and she was reassuring.

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
Dr> Jennifer Sweet is in relentless pursuit of perfection; knowing full well that perfection was only attained by one human -- Jesus Christ, but along the journey Dr. Sweet WILL ACHEIVE EXCELLANCE. I am convinced that Dr. Sweet and her TEAM will treat my condition once diagnosed appropantly Thank you God for Dr. Jennifer Sweet a true leader in my backyard. God Bless her: With utmost respect Steve Auxter -- HE>I " a servant of Christ"

Reviewed On 3/1/2023
Dr. Sweet and her assistant's were incredible. Very polite and caring.

Reviewed On 3/1/2023
Very thorough, kind doctor. I am pleased with appointment and the plan given to me.

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
I had a very good experience which I have every time that I see Dr. Sweet.

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Everyone I dealt with was pleasant and helpful. All my questions were addressed, and I was very impressed with Dr Sweet. She was knowledgeable and took time to answer my questions. I did not feel rushed. She was also easy to talk to. I would recommend this team to anyone in need of this specialty.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Doctor Sweet was very kind. She listens to what I'm telling her. She is amazing.

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.

Certifications & Memberships

  • 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.

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As of December 31, 2016, Jennifer Sweet did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.