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Vera Hupertz, MD

216.444.9000

Vera Hupertz, MD

Appointed: 2000

Vera Hupertz, MD
Department: Pediatric Institute
Vice Chair for Quality
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A111
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.9000
DeskDesk:216.445.4838
WorkFax:216.444.2974
Vera Hupertz, MD
Department: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Section Head
Location: Hillcrest Hospital
Mail Code A111
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
WorkAppointment:216.444.9000
DeskDesk:216.445.4838
WorkFax:216.444.2974
Vera Hupertz, MD
Department: Transplantation Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A111
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.9000
DeskDesk:216.445.4838
WorkFax:216.444.2974
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Vera F. Hupertz, MD, is a Staff Physician and Pediatric Medical Director of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. She is board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric gastroenterology, and pediatric transplant hepatology. Dr. Hupertz was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic in 2000. In 2009, she became the Quality Review Officer for the Children's Hospital and is currently the Vice Chair of Quality Improvement.

Her primary areas of interest are pediatric liver disease, transplantation, and inflammatory bowel disease. She also is responsible for maintaining a safe environment in the Children's Hospital as well a making sure the hospital meets current safety and quality standards.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Cleveland, OH USA
1988
Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Pediatrics
Cleveland, OH USA
1985
Medical School - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, NY USA
1982
Undergraduate - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY USA
1978

Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics- Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics- Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Specialty Interests

chronic pancreatitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory bowel disease, Intestinal failure and small bowel rehabilitation in children, liver disorders in children and care of liver transplant patients, metabolic complications of obesity, metabolic disorders - care of GI problems in metabolic disorders - care of liver related metabolic problems, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Pediatric Liver Disease, pediatric liver transplantation, pediatric liver diseases

Awards & Honors

America's Best Doctors since 2000.

Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
  • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Treatment & Services

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/6/2014, Dr. Hupertz has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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