J. Michael Mervart, MD


J. Michael Mervart, MD

Appointed: 2007

J. Michael Mervart, MD
Department: Neurological Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Lkwd12
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
J. Michael Mervart, MD
Department: Neurological Surgery
Contract Staff
Location: Lakewood Hospital
Mail Code Lkwd12
14519 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

J. Michael Mervart, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Center for Regional Neurological Surgery. He is Section Chief of Westside Neurosurgery and on the Stroke Subcommittee. Dr. Mervart is also affiliated with Lakewood Hospital where he is Section Chief of Neurosurgery. His specialty interests include general, vascular and pediatric neurosurgery, as well as head injury prevention.

He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Mervart earned his medical degree from the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He completed a surgical internship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. He was a resident in trauma and general surgery at Belleview Hospital in New York, NY, a resident in neurosurgery at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, and a Clinical Fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario.

Dr. Mervart is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellow. He has presented on rheumatoid arthritis, medical/surgical management of stroke, cerebellar infarctions, head injury prevention, and the application of MRI in neurosurgery, among others. He has also published multiple articles.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Hospital for Sick Children
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Residency - University of Western Ontario, London Health Sciences Centre
London, Ontario Canada
Residency - Bellevue Hospital Center
General Surgery
New York, NY USA
Internship - Saint Michael's Hospital
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Medical School - Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine
St. John's, Newfoundland Canada
Graduate - University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario Canada
Undergraduate - University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario Canada


  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada


  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Treatment & Services

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Neurosurgery

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