Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Danish, English, French, German, Swedish
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Department
  • Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Modified David's Reimplantation Procedure
  • Myectomy
  • Robotically Assisted Heart Surgery
  • Robotically Assisted Mitral Valve Repair
  • Surgery for Infective Endocarditis
  • Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation
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Biography

About Per Wierup, MD, PhD

Per Wierup, MD, is a heart surgeon in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Dr. Wierup performed advanced training in cardiac surgery at Cleveland Clinic in 1998-1999, after which he returned to Europe. Over the ensuing two decades, he became internationally recognized as one of Europe’s pre-eminent cardiac surgeons. Cleveland Clinic recruited him to return to North America because of his tremendous expertise in heart valve surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and complex cardiac surgery.

Specialty Interests: Heart valve surgery, including mitral valve repair, robotic mitral valve surgery, aortic valve repair and replacement, tricuspid valve repair (Cone repair), endocarditis; aortic aneurysm repair, including aortic root reconstruction and valve-sparing aortic root replacement with the David procedure; Maze III procedure for atrial fibrillation; myectomy and surgery to relieve left-ventricular outflow tract obstruction

Number of Patients Treated: Cleveland Clinic performs more than 4,000 heart surgeries each year. All Cleveland Clinic cardiac surgeons complete between 300-400 cardiac cases per year. Dr. Wierup joined Cleveland Clinic from the Scandinavia region I Europe where he was a senior consultant in cardiovascular surgery at several different hospitals since 2000. During his career, he has focused primarily on complex cardiac reconstructions in adult patients and congenital heart surgery in children and adults.

Cleveland Clinic heart surgeons annually perform more than 6000 operations at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and 25 percent of them are complex re-operations

Success Rates: The overall mortality rate for patients who have heart surgery at Cleveland Clinic typically is lower than expected, compared to data from the National Society of Thoracic Surgeons. For detailed outcomes and quality information about heart procedures performed at Cleveland Clinic, go to https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/heart/about/outcomes-stats/outcomes-by-specialty/surgical

Education and Training:  Dr. Wierup earned his medical degree and a PhD in cardiothoracic surgery with a specialty in lung transplantation from Lund University, Lund, Sweden. He served his residency in general surgery and anesthesia at Kristianstad Hospital, Karlshamm, Sweden, and a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at University Hospital, Lund, Sweden. Dr. Wierup completed his subspecialty training as a fellow in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic 1998-1999. He was named to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2017.

Publications and Speaking: Dr. Wierup has published nearly 60 papers in medical journals related to patient outcomes following complex cardiac surgery, valve repair and lung transplantation. He also has been a frequent invited speaker at medical conferences in Europe and the United States.

About Dr. Wierup: “I enjoy cardiac surgery since it gives me an outstanding opportunity to make a real difference for my patients. My greatest strengths are a well-developed three-dimensional-sense of the cardiac structures and their possible reconstructions, a broad experience in both adult and congenital surgery, together with an extensive experience in cardiac reoperations and minimally invasive techniques.”

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Wierup enjoys piano, show jumping, Alpine skiing and spending time with his wife and three children.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2017

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Lund University / Malmo University
Malmo, Sweden, SW
2002

Residency - Lund University
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Lund, Sweden
1999

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1999

Internship - Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Neurosurgery/Anesthesia/Psychiatry/Surgery
Gothenberg,
1992

Medical School - Lund University / Malmo University
Malmo, Sweden, SW
1990

Certifications

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Heart valve surgery, including mitral valve repair, robotic mitral valve surgery, aortic valve repair and replacement, tricuspid valve repair (Cone repair), endocarditis; aortic aneurysm repair, including aortic root reconstruction and valve-sparing aortic root replacement with the David procedure; Maze III procedure for atrial fibrillation; myectomy and surgery to relieve left-ventricular outflow tract obstruction

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/2/2018, Dr. Wierup 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

99 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

*Dr. Werup and his team made me feel very comfortable, and they all knew exactly what they were doing.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018

We were all so impressed with all doctors & their care, my surgeon *Dr. Weirup was so nice, skilled couldn't have got any better. Everyone has been so impressed with his surgery skill etc.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

*Dr. Per Wierup was outstanding! Best surgeon I have had yet for heart surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

*Dr. Wierup saved my life! He was at my bedside every morning between 6:00/6:30 a.m. daily. I am so... Fortunate to have *Dr. Wierup!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2018

*Dr. Weirup is not conceded he knows his skill and his staff is amazing - I'm alive because of this entire coordinated well structured facility!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2017

Very attentive and ensured I understood what was done and answered all questions.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2017

Overall I had the best experience than any other hospital I've been too in my life.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2017

I loved my physicians they were my best friend and kept me informed and concerned about my condition.

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