Leben Tefera, MD
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
33300 Cleveland Clinic Blvd
Avon, OH 44011
Treatment & Services
- Abnormal Vascular Lab Study
- Anticoagulation Therapy
- Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- Carotid Doppler Ultrasound
- Medical Management of PAD
- Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
- Outcomes Research
- Varicose Veins - Medical Treatment
- Vascular Imaging
- Vascular Medicine Section
- Vascular Tests
- Vascular Ultrasound
- Vena Cava Filters
- Venous Duplex Ultrasound
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysmal Disease
- Antiphospholipid Syndrome
- Arterial Diseases - "blocked Arteries"
- Arterial Dissection
- Atherosclerosis (vascular)
- Blood Clots
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- External Iliac Artery Endofibrosis
- Factor V Leiden
- Iliac Artery Aneurysm
- Intermittent Claudication
- Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS)
- Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome
- Peripheral Artery Disease
- Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome
- Post-Phlebitic (Thrombotic) Syndrome
- Protein C and S Deficiencies
- Prothrombin Gene Mutation
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Varicose Veins
- Venous Insufficiency
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About Leben Tefera, MD
Leben Tefera, MD, is a staff physician in the Vascular Medicine Section of the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus.
Specialty Interests: Venous thromboembolism, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism; Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT); Anticoagulation; Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Experience: The Section of Vascular Medicine in Cleveland Clinic’s Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine offers comprehensive care for diseases of the vascular and lymphatic systems, including hyper-coagulable disorders. The section is home to one of the most active vascular laboratories in the country, with more than 2,200 clinical studies performed per month.
Dr. Tefera is experienced in the medical management of patients with all forms of vascular disease to help them reduce their risk of blood vessel blockages as well as the treatment of patients who develop venous thromboembolism.
Success Rates: Success rates for specific vascular procedures at Cleveland Clinic are available at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx.
Education: Dr. Tefera earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, and completed his internal medicine residency at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. During his residency Dr. Tefera fulfilled the requirements for the Leadership in Medical Education track and earned an Emotionally Intelligent Leader Certificate from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management. He was selected to serve as Chief Medical Resident in his final year. He received his specialty training as a fellow in Vascular Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Tefera was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2020 upon completion of his fellowship.
Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Tefera has been an investigator on research studies related to cardiovascular diseases as well as global health and infectious disease. He has coauthored scientific papers on these studies published in peer-reviewed journals and presented the abstracts at leading medical meetings, including American College of Cardiology, Heart Failure Society of America and International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.
About Dr. Tefera: “I consider it a privilege to serve patients and practice in the field of vascular medicine. I enjoy this specialty because of the wide array of diseases we treat and the ability we have as vascular medicine physicians to treat and comfort patients during their darkest moments.”
Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Tefera trains for marathons and enjoys travel and playing the piano.
Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Residency - University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve
Cleveland, OH USA
- Principles of Medical Education, Harvard Medical School
Emotionally Intelligent Leader, Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
Certificate of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas
- Internal Medicine
Venous thromboembolism, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism; Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT); Anticoagulation; Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Research & Publications
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Reviewed on May 9, 2023
Dr. Tefera is awesome. Always takes time to discuss concerns and to educate so you leave very informed. Great Provider!!!!!!!
Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023
The doctor was fantastic and very knowledgeable about my condition. He tested me for a condition that could be causing my dvts that no provider thought of in 30 years. Though we are 2 hours away I am continuing with him as my provider!!
Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023
The doctor was very personable yet thorough.
Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023
I really appreciated Dr. Tefera's direct, warm manner. He did not talk down to me end engaged in a productive dialogue about the situation at hand.
Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023
He is everything a doctor should be.excellence in attention to us, explanation of issues, expertise; feel we were respected and heard. Can't say enough good things
Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023
Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023
I was very pleased and impressed with Dr Tefera
Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023
Was impressed with Dr Tefera.
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023
He was one of the best physicians I have been with. Patient, caring, explained things in detail. He was great!
Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023
The Dr was very nice and thorghtfull
Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023
He was very thorough and an excellent doctor to have on my team with so many other things going on
Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023
Dr. Tefera was an exceptionally kind and thoughtful doctor. It is rare to find a doctor who listens with care and gives you his full attention. Dr. Tefera was keen to help me figure out the best way to treat my pulsatile tinnitus. I would highly recommend him.
Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023
Dr Tefera was awesome.Very nice and knowledgeable
Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023
Dr Tefera explained everything in detail about my condition.He was very knowledgeable and listened to me
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023
DR. TEFFERA was very professional, informative, caring and took the time to explain my situation. Nice "bedside manor"!
Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022
The doctor was a good help in answering things to help to get better
Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022
DR. Tefera always listens to me and is very understanding. At this time he has also given me guidance in possible location to seek further assistance with the diagnosis of LIPEdema.
Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022
Dr Tefara was excellent in explaining my condition and treatment
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022
First time visit with Dr.Tefera and I liked him a lot.
Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022
Dr.Tefera was very knowledgeable, respectful, and had excellent bedside manner. I felt very confident with his level of care.
Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022
Doctor Tefera is extremely very kind, good listener,.takes time with patient.
Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022
Dr Tafera I've enjoyed EVERY appointment I've had with him. I'm glad he's one of the doctors on my team...I TRULY appreciate him.
Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022
I wish I could experience more staff (everyone I encountered) like I experienced with Dr L Tefera clinic.
Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022
Dr Tefera is a great doctor. He explains everything with detail.
Reviewed on May 26, 2022
Dr Tefera was terrific