Treatment & Services
- Cardiovascular Imaging
- Cardiovascular Imaging Section
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- General Cardiology
- Heart Imaging
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
- Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
- Stress Testing
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Aorta Disease
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Aortic Occlusion (blockage)
- Aortic Regurgitation
- Aortic Stenosis
- Atherosclerosis (vascular)
- Atrial Septal Defects
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
- Congenital Valve Disease
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Heart Attack
- Heart Disease
- Heart Murmur
- Heart Related Illnesses
- Heart Valve Disease
- Heart Valve Infections
- High Cholesterol
- Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Marfan Syndrome
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Mitral Valve Regurgitation
- Mitral Valve Stenosis
- Pulmonary Valve Disease
- Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
- Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
- Rheumatic Heart Disease
- Tricuspid Valve Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital
Rochester, NY USA
Residency - Montefiore Hospital/Univ. Health Center of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Internship - Montefiore Hospital/Univ. Health Center of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Medical School - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Undergraduate - University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, heart valve disease, cardiovascular imaging, echocardiogram
Awards & Honors
- Best Doctors, Cleveland
Research & Publications
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As of 4/1/2017, Dr. Lever 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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150 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
9 Patient Comments
Reviewed on May 3, 2017
Provider was very professional and it showed he takes his job seriously. He was soft spoken and had a great bed side manner. I sould highly recommend him.
Reviewed on Mar 27, 2017
He basically tell you the way it's going to be. He's a good Dr. I just wish he would explain things to me.
Reviewed on Jan 16, 2017
Answered my questions about what exercise, resistance workouts I could do.
Reviewed on Jan 11, 2017
Dr. Lever is one of THE BEST doctors I've ever had. He may take long, but every patient is given the care and dedication they deserve.
Reviewed on Jan 9, 2017
I am never in doubt when I leave the office. I feel like I know what's going on.
Reviewed on Nov 28, 2016
Very pleased with care.
Reviewed on Sep 12, 2016
Waited for Dr. Lever for 3 hours with no explanation until he appeared. Blood draw skipped until 4:30 p.m. made morning appt. months ago. However,not honored.
Reviewed on Aug 8, 2016
Dr. Lever is the best.
Reviewed on Jul 6, 2016
Dr. Lever is so nice to explain things to me.
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