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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115 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||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Nov 8, 2017
Dr. Lever understands and cares about the fact that I suffer from other, rare, chronic conditions in addition to my heart condition. He showed concern for the longterm effects of one of my medications can have, as well as concern for my other health conditions and treatment and offered to review my records -- to possibly recommend other specialists and treatment at CCF.
Reviewed on Nov 8, 2017
I have been seeing Dr.Lever for 23 years. I am very lucky to have such a great doctor close to my home. He is very committed to my health and knows me like a book. I look forward to seeing him every year. He is a great doctor and great person. I am glad he is back!
Reviewed on Oct 25, 2017
My 4th visit with provider and he was engaged on my behalf.
Reviewed on Sep 6, 2017
Followup will be with referring doctor.
Reviewed on Aug 16, 2017
Dr. Lever is fantastic. I feel confident about the care I am receiving from him. There is typically a wait to see him, but it's because he doesn't rush his patients and spends as much time with them as they need, which I respect highly, so I do not mind to wait.
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.
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