Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Imaging
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
  • Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Stress Testing
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloidosis
  • Aneurysms
  • Angina
  • 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
  • Endocarditis
  • 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
  • Myxomas
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
View all 34 Specialties +


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About Harry Lever, MD

Harry M. Lever, MD, is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Lever specializes in echocardiography and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Dr. Lever, who is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Heart Association.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, he completed his residency at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh and his fellowship in cardiology at the University of Rochester in New York.

He has one of the largest practices in the country for the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital
Rochester, NY USA

Residency - Montefiore Hospital/Univ. Health Center of Pittsburgh
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Internship - Montefiore Hospital/Univ. Health Center of Pittsburgh
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Medical Education - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Undergraduate - University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, heart valve disease, cardiovascular imaging, echocardiogram

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors, Cleveland
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 4/30/2019, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

242 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.

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

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Only problem was person forgot to schedule the tests I get every year: EKG, echo. I called before my appointment and they were able to schedule the tests but I and Doctor Lever had to stay late.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Lever was truly amazing and lived up to his excellent reputation.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr Lever is the leader in HCOM. He has earned my total confidence

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr Lever is the best Doc I've ever had

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

I trust Dr Lever.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr Lever was very thorough. He saw me before my tests were completed, and he saw me afterwards too, even though it was after clinic hours. He told me he needed to check with Dr Smedira before recommending surgery, and that he would be back into contact with me. I was surprised to hear from him by around 10:00 the next morning. He is very 'on top' of his practice and that means a lot coming from the community health system at large, where it took 2 years to find out I had HOCM with high exercise gradient. His expertise is priceless.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

the thoughtfulness of Dr Lever was Dr Lever's thoughtfulness was utstanding. The exchanges with Dr Lever added real value to the entire experience.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Dr. Lever is the greatest!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Overwelmed by the professionalism in each department . Everyone was kind, understanding & effient. Dr Lever was most impressive of all. Tough, totally honest but tempted with genuine concern to improve your health. you understood he would works his hardest to diagnose the problem and apply the most effect approach for the best outcome.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

So far Dr. Lever has been a great help in helping sort out my health issues. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

felt he was the right person to d eat with my issue. Clearly caring and very competent, Dr. lever is a great resource for the clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

I have great contact with Dr Lever &/or his wonderful nurse Karen. Erie cardiology sometimes waits several days to return emergency calls. Dr Lever gives me confidence that I'm in the best place for my condition. I'm very happy with his knowledge of secondary health issues. He refers specialists i can trust

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr Lever is a ROCK STAR. He was excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr. Lever was very concerned about my condition & went out of his way to arrange an appointment with another department the next day. He arranged for several tests & met with us again at the end of a very long day for him & his assistant.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Dr. Lever really took the time I needed with him. He was so thorough and so kind in explaining my condition to my daughter and myself. He was a true professional and I am thrilled that I am under his wise care.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr. Lever was very personable, a good communicator and educator. He is obviously knowledgeable and is genuinely committed to patient care. I was extremely impressed when he called me personally as a follow up to my appointment. I would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Very good people skills of all of the practitioners. Made me feel comfortable. And Dr. Lever calls and talks to me personally. That never happens in Fort Wayne!

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr Lever is very informative, professional and easy with

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

wait for lab was 45 minutes. dr Lever is great

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr. Lever is a brilliant physician. I credit him with so much of my sucess and recovery. HIs knowledge and experience saved my life. I am honored to be under his care.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

While there is always a longer wait to see Dr. Lever I appreciate it because he takes the time with his patients and is very thorough.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

I became emotional upon the discovery of my medical problem... I was overcome with gratitude for dr lever & he refused to hug me. in every other aspect he is amazing. I just wish he could see himself through a patients eyes, he is a hero someone that has helped save my life after years of misdiagnosis. I just wanted to hug him...

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Question #7. I have recommended Dr. Lever to others and they too have been extremely satisfied with him. Personally----I'd NEVER want to see nor trust anyone the way I do Dr. Lever.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

The process of setting up my initial visit with Dr. Lever was seamless and the most efficient, friendly processes i've gone through.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

The amount of time Dr Lever gave getting to know my situation, meeting with me after every test , delving into prior care/issues to better develop a care plan was exceptional and something I have never experienced in the Medical Care community.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

I was amazed at the time and history taken before I met with Dr. Lever. Very thorough and compassionate.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Dr. Lever is very thorough and precise in examining me and clear in his explanations and directions.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

Dr. Lever has changed my life. He is a remarkable physician and person. He is extremely caring and thorough. He understands my history and diagnoses better than anyone. He answers all of my questions and concerns. And continually goes above and beyond for me. I have referred many people to him and they all have the same experience. My heart condition would never be as manageable without his guidance, insight and counsel. Dr. Lever is my lifesaver!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Dr Lever has always provided excellent care and is very helpful. he listens to all concerns

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Lever has always treated me fantastic, he is a great Doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Lever is superb. He takes his time and is extremely thorough. His manner and skill make me feel safe and well cared for. He is an example of "world class care". Our young physicians should learn from his bedside manner in addition to his medical knowledge.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

We have great respect for Dr. Lever and feel that he provides an unusually high level of care for his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

All handled in HIGH performance and dedication especially Dr. Lever attentivness

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

Dr. Lever is TRUE professional --DOCTOR --all the way. Asset to the Clinic

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

Dr Lever is outstanding!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Dr. Lever was very attentive and patient.....

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

I have been a patient of Dr Lever for over 25 years. His knowledge, persistence and compassion exceeds expectiions. I attribute my good quality of life to Dr Lever and his associates

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

I don't mind waiting for a GREAT doctor!! I would rather wait and have an excellent, caring, knowledgeable physician than the new norm of 15 minutes and you're out the door.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2018

Dr. Lever is amazing. He personally calls me with any follow up to ask what is happening. I feel very confident that I am receiving the very best care. I am appreciative of the Cleveland Clinic team. I believe they saved my life.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Karen at Dr. Lever's office very helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Dr. Lever always takes a lot of time to discuss medications and treatment options. This is very important to me.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Dr. Lever spend a very long time with patients, which makes waiting times longer than average. That is the price one has to pay for seeing one of the top experts in the nation for HCM.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. Lever provides the time necessary to deal professionally with patient's issues. I refuse to downgrade his evaluation based on having to wait to see him.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

The Cleveland Clinic is the best and I would reccommend it to my family and friends. I have never met a doctor like Dr. Harry Lever, he has personally called me at home and talks to me as though I am the only patient he has. He takes his time and explains everything.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

everyone in Dr. Lever's office was excellent

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

Dr. Lever is a great listener...compassionate yet realistic. I appreciated his delicacy about my being overweight and its effect on my health. I left his office motivated to take better care of myself. I also felt that he was very thorough about the potential causes of my heart disease. I feel like I am in good hands.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

wasn't bad, I expected this as these specialist are busy. Once the Dr. was in the room, i was the sole focus, that was my expectation and I was not disappointed.

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