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Department Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Blood Tests
  • Care of GI Problems in Metabolic Disorders
  • Care of Liver Related Metabolic Problems
  • Care of Liver Transplant Patients
  • Center for Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Colonoscopy
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Egd
  • Endoscopy
  • Evaluation for Caustic Ingestion
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastrointestinal Exams
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Outpatient Care
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Liver Transplantation
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Small Bowel Rehabilitation In Children
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Variceal Band Ligation
View all 23 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Cirrhosis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diseases of the Liver Biliary Tract and Pancreas
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • GI Bleeding
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Children
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Failure
  • Liver Disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Metabolic Complications of Obesity
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Milk Allergies
  • Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pediatric Crohn's Disease
  • Pediatric Growth Failure In Children With Kidney Disease
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Radiation Enteritis
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Short Bowel Syndrome in Children
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
View all 33 Specialties +
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Biography

About Vera Hupertz, MD

Vera F. Hupertz, MD, is a Staff Physician and Pediatric Medical Director of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. She is board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric gastroenterology, and pediatric transplant hepatology. Dr. Hupertz was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic in 2000. In 2009, she became the Quality Review Officer for the Children's Hospital and is currently the Vice Chair of Quality Improvement.

Her primary areas of interest are pediatric liver disease, transplantation, and inflammatory bowel disease. She also is responsible for maintaining a safe environment in the Children's Hospital as well a making sure the hospital meets current safety and quality standards.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2000

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Cleveland, OH USA
1988

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Pediatrics
Cleveland, OH USA
1985

Medical Education - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
MD
Rochester, NY USA
1982

Undergraduate - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY USA
1978

Internship - Rainbow Babies and Children`s Hospital
Cleveland, OH USA

Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics - Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Specialty Interests

chronic pancreatitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory bowel disease, Intestinal failure and small bowel rehabilitation in children, liver disorders in children and care of liver transplant patients, metabolic complications of obesity, metabolic disorders - care of GI problems in metabolic disorders - care of liver related metabolic problems, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Pediatric Liver Disease, pediatric liver transplantation, pediatric liver diseases

Awards & Honors

  • America's Best Doctors since 2000.
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 4/21/2020, Dr. Hupertz has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Hupertz receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Albireo Pharma, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

30 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr. Hupertz is absolutely the best! She is very knowledgeable and caring. She takes all your concerns very seriously.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

I would strongly recommend this physician to any friend or family member for their child.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Dr. Vera Hupertz is topnotch - not only in her field, but how much care and concern she has for her patients. We moved from California to Cleveland simply because of Dr. Hupertz (post-liver transplant).

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Dr Hupertz is always very patient and listens to any concerns I have regarding Diana's care and treatments. She is extremely good at explaining and addressing any of Diana's issues in a way that I can relate to and understand. I always feel Dr. Hupertz has not only answered my questions but has thought of a number of concerns,ideas, and plans that will best keep Diana stable. I am also very grateful at how kind and patient Dr. Hupertz is with Diana and myself. I never feel that I am asking something stupid or have to be afraid of asking too many questions. We are very grateful to have Dr.Hupertz as Diana's GI specialist.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

We've been seeing Dr. Hupertz for almost 20 years. At the appointment, she was very thorough. she explained what Lea's results meant and possible treatment options. She also engaged in conversation about Lea's college and favorite place, Disney.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

*Dr. Hupertz immediately put my daughter at ease by addressing her fears/concerns; she takes time to answer all your questions.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

I would definitely recommend *Dr. Hupertz to family & friends.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Hupertz and the entire unit to anyone. She is kind, compassionate and very knowledgeable about my son's condition. She is very good with him and takes time to listen to him and address both of our concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

She is always the most thoughtful and caring Doctor we see!

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