alert icon Construction + COVID Info

Coming to a Cleveland Clinic location?
Cole Eye entrance closing
Visitation, mask requirements and COVID-19 information

Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location South Pointe Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 48-hour Bravo Esophageal pH Test
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Egd
  • Endoscopic Treatment Of Strictures
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Celiac Block
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Ileoscopy
  • Lactose and Glucose Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achalasia
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • GI Bleeding
  • Giardia
  • Heartburn
  • Heliocobactor Pylori
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Malabsorption
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Strictures Of The Gi Tract
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Trichinosis Overview
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 41 Specialties +


Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Richland Memorial Hospital
Columbia, SC USA

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Washington, DC USA

Undergraduate - University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for David Lever, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 10/23/2022, 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.

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

186 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr. Lever is a credit to his profession ! He was very courteous, knowledgeable and professional. It was refreshing to see a physician so compassionate about his profession. It was a pleasure meeting and speaking with him. He made me feel very comfortable talking to him and it helped so much that he knew so much about my condition and the procedures that I have had in the past .

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr. Lever is extremely thorough. One of his strong points in addition to his competencies in the respective field is that he makes himself aware of all of any other medical issue to make sure he does not miss anything and to make certain that his care is compatible with other medical issues an individual possesses. He is extremely patient and takes the time to answer any question/s. I would recommend to any other family or friend.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr. Lever's staff were equally as patient and concerned about making appointment and accommodating of my needs and time..

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Lever was amazing!!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Lever was one of the best doctors I have ever had the pleasure of conversing with. I will recommend him to anyone I know that needs a gastroenterologist. I cannot begin to express how much I appreciate him. He is a credit to his profession. I even sent him a thank you card.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Dr. Lever was very responsive to my condition and what is needed.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr Lever is a very good doctor

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

I needed a GI physician and was able to get one with Dr Lever quickly.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Dr Lever was able to clearly focus on my particular symptoms and offer a careful way to address my problem and concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

Dr. Lever was superb.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Outstanding service from the team of an outstanding physician!

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Dr. Lever was not well versed in SIBO treatment. My reason for seeing him, but not much help. My PC doctor recommend I see him.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

I like Dr Lever so think he is.Lever. He is a caring, good Doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dr David Lever is very thorough n cares for his patients

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

I believe that the quality of care by this provider was outstanding!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr. Lever was just as thorough in virtual visit as face to face. He is patient, makes sure to read medical history to understand condition and to avoid medical conflict

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr. Lever displayed great showmanship but not compassion toward understanding my illness.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Dr. Lever is very personable and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

I waited for about forty five minutes to be seen by the provider.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr Lever is great and dedicated to his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

All good with Dr Lever

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Very very knowledgeable, considerate, listened and did not rush through just to get on to the next patient. My mom's situation is very complex and she has been passed on from one provider to the next. Currently we are waiting for test results, but he very well may have caught what others blew off...which would then be life changing for her. His practice is very far from where we live, but she will absolutely be continuing care with him. He is the kind of person that is made to be a doctor. I couldn't be more grateful for the care, effort, & genuine interest he took in ensuring my mothers condition was properly addressed.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

I would recommend Dr. Lever to anyone. Its unfortunate that his staff detracts from the level of care he's trying to provide for his patients.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

I really like Dr. Lever. I appreciate his knowledge and the manner in which he communicates with his patients.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

After not feeling heard and being repeatedly misdiagnosed by multiple GI providers (while being ill for over 3 years), Dr. Lever very obviously took my concerns seriously. He made sure he understood what I was saying and he didn't dismiss my ideas about what I thought could be wrong.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

All visits have been good and thorough. Hard to find doctors that listen to you. And Dr Lever listens and continues to problem solve

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

We had some audio trouble but Dr. Lever called me & it turned out fine.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr. Lever was thorough & listened to me. He makes you feel at ease.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr Lever is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr. Lever was thorough in reviewing my test results. He prescribed two medications, which, at this point, seem to be helping me. If I can just remember to take them.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

I really appreciate Dr. Lever for his compassion I've been dealing with my issue for 11 years and he listened to me as other doctors did not. Thank you Dr.Lever!!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr Lever was great! Very helpful in explaining at my level of understanding. Thanks!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Very thorough Dr.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr.Lever was very attentive and showed concerned of my condition. Never made me feel like our appointment was being rushed so he could do something else.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr. Lever is vey thorough and act professional

Back to Top