About Dr. Per Wierup,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Per Wierup and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Lund University in 1990. To date, I have performed approximately 4,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 2,500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Read more...

4 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Wierup

"I am a physician from Columbus, Ohio who has developed severe symptomatic aortic stenosis secondary to bicuspid aortic valve. I also have a history of Atrial Fibrillation. The progression of my symptoms was quite rapid recently.

After doing thorough research, I decided that that the best place to do my aortic valve replacement would be Cleveland Clinic and asked my cardiologist to refer me to Dr. Wierup. I was so happy when I got an appointment and my surgery was scheduled. He is my favorite of the unsurpassed team of heart surgeons at Cleveland Clinic.

The preoperative interview went very well. Dr. Wierup was very kind and informative and I felt confident that things will go smoothly. I was worried about recurrence of my Afib postoperatively, which is usually quite frequent and temporary, but in my case could persist because of my previous history. Dr. Wierup recommended addition of Pulmonary Vein Isolation and Left Atrial Appendage Clipping to reduce risk and minimize complications of AFib. I was so relieved to hear that. It would add only 5-7 minutes to surgery and the benefit that it would provide in my future life will be enormous.

Surgery was a complete success. Always maintained Sinus Rhythm and was discharged home on the fourth day. All my family and I are extremely happy and thankful to Dr. Per Wierup not only for saving my life, but also for keeping me out of Afib and away from anticoagulants. God Bless You, Dr. Wierup ! "

-- Nicolay Kazimirko, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 10/30/2019

"Dr. Wierup embodies the combination of artistic endeavor meeting science and the expertise to implement those unique qualities into a surgical procedure. His ability to communicate not only what the procedure would entail but to also explain the possible complications and limitations, not only made me feel confident with his knowledge but presented a very humble quality. The comfort level as I entered this procedure was extremely high due to the experience of communication, kindness and genuine concern Dr. Wierub exhibited. I would highly recommend Dr. Wierub and would certainly offer to be a spokesperson on his behalf and all of the ancillary staff at Cleveland Clinic. I am doing very well and look forward continued positive healing. "

-- Nancy DeMars, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 03/20/2019

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Robotic assisted heart surgery

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Heart valve surgery
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Per Wierup, heart surgeon, graduated from Lund University in 1990.

After medical school, Dr. Wierup completed a Fellowship in Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery from Cleveland Clinic in 1999. He then received a PhD in Cardiothoracic Surgery from Lund University in 2002.

In 2000, Dr. Wierup was certified to practice by The National Board of Health and Welfare in Norway. Then, in 2017, Dr. Wierup received a full medical license by The Ohio Medical Board.

During his career, Dr. Wierup has received several awards including The Favaloro Award from the Cleveland Clinic in 1999.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Per Wierup, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wierup, you can:

  • Call (866) 306-1681 right now
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The office of Dr. Wierup is located at 9500 Euclid Avenue , Cleveland, OH 44195. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.

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Page last updated: November 23, 2019