Cleveland Clinic Appoints Chairman of the Department of Urology in Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute

Edmund Sabanegh, Jr., MD, an International Leader in Male Infertility Treatment


Cleveland Clinic announced today that Edmund Sabanegh, Jr., MD has been named Chairman of the Department of Urology in the highly ranked Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute.

“Ed brings a tremendous amount of experience to the Department of Urology and will provide strong leadership as we expand our research efforts and work to provide the best outcomes for patients,” said Eric A. Klein, MD, chairman of the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute.

Dr. Sabanegh joined Cleveland Clinic in 2006 and has served as Director of the Center for Male Fertility. In addition, he is the Program Director for the Male Infertility Fellowship, leading one of the few male infertility fellowship programs in the United States that combines basic research with extensive clinical experience.

“We have before us the challenge to take urologic care to the next level with innovation and compassion,” Dr. Sabanegh said. “I’m honored by this opportunity to lead a world-renowned staff that’s so dedicated to providing exceptional care for patients.”

Dr. Sabanegh has authored 140 peer reviewed publications and made numerous presentations at national and international meetings. He is an associate editor of Urology, and is a reviewer for numerous other prestigious urologic journals.

His surgical interests include microsurgical reconstruction of the male reproductive tract and advanced sperm harvest techniques as well as surgical management of stones and prostate disease. His research interests include complex reconstructions for obstruction of the reproductive tract, fertility preservation in cancer patients, and environmental influences on fertility.

Dr. Sabanegh served in the Air Force, where he held a variety of roles including urology department chairman, Chief of the Medical Staff, and Chief Operating Officer of the Air Force’s largest medical center. He was also the Urology Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General.

Dr. Sabanegh received his undergraduate training in chemical engineering at Princeton University and his medical degree from the University of Virginia College of Medicine. He performed his urology residency at Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

About the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute

The Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute is one of 26 institutes at Cleveland Clinic that group multiple specialties together to provide collaborative, patient-centered care. The institute is a world leader in treating complex urologic and kidney conditions in adults and children, and U.S. News & World Report has ranked the urology program among the top two in the nation for 10 consecutive years. Institute physicians have pioneered medical and surgical advances including partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery, and the bioartificial kidney, while serving tens of thousands of patients annually.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 7,600 nurses at Cleveland Clinic represent more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties. In addition to its main campus, Cleveland Clinic operates nine community hospitals in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas and Cleveland Clinic Canada. In 2008, there were more than 4.2 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 165,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 80 countries. Visit Cleveland Clinic at

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