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Referring Physician Hotline Available 24 Hours a Day
Call 855.REFER.123 or 855.733.3712


Cleveland Clinic’s Referring Physician Center has established a 24/7 hotline for referring physicians and their office staff to streamline access to our array of medical services. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you and your patients when you entrust us with their care.

Contact the Referring Physician Hotline to obtain information on our clinical specialists and services; schedule and confirm patient appointments; receive assistance in the resolution of any service-related issues; and connect with Cleveland Clinic specialists.

When contacting us to schedule your patients, please have the following information readily available:

  • Patient demographic information
  • Reason for visit
  • Any special needs that will require facilitation once the patient arrives
  • Patient insurance information, if available

We will work with your patient to complete the registration process and to schedule an appointment at the patient's convenience. You will be notified once the appointment is scheduled.

The Referring Physician Hotline can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 855.REFER.123 (855.733.3712).

Cleveland Clinic's Breast Surgery fellowship is a fully accredited approved SSO Breast Training Program. The primary goal of the fellowship is to provide in-depth training in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and breast disease.

The major strength of this program is the experience in mastering the advanced surgical techniques performed by our breast surgeons such as nipple sparing mastectomies, oncoplastic surgery and intraoperative radiation therapy. Additionally, the fellow obtains hands-on training from our surgeons in ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy techniques

This is an academic fellowship with weekly multidisciplinary conferences and monthly journal clubs. It is expected that the fellow will complete a clinical research project during the fellowship year that will be submitted for publication and presentation at a national meeting.


The fellow learns the multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer through dedicated monthly rotations.

  • Breast Surgery (six months)
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Medical Breast, Genetics, & Lymphedema Clinic
  • Plastic Surgery/Reconstruction
  • Intra-operative Imaging image guided biopsies
  • Clinical Research
How to Apply

Physicians who are eligible to apply will be completing a five-year residency program in general surgery and be board eligible or board certified in surgery as determined by the American Board of Surgery.

All Cleveland Clinic Breast Center faculty review each application. Based on their credentials and letters of reference, select applicants will be invited to Cleveland for a formal interview. This full-day interview includes meetings with the various Breast Center staff, a tour of Cleveland Clinic and an opportunity to meet with current fellow(s). The final selection is made at a joint meeting of all staff members. The SSO administers the matching program selection process.

More Information

To request more information, contact:

Brandon New
Breast Fellowship Program Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave., MC A80
Cleveland, OH 44195
Phone: 216.636.5517
Fax: 216.445.4048

In a 2013-14 survey, Cleveland Clinic ranked as the nations 4th best hospital overall in U.S. News & World ReportAmerica’s Best Hospitals”.

In addition, 14 of our specialties are listed among the top 10 in the U.S. Our Cancer program was ranked in the Top 10 at #9 and our Gynecology is at #3. Annual activity of the Breast Center includes: 15,000 outpatient visits; 3,600 diagnostic biopsies and surgical procedures; and 89,969 total mammography procedures.

2013 Outcomes

Designed for a healthcare provider audience, the Outcomes books contain a summary of our surgical and medical trends and approaches, data on patient volume and outcomes, and a review of new technologies and innovations.

Review our Outcomes for the Ob/Gyn and Women's Health Institute Breast Center.

Cleveland Clinic's Consult QD

Our cancer care blog for physicians. Discover emerging advances to impact your practice.

Read breast cancer posts on Consult QD:

Join us at the Cleveland Breast Cancer 2015 Collaborating For A Cure

Dates: April 9-10, 2015
Location: InterContinental Hotel & MBNA Conference Center, located on the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program presents the Cleveland Breast Cancer 2015: Collaborating For A Cure, a live educational multi-disciplinary symposium focusing on up-to-date reviews of advances in management strategies for patients with breast cancer and comorbidities. The activity will offer, most up to date and cutting edge information about breast cancer from screening to treatment. The goal of this symposium is to increase the competencies and performance of healthcare professionals involved in treating this patient population, which ultimately will improve the quality of life and overall patient survival.

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To find a Breast Center specialist for your needs, contact the Breast Center at 866.320.4573

Same-day Appointments

To arrange a same-day visit, call 216.444.3024

This information is provided by Cleveland Clinic and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.

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