Allan Siperstein, MD

Department Center for Endocrine Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6568
Desk:
216.444.5664
Fax:
216.636.0662

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery - Thyroid And Parathyroid
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation Of Liver Tumors
  • Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Thermal Ablation Of Liver Tumors
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery for Adrenal
  • Robotic Surgery for Parathyroid
  • Robotic Surgery for Thyroid
  • Surgery
  • Thyroid Aspiration
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Ultrasound And Biopsy
  • Thyroidectomy
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Beta-cell disorders
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Familial Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Goiter
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Tumors Of The Liver
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Primary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Tertiary hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
View all 33 Specialties +
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Biography

About Allan Siperstein, MD

Allan Siperstein, MD, is Chair of Endocrine Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He also serves as Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program and Endocrine Surgery Fellowship.



Dr. Siperstein completed his medical school training at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, and his general surgery residency and endocrine surgery training at the University of California, San Francisco. From 1990 until 1999 he was a Faculty member in the Department of General Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Since then he has been a Staff member at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to endocrine surgery, he has had a long interest in minimally invasive surgery and surgical sonography. Since 1992, he has been teaching coursework in intraoperative and laparoscopic ultrasound techniques.

Current research interests include thyroid and parathyroid disease, in particular molecular markers for the identification of thyroid cancers. Clinical studies have focused on minimal incision approaches to thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He has had a long interest in the development of technologies for laparoscopic thermal ablation of hepatic tumors. Current studies continue to focus on technical advances in this area, as well as the impact of the procedure on long-term survival. He is a member of many surgical organizations, including the American Surgical Association, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and SAGES.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1999

Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
General Surgery
San Francisco, CA USA
1990

Fellowship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Endocrine Surgery-Research
San Francisco, CA USA
1988

Internship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
General Surgery
San Francisco, CA USA
1984

Medical School - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
M.D.
Dallas, TX USA
1983

Undergraduate - Stanford University
Biological Sciences
Stanford, CA USA
1979

Certifications

  • Surgery

Specialty Interests

adrenal disease, Adrenal disorders, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Calcium Disorders, endocrine hypertension, endocrine surgery - thyroid and parathyroid diseases and surgery, endocrine surgery (thyroid and parathyroid), general and laparoscopic surgery, General Surgery, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors, Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Laparoscopic Thermal Ablation Of Liver Tumors, Minimally Invasive Surgery, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes, parathyroid and calcium disorders, pancreatic endocrine tumors, thyroid, Thyroid Cancer, thyroid cancers, Thyroid cancers and Flushing Syndromes, Thyroid Disease, thyroid disorders, thyroid nodules

Awards & Honors

  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer 2011
  • Cleveland's Top Doctors, 2011

Innovations & Patents

  • Radiofrequency thermal ablation
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/23/2017, Dr. Siperstein 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

135 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2017

Care was primarily done by Doctor. Very good! Very pleased Dr. Siperstein did the ultrasound himself.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2017

Have not been given follow up care yet after surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2017

excellent care, well organized

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2017

The doctor is very attentavie,caring and compassionate. He listens and explains everything thoroughly. i could not be happier with my care from Dr. Sipperstein

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2016

Dr. Sipperstein in endocrine surgery, was excellent. I saw him for a surgical consultation regarding thryoid growth/cancer. He spent a lot of time with me. I came from out of state. I had seen a provider in my own state but had a lot of questions. He did an ultrasound of my thyroid right during the appointment in the office. he did it himself to show me exactly what was going on with my thyroid growth. He was very accessible and took all of my questions seriously and gave me thorough answers. He also had a very helpful, training doctor, a fellow, from Indiana, He was also very helpful throughout my appointment and with my concerns. I was very satisfied with the appointment and am planning to have my surgery at Cleveland Clinic with Dr. Sipperstein. Dr. Sipperstein provided a very thorough and helpful consultation. I feel that Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Sipperstein will be very good for the treatment and surgery that I will be having done in the near future.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2016

I received both oral explanations and informational printouts, the combination of which was very helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2016

Dr. Siperstein is a wonderful doctor. He has an incredible bed side manner, is so knowledgeable, never makes you feel rushed in an appointment, puts your mind at ease, and is an incredibly talented surgeon. I have recommended him to several others in need of this type of care. His care is outstanding to say the least.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2016

Dr. Sipperstein is awesome. He always is concerned about me as a person and not just as another "number". He always is friendly, knowledgeable and a great bed side manner.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2016

very caring, professional, and exceptional.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2016

Dr. Siperstein is a gifted clinician. I trust my care only to him!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2016

Dr. Siperstein is an excellent doctor and helped me substantially in making a decision for surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2016

dr siperstein always takes the time to be sure I and my family are comfortable with all aspects of our visits, how we are treated, the information provided, treatment plans, care given, follow ups, what to expect in the future in regards to care, treatment and disease process

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