Andrew Stephenson, MD

Andrew Stephenson, MD

Department Urology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.5600
Desk:
216.445.1062
Fax:
216.636.4492

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • Ileal Conduit
  • Laparoscopic Prostate Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve-sparing Prostatectomy
  • Orthotopic Neobladder
  • Radical Cystectomy
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
  • Robotic Prostate Surgery
  • Robotic Prostatectomy
  • Urinary Diversion
  • Urology
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Elevated PSA
  • Facts About Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Disease
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Urethral Cancer
View all 9 Specialties +
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Biography

About Andrew Stephenson, MD

Andrew Stephenson, M.D., is the Director for the Center of Urologic Oncology at Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute and a staff member of the Taussig Cancer Institute.  His clinical and research focus is the treatment of patients with cancers of prostate, bladder, testis, and kidney. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals on issues related to prostate, bladder, kidney and testis cancer. Dr. Stephenson is board-certified in urology by the American Board of Urology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  He has received several awards from organizations such as the Prostate Cancer Foundation, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Society of Urologic Oncology.  He is listed as one of the Best Doctors in America.  He is a past recipient of the Urology Teacher of the Year award from Cleveland Clinic and the Young Investigator Award from the Society of Urologic Oncology.  He has also been recognized as a Rising Star in Urology by the American Urological Association.  Dr. Stephenson receives grant support for prostate cancer research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Cancer Society, and the Urology Care Foundation.  His research focus is on improving decision-making for patients and physicians for complex urological cancers. He is on the editorial board for several urology and oncology journals.  Dr. Stephenson has extensive experience in robotic and open surgical procedures for cancers of the prostate, bladder, and kidney.  He performs nerve-sparing procedures for prostatectomy, cystectomy, and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.  For patients undergoing cystectomy, he has extensive experience in all forms of urinary diversion/reconstruction.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2006

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Urology
New York, NY USA
2005

Residency - McGill University
Urology
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2002

Medical School - University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
1997

Undergraduate - Colgate University
Hamilton, NY USA
1993

Certifications

  • Urology
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada

Specialty Interests

Prostate cancer, bladder cancer, testis cancer, kidney cancer, robotic prostatectomy, robotic cystectomy, urinary diversion

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America; Young Investigator Award, Society of Urologic Oncology; Rising Stars in Urology, American Urological Association Foundation; Urology Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Clinic

Innovations & Patents

  • Development of several nomograms for prostate cancer. These prognostic models provide accurate predictions of treatment outcome for prostate cancer and are widely used for the counseling of patients with localized and advanced prostate cancer.
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 1/18/2017, Dr. Stephenson has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Stephenson receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Genomic Health

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

251 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2016

good

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2016

Dr. was not clear about the next steps and what my responsibility would be to accomplish them. Seemed to be in a hurry to leave. Left some things not totally clear. Seemed tired and not genuinely interested in my case. I seemed to be treated as just another patient to talk to.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2016

always the best instructions.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2016

My concerns and questions at the visit were answered and explained in as much detail as possible the provider included us in treatment options good experience

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2016

good visit...

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2016

I was treated with dignity and respect, always.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2016

good

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2016

Dr. Stepenson is awesome! He has assembled a team to make sure I remain healthy and enjoy a long life.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2016

EACH AND EVERY QUESTION AND CONCERN WAS ADDRESSED COMPLETELY

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2016

Great surgery. Doctor Stephenson is a fantastic doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2016

Dr. Stevenson was the best man for the job. Recommended by my urologist to do the surgery.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2016

Dr Stephenson took time to personally call me at home in late evening (twice).

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2016

Dr. Stevenson is the BEST! I am beyond thankful for him & Cleveland Clinic! He saved my life!

Reviewed on May 20, 2016

Have the highest confidence in my physician Dr. Andrew Stephenson - that is why I came to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 14, 2016

Dr. Stephenson and his team made the entire process a very good experience.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2016

all good!!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2016

Outstanding staff, it is remarkable how you find so many people that are absolutely professional, but also kind and caring. It has to be the culture set by the management....well done!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2016

Excellent treatment and care. I have recommended others to see Dr. Stevenson. Glad I went the distance to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2016

My care continues to be on target with a sound professional treatment consistent with being number 1 in this field.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2016

staff and doctor very supportive and friendly

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