Stuart Flechner, MD

216.444.5600

Stuart Flechner, MD

Appointed: 1993

Stuart Flechner, MD
Department: Urology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Q10-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5600
DeskDesk:216.445.5772
WorkFax:216.445.2267
Stuart Flechner, MD
Department: Transplantation Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Q10-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5600
DeskDesk:216.445.5772
WorkFax:216.445.2267
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Stuart M. Flechner, MD, is Director of Clinical Research in the Section of Renal Transplantation at Cleveland Clinic, and a Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Flechner received a BA in zoology and his MD from the University of California at Los Angeles. After completing a residency in surgery and urology at Moffitt Hospital of the University of California, San Francisco, he did a fellowship in transplantation and renal vascular surgery at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Flechner has held academic appointments in the Division of Organ Transplantation at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston, and in the Division of Transplantation at Stanford University School of Medicine. His academic interests include the medical and surgical management of renal transplant recipients, transplant biology and the development and application of new and innovative immunosuppressive agents. He has recently completed a sabbatical at Scripps Research Institute in California in the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal Clinical Transplantation.

Dr. Flechner has authored more than 225 scientific articles, chapters and reviews, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Transplantation. He is also an ad hoc reviewer for 18 scientific journals in the fields of transplantation, surgery and urology. Current projects include the development of calcineurin-free immunosuppressive regimens and signature patterns of gene expression in transplanted kidneys in various stages of function.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Trans. & Renovascular Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1981
Residency - University of California, Moffitt Hospital
General Surgery
San Francisco, CA USA
1977
Internship - University of California, Moffitt Hospital
General Surgery
San Francisco, CA USA
1976
Medical School - University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA USA
1975
Undergraduate - University of California-Los Angeles
Zoology
Los Angeles, CA USA
1971

Specialty Interests

Kidney (renal) transplantation, kidney cancer, renal failure, polycystic kidney disease, vascular disease, adrenal tumors, kidney cysts

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors, Cleveland magazine
  • Top Doctors in America
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Founding Secretary and Former President Urological Society of Transplantation and Renal Surgery

Additional Training

  • Visiting Scientist, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif.

Memberships

  • American Urological Association
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • The Transplantation Society
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Society of University Surgeons

Industry Relationships

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Languages Spoken

  • English
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