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Michael A. Valente, DO, FACS, FASCRS is a staff surgeon in The Department of Colorectal Surgery and The Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and completed his medical degree at The Ohio University. Dr. Valente completed his internship and general surgery residency at Summa Health System, Akron City Hospital, which was followed by advanced fellowship training at Grant Medical Cnter/The Ohio State University in Colon and Rectal Surgery in Columbus, Ohio.
Dr. Valente is currently assistant professor of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and The Ohio University Heritage College of Ostepathic Medicine. Dr Valente is also the associate program director for the colon and rectal residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Valente has a strong interest in surgical education and teaching both medical students and residents/fellows and was recently awared the distinguished teacher of the year for colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Valente is board certified by both The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and The American Board of Surgery. He is an active member and holds various leadership positions in surgical organizations throughout the country. Dr Valente is currently the President of The Ohio Valley Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and President-elect of the Cleveland Surgical Society.
Dr. Valente's specialty and research interests include laparoscopic and minimally invasive colorectal surgery, cancer of the colon, rectum and anus, inflammatory bowel disease, advanced endoscopic techniques, and surgical education. Dr. Valente has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has presented his research interests both nationally and internationally.
Cancer and Polyps of the Colon, Rectum and Anus, Laparoscopic and Minimally Colon and Rectal Surgery, Complex Anorectal Diseases, Colonoscopy, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Sphincter-Saving Operations, Diverticular Disease, Intestinal Stomas, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgery, Fecal Incontinence Surgery, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Anorectal Physiology and Ultrasound
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