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Andrew Stephenson, MD


Andrew Stephenson, MD
Department: Urology
Director, Center for Urologic Oncology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Q10-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Andrew Stephenson, MD
Department: Taussig Cancer Institute
Director, Center for Urologic Oncology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Q10-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

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 & Fellowships

Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY USA
Residency - McGill University
Montreal, Quebec Canada
Medical School - University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario Canada
Undergraduate - Colgate University
Hamilton, NY USA


  • 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.


  • Society of Urologic Oncology
  • American Urological Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Canadian Urological Association
  • American Board of Urology

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

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 12/12/2014, 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:

  • Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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