Beri Ridgeway, MD

216.444.6601

Beri Ridgeway, MD

Appointed: 2009

Beri Ridgeway, MD
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A-81
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6601
WorkFax:216.636.5129
Beri Ridgeway, MD
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Location: Fairview Medical Center
Mail Code A-81
18099 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
WorkAppointment:216.671.0380
WorkFax:216.636.5129
Beri Ridgeway, MD
Department: Center for Geriatric Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A-81
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6601
WorkFax:216.636.5129
Beri Ridgeway, MD
Department: Urology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A-81
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6601
WorkFax:216.636.5129
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Beri Ridgeway, MD graduated with honors from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a degree in Psychology and minors in Chemistry and Spanish Literature. She then spent the next two and a half years performing translational research on chronic neuropathic pain at UCSD.

Dr. Ridgeway attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and graduated at the top of her class. She was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society as a student. She completed a four year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSD. During residency she became interested in Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Seeing improvements in her patient's quality of life after medical and surgical treatment of incontinence and prolapse motivated her to make this field her sub-specialty. Dr. Ridgeway completed a three year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Cleveland Clinic.  She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. 

Dr. Ridgeway has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and 7 book chapters and made numerous presentations at national meetings. Her research interests include surgical correction of pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor disorders in young women, mesh-related complications, and surgical outcomes.

Dr. Ridgeway sees patients and operates at Main Campus and Fairview Hospital. She performs the majority of her procedures using minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopy, robotics, and vaginal surgery. She loves educating her patients on treatment options so that they can be empowered to make health care decisions. On a personal note, she lives in Rocky River, Ohio with her husband, Robert, and young sons, Jack, Charlie, and Evan.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2009
Residency - University of California San Diego Medical Center
OB/GYN
San Diego, CA USA
2006
Internship - University of California San Diego Medical Center
OB/GYN
San Diego, CA USA
2003
Medical School - University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA USA
2002
Undergraduate - University of California-San Diego
Psychology
La Jolla, CA USA
1996

Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology- Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialty Interests

urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, robotic-assisted laparoscopy, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, voiding dysfunction, combined urogynecologic and colorectal disorders urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery,advanced laparoscopic surgery, robotic-assisted laparoscopy, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, voiding dysfunction, vulvar pain disorders

Awards & Honors

  • Leadership Program Participant, American Urogynecologic Society, 2013-14
  • Best Doctors in Cleveland, Cleveland Magazine, 2013
  • Office of Professional Staff Affairs Leadership Rotation, Cleveland Clinic, 2013
  • FLEX Professional Development Award, Case Western Reserve University, 2012-13
  • President’s Award (2nd Place), SGS, 2010
    • Comparison of responsiveness of validated outcome measures after surgery for stress urinary incontinence (co-author)
  • Ephraim McDowell Junior Fellow Award, ACOG, 2009
    • Vulvodynia in Identical Twins: Correlation and Risk Factors (co-author)
  • First Prize for Technical Achievement in Video, ASRM, 2008
  • Dr. Marinoff Vulvodynia Career Development Award, National Vulvodynia Assoc., 2008
  • Outstanding Resident Laparoendoscopic Surgeon, SLS/UCSD, 2006
  • Administrative Chief Resident, UCSD, 2005 - 2006
  • Hospital-wide Outstanding House Officer, Dept. Nominee, UCSD, 2005, 2006
  • Third Year Resident Research Award, UCSD, 2005
  • American Urogynecologic Society, Eli Lilly Scholar, 2004
  • Outstanding Graduate, Class of 2002, UCSF, 2002
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, UCSF, Elected 2001

Additional Training

Robotic Surgery, console surgeon training, da Vinci Surgical System, 2007

Memberships

  • AAGL, 2007 - Present
  • American Urogynecologic Society, 2006 - Present
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2002 - Present

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Endoscopy
  • Female Sterilization
  • Incontinence Therapy
  • Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Ovarian Cysts
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pessaries
  • Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
  • Robotic Female Surgery
  • Section of Urogynecology
  • Sling Procedures For Urinary Incontinence
  • Surgical Repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Urogynecology

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 3/9/2014, Dr. Ridgeway 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 the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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

  • International Academy of Pelvic Surgery, LTD

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