Jill Dietz, MD


Jill Dietz, MD

Appointed: 2000

Jill Dietz, MD
Department: Breast Services
Location: Beachwood Family Health Center
Mail Code A80
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
Jill Dietz, MD
Department: Breast Services
Location: Hillcrest Hospital
Mail Code A80
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Jill R. Dietz, MD, is a staff physician in the Department of Breast Services at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. She was appointed in 2007 after having served more than five years as an assistant professor, Department of General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Dietz is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and National Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Dietz received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Penn. She completed a residency in general surgery at Cleveland Clinic and a fellowship in breast surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Breast Center.

She was named one of Cleveland’s “Best Doctors” in Cleveland Magazine three years in a row.  Dr. Dietz is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Breast Surgeons and Society of Surgical Oncology. She is a contributing editor for the Women’s Oncology Review and is a reviewer for other peer-reviewed journals. A researcher and teacher, Dr. Dietz is among other things Program Director for the surgical breast fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Breast Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Thomas Jefferson University Medical College
Philadelphia, PA USA
Undergraduate - Allegheny College
Meadville, PA USA


  • Surgery

Specialty Interests

Breast cancer, breast diagnostics, breast diseases, breast surgical oncology, minimally invasive breast surgery, oncoplastic surgery, high risk breast cancer and prevention, intraoperative radiation, placement of balloon catheter for partial breast radiation, cryoablation of the breast for benign tumors

Awards & Honors

  • Named one of St. Louis' Best Doctors by St. Louis Magazine, 2007
  • Names one of Cleveland's Best Doctors in Cleveland Magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011

Innovations & Patents

  • Dr. Dietz pioneered the use of mammary ductoscopy in the USA; an endoscopic visual examination of ducts inside the breast as a means of investigating the ductal lining where the majority of cancers begin.


  • International Society of Cancer Risk Assessment & Management
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Diseases

Treatment & Services

  • Breast Diagnostics
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Mammary Ductoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery
  • Nipple & Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Lump
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Gynecomastia
  • Intraductal Papilloma
  • Lymphedema
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Pediatric Breast Anomalies
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/8/2014, Dr. Dietz has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
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