Andrew Stephenson, MD

216.444.5600

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
WorkAppointment:216.444.5600
DeskDesk:216.445.1062
WorkFax:216.636.4492
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
WorkAppointment:216.444.5600
DeskDesk:216.445.1062
WorkFax:216.636.4492
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
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.$0$0$0$0His 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, many of which have received international mainstream media attention. He has been invited to speak on these subjects at several major international medical conferences.$0$0$0$0$0Dr. 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 recorgnized as a Rising Star in Urology by the American Urological Association.$0$0$0$0$0Dr. 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.$0$0$0$0$0Dr. 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.$0

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Urology
New York, NY USA
2005
Residency - McGill University
Urology
Montreal, Quebec Canada
2002
Medical School - University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario Canada
1997
Undergraduate - Colgate University
Hamilton, NY USA
1993

Certifications

  • 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

$0$02014 - Best Docs, Cleveland Magazine, 2007–2014$0$02014 - Best Doctors in America, 2007–2014$0$02012 - Young Investigator Award, Society of Urologic Oncology$0$02009 - Rising Stars in Urology, American Urological Association Foundation $0$02008 - Urology Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Clinic $0$02006 - Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology $0$02005 - Prostate Cancer Foundation Award, Society of Urologic Oncology $0$02003 - Scholar-In-Training Award, American Association for Cancer Research $0$02003 - Frank McGill Travel Fellowship, McGill University Health Centre Foundation $0$02002 - Post-Resident Research Scholar, American Foundation for Urologic Disease $0$01993 - Phi Beta Kappa, Eta of New York Chapter, Colgate University $0$0

Innovations & Patents

$0$0Development 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. $0$0

Memberships

$0$0Society of Urologic Oncology $0$0American Urological Association $0$0American Society of Clinical Oncology $0$0American College of Surgeons $0$0Canadian Urological Association $0$0American Board of Urology $0$0

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. The 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, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 12/12/2013, 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 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. Stephenson received 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.
  • Janssen Biotech, Inc.
  • Medivation, 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.

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  • English
  • French
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