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Department Internal Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Care Medicine
  • Adult Medicine
  • Avoiding Dehydration, Proper Hydration
  • Blood Glucose Test
  • Blood Tests
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Challenges and Choices of Aging
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Comprehensive Care of the Adult Patient
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Genitourinary Exams
  • Health Screening and Testing
  • HIV Testing
  • Immunization
  • Internal Medicine
  • Mammogram
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Health
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Outpatient Care
  • Pap Test
  • Peak Flow Meter
  • Physical Examinations
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Treating Asthma with Bronchodilators
  • Urine Protein Test
  • Women's Health
View all 33 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bronchitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Chlamydia Trachomatis
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Cough
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis - Contact
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Disease Prevention
  • Diverticulosis
  • Dyspnea
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Eczema
  • Edema
  • Falls
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fever
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • General Infectious Diseases
  • Growth Failure in Children with Kidney Disease
  • Hay Fever
  • Headaches
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Kidney Infections
  • Menopause
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Nausea
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Poison Sumac
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea (Adult Acne)
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sore Throat
  • Strep Throat
  • Sunburn
  • Syncope
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tension Headaches
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Undiagnosed Conditions
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vaginitis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Yeast Infections
View all 95 Specialties +


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About Stephen Hayden, MD

Stephen Hayden, MD, received his medical degree (MB,BS) from the University of London in 1968 and an advanced medical degree (MD) from the University of Birmingham, England, in 1982.

He completed training in both general internal medicine and pulmonary diseases in Southend, the London Hospital and Birmingham. He was involved in research in asthma at the London Hospital, and the effects of welding fume at the University of Birmingham School of Medicine. 

He joined the staff of Cleveland Clinic in 1980. He has been the Quality Improvement Officer for the Department of General Internal Medicine for many years.

Dr. Hayden currently sees patients in consultation, or as a second opinion visit, for diagnosis and coordination of care; most of the patients have multiple medical conditions. 

His additional interests and activities involve quality management and improvement, and the application of information technology to clinical systems, quality and patient safety.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre

Medical Education - The London Hospital
Research Fellowship

Residency - Southend Group of Hospitals, England
General Medicine

Medical Education - The London Hospital Medical College, Univ. of London Faculty of Med, England

Additional Training

  • Pulmonary Medicine, Birmingham UK
    Quality Improvement Methods, Institute for Healthcare Improvement


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Chronic disease management, Diagnostic internal medicine, Medical information systems, Pulmonary Embolism, Quality improvement and patient safety methods

Awards & Honors

  • America's Best Doctors, 2011 and previously
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 4/2/2018, Dr. Hayden 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

93 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr Hayden is an excellent doctor. He Exceeded my expectations

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Everyone at Cleveland Clinic and especially Dr. Hayden was extremely nice. The doctor was so kind and took along time with me. I've been sick for a year and a half and got more out of my appointment with Dr. Hayden than I did with all my other doctors combined. I am very pleased with Dr. Hayden. I couldn't ask for anything more.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Hayden listened carefully, asked pertinent questions and rapidly prescribed the medication I needed. I am now feeling much better.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr Hayden is excellent. He spent ample time with me, listened well, asked appropriate questions Ave ordered a test that could help diagnose me. He also looked at my previous tests and scans and made intelligent comments. I am delighted with the visit.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Very helpful, answered questions, listened and connected me to proper doctors

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Dr. Stephen Hayden was wonderful, he is simply limited by the diffuse and erratic nature and current limited understanding of my condition

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr Hayden is an excellent physician. He is a fountain of medical knowledge and a true asset to the Cleveland Clinic. If not for him, I wou be very disappointed in the the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Daughter set up zoom or I would have been lost. Visit with Dr. Was great and very informative & impressive. Wish all Dr.s was half as good!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

The doctor was fantastic, a great listener and extremely helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Stephen Hayden (substituting for Dr. A Fowler, who was on vacation) called at the appointed time, which I appreciated. He was polite, while asking details of my symptoms. We briefly, but thoroughly, discussed my symptoms and details of the appropriate medication. This telemedicine experience exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Doc was very professional and courteous.He took the time to listen and understand my concerns

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Hayden was kind caring and interested in more than just my house which I greatly appreciated. Overall, the appointment went very smoothly. He was very funny. I would highly recommend him to any family and friends in such a funny personality. Awesome person.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

As previously explained, the doctor was kind funny, courteous showed an interest in me, as well as my health issues. I found that to be new and flashing and a Welcome turn saying, as I had such a strong sense of dread and anxiety going into the process he made me feel it is we tossed around a few jokes, and I love this accent. He's a top-notch doctor. I would recommend him to family and friends. On a personal side he's an awesome human being.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

I have had Dr. Hayden for 33 years. He has always been caring and compassionate

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Hayden was very pleasant and thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Hayden was outstanding. He cared about my problem and showed empathy and respect. He gave me an educated menu of options for treatment but was able to prioritize recommendations. I felt very comfortable in Dr. Hayden's care. One of the best physicians I have ever interacted with.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Kuddos!!! Dr. Hayden was very nice, easy to talk with and took the time to listen and understand the issues/concerns of the patient. He exemplified quality physician care for the patient that too many other physicians are not, and will not provide today.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

I had video visit with Dr. Haydan in February and thought he was very good. On this visit, he did not have his hearing aide in, and told me to shout. He also spent close to 3/4's of the visit updating my medications and doctors on the computer. This left us with only 15 minutes to talk about what was going on.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

I think quite highly of Dr Hayden. He is extremely

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr Hayden is the best provider I've seen..kind, thorough, good listener, generally concerned, committed to helping and very knowledgeable. Treats me like I'm important to him, not just a number or fee.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr Hayden always makes time for me.

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