Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French, Italian
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • Infertility Surgery (Female)
  • Infertility Treatment (Female)
  • IVF
  • Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Ovarian Cysts
  • Laparoscopy
  • Menstrual Disorders, Fibroids and Hysteroscopic Services
  • Menstruation
  • Microsurgical Tubal Anastomosis
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myomectomy
  • Ovarian Cryopreservation
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Robotic assisted gynecologic surgery
  • Section of Fertility
  • Sterilization Reversal
  • Transvaginal Ultrasonography
  • Tubal Reversal
View all 27 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amenorrhea
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroid Tumor
  • Fibroids And Leiomyoma
  • Infertility
  • Infertility: Is it Stress Related? - Causes Of
  • Male Infertility Testing
  • Miscarriage
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Uterine Fibroids
View all 12 Specialties +


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About Tommaso Falcone, MD

Tommaso Falcone, MD, FRCS(C), FACOG, is Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and Chairman of the Ob/Gyn & Women's Health Institute at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Falcone received his medical degree from McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. While at McGill, he went on to complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology.

He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in general obstetrics and gynecology, as well as reproductive endocrinology. He is also certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Falcone has published more than 500 original manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters.

He is co-editor of several textbooks, Office Hysteroscopy and the Evaluation of the Uterine Cavity (Elsevier, 2008); Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (Elsevier 2007); Atlas of Endoscopic Techniques in Gynecology (Elsevier 2000); Congenital Mullerian Anomalies (Lippincott, 1999).

He is also co-author of a patient educational book, Overcoming Infertility and Cleveland Clinic Guide to Infertility (Kaplan, 2009).

He serves on the editorial board and is an ad hoc reviewer of more than 21 journals, most notably Fertility & Sterility and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

He has been on the Board of Directors of several societies. Dr. Falcone is past president of the Society for Reproductive Surgeons and has served on review committees for NICHD and MRC. He is also an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Dr. Falcone has been the recipient of many awards for laparoscopic and robotic surgery at different societies.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - McGill University Health Center
Reproductive Endocrinology
Montreal, Quebec, CN

Residency - McGill University Health Center
Montreal, Quebec, CN

Internship - Royal Victoria Hospital
Montreal, Quebec,

Medical School - McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Montreal, Quebec,

Graduate - University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine
Montreal, Quebec,

Undergraduate - McGill University
Montreal, Quebec,

Additional Training

  • Executive Program Practice Management, Cleveland Clinic

Professional Highlights

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology-oral boards examiner 2008
  • Federal Review Committee (USA): NICHD Review committee (P01/R03 reviews) 2004, 2005; NIH/NICHD Review committee for U 54 Center grants (Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility Research), 2006; International Review Committees: NIH PAR-08-105: Optimizing Technologies for the Preservation of Fertility (R21) 2009
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer for Medical Research Council of Canada; Ad Hoc Reviewer for Dutch Cancer Society, 2005; Ad Hoc Reviewer for Swiss National Science Foundation, 2006; Ad Hoc Reviewer for MRC (UK) (Uterine Transplantation) 2009;Ad Hoc Reviewer University of Leuven (Endometriosis) 2009
  • Member of the Editorial board for Fertility & Sterility (Elsevier) 2002 - present
  • Section Editor Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery for UpToDate ( 2006 - present
  • Associate Editor Journal of Robotic Surgery (Springer) 2006 - present
  • Advisory Panel US Obstetrics and Gynecology (Touch Briefings) 2008
  • Editorial Advisory Board The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2009
  • Editorial Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2009


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

Specialty Interests

in vitro fertilization, in vitro fertilization and reproductive endocrinology and infertility, laparoscopic surgery, infertility surgery, laparoscopy, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, sterilization reversal, infertility

Awards & Honors

  • Syntex Wyeth Award - Quebec Association of Obs/Gyn, 1984
  • Award - Quebec Association of Obs/Gyn, 1985
  • Syntex Award- Quebec Association of Obs/Gyn, 1986
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine Infertility surgery video award (National meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Ohio, 1997
  • Endometriosis Society video (VI world Congress on Endometriosis, Quebec City, 1998)
  • Robotic Laparoscopic surgery. "Computerworld Smithsonian Laureate". It is part of the Smithsonian Institution's Permanent Research Collection. Washington, DC, 1999 (Search under Cleveland Clinic)
  • Robotically assisted tubal anastomosis; Best video award for infertility surgery; American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Toronto, Canada, 1999
  • Pelvic anatomy for laparoscopists. Best video award for basic science. American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Toronto, Canada, 1999
  • Endoscopic Surgery in the Pediatric and Adolescent Patient. Video Accepted in the ACOG Audiovisual Library, Philadelphia, Pa., 1999
  • Primary Left Upper Quadrant Trocar insertion. Best video award in laparoscopy at The Global Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy, American Association of Gynecologic Endoscopy, Las Vegas, 1999 (also a separate award given for the manuscript)
  • Bilateral Adnexectomy by Robotic Assistance. Best video: Open Category. American Society for Reproductive Medicine. San Diego, Calif., 2000
  • Robotic Laparoscopic surgery. "Computerworld Smithsonian Laureate". It is part of the Smithsonian Institution's Permanent Research Collection. Washington, DC, 2000 ( Search under Cleveland Clinic)
  • Autotransplantation of an entire ovary with vascular anastomosis. Reproductive surgery video award at American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Orlando Florida, 2001
  • Ultrasound Guided Embryo transfer. Assisted Reproductive Technology video award at American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Orlando Fla., 2001
  • Laparoscopic Repair of Ureteral injuries. Jerome J. Hoffman award for best manuscript at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. San Francisco, Calif., 2001
  • Autotransplantation of intact Cryopreserved-thawed ovary: A Minimally Invasive Approach. Prize paper Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, 2002
  • Autotransplantation of Intact Frozen-Thawed Mammalian Ovary with Micro-Vascular Anastomosis. Prize paper for the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Seattle, Wash., 2002
  • Robotically-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery. Reproductive Surgery Video Award. Presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Seattle, Wash., 2002
  • "Are Heat Shock Proteins Acting as Modulators of Pre implantation Mouse Embryo Development and Apoptosis?" Prize paper for the Reproductive Immunology Special Interest Group. Presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Seattle, Wash., 2002
  • Histological Evaluation and in situ localization of Apoptosis in fresh and cryopreserved ovarian tissue. Prize poster award. Presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Seattle, Wash., 2002
  • "Use of the deep inferior epigastric vessels to vascularize cryopreserved-thawed ovarian grafts" Reproductive Surgery video award. Presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, San Antonio, Texas, 2003
  • "Presacral neurectomy revisited: Surgical technique & literature review" "Best Surgical Video" Global Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy AAGL 33rd Annual meeting, San Francisco Calif., 2004
  • 2005
    • "Criteria for Planning Optimal myometrial incision during laparoscopic myomectomy" Prize video at Global Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy AAGL 34th Annual meeting. Hilton, Chicago, IL.
    • 2006
      • "Laparoscopic ovarian transposition prior to pelvic radiation" Prize video at Global Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy AAGL 34th Annual meeting. Hilton, Chicago, IL.
      • 2007
        • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists Annual meeting-all 3 film awards won by CCF fellows:
        • Chen C, Gustilo-Ashby AM, Juliano J, Falcone T. Laparoscopic Lateral Ovarian Transposition. Film Presentation, First Prize. Annual Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, San Diego, California, May, 2007.
        • Sokol A, Falcone T. Criteria for Choosing the Optimal Myometrial Incision during Laparoscopic Myomectomy. Film Presentation. Second Prize. Annual Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, San Diego, California, May, 2007.
        • Park A, Atiemo H, Goldman H, Goldberg J, Falcone T. Laparoscopic Excision of Bladder Endometriosis.  Film Presentation, Third Prize. Annual Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, San Diego, California, May, 2007. ( accepted into the ACOG permanent library-DVD # 197)
        • 2008
          • Mansour G, Falcone T, Sharma R, Agarwal A. Effect of Peritoneal fluid of Endometriosis on the DNA of 2 cell and 8 cell stages of embryos of embryonic development. Junior fellows award at the ACOG District V Annual meeting in Cincinnati October 2008.
          • Ridgeway B, Attaran M, Falcone T. Anatomic implications for the treatment of rudimentary uterine horn. First Prize Video Presentation. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, San Francisco, CA, November, 2008.
          • 2009
            • Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) President's Presenter Award (Mentor)

            Innovations & Patents

            • Robotic Surgery-first gynecology case in the world (1999); see awards
            • Cleveland Clinic Innovation Award- Ohio Cryo: A novel vitrification loading device for homogenized tissue or high cellular contents load (US patent # 61/073392)


            • Society for Reproductive Surgery
              • Officer of society, 2003-2004
              • Assistant secretary/Treasurer, 2004-2005
              • Secretary/Treasurer, 2005-2006
              • Vice-President, 2006-2007
              • President, 2007-2008
              • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
                • General Program abstract committee, 2007
                • Abstract review committee 2001, 2007 (SRS)
                • Roundtable Chair, (SRS-2007)
                • Workshop director, 2004
                • Video review committee, 2004-2007
                • Postgraduate course director, 2006
                • Board of Directors, 2007-2009
                • Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
                  • Postgraduate course director, 2002-2004
                  • ACOG Update program: moderator, 2005
                    • Committee on Practice bulletins-gynecology 2008
                  • American Association of GYN laparoscopy
                    • Postgraduate Course director, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009
                    • Member of the practice guidelines committee, 2005
                    • Board of Directors of the Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy, 2006 (1-year term)
                    • Abstract Review Committee-Endometriosis section, 2007
                    • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
                      • Elected to the Board of Directors, 2005-2007
                      • Abstract review committee 2006, 2007
                      • Program Director, Euro American Multispecialty Summit, 2007
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

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 12/31/2016, Dr. Falcone 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. Falcone receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • The Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery Symposium

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

64 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

4 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2017

staff was amazing!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2017

At the time, I thought he explained the medications clearly, but I didn't take notes, because it was a virtual visit and I was holding my phone. I thought he would put the instructions in my appointment summary, but the instructions were not very detailed, so I had to call the office the next day for clarification.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2016

He is an amazing surgeon and has improved my quality of life in prior visits. This visit I felt rushed, embarrased, and like my concerns were insignificant. He spoke over me, and it really surprised me because he has been so wonderful in the past.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2016

I didn't like that I had a student Dr. who #1 Who Just came into the room and didn't ask permission to treat me or touch me. Then he asked me to go over my entire history with him. That did not make me feel comfortable at all. I don't mind Student Dr. but please ask me if it's ok in advance.

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