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Title Director Western Region Breast and Fairview Hospital Breast Programs, Director Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Department Breast Services
Primary Location Moll Cancer Center at Fairview Hospital
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Moll Cancer Center at Fairview Hospital
Primary Location

Moll Cancer Center at Fairview Hospital


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Abnormal Breast Ultrasound
  • Axillary lymph node dissection
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Prevention
  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Breast Cancer Surgery Program
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Cancer - Prevention
  • Cancer Center
  • Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Cancer Screening
  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Department of General Surgery
  • Excision of breast fistula
  • High Risk Breast Cancer
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Lumpectomy for breast cancer
  • Malignant Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery
  • Nipple & Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Partial mastectomy for breast cancer
  • Second Opinion
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Self Breast Exam
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Surgery for Abnormal Breast Biopsy
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
  • Surgical Oncology
View all 38 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Breast
  • Breast - Malignant Neoplasm
  • Breast - Nodules
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast atypia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer - High Risk
  • Breast Cancer - Mass, Lump or Swelling
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Family Cancer History
  • Family History of Breast Cancer
  • Intraductal Papilloma
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Lymphedema
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Paget's Disease
  • Pediatric Breast Anomalies
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
View all 29 Specialties +


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About Stephanie Valente, DO

Dr. Stephanie A. Valente is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Western Region Breast Program as well as Medical Director of the Fairview Hospital, Moll Breast Center.  She is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University and is the Director for the Cleveland Clinic Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship program. 

Dr. Valente joined the Clinic in 2011 after completing her Surgical Breast Oncology fellowship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she received specialty training in oncoplastic breast surgery.

Dr. Valente has a strong interest in advanced surgical techniques including minimally invasive breast surgery, hidden scars, oncoplastic surgery and nipple sparing mastectomy. She also is active in research for development of innovative surgical procedures to prevent lymphedema. She has a passion for treating young women with breast cancer as well as those with genetic and high-risk disease.

Dr. Valente is a speaker both nationally and internationally and has written numerous peer-review journal articles and book chapters in the field of breast cancer and disease.

She is an active member in the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, Association of Academic Surgeons, Midwest and Central Surgical Societies as well as the Cleveland Surgical Society Past-president.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Southern California Medical Center
Breast Surgery
Los Angeles, CA USA

Residency - Akron City Hospital
General Surgery
Akron, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA

Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA

Professional Highlights


  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

breast cancer, breast disease, oncoplastic breast surgery, nipple sparing mastectomy, intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), minimally invasive breast surgery, lymphedema prevention surgery


  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Association of Academic Surgeons
  • Cleveland Surgical Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

74 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr. Valente is amazing and the best in what she does and how she truly cared for me!!! She was my angel during a very dark time!! She saved my life!!!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

I LOVE Dr. Valente and all who work with her. She, and they, make me feel like family. I actually look forward to seeing her!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr. Valente went out of her way to respond to my concerns. She scheduled appointments with other specialists and helped to move those appointments forward to ease my day.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Every one was polite and friendly. Dr. Valente and her resident were both pleasant, empathetic and able to answer all my questions. They both put me at ease.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Dr. Valente is great

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. was so professional and so smart.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

I would highly recommend Dr. Valente to any friend or family member. She is extremely knowledgeable, caring and approachable. She is sensitive in including the patient in healthcare decisions to the extent possible. I am very pleased with the care I received.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Exceptional physician that was thorough, thoughtful, and kind.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Valente is absolutely phenomenal. She has been my doctor for three years, thru four surgeries and other procedures. She cares, she listens, she is proactive but not paranoid, she respects me as a person, and she treats me as an individual. I have been treated at the Clinic for about 15 years, including cancer twice, and I think she is one of the best doctors in the whole system.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Valente is an amazing surgeon, but more importantly she's an amazing person!! She spent a lot of time with me, explaining my condition, my options, the procedure and all the possibilities after surgery. She saw me in the afternoon after doing 3 surgeries and she still was calm and focused on me! I felt so sure about her!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. Valente and her team are amazing, compassionate & I would highly recommend them.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Valente is friendly and down to earthwhile maintaining a professional demeanor. She explains the medical situation in thorough and understandable laymen's terms. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

I will definitely keep Dr. Valente as a valued part of my medical team.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Dr. Valente was great in explaining in detail what my options are.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Great experience with Dr. Valente's administrative staff. Dr. Valente herself was kind and professional, as was the 4th year medical student with her when I had my appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr Laura Dean was incredible!

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