Department Breast Services
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Surgery Program
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Cancer Center
  • High Risk Breast Cancer
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
  • Nipple & Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
  • Surgical Oncology
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Gynecomastia
  • Intraductal Papilloma
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Pediatric Breast Anomalies
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
View all 14 Specialties +


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About Stephanie Valente, DO

Dr. Stephanie A. Valente is the Director of the Breast Surgery Fellowship Program at the Cleveland Clinic and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University.  She joined the Clinic in 2011 after completing her Surgical Breast Oncology fellowship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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 andhigh-risk disease.

She is a leader in Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) serving as 1st author of the TARGIT-R trial, as well as Chairof the Research committee for the TARGIT Collaborative Group for IORT.

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 currently serves as President of the Cleveland Surgical Society for 2017-2018 and is an active member of both the American Society of Breast Surgeons and Society of Surgical Oncology.

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 School - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA

Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA

Professional Highlights


  • Surgery

Specialty Interests

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


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

Research & Publications

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

58 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

4 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

my experience with Dr. Valente and the office staff was excellent. however, I was also ordered a follow up ultrasound. I had to wait over an hour in a gown to have the ultrasound done, and the providers did not listen to me when I explained why I needed the ultrasound

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2018

*Dr. Valente is an amazing phsyician. Her expertise are best in field and compassion to patients top notch. *Dr. Bernard is also very good and they work as incredibly team.

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2018

After taken to OR, room was not ready so the person left me in hallway by myself. With no glasses on, I couldn't see and wait made me very unease. *Dr. Valente found me & sat with me which was beyond nice and comforting.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018

Dr. S. Valente has always displayed high level of interest, empathy, friendliness, proficiency, knowledge, love, support. She even offered to continue seeing and following up with me rather than just signing off as my surgeon. Few doctors have this kind of bedside manner. Thank you Dr. Valente.

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