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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
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, hidden scar, 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

56 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Nurse Jen Jarochovic was exceptionally helpful before and during our appointment. Fellow Dr Hope Guzzo took time to show us the details of our tests and answer our questions, she has a wonderful presence and made us feel at ease, even my 14 year old daughter. Dr. Valente is wonderful, fully answered our questions, helped us know what to expect with the surgery, and we felt informed and exceptionally well cared for.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr. Valente explained the results of my exam and needed followup. She was cognizant of my travel time to see her (8hrs) and reviewed my options for followup testing and her willingness to review my scans as needed. She has always been personable and respectful of my needs, and presented me with options to ensure I have the best outcome possible. I appreciate her honesty and expertise.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

Dr. Valente is an empathetic, caring physician who is easy to reach and timely in her response. She's been a huge patient advocate and involves others as needed to make the best treatment plan. The only thing that would improve the care received is if the rest of the office/nursing staff also worked similarly to care for patients in a respectful manner.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Dr. Stephanie Valente is a very caring and excellent surgeon. I would and have recommended her already to a friend.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Again, really would have liked to have a shorter wait time between the biopsy and seeing Dr. Valente. She was amazing!!!

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr. Valente and I talked through some important decisions concerning my health care. She listened to my concerns, offered options and made sure I was involved in the final decisions.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

I have already recommended Dr Valente to others. She is one of the best doctors I have ever worked with. She gets a A+ in my book. She takes the time to listen and hear your concerns. She never rushes me out of the office I would highly recommend her to anyone

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

I have already recommend Dr Valenti to several friends. I love her. She is a Fabulous , caring doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Poor and Very Poor: Ultrasound Technician, and physician who read the ultrasound.Very Good: Dr. Valenti, reviewed ultrasound, did an exam, very professional.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

I absolutely love my Surgeon Dr. Valente is the BEST at what she does. I would recommend her to anyone

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.

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