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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 Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Moll Cancer Center at Fairview Hospital
Primary Location

Moll Cancer Center at Fairview Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Breast Ultrasound
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Prevention
  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Cancer Center
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Cancer Screening
  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Excision of breast fistula
  • General Surgery
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)
  • Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery
  • Nipple and 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 Diseases of the Breast
  • Surgical Oncology
View all 35 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Breast
  • 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
  • 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 (Lymphadenopathy)
View all 27 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

115 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

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Doctor listened and reassured me on points of care that I needed explanations on. Very understanding. I felt very comfortable with her.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Decided on dr valente doing my surgery within 5 minutes of meeting her. She's a rock star So glad I was able to get an appt with her.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Would recommend this whole practice ( dr Barnard included) to anyone w breast issues. In fact I already have.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr. Valente is the kindest Doctor I ever had. She is very caring and cares about you as a person.She Is a shining star In the Cleveland clinic.She Is awesome.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

I sense that both Dr. Valente and her PA are intentional, proactive and professional.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Excellent care by Dr. S. Valente

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Valente is the best provider I have ever worked with. Her advocacy for the patient is unlike most, and it is so refreshing. She truly cares about her patients and has helped me time and time again with decisions or care that were actually outside of her lane (because I was having trouble getting ahold of my other doctors and was panicking). She is warm, kind and understanding. I am so blessed to have her looking out for me.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Valente is the kindest physician I've ever worked with.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

I very much appreciated her genuine concern and her compassion for my condition.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr Valente is really working with me in achieving my surgery goals. She listens and addresses my concerns respectfully and frankly while being optimistic

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Valente is a professional and caring physician. I would recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Valente is exceptional!

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr Valente is absolutely the best doctor I've ever had. She saved my life with her prompt diagnosis and treatment of my cancer! I love her and would recommend her in an instant.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Valente addressed all of my concerns and showed empathy and compassion for everything that I am dealing with.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

I have never felt more cared for and heard by a provider or medical group in my life. The Cleveland Clinic, and Dr. Valente and her team specifically, are unbelievably amazing. She understood my situation and did everything she could to keep my life going through my treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Staff and Dr very professional and helpful

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr Valente is an exceptional Dr and listens and gives very clear explanations about my situation.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Appreciated her respect and care

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

I visited Dr Valente to get a 2nd opinion on my cancer situation ankh treatment plan. She explained things in a way that my previous doctor had not and really helped me understand more detail about my specific situation.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr. Valente is such an amazing doctor. She's always been so encouraging, positive and compassionate!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

We loved Dr. Valente. She was so nice and took the time to carefully and completely explain and discuss everything as well as thoroughly answer our questions and concerns. She was confidant and emphasized the positive and made me feel very calm and relaxed and I am highly anxious. I am so happy I found her!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr. Valente was EXCELLENT in all categories. She was especially kind and personable while very professional. I would HIGHLY recommend her!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr Valente was professional, warm, and explained a tough diagnosis in a way we could easily understand. I greatly appreciate her care, expertise and commitment to her patients.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2022

DR. Valente, is a wonderful Doctor. She is so kind, and caring.Showed genuine compassion and empathy for my breast cancer diagnosis. She treated me like you would a family member. And included my husband and daughter, in the conversation to support me. DR.VALENTE, IS A AWESOME PHYSICIAN.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

I am always pleased with the service Dr. Valente provides. She is very caring when informing her clients. She is Amazing!

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