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 Education - 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

75 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 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

My multidisciplinary team of Dr Valente, Dr Le Grand and Dr Shah made me feel as though I was included in the decision making for my diagnosis/plan of care. Explained plan of care in detail to when I left, I had the right plan of treatment for me.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr Vallante was extremely patient in explaining something I had difficulty understanding.I am with Dr vallante because of how caring she was and how she explIned everything and kept us informed during my daughtersbreast cancer surgery, reconstruction and then even her reaching out to my daughter now, since she's moved to Florida.My daughter had not a great experience at Weston Cleveland Clinic and Dr Valente reached out to my daughter to helpfacilitate a better outcome.She is the best, sweet caring, and both my daughter and I have extreme confidence in her.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

I've been seeing Dr Valente for several years and have absolutely no complaints and have recommended her to friends who unfortunately find themselves in need of her services. In fact, this practice was recommended to me by a friend when I was in need. She is an extremely competent doctor but her care for the patient and understanding really sets her apart. Also her whole team is right there with her.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

LOVE this doctor!!!! Made my experience with cancer as easy as possible. When I experienced complications, she made herself or her staff available to me by phone or adding me on to her schedule at the end of her work day. She never makes you feel rushed out of her office so she can get to her next appointment or go home for the day. She also put me into contact with a doctor for a second opinion regarding the possibility of chemo since I was unsure about the advice from my oncologist. I could not have been in better hands!!!! She is truly a credit to her profession!!!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

She is one of my favorite doctors of all time!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

excellent service by dr.Valente and the staff

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr. Valente is the best! She is professional and caring and I knew I was in good care with her.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Valente listened to me and explained things to me like they had never been explained to me with previous providers

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

I could not be happier with the care I received and the professional and thoughtful way the doctor treated me.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr. Valenta is very personable.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

*Dr. Valente is a fantastic doctor who puts me at ease with my condition & explains every detail in a manner that is easy to comprehend. I am blessed to have her as my doctor. #1. Excellent. #1-7. VERY GOOD.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

I know my health is in good hands at CCF. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this facility and *Dr. Velente. She is amazing.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

Dr Valente is really great. On our initial visit she provided clear explanations of the issue and the course of treament. She did not make us feel rushed in anyway - I could tell she would take as much time as we needed. Jen (nurse) and Nancy (PA) were exactly the same.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

I couldn't be more pleased with her. she listens and gives her advice and puts me and my concerns first and foremost. thank you Dr.Valente

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

Dr. Valente is an amazing surgeon. She does a wonderful job explaining very clearly what is going on, what your options are and next steps.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Dr. Valente was very accommodating!!!!!! She fit me in immediately which was more than I could have asked for!!!!!

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

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