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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

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

See publications for Stephanie Valente, DO.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

80 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

17 Patient Comments

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!

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Very friendly and knowledgeable office and physician takes time to explain everything

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Dr Valente is the epitome of what a doctor should be. She is very attentive and always takes the time you need and shows genuine concern for your needs. I wold highly recommend her to anyone as she can make a difficult journey so much more tolerable by her kind demeanor and caring she is an excellent physician and I can't say enough about her

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

I'll be have surgery with this doctor I don't have anything bad to say

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Requested appointment on mychart. Follow up phone call let me know I could see someone sooner or schedule with Dr. Valente. Excellent!!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Appreciated the thorough explanation and immediate procedure, Doctors frequency checked how I was doing.

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Dr Stephanie Valente is class act every way possible!!

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