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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-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 34 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • 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 26 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

96 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr Valente takes her time to explain what's going on. I am so pleased with the care from her and her staff

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Dr. Valente and staff were excellent at explaining my diagnosis. It was very reassuring and helpful. She answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Our visit with Dr. Valente was great. She answered our questions and made us feel comfortable. This was a follow up 9 months after surgery accompanied by my first clean mammogram. We truly appreciate all that she and her staff have done for us.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Stephanie was absolutely wonderfulcouldn't of ask for a better doctor..I felt very comfortable and confident with her.. Stephanie is very knowledgeable..compassionate and is the best at what she does.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

The care I received from Dr Valente was absolutely the best. Her expertise and compassion are much appreciated. Im truly blessed to have her as my surgeon.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

All great care and compassion from Dr. Valente and staff.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr. Valente is an amazing breast surgeon. She not only does a fantastic job surgically ( I have two from her with minimal scarring that fades), but she is there for her patients emotionally. My very first visit she was a few minutes late, and her PA explained to me she never leaves the room until she has answered all your questions. Dr Valente the room, introduced herself, thoroughly explained everything, answered questions I didn't even know I would have, went through my choices and risks, etc etc. Always asks any questions multiple times. Then if you think of any, use MyChart.

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.

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