Title Director, Breast Surgery Fellowship Program
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

  • 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 Associate Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve Universityis and the Director of the Breast Surgery Fellowship Program at the Cleveland Clinic.  She is a board certified General Surgeon and a fellowship trained Breast Surgeon. Dr. Valente 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 and intraoperative radiation therapy. 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.

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, NRG Oncology Group, Midwest Surgical Society and 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, intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), minimally invasive breast surgery, lymphedema prevention surgery


  • 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

66 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dr. Valente is amazing! she is kind, caring and she totally treated me as a person. she recognized my anxiety and did what she could to ease the anxiety...ordering further testing even before I left the building and calling me before days end to give me the results. I can now say that in addition to her reputation as an excellent surgeon, we must include her sensitivity and kindness.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Dr. Valente truely cares about her patients. She is very kind and patient. She answered all of my questions/concerns very clearly.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

This doctor is very caring and takes time to calm your fears

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr Valente is probably the best doctor I have ever seen. She is compassionate, patient, knowledgeable and always willing to help me no matter the issue. She is an amazing physician and person. She is an advocate for me. I am so very grateful to have found her.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

always prompt in response to calls. I travel from Arizona and have had to adjust my appointments. Dr Valenti's office took my circumstances with travel into consideration and found a spot for me on her calendar in coordination with my oncologist and radiologist appointments

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

I traveled from Arizona after having a less than pleasant consultation with a breast surgeon I researched and found Dr Valenti. I have never regretted the decision having her as my physician. she is professional, has a kind and caring bedside manner. I pray to God I never have to have breast cancer surgery again but if this be my path, I would want Dr Valenti to be my surgeon. I trust her implicitly

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

I have recommended *Dr. Valente many times. She is phenomenal.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

This was very a anxious time for me after being diagnosed and then to find out surgery was needed. Thank you Dr Valente for helping me and calming my fears. Thanks for the good care. Thanks for explaining the surgery in detail.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2020

This doctor is encouraging and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Even though my pathology results were still pending, Dr Valente was willing to give her time answering questions I had. Dr. Valente fulfilled her promise and oersonallycalled me at home and shared my pathology results with me over the phone. she released my record immediately prior to the call and went through the report with me and guided me through the results to make sure I understood them. Dr. Valente willingly answered all questions I had.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

love Dr. Valente!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr Stephanie Valente and her staff are very professional and compassionate. The only complaint I have is the wait time. I waited almost an hour from my appt. time.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Valente is an excellent doctor. I wish the clinic had more doctors like her.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

The Doctor, PA, and NP are absolutely fantastic! It is amazing to me that they take time with me. I know they all are incredibly busy, but they NEVER make me feel like they are rushing to get out to the next person. I ALWAYS feel valued and that they care about what I tell them. Top notch people!!

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr Valente is exceptional.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr Valente is the kindest caring doctor I have ever met. She showed us my films, did a diagram took her precious time to explain every single thing to us. and we are forever grateful. she gave me the strength I needed to make one of the most important decision of my life. I am blessed to have found her and I will never let her go!! her knowledge and professionalism is exceptional

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Valente is an exceptional physician! She understands that as a patient that has an illness in my body, I have key information to contribute to the discussion regarding my treatment and care. She listens intently, thoroughly explains her thought process and includes me in the decision-making. She speaks to me with the gentleness of a mother advising a daughter, yet gives me the autonomy to make an informed decision based on the information presented. She is dedicated to finding the best treatment options taking my unique situation into consideration including quality of life and future health-related goals. I couldn't ask for a more empathetic and considerate provider!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

I know Dr. Valente is very busy but she is always so accommodating!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Valente - superb!

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.

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