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Department Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women's Health Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Cystoscopy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Labioplasty
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Prolapse
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Neuromodulation
  • Robotic Assisted Hysterectomy
  • Robotic Pelvic Floor Surgery
  • Section of Urogynecology
  • Sling Procedures For Urinary Incontinence
  • Transgender Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urethral & Vaginal Reconstruction
  • Urethral Bulking Agent Injection
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery for Incontinence
  • Vaginal Surgery for Prolapse
  • Vaginoplasty
View all 22 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bartholin Cyst
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Defecatory Dysfunction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Gender Identity Disorder
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistulas
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Obstruction
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula
  • Voiding Dysfunction in Adults
  • Vulvodynia
View all 18 Specialties +


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About Cecile Ferrando, MD, MPH

Cecile Ferrando, MD MPH graduated with honors from Cornell University with a degree in Biology & Society. She then spent one year as a research assistant at the NYU Child Study Center in New York City.

Dr. Ferrando attended medical school at the State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook, and graduated at the top of her class and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She also completed a Masters of Public Health program during her time in medical school. She completed a four year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the combined Brigham & Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital program in Boston. During residency she became interested in the medical and surgical management of pelvic floor disorders as well as complex pelvic reconstructive surgery.  Dr. Ferrando completed a three year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.  She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Ferrando has authored nearly 70 peer-reviewed articles and 10 book chapters and has made numerous presentations at national meetings. Her clinical and research interests include surgical outcomes after repair of pelvic organ prolapse and treatment of urinary incontinence. She is also interested in complex pelvic floor reconstruction in women suffering from vaginal narrowing or shortening as a result of previous pelvic surgery or exposure to radiation therapy. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring trainees in her field and is currently the Program Director of the Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Ferrando is also the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Transgender Surgery & Medicine Program, which is housed under the Cleveland Clinic Center for LGBT Care. This program provides all aspects of transgender-specific services to patients including gender affirmation surgery. She is very committed to this patient population and has been a long-standing advocate for their health and well-being.

Dr. Ferrando sees patients and operates at the Main Campus. She also sees transgender patients at the Lakewood Family Health Center. She performs the majority of her procedures using minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopy, robotics, and vaginal surgery. She loves educating her patients on their treatment options and believes in sharing the decision-making process with her patients. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Obstetrice & Gynecology
Boston, MA USA

Graduate School - State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY USA

Medical Education - State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY USA

Undergraduate - Cornell University
Ithaca, NY USA

Professional Highlights

  • Director, Cleveland Clinic Transgender Surgery & Medicine Program
  • Program Director, FPMRS fellowship 
  • AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Sex Development; Differences of Sex Development Ad Hoc Committee


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialty Interests

Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Transgender Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Cleveland Clinic Excellence in Teaching Award, 2019
  • Cleveland Allies & Advocated for Equality Award, 2018
  • Cleveland Clinic Excellence in Teaching Award, 2015
  • Cleveland Clinic Alumni Professional Development Award, 2015
  • Cleveland Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Presidential Award, 2014
  • Harvard University Humanism Award, 2012
  • AAGL Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Award, 2012
  • Harvard University Medical Student Teaching Award, 2012

Innovations & Patents

  • None


  • American Urogynecologic Society
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • International Urogynecological Society
  • Cleveland Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • American Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Cecile Ferrando, MD, MPH.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/3/2023, Dr. Ferrando has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

120 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 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

The question "degree in which the provider cared for you as a person?" My care provider was MORE than respectful and genuine with me. This Doctor has made me feel like ALL my needs and concerns matter! I'm not just a number. I am a person with real and valid concerns. She has proven she cares!! Otherwise I wouldn't even bother with a survey.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

My video call with Dr. Ferrando is one of the best doctor experiences I've had, including in person visits. She was very compassionate, open to understanding my concerns, and excellent in her explanation of options.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Dr. Ferrando is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. And I have been chronically ill since 1994. She is incredible.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr. Ferrando gave me explanations on several options for upcoming surgery. (In our QST appointment she also provided non surgical options.)She also provided time to allow me to consider additional options and to get back to her with my decision. She is kind, respectful, personable. She is obviously well credentialed and impressively competent, which creates a great deal of confidence in being under her care

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr. Ferrando was amazing. She really saw my child for her authentic self, she reviewed the treatment options and risks, and empowered her to choose the path that was right for my child. I could have cried over the wonderful and intentional care Dr. Ferrando provided. We both felt like a weight had been lifted off our shoulders when we left the clinic because we found the surgeon we were both comfortable with.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr ferrando may have the best bedside manner of any doctor I have ever had. She is reassuring and competent. She is amazing!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

I am in love with Dr F. , she is so sweet, honest, sets you at ease immediately. She is down to earth, approachable and sincerely cares. I have no doubt whatsoever in her professional abilities at all!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

She is the best doctor.I felt very comfortable With her

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr. F's shared that she's a quality of life doctor, that I don't have to settle with the issue I presented, that she's going to help me. Her bedside manner is amazing!!!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr. Ferrando is wonderful. She's knowledgeable, has great bedside manner and is an awesome teacher for future medical professionals

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Doctor took her time giving me all options and was very knowledgeable and passionate about her field.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

DR. Was very informative and showed much care for me which I appreciated

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

She is a great doctor so she is very busy because everyone wants to be seen by her so it is difficult to get appointments.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

She made sure to ask if I had any questions prior to proceeding. She also explained everything step by step as she was doing the procedure. She was very encouraging and caring. Afterwards again asked about questions and explained everything, what to look for, when I should call or follow up etc.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

I was very impressed with Dr. Fernando. Her explanations were helpful. I do wish there was an easy channel to get additional questions( after the visit) back to her.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

She took all the time necessary to answer my questions without making me feel rushed

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Doctor Ferrando and her staff were very friendly and informative. I felt very comfortable during my visit.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

I absolutely loved *Dr. Ferrando! I wish I could see her regularly!

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Absolutely lovely and caring doctor. Provided details of surgical need and took her time to discuss options with me.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

Dr. Ferrando is above and beyond amazing. She is an amazing dr and so is her whole staff and it's doctors like Dr Ferrando that will always keep me coming to the clinic

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

I tell everyone I know that if you want the best Doctor ever it is Dr Ferrando and her whole team is amazing. She is the best ever and so is her whole team and that's why I refer patients to Dr Ferrando constantly

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

As a first time using video dr appointment , it was very good and efficient. Dr. Gave my options in treatment and we made a plan.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

I absolutely loved Dr. Ferrando! She was super validating of my concerns, was caring and nurturing as she listened to me and explained things to me, calmed me down, and made great recommendations for where to go from here. She was exactly what I needed at that time in my life.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

She is the best!!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Ferrando clearly explained treatment options and answered all our questions.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr Ferrando was more than kind and supportive. It was a very reassuring experience! She even gave me a newly opened appointment and unfortunately I had to cancel because my husband contracted COVID. I now have to wait until the week before Christmas .

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Most comfortable I have ever been with a doctor! I like how attentive she is, obviously knowledgeable, caring & positive. I left feeling well taken care of & hopeful. Excellent doctor & person.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Cecile Ferrando is so sweet and understanding and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her and her assistant to anyone needing feminine care services.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr. Fernando is very knowledgeable in her field. She is kind and listened to my problem. I'm so glad that I was able to at least talk to her

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

She was very patient and understanding with me all throughout the virtual visit especially since I was so late connecting.

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr. Ferrando was very sincere and assured me that she wanted to help me. She explained all my options in detail. I was very impressed with her expertise and positive attitude.

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

I could not be more pleased with Dr Feranndo and her staff. Everyone was so kind and caring.

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

I left feeling very confident in my care plan. Dr made sure I understood all my options

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. Ferrando is an incredibly skilled physician and an equally amazing person. I have had extraordinary care by Dr. Ferrando and all the other people I have had contact with. A wonderful life changing experience that I am very grateful for. I highly recommend her and the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Dr Fernando is the best. Very, very pleased with everything all around

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