Department Breast Services
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Surgery Program
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Cancer Center
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Nipple & Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgical Oncology
View all 11 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
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
View all 13 Specialties +


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About Stephen Grobmyer, MD

Dr. Stephen R. Grobmyer completed his fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2004. Formerly, the Edward M. Copeland III Chair in Surgical Oncology at University of Florida; in 2012 he became Section Head of Surgical Oncology and Director of the Breast Center at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He currently is Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He is co-leader of the Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program.

Dr. Grobmyer is an expert in the management of breast cancer. He has extensive experience with skin sparing and nipple sparing mastectomy for selected breast cancer patients.  He has a particular focus on the surgical management of patients with high risk genetic mutations for breast cancer. He also has extensive experience with sentinel node biopsy, axillary reverse mapping to reduce lymphedema.  He has also an interest in recurrent breast cancer and breast angiosarcoma.

Dr. Grobmyer is regarded as an international leader in the use of single dose intra-operative radiation therapy for early stage breast cancer patients.  He was senior author on the largest series of patients treated with intraoperative radiation therapy for breast cancer in North America.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the TARGIT-US, a multi-institutional prospective study of intraoperative radiation therapy, and on the Board of Directors for the TARGIT Collaborative Group. He is course director for the North American TARGIT Academy at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Grobmyer has been elected to Best Doctors in America every year consecutively since 2007 and was recognized among “Best Doctors” in Cleveland in 2013-2015. Nationally, he has served on the American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Education Committee, and he was formerly as scientific program committee chair for the Society of Surgical Oncology.  He has served on the breast cancer advisory committee for the American Board of Surgery and serves on the editorial board of The European Journal of Surgical Oncology, The Annals of Surgical Oncology, and The Breast Journal. He is an active member of the Southern Surgical Association, Central Surgical Association, Society of Surgical Oncology, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and American Society of Breast Surgeons.  He has given over 100 invited lectures nationally and internationally.

Dr. Grobmyer’s innovative research focuses on developing new approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat breast cancer. He has published over 150 peer reviewed manuscripts, 16 book chapters and edited a textbook on innovative cancer therapies. He is currently the editor for the Breast Cancer Section for Society of Surgical Oncology’s Complex General Surgical Oncology.  He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including: The Lester Dragstedt Physician Scientist Award, The Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Investigator Award, and The American College of Surgeons Japan Travelling Fellowship. His influential research has been featured nationally on NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, The New York Times and Vogue.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Surgical Oncology
New York, NY USA

Residency - Weill Cornell Medical College New York Presbyterian Hospital
General Surgery
New York, NY USA

Medical School - Weill Cornell Medical College New York Presbyterian Hospital
NIH Research
New York, NY USA

Medical School - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX USA

Undergraduate - Rice University
Houston, TX USA

Professional Highlights

  • 2004-2010:  Assistant Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)-University of Florida
  • 2010-2012:  Associate Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology) and Edward M. Copeland III Chair in Breast Cancer
  • 2012-2014: Director, Breast Center and Co-Leader Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program; Section Head, Surgical Oncology
  • 2014-present: Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)-Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland Magazine Best Doctors 2013. Dr. Grobmyer discusses intraoperative radiation therapy


    • Surgery

    Specialty Interests

    Surgical oncology, breast cancer

    Awards & Honors

    • Lester Dragstedt Physician Scientist Award, 2010
    • ASCO Leadership Development Program, 2010-2011
    • American College of Surgeons Japan Traveling Fellow, 2012
    • Society of Surgical Oncology, Clinical Investigator Award, 2014


    • Southern Surgical Association
    • American College of Surgeons
    • American Chemical Society
    • American Society of Clinical Oncology
    • Society of Surgical Oncology
    • American Society of Breast Surgeons
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/22/2018, Dr. Grobmyer 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

81 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr Grobmeyer is an outstanding physician and Surgeon. He is very professional and goes above and beyond for his patient. I am so fortunate to have him as my physician.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

I came to Dr. Grobmyer for a second opinion after seeing a local surgeon and since my husband and I had successful surgeries at Cleveland Clinic before, I decided that this is where I wanted my surgery done.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Dr. Grobmyer was very knowledgeable and forthcoming when I asked for his opinion/recommendation.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

Dr. Grobmyer treated me as a patient that matters, and I feel he is working to find a cure based on my unique needs, rather than applying a "one remedy fits all".

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2018

I was very pleased with the care Dr. Grobmyer took with me. He answered all of my questions and was respectful. The surgery went very well.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Dr. Grobmeyer is kind, caring and knowledgeable. He puts my mind at ease. The support staff is always friendly and helpful. I couldn't be at a better place to deal with my breast cancer issues.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Dr. Grobmeyer is caring, kind and knowledgeable. He carefully examined my records and test results before making a recommendation. I have complete confidence in him!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

Every single employee was helpful and/or courteous. From the doctors to the restroom attendant who helped me with my makeup!

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

I experienced excellent treatment outcome and follow up with Dr. Grobmeyer

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

Dr Grobmyer, his nurse, his resident and all the Crile receptions/clerks are the best. So grateful to receive their care.

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

Doctor was straight forward and left me an option in my treatment.

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

appointment was really really late - my wait time was 11/2 hours. Dr Grobmeyer is the best! He did my cancer surgery and I am alive today because of him. Recd a phone call 10 minutes before my appointment that he was running 45 minutes late. Next time more warning and accuracy - the wait was irritating but Dr. Grobmeyer is awesome.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

I would like to thank Dr.Grobmyer to see me in between two of his surgeries.That tells me how much of a caring Doctor he is!

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018

Dr. Grobmyer and his staff have been extremely helpful and I feel that he has saved my life, along with Dr. Djohan, Dr. Andresen and Dr. Kruse in particular. I welcome my association with Dr. Shah, and the care he and the team have given in developing the best plan for my illness.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018

Follow up care on my lumpectomy was a little bit confusing.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018

He suggested I use an over the counter product "Primrose Oil" from a nutrition store that many might equate to being a "Snake Oil"! That was the best he could offer. He also inspected the incision scars I have from a procedure he did on me 2 years before noting he thought they looked better even though they have become painful keloids for me.

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