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Title Section Head
Department Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women's Health Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Ovarian Cysts
  • Robotic assisted gynecologic surgery
  • Section of Gynecologic Oncology
View all 7 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adenosarcoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Tumors
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Dysgerminoma
  • Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma of the Uterus
  • Epithelioid Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Granulosa Cell Tumor of the Ovary
  • Gynecologic Carcinoid Tumors
  • Gynecologic Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Hereditary Gynecologic Cancers
  • Immature Teratoma of the Ovary
  • Leiomyosarcoma of the Uterus
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mixed Germ Cell tumors of the Ovary
  • Molar Pregnancy
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Granulosa Cell Tumors
  • Paget's Disease
  • Pediatric Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Post-Menopausal Bleeding
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Sertoli Leydig Cell Tumor
  • Small Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
  • Undifferentiated Endometrial Sarcoma
  • Uterine Sarcoma
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvar Disorders
  • Vulvar Dystrophy
  • Yolk Sac Tumor
View all 36 Specialties +


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About Robert DeBernardo, MD

Robert DeBernardo, MD is the section head of the Department of Gynecologic Oncolog.  He leads the Section of Gynecologic Oncology and is the Director of  the Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program and Laura J. Fogarty Endowed Chair in Uterine Cancer Research.  He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as gynecologic oncology.  He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine.  He completed residency at John's Hopkins and his fellowship in Gyn Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  His specialty interests include first time and recurrent gynecological cancers, Hyperthermic Intraoperative Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), endometrial and ovarian cancer, pathogenesis of endometrial cancer, post op thrombosis, complex laparoscopy and laparoscopic management of gynecologic malignancy.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Gynecologic Oncology
Boston, MA USA

Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Baltimore, MD USA

Residency - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA

Medical Education - Temple Univ School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialty Interests

Treatment of Gynecologic malignancies, including surgery and chemotehrapy, specializing in advanced and recurrent ovarian, fallopian tube and peritoneal cancers. Treatment of cervical, vulvar and endometrial cancers. HIPEC, Intra-peritoneal chemotherapy, Minimally invasive surgery

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 2/22/2022, Dr. DeBernardo 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

151 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

I must give recognition to the scheduler Tiana Robinson at the desk when I have to see Dr. DeBernardo. She is always so pleasant and patient with me. I am sure the other workers there are also nice, but the majority of times I have been helped by Tiana. She should be commended for being a great representative of the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr D & staff are the most caring people that I have ever dealt with through my entire yrs of fighting my cancer.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

I like Dr. De Bernardo very much!! As much as I liked Dr. Stephanie Ricci prior to her taking a position over seas.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr. DeBernardo is one of the most empathic and compassionate physicians I've ever met or worked with. The Gyn Oncology nurse (?Lisa) is very understanding, efficient and is a great listener. I can not speak highly enough of Dr. D. And his team. No one likes to see a gyn/onco. Physician but these two make the patient care experience as pleasant as possible. If I could score them a 10 I would have.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

His department is the best!!! I had one week to live 11 years ago and Dr DeBernardo and his staff are the best. I'm going on 12/years of stage 4/5 ovarian cancer.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

I am very much pleased both with Dr. DeBernardo as well as Tiffany Jagielo.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Dr. DeBernardo is a wonderful physician who is brilliant and compassionate. I thank God I was referred to him for a 2nd opinion. Obviously I decided to stay with him and to this day am very grateful I did.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

I was very pleased with the respect and care provided to me. I'm glad that I have chosen Cleveland Clinic for my care. Thanks you Dr DeBanard and your team.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

Dr. DeBernardo reviewed my scan and scan report with me, even addressing questions that were outside Gyn/Onc. Patient, attentive, with a nice sense of humor too. Distinct among the health care professionals I've met for my condition, he seemed to see me as a healthy person who needs treatment. This was very reassuring since it's how I see myself. He had also discussed my case with the other surgeon prior to our appt; this was also wonderfully different from my prior experiences (outside CC).

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dr. Debernardo's bedside manner was one of BEST I've ever encountered. He worked with ME as a person, not as a patient. Only rated 'proposed treatment' lower as we postponed discussing treatment options, risks, benefits for next visit.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Dr. DeBernardo is wonderful. He is caring, sympathetic and what everyone should have in their Doctor. I can't say enough good things about him!!!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

DR DeB held my hand during anesthesia induction. Can't tell you how comforting that was..better than valium!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

My surgical team and Dr D. Are the best I've run into for surgery in the past 20 years

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr. DeBernardo is a wonderful physician. His degree of caring and concern for me as his patient is beyond measure. His bedside manner is outstanding and he puts his patients at ease the second he walks in the door.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr. DeBernardo and the NP always address my concerns. I am always comfortable with talking to them. The best care staff I have personally been a patient of.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

A good experience! Dr was wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr. DeBernardo was very responsive to me personally and was his whole team. I was very impressed.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr.DeBernardo was exceptional. I came away with great confidence in his expertise and he was genuinely interested in my care.

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Dr. DeBernardo and his staff are amazing. I've been seeing him for a few years now and I've always had great experiences with him and his staff.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

I feel Dr Debernardo is an excellent doctor. He's very easy to talk to about any concerns, and you can tell he cares for his patient's welfare!

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Dr. D is fantastic! He really takes the time to listen and addresses any concerns you have!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

The best Doctor I ever had

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Dr Debernardo is wonderful. Takes his time explaining everything and answering questions. The best! Wouldn't go to anyone else.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Extremely pleased with Dr. DeBernardo and his staff. I feel tremendous confidence in the physician and feel very lucky to be one of his patients. Cleveland Clinic has exceeded my expectations in every way.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr. Debernado's team is always so helpful and easy to work with.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr. Debernardo's team as well as all the staff at Taussigg are extremely helpful and work together for you!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr. Debernardo and Carli were wonderful. They are very kind.

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