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 4/2/2020, 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

180 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 4.9

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

always a good experience. Dr and supporting staff always attentive.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Dr. Debernardo and his staff are wonderful. They go out of their way to make sure patients are comfortable and very well cared for.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

I always have a wonderful experience with dr. debernardo and his team.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

over these past few years, all of my experiences with Dr D , his staff, front desk and radiology have been outstanding. they have made a difficult journey so much easier. I can't say enough good things about Dr DeBernardo and his care. I would highly recommend this office .

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

THis was a phone visit re: my upcoming surgery and Dr. DrBernardo's last of the day. It was in no way rushed; he took time to explain and answer all of my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Dr.D is outstanding!!

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Dr. B was recommended to me by a friend and if I knew someone with a GYN problem, I'd certainly hasten to recommend him to her!!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

My experience at the Cleveland Clinic is always wonderful. Everyone is so friendly and kind and patient and sympathetic. Dr. DeBernardo is not only the best in his profession he has a charismatic personality. He is always happy and friendly and kind and very gentle. when I had my surgery last year, I felt like I was treated like royalty. I am from Youngstown and all the doctors here call Dr. DeBernardo the king of his hospital!!!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr. DeBernardo to anyone. He is wonderful!!!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

It was amazing experience Great Doctor and staff

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Doc DeBarnoda and staff was awesome I was very nervous and they put me at ease and thoroughly explained my treatment plan, and what too expectI would 100% recommend!!!

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Never had a bad experience with Cleveland Clinic employees. The Valets are courteous the "Red Coats" are empathetic helping a patient in need. Nurses and Doctors are above board when it comes to caring for patients. Even when coming to C.C. for a scary major surgery you know your in good hands and that eases the anxiety.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

always a very positive visit with Dr. Debernardo he is the best!!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

My husband and I consistently feel as if we are Dr. D.'s only patient. A cancer diagnosis is scary but was somehow less scary with Dr. D. Our confidence in knowing that things would be alright started when my husband first spoke with Nichole at Dr. D.'s office. Our exceptional experience with him has continued through the Aug. 26 appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr. DeBernardo is a great doctor. I have seen so many doctors past year due to complications and I wish I had him as my doctor from the beginning. He answers, he cares and furthermore he answers my questions about other related conditions or directs me to a provider. I have already recommended him to my cancer support group!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

From the minute Dr. DeBernardo walked in, introduced himself, discussed why I was there, was extremely knowledgeable, confident and compassionate, I liked him. I felt relieved that I was in excellent hands. This was a second opinion and I knew I was choosing care from him.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Doctor DeBernardo was very friendly excellent at explaining everything to my kids and I. Was totally pleased and satisfied with him and most importantly felt more at ease after my appointment.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

*Dr. Robert DeBarnardo, GYN surgeon is an outstanding and very caring doctor - His staff is excellent, too!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. DeBernardo does his job extremely well. He's an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner. Takes his time and explains procedures and answers any questions you have. From a patient's perspective, that's as good as it gets.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

All top-notch! Both Dr. DeBernardo and Dr. Horowitz demonstrates upmost respect, listened carefully and patiently addressed question and concerns. I felt thee as t they already knew me by the records I had sent. Very comforting.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

the doctor always is very caring and concerned for me. listens to my questions and explains his answers fully

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

My daughter had to set me up for the virtual visit. I preferred that instead of the phone. I always have a wonderful visit with Dr. D. and his Team. They always make me feel like they really care about me.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

I found the virtual visit to be a very effective way of meeting with my doctor and discussing my health issues, particularly since it allowed me to meet with Dr. Debernardo without having to go to the hospital during this pandemic.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr. Debernardo does a great job of listening to my questions and providing me with the right level of information for me to make sound decisions about my health care.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

amazing Dr. and staff

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

dr Debernardo is amazing. he is compassionate knowledgeable and really cares. I had endometrial cancer and when I went to see him he made me feel like everything g was ok. he did my surgery and was so caring minimal recovery and makes you feel like you are the only patient. his nurse sussie and his staff are all I creditable responsive and so caring

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

I had a good experience. The Dr seemed to be a very concerned about me.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

this was my very first surgery and also new to Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Deberanrdo, his staff , his team and everyone at Cleveland Clinic was wonderful to me and my family. Dr. Deberanrdo and his team are a God send . thank you for taking wonderful care of me .

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

I am so fortunate to have been a patient at Cleveland Clinic with the very best Dr. Deberanrdo and his team and all the medical staff that I meet. thank you - everyone was wonderful to us.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

Dr. Deberanrdo, his team and all the medical staff we met at Cleveland Clinic took very good care of me . thank you .

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Dr. Debernardo is a wonderful physician and person

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

I like the Doctor very much and the staff

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr. Debernardo, Dr. Horowitz, Tiffany and the entire staff went out of their way to explain things

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

long wait but Dr debernardo is worth the wait. He and assistant are kind, thorough

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

I travel an hour and a half to see Dr. DeBernardo because I trust him and his judgment and his physician assistant is fantastic too.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

experience with care provider - excellent

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Bernardo was excellent in explaining my condition and what he wanted to do regarding my care.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Bernardo was great. I recommend him to anyone.

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