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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
  • Postmenopausal 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

Specialty Interests

Treatment of Gynecologic malignancies, including surgery and chemotherapy, 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 3/15/2023, 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

433 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

89 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

I have never experienced a better team of doctors. Truly.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr DeBernardo , PA and office are very responsive.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Wonderful Physician. He was very detailed in all that is involved in each step that p

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

I receive excellent care from Dr. DeBernardo and staff. I am very fortunate to have them treat me.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

The care provider was pleasant and professional.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. DeBernardo is the best.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Love our Dr he is a life saver handles patience with care and is willing to listen and seek out the best care!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Doctor and his staff very professional and knowledgeable and polite

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Everything with Dr Debernardo is always great!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

We had a very good day with staff and allthe Doctors were straight up with us and cared for my sister and made her feel like there is hopefor her ..

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr.DeBernardo is always very positive, and provides accurate, helpful information and hope.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Visiting is always wonderful. Doctor and staff are always very kind and supportive.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. DeBernardo is amazing. He saved my life. He is very compassionate, takes time with me and listens to every concern.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

I can't say enough positive things about Dr. DeBernardo. He is kind, compassionate, caring, yet very transparent and honest. His sense of humor is professionally integrated into conversations, and he is just the best!!!! He is a busy doctor, and is involved in research for ovarian cancer, yet when he is in the room, he makes you feel like you are his only patient, and he never seems rushed. He also works so incredibly well with his staff, and their teamwork is so appreciated. I am so thankful he is my doctor!!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

I am always delighted to see Dr. DeBernatdo An his staff who are always eager to know how I am doing and making me feel sure I am in good hands. He is an excellent listener And always eager to answer any questions IMay have. If you need more info I can give you more info.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

I was seen by Dr. Yo and Dr. DeBernardo.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. DeBernardo is top notch!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr DeBernardo is the best ! So is Tiffany J

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Wonderful MD and excellent staff. They went above and beyond to ensure I was comfortable and at ease.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Robert DeBernardo is THE BEST! He has the greatest disposition and makes me feel at ease. I am so thankful to him for the wonderful care he gave me during my ordeal with cancer. I have complete faith in him because I know I am in capable hands. I am grateful for what he has done for me. As I said before, THE BEST!!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr DeBernardo and his entire team are exceptionally caring

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

I love Dr. D. Have had him for over five years he has taken very good care of me. His office is always great. My Chemo nurse Carol is special, she always answers my questions and returns my calls.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

I believe Dr. DiBernardo is the best doctor I've ever had he always seems so concerned about what I have to say and how my health is doing.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

My whole experience at Dr. debonair's office was very great. I would travel hundreds of miles to have him be. My doctor and staff was great.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

I am happy and would recommend any of my friends to have Dr. B Lenardo and his staff take care of them

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

I have recommended DrDeBernardo to many others. He's an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

The telephone call was a lot easier that I anticipated it would be I was given adequate answers to questions and Dr d Bernardo was excellent on making me comfortable.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

I switched my appointment to see Dr.Debenardo and the office staff was truly professional in doing this for me.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

I recommend Dr.DeBenardo whenever I learn that someone needs a doctor. My family does as well. We truly appreciate his skills, knowledge & professionalism.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. DeBernardo provides the highest quality of care and concern for me as a patient. HIs care has been consistently the best anyone could providefor the past nine years.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

I have told female friends and my primary care physician that Dr. DeBernardo is the best doctor to have for gynecological health concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

I feel Dr Debernardo and his whole team saved my life!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Doctor and staff are great. Very patience and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. DeBernardo and his staff are the BEST! Not sure where I would be without them!!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Have always had very good care and communication with Dr. Debernardo but at times his assistants do not listen carefully enough when I am describing a new problem and seem hurried.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr DeBenardo helped me through a difficult time with grace and humor. I always felt that my problems were heard and understood. I was consulted regarding my treatment. Explanations were never rushed. My comfort was of his utmost concern both physically and emotionally.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Robert DeBernardo was very thorough talking to me about my condition. Tiffany also was helpful. Their expertise I am thankful I came to Cleveland Clinic to discuss my condition.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. D and his staff are outstanding and very professional.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr DeBernardo is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. DeBernardo is very personable and so easy to talk withcarefully listens to what you have to say!!!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr DeBernardo has an awesome bedside manner. I very much like and trust him as a physician. My displeasure is in the CC system'. Feel very much like hospital more concerned about ringing up charges to bill to Medicare than what is best for ME your patient.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr DeBernardo is an excellent doctor. He explains every detail very thoroughly.His staff is very professional.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr.Debernardo is excellent. He is truly concerned about my well being and values my opinions about my care. He is passionate about his profession and doing his best for his patients. I feel he always looks for ways to improve outcomes. Cancer is scary and it certainly is a difficult journey, but Dr. Debernardo is kind, caring, calming, and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

I truly respect & trust Dr. DeBernardo & his staff, since I feel their very speedy & skilled care & accurate diagnosis saved my life 9 years ago!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. De Bernardo is an exceptional professional and human being! Very happy and privileged to have not only met him but have him as my Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr DeBernardo is the BEST!! Very caring & comforting.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr DeBernardo is just the best. Very grateful for his care and excellent treatment outcome

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Love Carol Metz,Always there for you!Dr DeBernardo the best ever!!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. DeBernardo is a fabulous physician/surgeon. He's extremely kind & compassionate. I wouldn't have wanted Anyone else to oversee my care. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Words fall short in describing how reassuring, empathetic, informed and trustworthy Dr DeBernardo and his np Tiffany Jagielo are.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr. DeBernardo and his assistants and staff are the absolute best!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

The staff was profetional yet friendly. Dr DeBernardo answered all questions and encouraged me as far as my surgery was concerned.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

The doctor went above and beyond on returning an email. Thank you!!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. DeBernardo and his staff very personable and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

The best doctor and staff!!!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. DiBernardo is a great communicator and a great listener. And he has a great, kind sense of humor, which helps reduce the anxiety that I bring to my appointments (about my condition). I always leave my appointment with all of my questions addressed, and more information than I came in with.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr Debernardo's team responds so quickly when I have inquiries on my patient portal.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr Debernardo spends time explaining everything and you feel like you are the only patient he's caring for. Very compassionate and reassuring.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Feeling so blessed that I found dr. Debernardo.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr. D is wonderful in all respects.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr. Debernardo was wonderful and informative and helpful. I could not have asked for anything more.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

The doctor was friendly and helpful. We had a good meeting

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

The Dr spent unhurried time with me explaining his professional interpretation of my conduction and his professional plan to help improve my current health condition. I never had a Dr spend that much time with me and truly listened to my symptoms and concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr. DeBernardo was wonderful as usual. I am sure that his schedule is very booked but one would never know by how relaxed he is and how he provides his undivided time to answer questions and provide a workable plan of care. I am so blessed to have him caring for me.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr DeBernardo is the best and so is Tiffamy the nurse practitioner

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr DeBernardo is the outstanding! CCF is blessed beyond measure to have not only a superior surgeon/doctor but an amazingly wonderful man. He's a rockstar in the with unmatched skill, a genius of a physician and most important, a humble insanely wonderful human being. You all better do everything you can to keep this gem of a doc at CCF! He's one of the finest in the world!

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

He is such a nice man with great bedside manner. I'm so grateful to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr Debernardo is the best physician I've ever partnered with concerning my health.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr. Dibernardo is a wonderful caring doctor.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr. DeBernardo Is an amazing one of a kind physician. He Is so easy to talk to, he truly listens and always explains everything. I am done with treatment and when I had it he explained the benefits, risks, side effects in easy to understand language.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Debernardo is a great doctor. Caring and patient, answers all my questions and my family's questions. Educates me about my diagnosis and what to expect in the future. I would and have recommended him to friends and family members.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr Debernado and his team are the best. He's been treating me for almost 6 years. He and his team have provided me with outstanding care.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr DeBernardo has been amazing throughout my entire treatment!! He always always my questions thoroughly and makes sure I understood completely

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. DeBernardo was a real human being - compassionate, excellent communicator, and skilled gyn/onc surgeon. Through my initial assessment, surgery and D/C Dr D. And the entire CCF team was amazing. Thank you!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Dr DeBernardo is a kind and caring individual and an excellent doctor. He has been my doctor for eight years and I hope he never retires.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Dr. D is a very good listener, never rushes and is very kind and understanding. He's extremely knowledgeable and competent, and has a caring bedside manner.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Love, Kelly & Dr. DeBernardo

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. DeBernardo is wonderful. Every doctor should be like him.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. D is amazing. I value his expertise and his approach.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Great experience Dr DeBernardo and he's staff are professional and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Excellent clinical care - Very personable physicians and support staff. Felt like they genuinely care.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Doctor was so nice and talked in detail about my condition. Perfect experience with him.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Dr. Deberrnardo is kind, caring and fun loving. He is a good man and provider. I feel confident that he will try his best to put me in remission.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

My experience with Dr. DeBernardo is always the best. He is one of the best doctors I've ever had. He is so knowledgeable, and is concerned about having all information (and consultations, if needed) before deciding on a treatment protocol. He is kind, and takes the time to answer all questions. His experience enables him to understand what his patients are going through at any time during treatment or post-treatment period. He also has a great sense if humor!! Also, his team is efficient, warm, caring, and always there to answer any question or deal with any problems.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Awesome dr ant sraff

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

*Dr. DeBernardo is a god!!!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Excellent personal! Just love My Doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr. D. Was very professional yet friendly. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

This was my first time meeting this doctor. I found him to be very personable, professional, easy to talk with and he had a great sense of humor! I'm glad I chose him to manage my care when my previous doctor moved out of the country.

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