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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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Biography

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

Appointed
2013

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Gynecologic Oncology
Boston, MA USA
2004

Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Baltimore, MD USA
2001

Residency - Johns Hopkins University
OB/GYN
Baltimore, MD USA
2001

Medical Education - Temple Univ School of Medicine
MD
Philadelphia, PA USA
1997

Certifications

  • 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

160 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 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

27 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr. DeBernardo is absolutely wonderful!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Feeling more optimistic about surgery and treatment coming in few weeks. Dr. DeBernardo and his staff are top notch and I am confident I am in great hands.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

In a time of apprehension. The care provider gave leadership and expanded the entire discussion to embrace relevant factors, as well as my personal worries.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Recommend Dr. DeBernardo to everyone!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

I have never, NEVER experienced the level of care I get from dr debernardo. It is truly amazing to me and I feel as though he cares about me as a person. He takes the time to answer all of my questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Already referred a patient to the doctor

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

I love dr Debonardi and his staff. He cares and I like the way he treats his staff.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr. DeBernardo is the best!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr. DeBernardo and his entire staff are the best of the best!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr DeBefnafo is always so positive. He answers all my questions and I feel confident with my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Excellent doctor with an excellent manner of working with patients. Top notch!

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Dr. Debernardo was very kind and patient and explained everything. His assistant was was also helpful and caring. I would highly recommend them.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr DeBernardo is probably the most caring physician that I have ever encountered. He explained everything thoroughly and addressed all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr Debernardo is always a good listener and answers all my concerns. He is also good about explaining to me what he's doing and why.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. DeBernardo is so awesome!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

I have never had a bad visit experience with Dr Debernardo.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

I'm so happy with my doctor. (*Dr. Debernardo.)

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

He is an extremely kind, patient and knowledgeable physician. Highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr. DeBernardo was excellent. Very thorough, prepared and decisive.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

excellent doctor! both my visits from the time I checked in it took over an hour before seeing doctor. The lateness may be because my appointments tomorrow late in the day and may be from the start of the day got behind not sure.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr. Debanardo is wonderful.

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