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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cole Eye Institute, Akron
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Summa Health System
Akron, OH USA

Internship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA


  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Stella Paparizos, MD.

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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 9/13/2022, Dr. Paparizos 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

302 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Dr P is great

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

She listened to my concerns

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

Doctor had time for a procedure immediately that was effective and improved my vision.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

I love Dr Stella! She's a superb surgeon and she has a very personable demeanor. She listens to me! She Explains things very well and answers all my questions/concerns. She is very professional but has a very calm reassuring way with patients. A+

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

We love Dr. Paparizos!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Always a pleasure working with the doctors and staff at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

I have told several people who were looking for a good eye doctor and Dr. Stella is very good.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Dr Paparizos always does an excellent job!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Best Dr. I've ever been to.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Dr. Paparizos discussed treatment to lessen costs to me to achieve the same effects. She has always been so professional & encouraging.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Dr. Levine was professional and knowledgeable as it related to GYN care. This was my first visit and plan to remain under her care. She recommended test appropriate for my age and took time to explain what the visit with her would examine.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Dr Stella has always been a good listener and asks the right questions

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

If we don't like the doctor we would not drive a 100 miles to see her

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Great Doctor and Staff, would recommend.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

This doctor gets an A+ from me. She is aggressive in helping with my eyes. I cannot say enough about her skill and compassion.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Dr. Paparizos is a great physician with a lot of compassion for her patients.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Paparizos was so good, kind and informative. We never felt rushed and she treated my 96 year old father with respect and caring. So appreciate her!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dr P is great. I come from Avon LakeJust to see her.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Wonderful doctor, and just as important Wonderful human being. Wish I could give a higher rating than 10 out of 10.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Dr. Paprizos is very good at explaining the exam and future treatment options and answering all questions

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

This physician and her staff are stellar (pardon the pun).

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

My problem was discussed and solved. Dr. Stella is a bright but also very compassionate Doctor.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

I had an unexpected issue with my left eye and was kind of freaking out. The Dr. Was very calm and kind when explaining. She tried to give me a more positive spin and I give her credit for trying. I am still worried about possible surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr Paparizos is awesome

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Dr Stella was excellent and always treats me with great caring and kindness.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

The doctor is amazing and it is quite a blessing and honor to be her patient. Extremely professional, caring and understanding.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Dr Paparizos is an excellent provider

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

I can't say enough good things about Dr. P. She really explained things And my procedure and care could not have gone any better

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

The service was good.The service provider were friendly and courteous.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

The doctor listened to my description of the eye irritation sysmptoms. She then examined both eyes and remeasured the pressure. She yhen explained what she saw and told me her assessment of the situation. She suggested a couple of options and asked me which I preferred. Excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Doctor Stella is excellent and her staff is simply the best

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