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Title President, Main Campus Submarket; Department Chair
Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Physiology
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Resection Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Continent Ileostomy
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileostomy
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • J-Pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion
  • Laparoscopic Ileocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Health
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis Medical Management
  • Pouch Center
  • Rectal Prolapse Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperation Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Resection of Rectal Diseases
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Female Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Surgery for Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
  • Ulcerative Colitis Medical Management
View all 64 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Adenomas
  • Adenomatous Polyps
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorectal Fistula
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of the Anus
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the Large Bowel
  • Carcinoma of the Small Bowel
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesical Fistula
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Colon Cancer
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hereditary Polyposis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Intestinal Polyps
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 46 Specialties +


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About Scott Steele, MD, MBA

Dr. Steele is the President of the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Submarket and Chair of the Department of Colorectal Surgery.  He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point (1994). Earned medical degree from University of Wisconsin in 1998.  Completed residency in general surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA (2003) and fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical Center (2005).  On active duty from 1998-2015, including four combat deployments, and serving at Madigan Army Medical Center as a colorectal surgeon and Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program. Was the Division Chief of Colorectal Surgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, as well as Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs and Associate Director of Surgical Services for the Digestive Health Institute, prior to being named the Chairman of Department of Colorectal Surgery here at the Clinic Clinic in 2016.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - University of Minnesota
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Minneapolis, MN USA

Residency - Madigan Army Medical Center
General Surgery
Tacoma, WA USA

Medical Education - University of Wisconsin Medical School
Madison, WI USA

Additional Training

  • MBA, Weatherhead School of Business and Management, Case Western Reserve University

Professional Highlights

  • American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
  • Editor-in-Chief, Clinics of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Co-Editor, Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
  • Bronze Star Recipient


  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

Rectal Cancer; Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, K Pouches, Outcomes Research


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Midwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
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 2/1/2024, Dr. Steele has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Steele receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Becton, Dickinson and Company

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

261 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Very impressed with Dr. Steele

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Dr. Steele and his team are great as always. I never feel rushed during my appointments. Dr. Steele listens to and answers any concerns that I may have and makes me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr Steele is not only an extraordinary surgeon but he is also a very caring human being,

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023


Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

She detailed what to expect and prepared me for Doctors program

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

The best Dr I have ever had. You are actually treated like you are part of his family, and that is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Steele is the BEST. Cannot say enough good things about him. I would recommend his to anyone I know.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr Steele and his associates are the ultimate professionals and I appreciate them all.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr Steele is simply THE BEST!!! As well as EVERYONE involved in his department!!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Steele is an excellent doctor; I will continue to use his as my doctor in the future. Please make sure he stays at CC.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Steele is SO caring.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

The Dr asked if I had questions but when I asked he didn't really want to answer them..as if going through the motions. Just very busy I assume. But surgery was outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Steele and his Team are excellent. Procedure was efficient and not too painful.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr Steele is a great representative of what the clinic is.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr Steele is always very professional. His genuine concern is very evident.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

I love Dr Steele and his staff. Very helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr Steele always goes above and beyond in every possible way.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr. Steele is an amazing doctor and I love him!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Best doctor ever!!!

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr. Steele is always very nice and explains everything very well.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2023

I had a much better experience during the second visit thanks to the professionalism of *Dr. Steele and his team. I felt more at ease the second time around and I felt that they cared about my overall health.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Incredible care provided by Dr. Steele and his staff.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

It is evident that Dr. Steele truly cares about his patients and wants the best for them. His kind disposition is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr. Steele and his staff are a class act from beginning to end. We are grateful.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

II never feel rushed during my appointments. Dr Steele and his team always take the time to listen to any concerns I may have. I am grateful to have Dr Steele on my care team - Dr Steele is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

I switched to Dr. Steele as my original doctor left CC at first I was unsure if I made the right decision but I'm glad I choose Dr. Steele. He really listens and explains everything so I can understand it.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

*Dr. Steele and his team were amazing!

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

He's a very dedicated physician and very caring and respectful

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Absolutely love Dr Steele, feel confident in his care and so thankful he is my surgeon

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Steele is the epitome of excellence as a health provider and as a team leader.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr Steele and his staff were wonderful! I felt like they had my best interest at heart.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Scott Steele is not only an excellent surgeon, but is also an outstanding caregiver. I felt that he truly listened to me and made me feel valued as a patient.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2023

*Dr. Steele's team and *Dr. Paski's team are the best.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Dr. Steele has been terrific throughout my treatment and surveillance. All the nurses and fellows on his staff have been great too, and they all work very well together as a team.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Very thankful to have Dr. Steele as my healthcare provider.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

I was very happy with Dr. Steele's manner and the knowledge he had.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr Steele and the Cleveland clinic is simply a gift from God.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr. Steele did an outstanding job of my care, very professional, friendly and provided wonderful personal care for my procedure.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr Scott Steele is professional and personable. He's the best in the field!

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