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Jennifer Brainard, MD

Jennifer Brainard, MD
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Department Anatomic Pathology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Pericardial Diseases Center
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About Jennifer Brainard, MD

Jennifer Ann Brainard, MD, is a Staff Pathologist in the Department of Anatomic Pathology at Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus. Except for the fellowship in surgical pathology and cytopathology she completed at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Dr. Brainard has spent her entire medical career in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Anatomic Pathology. After completing her residency as chief resident, Dr. Brainard went on staff first as a clinical associate staff pathologist, then as associate pathologist in this department. She is board-certified in cytopathology as well as anatomic and clinical Pathology.

Dr. Brainard's specialty interests include cytopathology, gynecologic pathology and needle aspiration.

She received her medical degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine before beginning her career at Cleveland Clinic as a resident in anatomic and clinical pathology. She is licensed to practice medicine in Ohio.

Dr. Brainard has published numerous scientific journal articles and abstracts, lectured and participated in scientific platform presentations and faculty workshops. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, both the Virginia and Ohio Societies of Pathology and the American Society of Cytopathology, among others. She is the recipient of the George C. Hoffman Award and the John Beach Hazard Distinguished Teacher Award from Cleveland Clinic’s Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She is a diplomate of anatomic and clinical Pathology, as well as the subspecialty of cytopathology of the American Board of Pathology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
Cytopathology/Surgical Pathology
Richmond, VA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Anatomic/Clinical Pathology
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH

Undergraduate - Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN United States

Professional Highlights

  • Section Head, Cytopathology
  • Program Director, Cytopathology Fellowship


  • Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
  • Pathology - Cytopathology

Specialty Interests

cytopathology, gynecologic pathology, fine needle aspiration, needle aspiration

Awards & Honors

  • The John Beach Hazard Distinguished Teacher Award, 2001


  • American Society of Cytopathology
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • International Society of Gynecologic Pathologists
  • Cleveland Society of Pathologists
  • Ohio Society of Pathologists
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/3/2023, Dr. Brainard 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.

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