Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French, German
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Surgery Program
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Diagnostics
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Cancer Center
  • Colon Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Exams
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nipple & Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Open Inguinal And Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
  • Surgical Drains
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
  • Surgical Oncology
View all 45 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Fissures
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diverticulosis
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Fissure
  • Fistulas
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • GI Bleeding
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Hernias
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intra-abdominal Cancer/Tumor
  • Intraductal Papilloma
  • Intussusception
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
View all 46 Specialties +


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About Sharon Grundfest-Broniatowski, MD

Sharon Grundfest-Broniatowski, MD, FACS, has been a Staff Surgeon at Cleveland Clinic since 1982. She is also Associate Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Grundfest-Broniatowski is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Her treatment interests include laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery, hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery, gastrointestinal surgery and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Grundfest-Broniatowski's research interests focus on bioartificial pancreas for diabetes, breast cancer and rehabilitation of paralyzed musculature.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Gastroenterology
and a member of the American Society for Colon and Rectal Surgery.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Roosevelt Hospital
General Surgery
New York, NY USA

Internship - Roosevelt Hospital
General Surgery
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons at Harlem Hospital Center
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA USA

Professional Highlights

  • Cancer Liaison Physician, American College of Surgeons
  • Cancer Committee, Ohio Chapter of American College of Surgeons


  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

abdominal surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, anti-reflux, as well as surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, biliary surgery, biliary system and splenectomy, breast, breast cancer, breast diagnostics, breast diseases, breast surgery, breast surgical oncology, colon surgery, gastrointestinal, gastrointestinal surgery, general surgery, general surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery including laparoscopic colon, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, hernia repair, hernia repairs, hernia surgery, Hiatal Hernia, laparoscopic placement of CAPD catheters, laparoscopic surgery of hernias, major abdominal wall reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Surgery, pancreatic and biliary surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, surgery of the gastrointestinal tract

Awards & Honors

  • Henry Viets Fellowship, 1973
  • P & S Annual Research Award, 1973
  • Joseph Garrison Parker Award, 1973

Innovations & Patents

  • Award for Innovations in artificial organs: Opto-isolated pulse width modulated nerve stimulator for hemiparalysis of the face, 37th Annual Meeting of the ASAIO, Chicago, Ill., 4/26/91


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Central Surgical Society
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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 11/3/2019, Dr. Grundfest-Broniatowski 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

107 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Dr. Grundfest was by far the most caring doctor I have seen in the 25 years I have been going to the CC. She, unlike other physicians, cared about me and my medical problems. She was on time, very thorough in explaining everything and listened to everything I said. It's to bad other doctors at the Clinic aren't more like her.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Outstanding experience with the doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

My PCP, Dr. Dawn Joseph, scheduled this appt for me. All I had to do was show-up'. I can't speak highly enough about Dr. Joseph. She is an outstanding, caring, compassionate and utterly competent physician. I am very fortunate to have her as my PCP.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr. Grundfest was amazing! Wow! What a surgeon! She instills confidence, She listens and also explains things thoroughly in a way in which I can understand. Dr. Grundfest was caring, compassionate and I believe I am in the best and most competent of hands! Great sense of humor too!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Doctor was very attentive and personable, much more so than the average surgeon

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

loved Dr. Grundfest

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

My appointment went very well, everyone was very nice. The Dr. put me at ease. and explained everything to me.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr. Grundfest kept me informed of everything about my case.

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

I had a great experience Very caring and informative Doctor and everyone I saw that day Thank you

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

*Dr. Grundfest did exceptional job coordinating staff & doctors throughout my stay. Excellent surgical experience as well.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr. Grundfest is the first doctor in a long time that has made me feel that she is truly concerned to help me. She was very thorough and spent quite a while asking me a lot of questions and made me feel confident in her interest in doing all that she can to help fix my problem. I finally believe I have found a dedicated doctor that I can confidently put my faith in.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

It was fine just a very long wait to see the doctor over 1 hour 30 minutes.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Good experience, easy to combine appt with Doctor in conjuction with annual mammogram

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

I have recommended Dr Grundfest to others going through breast cancer. Well worth the 2 hour drive for her to be my doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

I have recommended CC and Dr Grundfest several times

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

she was a great provider very knowledgeable

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