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Andrea Schlegel, MD, MBA

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


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About Andrea Schlegel, MD, MBA

Dr. Andrea Schlegel is an academic transplant surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic specialized in liver transplantation and hepato-biliary surgery. Her treatment philosophy is focused on a patient-centric and shared-decision making approach while incorporating the most recent innovative treatment concepts and technologies as she helps patients through their liver transplant journey.

Her research interests include both, experimental and clinical research in abdominal surgery with a focus on organ preservation to improve the safe utilization of organs. She has a large experience in designing clinical trials, and she works closely with her colleagues from different specialties, both at Cleveland Clinic but also within her large international network in the field.

Outside of work, Dr. Schlegel likes to travel and explore the outdoors.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Roberty Kennedy Collge- University of Cumbria
Zurich, Switzerland

Fellowship - European Fellowship in Liver Transplant Surgery and Hepatobiliary and pancreatic
Liver Transplantation and multiorgan procurement; Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Fellowship - Kantonsspital Münsterlingen
Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Münsterlingen, Switzerland

Residency - University Hospital Zurich
Department of Visceral Surgery and Transplantation
Zurich, Switzerland

Fellowship - University Hospital Zurich
Research fellowship, transplant surgery and Hepatobiliary/pancreatic surgery
Zurich, Switzerland

Residency - Kantonales Spital Grabs
General, abdominal and trauma surgery
Grabs, Switzerland

Medical Education - Justus-von-Liebig University
Giessen, Germany

Internship - Kantonsspital Winterthur
Abdominal and General Surgery
Winterthur, Switzerland

Additional Training

Professional Highlights

  • Dr. Schlegel obtained her medical degree with Honors from the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Germany). She completed her research fellowship and residency at the University Hospital Zurich (Switzerland), where she also served as Chief Resident and Staff Surgeon with a focus on quality improvement and patient safety in abdominal surgery and transplantation. She went on to complete her Transplant Surgery and Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery fellowship training at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Birmingham (United Kingdom) and was awarded with a Staff position as Transplant Surgeon before moving to Italy (Careggi Hospital Florence and Milan Policlinico), where she achieved the “National Scientifica Qualification” as Full Professor (06/C1 - General Surgery). 
  • Since 2011 her research is focused on a broad range of topics including dynamic organ preservation in context of transplantation, the development of new markers to predict organ viability, and underlying mechanisms of ischemia and reperfusion injury triggered by mitochondrial injury and dysfunction.
  • Dr. Schlegel serves as Associated Editor and Reviewer in more than 15 leading journals in the field of surgery and organ transplantation and has various international collaborations worldwide with an average number of 20 invited lectures and presentations per year.
  • Dr. Schlegel is board certified in General Surgery (FMH), Transplant Surgery (EBSQ/UEMS) and Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery (EBSQ/UEMS) and obtained a Master in Business Administration (MBA, specialized in International Healthcare Management) from the Robert Kennedy College and University of Cumbria (United Kingdom and Switzerland).Certifications
  • General Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery


  • Transplant Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery - General Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Dr. Schlegel received over 18 international and national awards in the field of organ transplantation and hepato-biliary surgery, both, as a trainee and mentor.

Innovations & Patents


  • Dr. Schlegel is a member of the American Society of Transplantation, the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS), the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) and the European Liver and Intestine Transplant Association and the Swiss Transplantation Society and Swiss Surgical Society.
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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