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Department Urology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Health
  • Male Genital Reconstructive Surgery
  • Metoidioplasty
  • Penile Prosthesis Implantation
  • Penile Reconstruction Surgery
  • Phalloplasty
  • Transgender Care
  • Transgender Surgery
  • Vaginoplasty
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Gender Dysphoria
  • LGBTQ+ Specific Risks
View all 2 Specialties +


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About Michele Fascelli, MD

Pronouns: He/Him 

Dr. Michele “Mike” Fascelli is a reconstructive urologist and genital gender affirming surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic Department of Urology. A board-certified urologist with fellowship training in genital and gender reconstruction.

Dr. Fascelli received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, and completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Urologic Surgery in Cleveland, OH. He then went on to complete his fellowship in genital and gender reconstruction at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. 

Dr. Fascelli is the Director of Urogenital Reconstruction and serves alongside Dr. Bahar Bassiri Gharb as Surgical Co-Director of the Gender Affirming Surgery Program at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is committed to improve LGBTQIA+ urologic access and expand genital gender affirming surgery offerings for trans community members. 

Dr. Fascelli actively serves as an editor for several urologic and transgender health journals. His academic interests are in LGBTQ+ Health, health disparities, health education and public/population health. Dr. Fascelli is active in LGBTQ+ health program development, trainee education, research, and community service.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Oregon Health & Science University
Gender Affirming and Reconstructive Urology
Portland, OR

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Urologic Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Jefferson - Sidney Kimmel Medical College (Formerly: Thomas Jefferson University - Sidney Kimmel)
Philadelphia, PA United States

Undergraduate - University of Delaware
Biological Sciences
Newark, DE United States


  • Urology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/2/2024, Dr. Fascelli 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

91 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

Dr. Fascelli always displays the utmost concern and interest in patient's issues and exhibits the highest degree of professional courtesy.

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Dr. Michele Fascelli is such a nice doctor. He is the only doctor who understands my special case and wants to help me to the fullest. I feel and know thst I am in good hands with him. It's been 3 years I've had this unique case and he is the only doctor who understands what is going on. A true professional.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Once I was setup with Doctor Fascelli and his team, communication is quick and efficient. Beth called me and is super friendly, gave me all the info I needed in a voice-mail and when I called back I got another woman that was friendly, efficient and got me scheduled quickly. Scheduling has been a breeze.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

The best Doctor I've had

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Such an amazing doctor so nice so personable just great.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

I was nervous before my appointment but the doctor was calming and provided me with all the answers to my concerns. Best professional doctor ever!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Frascelli's respect, interest in my medical needs, and general bedside manner are all superb. He is an excellent medical care provider.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr Mike and Bethany were amazing and really made me a priority. I loved meeting with you both!!!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Couldn't ask for a better doctor

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

I am thankful to have Dr. Fascelli as my urologist. Provides great ease of mind.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Felt listened too and like doctor had my best interests front of mind. One of the most comfortable experiences I've had with a doctor. 10/10 would recommend.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Fascelli and PA Beth are awesome and I feel privileged to have them doing my major life changing vaginaoplasty surgery. I was impressed

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