Treatment & Services
- Breast Biopsy
- Breast Cancer Surgery Program
- Breast Conservation Surgery
- Breast Diagnostics
- Breast Surgical Oncology
- Cancer Center
- Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
- Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
- Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery
- Nipple & Skin Sparing Mastectomy
- Oncoplastic Surgery For Breast Cancer
- Second Opinion Breast Cancer
- Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
- Sentinel Node Biopsy
- Surgery For Breast Cancer
- Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
- Surgical Oncology
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Benign Breast Disease
- Breast Abscess
- Breast Cancer
- Breast Disease
- Breast Infections
- Breast Lump
- Breast Pain
- Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
- Intraductal Papilloma
- Male Breast Cancer
- Nipple Discharge
- Recurrent Breast Cancer
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - Howard University
Washington, DC USA
Undergraduate - Boston University
Boston, MA USA
Undergraduate - Washington University
St. Louis, MO USA
breast cancer and breast disease, breast diagnostics, breast diseases, breast surgical oncology, oncoplastic surgery, nipple sparing, mastectomy, intra-operative radiotherapy techniques
Awards & Honors
- 2011 Service Excellence Award: a national award given annually to 10 physicians who have demonstrated a high level of integrity and compassionate care.
Research & Publications
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As of 10/24/2018, Dr. Fanning 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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110 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||5|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
23 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019
if I could give a higher rating than Very Good regarding Dr. Fanning I certainly would. she is an outstanding physician and very compassionate and caring of her patient. I am so grateful to have her as my breast surgeon.
Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019
Dr. Fanning is very caring and empathetic. I feel she treats an individual and helps make a decision for treatment that best fits their needs. She is the BEST!
Reviewed on May 30, 2019
So pleased with finding Dr. Fanning and the group at the breast center. Breast cancer is a scary diagnosis, but I'm confident in my choice of Dr. Fanning
Reviewed on May 23, 2019
The care provider has a demanding job with a tight schedule that does not allow for much time in the pre-surgical consultation, however the clinical skill is excellent and thus I would definitely return to this surgeon.
Reviewed on May 16, 2019
Dr Fanning and her staff are excellent and made a situation with a lot of anxiety a very positive experience.
Reviewed on May 1, 2019
Dr Fanning provided me excellent care. She is kind, knowledgeable, approachable and listens and responds to my questions. I am blessed to have her as my doctor. She is an example which other Cleveland Clinic doctors should emulate. I wish her continued success in her future practice and I thank you for removing my cancer and saving my life. God bless you!!
Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019
Dr Alicia Fanning showed me care, concern and helped me understand the serious nature of my diagnosis. She presented treatment options and let me make an informed decision that made me comfortable.
Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019
Communication between Beth, Angie and Dr Fanning was obvious to me. I appreciated the continuity of care. I knew exactly what would happen next.
Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019
wonderful Dr. the very best I have ever had
Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019
An amazing overall experience! schedulers were able to get me in the next day for a second opinion on breast cancer diagnosis. Dr Fanning explained the whole chemo/surgery/radiation regiment used to treat my particular breast cancer a confident and compassionate manor. I left my feeling overall optimistic ;)
Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019
Dr. Fanning made my transition so easy mentallt and physically not knowing what to expect she and her asstance just touched me beyond words. They showed how much they really cared Physicians Assistant Angela was just as amazing. I'm trruly blessed beyond measure.
Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019
Dr Fanning is an awesome Provider and I know that she cares about me and my health
Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019
I would recommend Dr Fanning to all of family and friends in need with confidence
Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019
The general scheduler on the mainline put me on hold numerous times and seemed very confused about the process. Once she transferred me to Dr. Fanning's office, the process was very streamlined and easy.
Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019
When I was recently diagnosed with Breast cancer.Dr Fanning at CLE Clinic was the first Dr I saw for my second opinion, and I have chosen the CLE Clinic for my treatment going forward. Dr Fanning took the time to get to know me and with great empathy she discussed my diagnosis. She was highly companionate and very Professional.
Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019
dr Fannie is funny. very knowledgeable makes me feel at ease she's the best
Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019
Best possible care provider -- truly compassionate and knowledgeable
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019
Great communication and caring nature. When I was with the doctor I felt like I had her full attention. Felt I was in good hands, not like a product on an assembly line.
Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019
could not have been a better experience - being new to CLE there was a lot of unknown for me. with Dr. Fanning I won the doc lottery
Reviewed on Jan 3, 2019
dr fanning is a consummate professional. she is highly informed of the individual patient, extremely knowledgeable in her area of expertise and has exceptional bedside manner. I was fortunate to have her has my breast cancer surgeon.
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018
the doctor was very thoural and explained everything as she went along. a very nice doctor.
Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018
dr fanning is one in a million
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018
Dr. Fanning made what could have been a traumatic health issue be a small issue that I was able to deal with - with great confidence. She was amazing.
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