Department Breast Services
Primary Location Beachwood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Beachwood Family Health Center
Primary Location

Beachwood Family Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

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
View all 17 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Gynecomastia
  • Intraductal Papilloma
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
View all 13 Specialties +


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About Alicia Fanning, MD

Alicia Fanning, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Department of General Surgery and the Breast Center. Her specialty interests include breast cancer and breast disease.  She has special interest in nipple sparing and oncoplastic techniques.

She is a member of the Association of Women Surgeons, American Society of Breast Services and is a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Fanning earned her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She completed an internship and residency at the University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. She completed a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Surgical Endoscopy
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Howard University
Washington, DC USA

Undergraduate - Boston University
Boston, MA USA

Undergraduate - Washington University
St. Louis, MO USA


  • Surgery

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/13/2019, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

104 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

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr. Fanning included my son and sister in her explanation of all my options. she was warm and caring

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Fanning is THE best!!! she listens, is empathetic, kind, and a great surgeon.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

In this initial visit with Dr. Fanning, I was immediately impressed with her warmth and focus on me as a patient.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

In talking with Dr. Fanning, her physician's assistant and her nurse practitioner, I knew I would be receiving excellent care.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Doctor is wonderful (Fanning)

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

I appreciate Doctor Fanning's thorough explanation of my health issues which she simply and clearly described to me with visual images at the time of my conference with her. It was also very helpful for me to have reference materials for me to review at home at a later time.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr. Fanning is an excellent doctor and one who takes time to explain things carefully as well as a wonderful listener. I never feel rushed.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Would always recommend Dr. Fanning and her staff to those who might need their help. Blessed to have found them.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Doctor Fanning could not have been any nicer.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr. Fanning is the most caring, intelligent and patient doctor I have ever met. She is absolutely excellent at explaining all a patient's options. I would recommend her to everyone and have told every person I know how amazing and wonderful she is.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

dr. Fanning is the most empathetic, kindest physician that I have ever had. Scary diagnosis but I feel to be in the right hands.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

this doctor was Amazing! she had me at ease as soon as she entered the room. I was so happy with everything about my visit

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Outstanding explanations from the doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Dr. Fanning is amazing. Her bedside manor, compassion knowledge is better than. could have hoped. I am glad if I have to take this journey that she is the one guiding the tour.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Dr. Fanning is excellent deserves all the accolades she receives. I am pleased and would recommend her to others. she comes with great recommendations all well deserved.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

my experience withDr Fanning and her staff was excellent. my experience with after hours staff paled in comparison to Dr Fanning's team. Tracy in administration is excellent as well.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Extremely caring and compassionate team. Dr. Fanning has a very calming and reassuring demeanor.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Dr. Fanning not only put me at ease but I also had my husband and daughter with me and she was very good to include them in the visit.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

The only reason that I will not be using Dr. Fanning for my surgery is that the breast surgeon that I consulted with as a second opinion also can do reconstructive surgery. In the event I would need reconstruction after this surgery or in the future, I would prefer having one Dr. that could handle as much of my breast care as possible. Other than that, Dr. Fanning was an absolute delight and extremely knowledgeable.

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

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