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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

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Axillary lymph node dissection
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Surgery Program
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Diagnostics
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Cancer Center
  • Excision of breast fistula
  • High Risk Breast Cancer
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Lumpectomy for breast cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery
  • Nipple & Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Office Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Partial mastectomy for breast cancer
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Surgery for Abnormal Breast Biopsy
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
  • Surgical Oncology
View all 29 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Axillary Mass - Pain/Swelling
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Breast
  • Breast - Malignant Neoplasm
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast atypia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer - High Risk
  • Breast Cancer - Mass, Lump or Swelling
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Gynecomastia
  • Intraductal Papilloma
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Paget's Disease
  • Pediatric Breast Anomalies
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
View all 23 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 - General 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

See publications for Alicia Fanning, MD.

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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 10/11/2022, 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.

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

112 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr Fanning did an awesome job of explaining everything to me

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

I felt my visit with Dr. Fanning and her associates was a terrific one. I felt comfortable and at ease, her positive attitude toward me and my situation made me feel comfortable. She was extremely positive throughout my visit and I'm happy that she is going to be there to guide and help me through this situation.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

The ease of this visit was the best I've ever received. From initial phone calls, to setting up appointments for the visit, to actually meeting with Dr. Fanning was outstanding. Felt very at ease when I left. Thankful for her expertise and positiveness!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

I've never felt so comfortable during a consultation with a doctor as I did with Dr. Fanning and her team!! Thank you!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr. Fanning was great! I felt like I was in very good hands with her and her assistant, Angela.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr Fanning was very informative and factual about my diagnosis, procedures and options in my initial consult, which is the only interaction I've had with her so far. I was able to ask questions and felt supported in responses given. I felt comfortable with Dr. Fanning and left feeling like I made the right choice in a care provider during this trying time. She put me at ease and gave me full confidence in my future treatment plans.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr. Flanning was great she was very kind and professional. She explained my diagnosis and treatment plan in a way that was easy to understand.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr. Fanning is one of the most compassionate and caring doctors I have ever met.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Everything I experienced in the many procedures, including the surgery, was done by wonderful and caring professionals. I want to thank Dr. Fanning and all the staff for what they did to make me cancer free.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr. Fanning was very comforting, informative, and I felt like she listened to me.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

*Dr. Fanning was very thoughtful. She answered my questions and we made a plan for my next visit. I am very pleased with *Dr. Fanning.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Dr. Fanning left the examining room during my consultation. Didn't return for about 15 minutes. Told me I was the most unhealthy person she had seen all day, and she had seen many patients. I felt disrespected, and not valued as a patient. Her bedside manners are atrocious, in my opinion. Her reputation as a physician are impeccable, however, she needs training in empathy. Very aloof, and pompous. Good Dr., no manners. This was my personal experience with her.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Seeing a different doctor. Want nothing more to do with Dr. Fanning or her nurse.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr Fanning is one of the gems of the Cleveland Clinic. Your "very good" rating isn't high enough. She is EXCELLENT!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

I have had the best experience ever with a People and Cleveland clinic. All the doctors that I've seen have been great. I have absolute respect for them make sure and include Alisha Fleming. She treated me very well and made me feel comfortable in the office at all times Angela Also was very attentive and very good and Tracy the sidekick gave up pads and everything in the very good job

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022


Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

She was very informative and friendly explaining everything

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Dr. Fanning explained my condition and treatment in clear layman's terms while precisely describing the different types of breast cancer involved and my options. She made sure I understood my situation completely. She showed empathy and concern for how I was managing the news, and she was very reassuring about the treatment plan and the expected outcome while making sure I also understood any risks. I felt I was getting the best possible care for my condition.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr. Fanning is the best. I really respect her and she always listens well and responds clearly.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr. Fanning was very clear with the information she gave me and very nice and respectful.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

I love Dr. Fanning. She explains everything in such a way that it is accessible to non-medical people but doesn't make you feel like you are being talked down to. She listened to and addressed all my concerns. I have gone through a lot with Dr. Fanning by my side and she was amazing. I actually cried when I had to say goodbye to her as my care is being transitioned to survivorship.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Dr was fabulous patient care and professional kind compassionate and a expert at her job!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Dr. Fanning gave me so much confidence and informed on every step of this cancer journey

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Dr. Fanning was outstanding and provided clear, thorough information and answered all my questions.

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