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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

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Diagnostics
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Cancer Center
  • Excision of Breast Fistula
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)
  • Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery for Breast Cancer
  • Partial Mastectomy for Breast Cancer
  • Second Opinion
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Surgery for Abnormal Breast Biopsy
  • Surgery for Diseases of the Breast
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
View all 26 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Axillary Mass - Pain/Swelling
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Breast
  • 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 22 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

151 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

41 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Fanning noticed a small lump and took the initiative to address immediately. She worked with the radiology department and all worked together to complete ultrasound and MRI during same visit. I appreciate being able to complete those tests during my visit and learning of the results immediately saving me time and stress.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Fanning was very knowledgeable about my particular condition and gave me much needed clarity on what I am facing and explained potential treatment plan. I appreciated the compassion and sensitivity very much!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr Fanning is wonderful.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Fanning and her team are exceptional, both in the quality of care and their kindness.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Fanning is just amazing. Super smart and very empathetic. I have complete confidence in her care.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

The visit with Dr Fanning was very helpful and we appreciate all the time she spent with us.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Fanning went through each page of the pathology report, maling sure I understood what everything meant. No problems from recent surgery.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr Fanning is just an amazing woman and I'm so glad she was recommended to me!!!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

I feel fortunate to have Dr. Fanning and her team on my side. Excellent in every way!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr Fanning is great - skilled, brilliant, and kind. She is thorough while still efficient and really knows me and my case. Even in a short visit, I feel like she's really given the care, explanation, and connection I need during that time. I'm so impressed with her, and I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of someone in her specialty.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

I truly felt that I was getting the best treatment possible for my diagnosis, it was explained to me in a way that was very easy to understand. My questions were all answered in each step of the process which help me know that I definitely had a great doctor that would help me with this journey towards healing.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr. Fanning has been wonderful. She helped me understand my options when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, she explained what I would be facing, and I have always been confident in her knowledge and abilities. She was a calming presence on the day of my surgery. I would recommend her highly to others.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

I was used to Dr. Moriera for my care at Beechwood. She was much more personable. That said, I was going to Dr. Fanning for her skill as a surgeon, not her empathy. She was very accommodating the day of surgery, maybe the day of my follow up visit something stressful happened before she saw me.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Fanning always cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Fanning is one of the most compassionate and dedicated surgeons in this day and agewe are so thankful for her!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Both PA and Doctor were so helpful, kind, caring, and very good at explaining. I felt like part of a team.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

I emailed dr fannings office about a post op issue I was having and someone from her office called me back in 1 minute. It was unbelievably amazing

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr fanning is excellent. She listens carefully, answers any questions and explains treatments thoroughly

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

She is a great doctor and person. Excellent bed side manner.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

I loved the care and enthusiasm of the doctor concerning my care. Her thoughts her suggested care etc. GREAT bedside manner

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

I found it very easy to talk to Dr. Fanning. She listened to all of my concerns and thoroughly explained the procedure. I left her office feeling very confident with my decision of a lumpectomy under Dr.Fanning's care.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Very pleased with the visit. Dr Fanning did an excellent job of explaining everything in very easy to understand terms. She seemed so upbeat and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr fanning is wonderful. Professional. Care about you and explains things in a very easy way to understand

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr. Fanning made me so comfortable.

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

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