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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/6/2020, 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

86 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

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

absolutely loved Dr fanning and Dr bishop

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr Fanning was thorough, direct (which makes it easy to understand) caring and friendly

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Dr. Fanning is an excellent physician/surgeon. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Excellent Staff and Doctor very good experience

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

I will recommend as I have chosen to use Dr.Fanning as a provider. She Cares and is an expert.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

I really wish there was a stronger rating than 'very good'. Dr. Fanning and her team are incredible! She is thorough, thoughtful, and her quality of care is exceptional.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr Fanning is fabulous !!!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr Fanning is very easy to talk to and described the procedure clearly.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dr. Fanning and her other nurses were absolutely amazing and made me feel so safe.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

excellent experience with dr fanning

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Fanning to others. She is so caring, easy to talk to, answers all questions and explains things in language you can understand. She really is the BEST!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Fanning did an excellent job of explaining a complex diagnosis in a very simplified and easy to understand manner. Her compassion, empathy and confidence to provide exceptional care brought me great comfort and assurance at a difficult time.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

We were very impressed with the doctor and didn't have any second thoughts on placing myself in her care.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

love Dr. Fanning

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

I was impressed by how quickly the radiologist worked me into her tight schedule at Dr. Fanning's request. After reviewing the preliminary results of the breast MRI, Dr. Fanning marshalled the Clinic's extensive resources to fast-track treatment of my unusually aggressive breast cancer.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

When Dr. Fanning walked in the door, I knew I loved her... her personality, honesty and just everything about her I loved. She was great and also Angela was wonderful. I was very scared when I came in and when I left I felt much better.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

I brought my husband and adult children to the appointment, Dr Fanning did not blink an eye she was wonderful to them. She told us what was going on and what would happen, we asked questions. My family really liked her

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

without a doubt I would recommend Dr Fanning. her attentiveness, her caring disposition and her ability to explain things were all excellent

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

I was referred to Dr. Fanning as a part of the Breast Center. I was absolutely impressed with my entire visit there. From my diagnostic mammogram to my surgical consult, I felt comforted and informed. Obviously, this can be a scary process, even for someone who has been through it many times, but never once did I feel that I should be nervous about the process. Everyone was very kind.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

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

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