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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 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 21 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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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

140 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

I want to share that she was the best doctor to have, to speak to, and to have do your surgery. Never felt more comfortable with a surgeon before, during, and at my final visit. The care and encouragement she gave me each time I went made me feel special. Made it known if I ever needed her again, please call. Outstanding physician to have.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Already have recommended Dr Fanning to a close friend

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Dr. Fanning and her staff Angela and Tracey were professional and caring. They answered all my questions and prepared me to meet with Dr. Fanning. Angela, especially, was kind and considerate in looking for a place on the scheduling for my procedure.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr Fanning was fabulous

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

I love Dr.Fanning she is nice and understanding. Thank you

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr. Fanning's exam was very thorough and she made me feel completely at ease. She demonstrated genuine care and concern for me and my situation.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

My experiences with Dr. Fanning, the technicians, and nurses have been excellent. They all have been friendly and reassuring. They answer questions thoroughly and without hesitation. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Fanning and the breast center to anyone needing the services they offer.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr. Fanning is my favorite doc. She is always patient, though, and she always listens to me.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Fanning was extremely informative and conscientious

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Fanning and each and every one of the staff members in her practice have been kind, courteous and efficient. It is all appreciated.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

I felt she was very knowledgable and concerned about my situation.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr. Fanning was awesome! Loved her!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Great experience! Caring doctors and nurses!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr Fanning gave me time and comfort and I know my issue is minor in comparison to big surgeries Dr Fanning does. But I was well-cared for!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Fanning is awesome.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Fanning was happy to see us, very friendly, efficient, kind. Explained new procedure to me .

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

As anxious as I was about my cancer, Dr. Fanning was wonderful. Completely explaining everything to me and putting me at ease. I'm so grateful that she's my doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

I would recommend Dr. Fanning to anyone. In fact I have already.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr Fanning did an amazing job of helping my husband and I to understand the nature of my diagnosis and our options moving forward.

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.

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