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Title Vice Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology Institute
Department Subspecialty Care for Women's Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Colposcopy
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecological Cancer Surgery
  • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Prophylactic Salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Robotic Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
  • Section of Gynecologic Oncology
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
View all 16 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adenosarcoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Cowden Syndrome
  • Dysgerminoma
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma of the Uterus
  • Epithelioid Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Granulosa Cell Tumor of the Ovary
  • Gynecologic Carcinoid Tumors
  • Gynecologic Malignancies
  • Gynecologic Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Hereditary Gynecologic Cancers
  • Immature Teratoma of the Ovary
  • Leiomyosarcoma of the Uterus
  • Metastasis of Ovarian Cancer
  • Mixed Germ Cell Tumors of the Ovary
  • Molar Pregnancy
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Granulosa Cell Tumors
  • Paget's Disease
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Pelvis Cancer
  • Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
  • Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Sertoli Leydig Cell Tumor
  • Small Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
  • Undifferentiated Endometrial Sarcoma
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Sarcoma
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Yolk Sac Tumor
View all 37 Specialties +


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About Chad Michener, MD

Chad Michener, MD, Neil and Barbara Lazar Endowed Chair in Gynecologic Oncology Research and Education, is a Professor of Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Biology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He currently serves as Vice Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology Institute (OGI) and is the Medical Director of Continuous Improvement for OGI. He was appointed to the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in 2004 and is currently holds a dual appointment in the Obstetrics & Gynecology Institute and the Taussig Cancer Institute. 

Dr. Michener specializes in the surgical and chemotherapy management of women with gynecologic cancers. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery for gynecologic cancer via single port and standard laparoscopy as well as robotic surgery; Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC); ovarian cancer screening and treatment; hereditary risk of gynecologic cancers; the treatment of chemoresistant ovarian cancer and non-surgical treatment of lower genital tract dysplasia. His translational research interests include the molecular basis of gynecologic cancers, ovarian cancer chemoresistance and the impact of the gut microbiome.

He is also a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Gynecologic Oncology
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship - Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health
Gynecology Oncology Research F
Bethesda, MD USA

Residency - Bethesda North Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cincinnati, OH USA

Medical Education - Wright State University School of Medicine
Dayton, OH USA

Undergraduate - Wright State University
Dayton, OH USA

Additional Training

Professional Highlights

  • Dr Michener was appointed to the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in 2004 and has cared for thousands of women with gynecologic cancers.  He developed the robotic surgery program and single port laparoscopy in the treatment of gynecologic cancers at Cleveland Clinic and has served as PI on multiple research studies. He served as the Associate Director for the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship for more than a decade and developed the gynecologic oncology curriculum for the Ob/Gyn resident tracking program. He has received multiple teaching awards throughout his career and has been appointed as Professor of Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Biology in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Dr Michener is currently the Vice Chair of the Obstetrics & Gynecologic Institute (OGI) and has held several other leadership positions including Interim Institute Chair of OGI, Interim Chair of the Department of Subspecialty Care for Women's Health, Medical Director of Continuous Improvement for OGI and has served on several committees throughout Cleveland Clinic.  


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

Specialty Interests

Cervical Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, gynecologic cancer surgery, gynecologic oncology, Laparoscopic Surgery, molecular basis of gynecologic cancers, Ovarian Cancer, ovarian cancer screening and treatment, vulvar cancer

Awards & Honors

  • Dr Michener has been recognized for his efforts in teaching with the CREOG National Faculty Teaching Award in 2012,  the Teacher of the Year in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2009 and 2011 and has been recognized for his teaching by the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine over multiple years. He has consistently been named one of the areas top doctors by Cleveland Magazine and by Castle Connelly's Best Doctors®.

Innovations & Patents


  • Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (Member)
  • Australasian Gynaecological and Endoscopy Surgery Society (Honorary Member)
  • International Papillomavirus Society (Member)
  • Cleveland Ob/Gyn Society (Member)
  • Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Gynecologic Oncology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 4/13/2024, Dr. Michener has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

261 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

I am fortunate to have the best team of doctors in the world treating my cancer! Dr. Michener explained everything and I KNOW that everything will work out.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Dr. Michener is phenomenal.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Dr. Michener was very responsive to our concerns and handled the situation very professionally.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Doctor Chad Michener is brilliant.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

I enjoy Dr. Michner and his bedside manner and show of concern.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr. Michner, Is A Great Doctor.... I Like Him, A lot...

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

I really appreciate Dr. Michener. He always takes the time to explain things. He rembers me, and I actually look forward to seeing him, even though he's my oncologist.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Everything was handled very professionally! As far as recommending Dr. missioner, I Everything was handled very professionally. And as far as recommending Dr. Michner, I have done that many times.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

My entire experience with Dr. Michener was exceptional from initial appoints, to surgery and recovery. He and Kristen are professional, kind and very knowledgeable. They made a difficult experience very easy to get through

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Very good Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr.Chad Mitchener is excellent. He has wonderful bed side manner and care and treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Excellent physician as person and as a physician

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr Michner explained everything that transpired in hospital and discussed next steps in depth. Spent plenty of time with me and smiled alot. He makes everything clear and I left with no questions but reminded me if any come up to call or use the portal.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Michener and Kristen are both fabulous. They are kind and caring. Extremely thorough and wonderful listeners. They answer all of my questions and explain medical issues clearly in a way that I can understand. They are always willing to help me when complications arise and they help to alleviate any concerns or worries that I may have.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Michener has great bedside manners.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr Michener is outstanding

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr. Michener is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Michener is an exceptional physician and surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner. Honest and caring and thorough. He's exactly what you want and need in a physician when your faced with cancer. I trusted him completed as did my husband.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Michener has a great demeanor and explains things well. I had a great experience with him. Would highly recommend to a friend.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

He is AMAZING and I would recommend him happily. I feel totally safe in his hands.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Very little wait time. Doctor was very thorough and wonderful personality.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Michener was so very kind and put me at ease. He is very personable and answered questions I had in detail and proposed different options for my treatment plan. I was given enough Information to decide how to move forward with his input. Even though the procedure of cervical biopsy was scary to me, he just kept encouraging me and made me feel as comfortable as one can be in those situations. That made a world of difference. I am so very grateful for him.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

The entire staff, but most especially Dr. Michener were extremely kind and courteous in taking the time to discuss my care and concerns regarding the gene mutation I have. I valued and appreciated very much the manner in which Dr. M spoke with me and truly felt an authentic sense he had my best interest in mind.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr Michener listens and explains everything.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr Michener goes above and beyond each encounter to listen to me and share his expertise and observations .

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr Michener and his team has saved my life and showed so much support during my time of healing.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Mischner is an OUTSTANDING physician. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an oncologist. I am so fortunate to be able to see him. He puts his patient at ease, is very professional, yet so kind and caring and geniunely interested in his patients. He spends the time to answer any questions I may have, never making me feel rushed through my appointments. Dr. Mischner has a very difficult job, dealing with oncology patients, but he never brings the weight of his position into the appointments with his patients. I truly admire him and feel that the Clinic is most fortunate to have him on staff. I feel most fortunate to have him as my physician.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Michener is an excellent physician. He explained everything to me and answered all my questions. He is an expert in his field and passionate about his work. He goes above and beyond for his patients. I trust him and would recommend him to everyone I know in need of his services.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

I really appreciate Dr. Michner's "bed side manner" on all contacts with him. Very interested and never make you feel you do not matter nor that you are limited to his time.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr Michener has been my doctor for 23 years and always takes excellent care of me. Never feel rushed.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Love Dr. Michner! He is the best

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Doctor was excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

I have a high level of trust and faith in Dr. Michner. However, sometimes he comes across as lacking empathy and seems a bit crabby. I know he has a difficult job but so does the patient in this situation. Because of this it's been difficult to feel like we have a strong relationship and I rely on that in this circumstance.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Very pleased with Doctor Michener.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr Michener is thorough, kind, patient, and has my trust and respect.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr Michener is a wonderful health provider

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Michener and the entire team were very professional yet very friendly and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Michener is not only an amazing surgeon but a very caring person. It's easy to see that he cares about his patients. He is very professional yet kind and caring and provides thorough explanations on to both me and my husband.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

I would recommend Dr. Michener and the clinic to any one I know. I couldn't have received better care any where else.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

My appointments are scheduled by Dr. Michener's nurse and done with my work schedule in mind.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

My overall experiences with CC over the years (especially with Dr. Michael Anderson$ Have been top notch. My more recent experiences with Dr. Michener and his team have been phenomenal as well. I have been blessed with both Drs and their teams.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

As mentioned before, am blessed to be treated by Dr. Michener.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr. Michener is amazing!! The best!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

High marks for a wounded full Doctor and staff!

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Michener was phenomenal: he listened at my initial appointment, worked to get my surgery scheduled with little notice, and demonstrated care, concern, and empathy. His follow up care in the hospital was also appreciated.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Michener is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr. Michener has always been very kind, courteous & attentive at all appointments. He always listens to my concerns and is empathetic. He is the best!

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Appreciate the bed side manner! Dr. M., AND Staff gave excellent support

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