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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 Chemo-Therapy (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, 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 USA

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

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®.


  • 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

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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 2/25/2023, Dr. Michener 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

206 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

49 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr. Michener has seen me at my worst. He always tries to comfort me and make me as comfortable as possible. He addresses all of my concerns before the end of the appointment. And describes what our plan will be for the following appointment.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

*Dr. Michener is a kind, caring doctor. Our family loves him.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2023

Would definitely recommend Dr. Chad

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Doctor Michener is an excellent excellent doctor! He is part of the reason CC is the best hospital in the U.S.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Michener provided full information along with possible effects and what the outcomes could look like. He is conscientious and caring in his approach. I am grateful to him.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

My experience with Dr. Mitzner was very very good. He is a man of knowledge in his department and I depend on his information for my health goals.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

I had a very good experience talking with Dr. Mitzner on the video call. He gives me the facts about my condition, and I appreciate his truthfulness, and again his knowledge of in the cancer field.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

I had a very good experience during this call and would recommend anyone with severe cancer to talk with Dr. Michener.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr Michener has always been welcoming, kind, informative, and communicative. I trust him and am grateful to have him as my oncologist.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2023

I couldn't ask for more, wonderful treatment from all my doctors!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Dr Michener very informative and easy to talk with about the health issues.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Kristen Kozeniewski is the best nurse practitioner ever! She and Dr Michener are such a great team.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

I feel like my relationship with Dr.Michner is improving and he is looking at my care strategy based on my body. I didn't feel this way before but perhaps misunderstood cancer treatment strategy.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Transparency is so hard to find in doctors nowadays. He's a great doctor/ surgeon.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr. Mischner is extremely thorough and very friendly. He really put my mom and I at ease about her cancer.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Great doctor and staff, wonderful touch points and bed side manor as well as extremely knowledgable

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

My experience was very good Dr. Michenor and staff were very, very pleasant and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr. Michener and the nursing assistant were great everything was very good.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr Michener is wonderful Very caring and concerned and thorough One of the nicest doctors I have Excellent!!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

This was my first time seeing Dr. Chad Michener, and I was impressed by his caring, knowledgeable manner. I could tell that he had prepared for the consultation and exam because he knew the type of surgery I needed: laparoscopic to remove my ovaries and fallopian tubes. Also, he was honest about the presence of cancer. After the appointment, O felt very confident about having him perform my surgery. He also knew his surgery schedule and scheduled me for surgery in one week. I really appreciated that!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr Michener is an outstanding physician as well as a caring, compassionate person. He was also excellent in answering my concerns in detail and made sure I was understanding his answers.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr. Michener has always been an excellent doctor and has gotten me through some rough times. I have only good things to say about both he and his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr. Michener is an excellent doctor - caring, attentive, informative, etc.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

This is a doctor I would recommend....Even though the news wasn't good ...He was very caring and made me feel comfortable......

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2022

Dr. Michener always takes the time to listen to me.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2022

Dr. Michener is very pleasant and pays attention to what I am saying.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

I would say the Hallmark of this department right from Dr. Michener through all personnel in the process to see him are well trained and appear to want to be there and be helpful to the patients.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Since June 4, 2018 Dr. Michner and his staff have been phenomenal. I love my Cancer team, and I could not have made it through my journey without them.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

Dr. Michener is a kind, exceptionally competent, and excellent doctor with great skill in relating well to patients. I would recommend him immediately to anyone needing his specialty.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

I have to say he is the best Dr I have had through out my Cancer journey. He is kind and professional. Always makes me feel at ease and answers every concern! I am blessed to have him through this stressful time in my life!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

I would recommend Dr Michener to any family member or friend.

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