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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Hillcrest Hospital
Primary Location

Hillcrest Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Benign Tumor Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Cancer Center
  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Debridement of Skin and Wound
  • Mediport Placement
  • Oncoplastic Surgery for Breast Cancer
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Surgery for Diseases of the Breast
View all 17 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Ductal Carcinoma in situ
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Sebaceous Cysts
View all 10 Specialties +


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About James Malgieri, MD

Dr. Malgieri earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.  He completed a surgery internship and a general surgery residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland through Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.  His specialty interests include the treatment of breast cancer as well as benign diseases of the breast.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Univ Hospitals of Cleveland


Medical Education - Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC USA

Medical Education - Brown University
Providence, RI USA

Undergraduate - Brown University
Providence, RI USA


  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

breast, breast cancer, breast diagnostics, breast diseases, breast surgery, breast surgical oncology.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/22/2024, Dr. Malgieri 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

88 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

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr. Malgeiri was absolutely amazing, so kind and personable. And knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

As a nervous patient awaiting important information about possible diagnosis, I was very relieved to have an informative, and caring Doctor to navigate my health plan.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Love Martina, RN for Dr. Malgieri's office! She is my favorite nurse. Dr. Malgieri is my favorite breast surgeon!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Malgieri is superior in care & calm.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr. Malgieri was very thorough and compassionate at all times. He is excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Malgieri and the staff took their time, provided all the information I needed and answered all questions.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

The doctors and nurses were able to grasp my personality type right away and handle me accordingly. I didnt have to keep trying to explain my stubborn ways, they understood and explained information to me the way I needed.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Malgieri was wonderful. He took time with me, explained everything in detail to myself, my husband and my daughter. He explained everything in terms we could understand, answered all our questions, and we felt like he really cared. I truly feel like I'm in good hands with Dr. Malgieri.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

My husband and I were both very impressed with Dr Malgieri. He was very thorough and clear in his explanation of my disease and next steps. He showed genuine care that created sense of trust.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

I was nervous and didn't know what was happening or If It was normal. Doctor Malgieri was very reassuring and calmed my fears.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Malgieri is very kind, compassionate, caring, and respectful! I like that he left my surgery decision up to me, and didn't try to persuade me in a different direction, and is willing to do what I want! He is honest and very intelligent! We spoke about my options and I made my decision, as he gave me the respect to choose, and answered all of my questions completely and honestly! He truly is an amazing doctor, and I am very comfortable with him and confident in his abilities!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Loved the doctor. Very kind and nice. Not afraid or nervous anymore. He put me at ease.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Very positive experience with Dr. Malgieri and his office staff. He is very reassuring, knowledgeable and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr. Malgieri and his entire are exceptional! I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr. Malgeri is a very caring and compassionate physician. He took the time to answer my questions with thoughtfulness and patience. He was able to put my fears to rest.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr. Malgieri is an absolute asset to the Cleveland Clinic. I am very fortunate to have him as my surgeon.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr. Malgeri entered the room with a smile. He made me feel very comfortable and empathized as an employee, it is very tough to be a patient. He made me feel less anxious and well taken care of. He met with me after the ultrasound and mammogram and was able to ease my worry.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr. Malgieri is kind, listens to your concerns. Explains everything.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr. Malgieri is very professional and obviously truly cares about his patients. He answered my questions with clarity and patience.

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