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

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopy and Gallstones
  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Benign Tumor Surgery
  • Bile Duct Exploration
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Cancer Center
  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Debridement of Skin and Wound
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Diverticulectomy
  • Endocrine Surgery - Thyroid And Parathyroid
  • Epigastric Hernia Repair
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia Open Repair Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Placement of CAPD Catheters
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement
  • Laparoscopy
  • Mediport Placement
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Open Inguinal And Abdominal Hernia Repair
  • Pancreas Resection
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
  • Thyroid Aspiration
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tracheostomy
View all 76 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Bile Duct Tumors
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Burns
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diverticulosis
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Enterocele
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Galactorrhea
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Goiter
  • Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Hernias
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Infected Wounds
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Intra-abdominal Cancer/Tumor
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Liver-Biliary Tract Disease
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Recurrent Abdominal Pain
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach And Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Strictures Of The Gi Tract
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernias
  • Ventral Hernia
View all 67 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 gastrointestinal surgery, breast surgery, thyroid/parathyroid surgery, and laparoscopic surgery.
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

abdominal surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, biliary surgery, biliary system and splenectomy, breast, breast and endocrine, breast cancer, breast diagnostics, breast diseases, breast surgery, breast surgical oncology, colon surgery, endocrine surgery - thyroid and parathyroid diseases and surgery, endocrine surgery (thyroid and parathyroid), gastric cancer, gastrointestinal surgery, general surgery, hernia and thyroid glands, hernia repair, hernia repairs, hernia surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, laparoscopic surgery of hernias, laparoscopy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, parathyroid and adrenal surgery, surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, surgical treatment of diseases of the breast, Thyroid Cancer, thyroid/parathyroid surgery

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for James Malgieri, MD.

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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 10/28/2021, Dr. Malgieri 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

92 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 May 12, 2022

Dr provided clear explanation and made me feel confident in him.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

So far, so good. I always have liked all my "team physicians," as the care I have received has been superior. Now, I am faced with a breast surgery, that shall test my endurance and the expertise of the medical staff at Hillcrest Hospital of the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

Dr. Malgieri was very patient, compassionate with situation I was in. He was very good at explaining what I had and the process that I would be going through to treat me. I went in scared and left feeling better about the care I would get.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

I was sooooooo happy with the time, expertise, and care Doctor Malgieri put in my appointment and surgery. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

I find everyone in the Breast Cancer Center extremely warm and caring. The Dr. Is amazing and a pleasure to see!!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Dr. Malgieri obviously strives for, and expects, excellence, and it shows in his staff.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Because of an abnormal finding on a procedure, I was a bit uptight. I had also read a lot online about findings and outcomes. Dr. Malgieri set me at ease by explaining the findings, using a most helpful chart so I could see and have greater understanding about the area of concern. I had a list of prepared questions and found that very one of them was answered most thoroughly! I am in great hands and very appreciative of the doctor's genuine care, knowledge and skill with this kind of of procedure, and passion as a surgeon and compassion for his patients. I left with a review of all areas I needed to know regarding prior and post surgery. Was even given thorough printed materials to study. Plus, his assistant, Lynn went over all the important information with me. Love the teamwork displayed in this office and the friendly and professional ambiance that was very evident. Am so grateful.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Doctor was very good at describing everything I was hoping he could explain to me was very easy to understand

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Lynne from Dr Malgieri's office was absolutely fantastic. She is really an asset to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr.Malgieri is a caring compassionate provider who takes as much time as needed to answer all questions in a kind , respectful manner . He went above and beyond to make sure that his second opinion recommendations were made with a complete evaluation of all pertinent records . We are completely satisfied that our experience.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr Malgieri explained everything in detail, answered all my questions and didn't rush thru my appointment. I appreciated that so much. Entire staff was great.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

I felt like I was the only patient there. I did not feel rushed. The doctor did not act like he had to leave my room immediately.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr Malgieri is very professional. He sat down and had my chart information out and explained it to me. He is very knowledgeable as well.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr. Malgieri is the best. He gave me his recommendation and options for when to schedule surgery. The visit could not have been better.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Excellent md - very happy, explained things well, answered questions & helped calm my fears. Would highly recommend !

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Great care from all providers.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Dr. Malgieri is very understanding, patient and informative!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

I had hernia repair by this doctor. Have been having problems with discomfort in the area along with nausea for over 2 years. By viewing recent c-scan with contrast on bladder and kidneys by my urologist Dr.was able to view and stated hernia with mesh was in tact and could not provide any solution or referral to any other Dr. That may help with my symptoms. His response left me on my own to find an answer!! He had no answer or referral suggestions. I was surprised because I have alot of respect for Dr. Malgeri ,but due to all the publicity about the failure of hernia meshes I expected some response which I did not bring up which I should have but felt it was his responsibility to reassure me the mesh used was safe. I am not sure with all my nausea ,discomfort etc that maybe the mesh is partially or fully responsible for my symptoms. All I got was "I don't know". I hate writing this kind of review. I have been a patient for over 30 years and never wrote about a bad experience, could have but never did,I just changed doctors!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr. Malgieri is the primary reason I come to Hillcrest for breast health. He gives his full attention to what the patient is saying or asking as opposed to ignoring the patient and being engrossed with a computer screen. When he enters the room he actually listens and answers. This is a rare attribute with some providers.

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