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
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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
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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

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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/2/2019, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

208 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

I was put at ease by the Dr and all of my questions were answered.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Malgieri and his staff were very caring, kind and professional.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

probably next to my primary care doctor, one of the best I've seen

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

very good experience at Dr. Maligeri office !

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

I had no problems scheduling this appointment. I was surprised how quickly the doctor could see me.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

I really liked Dr. Malgieri. He explained everything, even drawing a picture of the area that was causing the problem. He is a very caring doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

very pleased with first visit with the doctor. he was very caring and quickly put me at ease. made me feel that my care was very important to him

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr.Malgieri and his staff are excellent in all phases of care.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr. Malgieri is fantastic, and everyone I met told me how lucky I was to have had him assigned as my surgeon. I agree 110%. He is highly skilled, well thought of by all, and not only capable, but kind and compassionate. His reputation is well earned, and I am grateful to have been in his hands for my surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr James Malgieri... took his time with and and put my mind at ease. Thank you

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

doctor is very professional and pleasant

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Jim is one of the most trusted doctor

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr. Malgieri was very friendly, attentive and professional in response to my condition and concerns. I did not feel rushed at all. I got exactly the same type of treatment from his CNP. I was very pleased to receive such reassuring treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

the doctor was extremely friendly warm, patient and seemed to genuinely care about my concerns. he did not rush or dismiss our questions. great experience.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

My Dr. was great. I would recommend him. He was very informative, he listen to my fears. He gave me his thoughts on my decision.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

I was very satidied with Dr Malgieri years ago and thought of him first for his competence with my biopsy. I wanted a surgeon I could trust to be pragmatic and holistic and he's met and exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Malgieri was very personable and knowledgeable on my situation and was clear in the next steps needed. It was very much appreciated!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

great Dr. as all have been that I've met at the CC

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

wonderful experience...Dr and staff so professional and kind

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

always a good experience when dealing with Dr Malgieri and his office

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr Malgieri always takes his time and listens and explains everything thoroughly.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr Malgerie is Awesome

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Super responsive, warm, caring, knowledgeable and professional. I was very fortunate and could not ask for more. Dr Malgieri went above and beyond in spending the time with me to push back my hernia to get me out of a crisis situation so we could properly schedule a procedure Though out the examination and manipulation he explained what he was doing, was very patient, compassionate, warm and friendly. He and his staff are very impressive

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Dr. Malgieri is very impressive. Answered all my questions. Was not rushed. Very Personable.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

been 10 or more years since I had a procedure done by this dr. m., and he continuts to be a doctor I can trust an feel has much experience, knowledge, and digs into the details more than most, and he is personnable and empathetic.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019


Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

I really like Dr. Maljieri; he explained in detail the surgery he will do to remove the gallbladder and I really appreciate this very much. I know exactly what will be done and what will happen after surgery. Thank you Dr. Maljieri!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

my family has had dr.malgeri in past procedures, he has always been so kind and caring. I trust in his knowledge and experience and appreciate his kindness.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Everyone was wonderful and accommodating couldn't have asked for a better experience. Everyone was so supportive in a very scary stressful situation!!! Dr. Malgieri is just the kindest and thorough physician I have ever met.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Dr. Malgieri is just Awesome!!! Very supportive and accommodating!!!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

The Dr. was nice, he explained what was going to be done. For me, I just felt like it was no big deal that this was being done. And maybe it isn't but it isn't his body that is being cut into. Especially his breast.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

I was thoroughly impressed with Dr. Malgieri and thought he was very kind, caring, and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Because of Dr. Malgiere's care, concern, friendly yet professional attitude, I prefer to come to Hillcrest even though I live on the westside of Cleveland (Olmsted Falls).

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

This physician was an excellent listener. He explained things well, and conducted a thorough exam. I also enjoyed his sense of humor. I would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Malgieri spent a lot of time explaining the procedure- and never made us feel that we were rushed in any way. He has a wonderful nature- and put us at ease.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

very good service. The doctor very pleasing to communicate with

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Dr Malgeri was wonderful and explained everything to me, I very much appreciate him!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr. malgeri is an excellent doctor. he explained everything very clearly and was very kind. the staff in the office were very prompt and friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Very pleased with the care and concern of Dr. Malgieri. Would recommend him to everyone. Answered my questions and provided me with information.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr. Malgieri is the best! Very compassionate, kind, knowledgeable, explains everything to me and my family.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr MALGIERI is the best of the best. excellent dr. Kind, caring and compationate.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

I can't say enough about the excellent care I received in this office. The staff and Dr. Maiegil was so good that I would love to see them again, but under different circumstances. Cleveland Clinic should be very proud to have this doctor and his staff employed at their hospital.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

very quick service and found out I don't need surgery right now. the doctor was very reassuring and positive, made me feel like I really mattered

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

We had heard only the best things about Dr Malgeri and we weren't disappointed. he sat down with us and talked to us looking at us in the eyes. Didn't have a gloom-and-doom attitude. Was friendly and informative and assuaged our fears, gave us a little hope when we needed it. Paid more attention to us than the computer. Most CCF physicians are paying attention typing in the computer when you're talking but not Dr Malgeri.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr Maglieri was the kindest, most professional skilled physician I have ever met.

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