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 - 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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/5/2020, 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

171 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Doctor was very friendly, concerned, helpful and compassionate. I would not hesitate to recommend Doctor to anyone. He is excellent! He is truly a credit to Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

I was do nervous about my appointment. Dr.Malgeri was wonderful! He was soothing to me. answered my questions thoughtfully and gave me time to process. It was a lot to take in and he and his entire staff were comforting and supportive in all things . I am grateful.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Very thorough and clear and concerned doctor

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr. Malgeri explained everything in a way that calmed my nerves and was easy to understand. He was warm and did not rush through the visit.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Dr. Malgieri actually listens to his patients instead of "playing" with his computer/lap top as do many health care providers seem to do. He actually makes EYE CONTACT with the patient to whom he is speaking and shows concern and interest in his patients.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

It is so much more pleasant to have an appointment at the Breast Center at Hillcrest in it's new atrium location. That old, downstairs location in the dark, dingy location with all the old, worn, unwanted, discarded furniture was very depressing and made me feel as bad as it looked. The only thing that kept me coming was the excellent care provided by Dr. Malgieri.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr. Malgeri is just as awesome as 25 years ago!!!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

I will 100% come back to Dr. Malgeri. He makes you feel so comfortable and listen to everything you say and he doesn't rush!!!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr Malgieri is a very kind, caring physician. Excellent surgeon. Trust him with my life.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Very nice employees. My nurse Erin as well as the physician were great and ensured that I left there with no more questions to ask. Everything was explained perfectly for your average individual (unfamiliar with medical jargon).

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Doctor and assistance were friendly, professional and answered all of my questions, concerns thoroughly

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

The doctor was very kind and courteous answering all of my questions and explaining to me what needed to be done to treat my problem. He is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

I highly recommend Dr.Malgieri. He is a premiere Medical Professional who sincerely cares about his patients, staff and Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dr Malgieri is the best!!

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr. Malgieri was very thorough. He listened to what I was saying. told me his thoughts and explained the next course of treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

*Dr. Malgieri is great!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

the doctor calmed my fears.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Called Dr. Malgieri and was put through to him directly. While describing my symptoms over the phone, he suggested that I come directly over to see him as we both had time. Very grateful for the willingness to see me so quickly.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr Malgieri is outstanding.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

medical assistant identified herself by name. she was exceptionally professional. doctor was warm, human, supportive, respected medical ethics.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Getting the appointment was fast with the doctor that I preferred. Experience was great.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Malgieri went above and beyond the call of duty as he conducted my exam and then battled our insurance carrier to make sure a bone scan would be covered. Then, late in the day, he called our home to give the results of the scan. This is not the first time Dr. Malgieri has taken such great care of me. He is a credit to the Cleveland Clinic and to physicians everywhere. The Clinic has a real star.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr. Malgerie put me at ease immediately. He explained all procedures and addressed all my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

no problems. very pleasant experience. staff and doctor very courteous and helpful

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Malgieri is an excellent doctor and good diagnostician.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Doctor Malgire was great!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

I couldn't be happier with the Doctor and his staff. They were kind and caring and explained everything I needed to know.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

I felt like the doctors were all very caring.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2020

Dr. Malgieri is a superb doctor, very kind and compassion.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Both doctors I saw were the most caring and thorough doctors (nthe entire staff is included here) I have ever been involved with. Even though I must drive over an hour to get there I will continue to use this breast care clinic.

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.

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