Treatment & Services
- Cancer Center
- Clinical Trials
- Ileal Conduit
- Laparoscopic Prostate Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Nerve-sparing Prostatectomy
- Orthotopic Neobladder
- Radical Cystectomy
- Radical Prostatectomy
- Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
- Robotic Prostate Surgery
- Robotic Prostatectomy
- Urinary Diversion
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Adrenal Tumors
- Elevated PSA
- Facts About Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Prostate Disease
- Testicular Cancer
- Transitional Cell Cancer
- Urethral Cancer
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY USA
Residency - McGill University
Medical School - University of Western Ontario
Undergraduate - Colgate University
Hamilton, NY USA
Prostate cancer, bladder cancer, testis cancer, kidney cancer, robotic prostatectomy, robotic cystectomy, urinary diversion
Awards & Honors
- Best Doctors in America; Young Investigator Award, Society of Urologic Oncology; Rising Stars in Urology, American Urological Association Foundation; Urology Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Clinic
Innovations & Patents
- Development of several nomograms for prostate cancer. These prognostic models provide accurate predictions of treatment outcome for prostate cancer and are widely used for the counseling of patients with localized and advanced prostate cancer.
Research & Publications
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Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.
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 1/18/2017, Dr. Stephenson 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.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Stephenson receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Genomic Health
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.
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255 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
14 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Oct 4, 2017
I thought he was very professional and made it easy to understand how the procedure would be done.
Reviewed on Sep 28, 2017
Dr. Stephenson gave me the good insight on the recovery matters from the surgery. He patiently listen to my questions and his answers are very informative and helpful to me.
Reviewed on Sep 21, 2017
I have been treated by Dr. Stephenson for over 5 years and I have received excellent care and respect from him and his staff. During the past few years, I have recommended friends/patients to receive medical care from Dr. Stephenson and the Cleveland Clinic; they have been pleased with their treatment and speak very highly of Dr. Stephenson and Cleveland Clinic. I have a lot of confidence and respect for Dr. Stephenson and the Cleveland Clinic. The best care providers that I have been associated with.
Reviewed on Jul 6, 2017
Reviewed on Jun 22, 2017
keeps me up to date on my progress.
Reviewed on Apr 27, 2017
Reviewed on Apr 12, 2017
The consultation and advice was excellent as one would expect.
Reviewed on Mar 23, 2017
Dr. Stephenson is a top-notch doctor with rich knowledge and keen thoughts. He listens to my questions and concerns carefully, and address them with sharp answers and solutions. Dr. Stephenson's professionalism and knowledge give me the confidence in handling my health problem. Dr. Stephenson also shows his great caring about his patients. His treatment plan is not only for disease itself, but also for maintaining my life quality. He carefully monitors my case and takes quick actions when my situation has a change. I am glad that I made the right choice to see Dr. Stephenson even I have to travel distance to Cleveland.
Reviewed on Mar 20, 2017
I appreciate the provider giving me his email. I sent him a message 2 days after my visit and he responded the same day.
Reviewed on Mar 9, 2017
I was disappointed (with this visit only), as my care provider seemed rushed to look at the results of the test and not take the time to compare with the previous results. It was late in the day, next visit, I will schedule earlier in the day. As a result, when I compared to two tests, I had to contact the office with questions.
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2017
Dr. Stephenson is extremely knowledgeable in providing information I need to make health care decisions
Reviewed on Feb 20, 2017
Reviewed on Jan 31, 2017
Very friendly and informative. They always addressed my family as well as myself each time they came into the room.
Reviewed on Jan 19, 2017
I couldn't be happier with the overall care that I have/had with the staff and Dr. Stephenson at the Clinic!
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