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About Edmund Sabanegh, MD

Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr., MD, is President of Main Campus and Regional Hospitals.  His duties involve directing the regional hospitals, medical as well as surgical operations across the Cleveland Clinic health system.  Dr. Sabanegh received his medical degree from the University Of Virginia College Of Medicine in 1985. He received his urology residency at Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. In 1994, he completed an infertility/microsurgery Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Following that, he returned to San Antonio, Texas where he served in the United States Air Force until 2006. During his time in the Air Force, he served as Chief of Staff and subsequently, Chief Operating Officer at the largest Air Force Hospital. In 2006, Dr. Sabanegh returned to Cleveland and assumed his current position. In addition, he is the Program Director for the Male Infertility Fellowship, leading one of the few male infertility Fellowship programs in the United  States, which combines basic research with extensive clinical experience. For the past 6 years, he has led the number one ranked Urology department and the number one ranked residency in the United States (U.S. News & World Report).

Dr. Sabanegh has published more than 200 scientific articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks and has authored four books. He is Professor of Urology at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Sabanegh is board certified by the American Board of Urology. He is a past chief consultant for the Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force. He holds active membership in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Urologic Association and is Past President of the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction and Urology. He has been an invited visiting professor throughout the world. He is the Assistant Editor for Urology and has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Andrology, Urology, BritishJournal of Urology, European Urology, Cancer, and Fertility and Sterility.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Male Infertility
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Wilford Hall Medical Center
Lackland AFB, TX USA

Internship - Wilford Hall Medical Center
General Surgery
Lackland AFB, TX USA

Medical Education - University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA USA

Undergraduate - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA

Additional Training

  • Summa Cum Laude, BSE in chemical engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., 1981

Professional Highlights

  • Associate Editor, UROLOGY Journal


  • Urology

Specialty Interests

Male and female fertility (infertility), urologic microsurgery, Klinefelter Syndrome, varicoceles, kidney stones, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), vasectomy, vasectomy reversal

Awards & Honors

  • Risman Research Award
  • America's Top Doctors (Castle Connolly)
  • Best Doctors in America
  • Top Doctors in Cleveland (Cleveland Magazine)
  • Legion of Merit Award, U.S. Air Force


  • American Urological Association
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • Society of Reproductive Surgeons
  • American Society of Andrology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/2/2020, Dr. Sabanegh 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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