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Beri Ridgeway, MD

Beri Ridgeway, MD
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Title Executive Vice President Enterprise Chief of Staff
Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Female Sterilization
  • Incontinence Therapy
  • Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Treatment of Ovarian Cysts
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pessaries
  • Robotic Female Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Section of Urogynecology
  • Sling Procedures for Urinary Incontinence
  • Surgical Repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Urogynecology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bladder Fistulas
  • Bladder Irritating Foods
  • Bowel Fistulas
  • Cystocele
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Female Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Voiding Dysfunction
  • Vulvar Disorders
  • Vulvar Dystrophy
  • Vulvar Pain Syndromes
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About Beri Ridgeway, MD

Beri Ridgeway, MD, is Chief of Staff of Cleveland Clinic. She joined the Cleveland Clinic professional staff in 2009. Previously, she served as Associate Chief of Staff, Institute Chair of the Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health Institute and was the inaugural academic chair for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology. 

She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and completed a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of California, San Diego. She completed a three-year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. 

Dr. Ridgeway has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and 10 book chapters and made numerous presentations at national and international meetings. Her research interests include surgical correction of pelvic organ prolapse and uterine-sparing operations to treat prolapse, and combined pelvic floor disorders.

In her leadership roles, Dr. Ridgeway was involved in the first responses to the pandemic, and she developed teams to wind down surgical services in preparation for the surge of patients with COVID-19. In these efforts, she managed initiatives to increase access for patients via surgical cases, face-to-face visits and telehealth.

As Chief of Staff, she is honored to lead more than 4000 extremely talented physicians, scientists, and doctors. She continues to practice alongside her colleagues.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Residency - University of California San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA

Internship - University of California San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA

Medical Education - University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Undergraduate - University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Residency - University of California San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA

Additional Training

  • Robotic Surgery, console surgeon training, da Vinci Surgical System, 2007
  • Program Director Certificate, 2015


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialty Interests

urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, robotic-assisted laparoscopy, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, voiding dysfunction, combined urogynecologic and colorectal disorders

Awards & Honors

  • Best Clinical Paper, AUGS Scientific Meeting, 2018, “A randomized controlled trial comparing combined midurethral sling and behavioral/pelvic floor therapy to midurethral sling alone for mixed urinary incontinence – the ESTEEM trial” (co-author)
  • AAOGF Henry L. Darner Travel Award, American Assoc of OB-GYN Foundation, 2018
  • Master Surgeon Presentation, American Urogynecologic Society, 2017
  • Highest Impact Paper Award, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons and AJOG, 2017, “Perioperative adverse events after minimally invasive abdominal sacrocolpopexy” (senior author)
    InnoCentive Program Problem Proposal Selection, Cleveland Clinic, 2014
  • Enterprise-wide Recognition for Clinical Care, Cleveland Clinic, 2014
  • Best Paper Winner, Basic Science, AUGS/IUGA Scientific Meeting, 2014, “Urgency Urinary Incontinence Genome Wide Association Study” (co-author)
  • Leadership Program Participant, American Urogynecologic Society, 2013-15
  • Best Doctors in Cleveland, Cleveland Magazine, 2013, 2014
  • Office of Professional Staff Affairs Leadership Rotation, Cleveland Clinic, 2013
  • FLEX Professional Development Award, Case Western Reserve University, 2012-13
  • President’s Award (2nd Place), SGS, 2010, “Comparison of responsiveness of validated outcome measures after surgery for stress urinary incontinence” (co-author)
    Ephraim McDowell Junior Fellow Award, ACOG, 2009, “Vulvodynia in Identical Twins: Correlation and Risk Factors” (co-author)
  • First Prize for Technical Achievement in Video, ASRM, 2008
  • Dr. Marinoff Vulvodynia Career Development Award, National Vulvodynia Association, 2008
  • Outstanding Resident Laparoendoscopic Surgeon, SLS/UCSD, 2006
  • Administrative Chief Resident, UCSD, 2005 - 2006
  • Hospital-wide Outstanding House Officer, Dept. Nominee, UCSD, 2005, 2006
  • Third Year Resident Research Award, UCSD, 2005
  • American Urogynecologic Society, Eli Lilly Scholar, 2004
  • Outstanding Graduate, Class of 2002, UCSF, 2002
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, UCSF, Elected 2001
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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 10/3/2023, Dr. Ridgeway 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.

Equity Dr. Ridgeway owns stock or stock options in the following companies for activities as a founder, inventor, discover, developer:

  • Ina Labs

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.

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