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Ezra Steiger, MD

Ezra Steiger, MD
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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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About Ezra Steiger, MD

Dr. Steiger was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1941 and graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1966.  He did his surgical internship and residency at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked with Drs. Dudrick, Wilmore, Vars and Rhoads in the new science of intravenous feeding and surgical nutrition.  He spent two years as a National Institutes of Health research trainee in the Harrison Department of Surgical Research during his surgical residency and developed the intravenous feeding rat model.  His research during his residency years focused on the application of intravenous feeding in patients for a variety of disease states and conditions.  He completed his residency training in 1973 and served as a general surgeon at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi and was honorably discharged as a lieutenant colonel in 1975.  He joined the General Surgery Staff at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1975.  His research in surgical nutrition and intravenous feeding and home parenteral nutrition has continued through the present day.  He started the Cleveland Clinic’s Nutrition Support Team, its Home Parenteral Nutrition Program and its Intestinal Rehabilitation Program. He also started the Cleveland Clinic’s Home Infusion Therapy business and was its first Medical Director and on its governing board for a number of years.  He was Vice Chairman of the Department of General Surgery and head of the Section of Surgical Nutrition.  He was president of the Cleveland Surgical Society, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and was a governor of the American College of Surgeons.  He was president of the medical staff at the Cleveland Clinic and served on its Board of Trustees. He was made an honorary member of the American Dietetic Association and voted into the Alumni Hall of Fame of Cleveland Heights High School and delivered the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition prestigious Rhoads Research lecture in 2007.  He has published several hundred journal articles and book chapters and is active on several ASPEN committees involved in developing Sustain, ASPEN’s National Patient Registry for Nutrition Care.


Dr. Steiger is currently (January 2012) a Consultant in General Surgery and Gastroenterology in the Digestive Disease Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and a Professor of Surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine., He is actively involved in managing patients needing Nutrition Support in the Hospital and at Home and in evaluating and managing patients with Short Gut Syndrome.


Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA

Internship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA


  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Total parenteral nutrition, home parenteral nutrition, intestinal rehab, short bowel syndrome

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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