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Brian Stephany, MD


Brian Stephany, MD

Appointed: 2004

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Brian Stephany, MD
Department: Nephrology and Hypertension
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Q7
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Brian Stephany, MD
Department: Transplantation Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Q7
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Brian Stephany, MD, is an Associate Staff Member in the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at the Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute, as well as an Associate Staff Member in the Transplantation Center at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. He is Co-Director of the Cleveland Clinic Nephrology Update Symposium. His research interests include chronic kidney disease management post-solid organ transplantation and novel therapies for glomerulonephritis.

He earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in Columbus, Ohio. He completed an internship and an internal medicine residency at University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Mich. He also completed a nephrology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Stephany is certified by the State Medical Board, a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine with additional certification in Nephrology.

He has published a number of manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts on topics such as chronic kidney disease, kidney transplantation, and tumor lysis syndrome, among many others.

He is a member of the American Society of Transplantation, the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - University of Michigan Health System
Internal Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Internship - University of Michigan Health System
Internal Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA

Specialty Interests

Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, kidney failure in non-renal transplantation, hepato-renal syndrome, living kidney donor transplantation


  • American Society of Transplantation
  • American Society of Nephrology

Treatment & Services

  • Nephrology

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English