Steven Waggoner, MD, is Division Chief, Gynecologic Oncology, at UH Seidman Cancer Center, and Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Dr. Waggoner is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as gynecologic oncology. His special interests include gynecologic oncology, cervical dysplasia, minimally invasive / endoscopic surgery, oncofertility, hospice and palliative medicine, and complementary and integrative medicine. He joined the UH Cleveland Medical Center staff in 2002.
Dr. Waggoner completed his undergraduate work at University of Puget Sound and earned his medical degree from University of Washington in Seattle. He served a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University of Chicago and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Georgetown University.
A renowned researcher, Dr. Waggoner has received numerous grants for research studies related to cervical, endometrial and ovarian cancers.
He has published more than 100 papers and editorials about his basic and clinical research in peer-reviewed journals and has authored 15 textbook chapters. Dr. Waggoner also has made abstract presentations at national medical meetings and been an invited speaker at numerous national, regional and international meetings.
Dr. Waggoner is a member of the NRG Oncology Ancillary Protocol Committee and Membership Committee. He serves as a Principal Investigator for NRG Oncology and GOG Foundation activities at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Education & Training
1980, University of Puget Sound
Medical / Professional School(s)
1984, University of Washington
1985, Obstetrics and Gynecology - University of Chicago Medical Center
1988, Obstetrics and Gynecology - University of Chicago Medical Center
1991, Gynecologic Oncology - Georgetown University Hospital
Cervical Dysplasia, Gynecological Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ovarian Cancer, Quality of Life
Awards & Recognition
- President’s Award, 21st Annual Meeting, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, 1990
- President’s Award, 22nd Annual Meeting, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, 1991
- American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Career Development Award, 1992-1995
- Castle Connolly “America’s Top Doctor” Citation, 2003-14
- Castle Connolly “America’s Top Doctors for Cancer” Citation Oncologists, 2005-14
Gynecologic malignancies, Cervical dysplasia, Obesity and endometrial cancer
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As of December 31, 2015, Steven Waggoner, MD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.
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Reviewed on 7/22/2016
Always felt comfortale with this provider and his answering of my questions.
Reviewed on 12/6/2015
I understand Dr. Waggoner is the best, I'm comfortable knowing that, should there be a reason to need him, I'm already in his system.
Reviewed on 12/14/2016
awesome and very good
Reviewed on 1/6/2016
Dr.Waggoner is incredible and I consider him a blessing!
Reviewed on 11/28/2016
My experiences with Dr. Waggoner have always been wonderful. He has been very sensitive to my personal fears and problems regarding my health issues. I have complete respect for Dr. Waggoner. I am completely comfortable seeing this doctor and have no fears of any kind.
Reviewed on 9/24/2016
The absolute BEST doctor and team! I am so very glad I was sent to him. He explains everything and is never rushed. Wonderful smile and hugs and makes me feel very strong and empowered and courageous enough to tackle the upcoming treatments! Trust him totally.
Reviewed on 9/30/2016
The Doctor was very knowledgeable.
Reviewed on 10/2/2016
Dr Waggoner and ****spent a great deal of time with us. A followup appointment was also made for this week.
Reviewed on 9/17/2016
Reviewed on 4/10/2016
Reviewed on 4/26/2016
I was and have been given great care with Dr. Waggoner and staff. I would highly recommend.
Reviewed on 6/14/2016
I truly can't say enough positive about Dr. Waggoner and his staff!!!
Reviewed on 7/29/2016
Waggoner MD is a good doctor, you can feel secure that you are in the right hand. Totally will recommend him.
Reviewed on 8/18/2016
I trally like my care provider very much! and recommend to anyone!!
Reviewed on 6/6/2016
love him and his staff!! very knowledgable and kind!!!
Reviewed on 6/17/2016
Dr. Waggner is an outstanding Dr. He is compassionate and wonderful in every way! How blesses Iam to have him as my Dr.