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Edward Barksdale, MD

Edward Barksdale, MD



32 Ratings 10 Reviews


Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery

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Seeing New Patients As Soon As: Tuesday, Oct 19


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  • Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Vice Chairman, Department of Pediatric Surgery, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Division Chief, Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Surgeon-in-Chief, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine


  • In-Utero Malformations
  • Pediatric Hematology
  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Short Bowel Syndrome


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Office Locations

CMC RBC Zagara Ste 170

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

UH Ahuja Medical Center

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood OH, 44122

Pediatric Specialties

5850 Landerbrook Dr
Mayfield Heights OH, 44124

Westlake HC Bldg A Ste 2470

960 Clague Rd
Westlake OH, 44145

UH Twinsburg Health Center

8819 Commons Blvd
Twinsburg OH, 44087

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5

32 Ratings

Patient Comments (10)

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Barksdale has always been fantastic every time we have seen him in the office, and this telehealth visit was no different! He is extremely friendly and knowledgeable and is always so great with my daughter. We still felt like we were getting quality care even though we weren't there in person.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Barksdale is the most remarkable doctor we know. I love how he puts my kids at ease, and wants to know about their interests and hobbies. And, he remembers everything during the next appointment. There is no question that Dr. Barksdale loves his profession and cares so much about his patients.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Barksdale is a knowledgeable physician. he takes the time to talk with you, is honest, and tells you what you need to hear with enough strength for you to take him seriously without frightening the patient.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
great experience with the doctor. ***

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Dr Barksdale was meant to be a doctor especially for children, he's got a way of making sure the patient feel important, he connected with my child before getting into the medical piece of the appointment and I truly feel like it made my child feel more comfortable

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
I feel very lucky that my appointment happened to be scheduled with Dr. Barksdale! This was a high priority appointment for a possible surgical need due to infection, and not only was I able to be seen the very next morning, but it was with the Chief of Pediatric Surgery who was so knowledgeable and kind and he calmly explained everything. And my parents and I were so very appreciative of the time he took with us and his conservative approach to my issue. Thank you Dr. Barksdale!!!

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
The Dr. and the entire staff was exceptional. The level of care, explanations, and results were one of the best health care experiences I have had. The absolute best Dr.! I appreciate the care for my son.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
very impressed with this Dr. He came into the room and introduced himself to my child and me.He then proceeded to talk directly to my young child. This was the first time I have ever experienced a Dr. do this to this extent.I think it really made my child feel at ease.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Dr.Barksdale is the best!! He is the most committed professional and kindest doctor we have ever met. His commitment to both our son and us, as parents, is remarkable. I have the utmost of confidence in and appreciation for this doctor. I wish every doctor would model themselves after him!

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
very good more like Excellent

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Surgery - American Board of Surgery
  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


Residency | Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Surgery - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (1992 - 1994)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital (1989 - 1991)

Research Fellowship | Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital (1987 - 1989)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital (1985 - 1987)

Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital (1984 - 1985)

Medical Education
Harvard Medical School (1984)

Yale University (1980)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Edward Barksdale did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.