- Program Director, Colorectal Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Director, UH Rises, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Sharon L. Stein, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is a colorectal surgeon at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Associate Professor, Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is the Director of UH RISES: Research in Surgical Outcomes and Effectiveness Center. She was recently appointed at the Murdough Master Clinician in Colorectal Surgery for outstanding contributions to her patients and university. She is the president of the Association of Women Surgeons.
Dr. Stein was the first women to receive an Honorary Fellowship from the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. As an academician, Dr. Stein has published over 100 articles, abstracts and chapters on a variety of topics from minimally invasive surgery to diversity in surgery. Her programmatic experiences also inform her academic pursuits; she has written about the salary gap in surgery, starting salaries for colon and rectal surgeons, and pregnancy leave internationally, in addition to traditional topics of minimally invasive surgery, rectal cancer and enhanced recovery protocols. In recognition of her contributions to scholarship, she has been invited to serve as a reviewer for a number of prestigious journals and to write several book chapters. She has been invited to deliver CME lectures and contribute to scientific publications both nationally and internationally. She was recently chosen by the Society of University Surgeons (SUS) along with the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS), the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) to participate in 2020 Promising Leaders Program.
- Anal Cancer
- Colitis Ulcerosa
- Colon and Rectal Cancer
- Colon Polyps
- Colovaginal Fistula
- Colovesical Fistula
- Crohn's Disease
- Diverticular Disease
- Enterocutaneous Fistula
- Fecal Incontinence
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
- Rectal Cancer
- Rectovaginal Fistula
- Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery
- Transanal Total Mesorectal Surgery
- Ulcerative Colitis
Patient Experience Reviews
4.7 out of 5
Patient Comments (11)
Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr. Stein is the most caring and understanding surgeon. I respect her medical expertise and compassion. She is always striving to achieve the best for her patients.
Reviewed On 9/2/2022
*** Dr. Sharon Stein apologized for being late, I told her It was okay, because there are always emergencies and everyone kept me up to date and took good care of me.
Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Reviewed On 8/1/2022
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Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr. Stein was very personable and thorough with my procedure. I highly recommend her.
Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Dr. Stein explained everything to my mom about her stoma and her health condition and the wrist which was what she needed to hear and that was the best thing ever
Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Excellent knowledgable care
Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Thorough appointment, very compassionate, very knowledgeable. Dr Stein was great!
Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Stein is amazing! I'll never be able to say enough good things about her. She saved my life!
Certifications & Memberships
- Colon and Rectal Surgery - American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
- Surgery - American Board of Surgery
Fellowship | Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery - New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center (2006 - 2007)
Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital (2001 - 2006)
University Of Colorado School Of Medicine (2001)
University Of Michigan (1990)
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As of December 31, 2016, Sharon Stein did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.