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Emily Steinhagen, MD

Emily Steinhagen, MD



45 Ratings 13 Reviews


Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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  • Director, Clerkship Program, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Emily Steinhagen, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is a colorectal surgeon at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is the Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program and the Clerkship Director for the third-year medical student clerkship in surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Steinhagen received her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She completed her general surgery residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and her colorectal surgery residency at the University of Chicago. She also completed a research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which she developed her expertise in hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes and early-onset colorectal cancer.

Dr. Steinhagen’s clinical expertise is reflected in her academic work: she has published over 100 articles, abstracts, and chapters on a variety of topics including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, anorectal diseases such as hemorrhoid and abscess/fistula, anal dysplasia, minimally invasive surgery, and surgical education and training. She has been invited to deliver CME lectures, develop workshops and training programs, and contributes to scientific publications both regionally and nationally. Dr. Steinhagen is also an active member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Society for Endoscopic and Gastrointestinal Surgeons, the Association for Surgical Education, and others national societies.


  • Anal Fistula
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Famililial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Hereditary Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

DO Bolwell 2100

11100 Euclid Ave
Suite: 2100
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Suburban Health Center

1611 S Green Rd
Suite: 107
South Euclid, OH 44121

UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands

3909 Orange Pl
Suite: 3200
Beachwood, OH 44122

AHU Medical Center

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Regional Hospitals - Bedford Campus

88 Center Rd
Suite: 360
Bedford, OH 44146

Patient Experience Reviews

4.7 out of 5

45 Ratings

Patient Comments (13)

Reviewed On 7/1/2023
Dr Steinhagen was great and her nurse *** went above and beyond she answered numerous phone calls from me and was always very nice!!

Reviewed On 7/1/2023
Dr. Steinhagen is a wonderful doctor and is very thorough and knowledgeable. She does an amazing job at explaining and preparing the patient for treatments and surgery, as well as preparing for the next stages of wellness and recovery. Dr. Steinhagen' care and compassion and dedication for making her patients well again gave me the confidence to trust her judgment and decisions regarding my health. She is an amazing Surgeon and her medical team is amazing.

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
Dr Steinhagen and team saved my life in 2018 what more do I need to say Thank you Emily

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
Doctor was very respectful and patient. I had a lot of questions.

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
She was excellent and explained everything in detail.

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
Great. They are good.

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
I feel the doctor and her team were concerned about me and my medical needs. I feel as we move forward they are the best team to help me through this difficult time.

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Outstanding care from entire team. Best surgeon interaction I have ever received

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
Love Dr. Steinhagen

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
The Dr took time to explain things I really was impressed with her.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Dr. Steinhagen has a very calming presence about her. I've met many new Drs. In the past 2 months. She was excellent.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
My provider dr.Steinhagen saved my life I have great affection for her and her team.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
I had a phenomenal experience and a great time who were very accurate and concern regarding my Health Issies.

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 - University Of Chicago Medical Center (2015 - 2016)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Mount Sinai Hospital (2012 - 2015)

Research Fellowship | Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2010 - 2012)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Mount Sinai Hospital (2008 - 2010)

Medical Education
Icahn School Of Medicine At Mount Sinai (2008)

Williams College (2004)

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.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Emily Steinhagen did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.