Find University Hospitals Doctors

Emily Steinhagen, MD

Specialty: Colon and Rectal Surgery

Emily Steinhagen, MD
  • 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

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)

Languages Spoken


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.