• Program Director, Colorectal Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, Surgery, CWRU School of Medicine


  • Gender: Female
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Sharon L. Stein, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is a colorectal surgeon at University Cleveland Medical Center (UH) and Associate Professor, Surgery at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine. She is also the Surgical Director – Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the Digestive Health Institute as well as Director – Case Acute Intestinal Failure Unit.

She is board certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery as well as American Board of Surgery. Dr. Stein also holds certifications for basic/advance cardiac life support and trauma life support.

Dr. Stein has myriad of special interests areas that include colon polyps, colovaginal and colovesical and enterocutaneous fistulas, Crohn’s disease, diverticular disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Additionally she is involved with international healthcare in underserved populations. Dr. Stein’s research includes post-operative recovery for partial bowel resection patients.

She has served as an invited presenter nationally and internationally and authored countless original papers and reviewed peer journals in her field as well as contributing to several abstracts in her area of expertise.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine (2001) graduate earned her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, with her fellowship training from New York Presbyterian/Columbia Medical School.

Among the litany of honors she has earned, the most recent came last year from CWRU’s FLEX Program: A Professional Development Program for Women Faculty of the School of Medicine.

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - Surgery
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery - Colon and Rectal Surgery

Education & Training


1990, University of Michigan

Medical / Professional School(s)

2001, University of Colorado School of Medicine


2006, General Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital


2007, Colon and Rectal Surgery - New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center


Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery, Preservation of Fertility following Pelvic Surgery, Enterocutaneous Fistula, Colon Polyps, Colovaginal Fistula, International Health Care in Underserved Populations, Anal Cancer, Ulcerative Colitis, Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon and Rectal Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Diverticular Disease, Colovesical Fistula, Fecal Incontinence

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center
Department of Surgery-Colorectal
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center
3909 Orange Pl
UH Digestive Health Institute, Ste 3200
Orange Village, OH 44122
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UH Landerbrook Health Center
5850 Landerbrook Dr
University Hospitals Digestive Health Institute, Ste 210
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
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Selected Publications

Urgent Management of Obstructing Colorectal Cancer: Divert, Stent, or Resect?
Malakorn S, Stein SL, Lee JH, You YN

Alopecia areata treated with hydroxychloroquine: A retrospective study of nine pediatric cases.
Yun D, Silverberg NB, Stein SL

Congenital Langerhans cell histiocytosis presenting in a 27-week-gestation neonate.
Dennin MH, Roman CJ, Stein SL

Vitiligoid variant of lichen sclerosus in young girls with darker skin types.
Dennin MH, Stein SL, Rosenblatt AE

Attempting a Laparoscopic Approach in Patients Undergoing Left-Sided Colorectal Surgery Who Have Had a Previous Laparotomy: Is it Feasible?
Jabir MA, Brady JT, Wen Y, Dosokey EMG, Choi D, Stein SL, Delaney CP, Steele SR

The Trump Effect: With No Peer Review, How Do We Know What to Really Believe on Social Media?
Brady JT, Kelly ME, Stein SL

Are we catching women in the safety net? Colorectal cancer outcomes by gender at a safety net hospital.
Althans AR, Brady JT, Keller DS, Stein SL, Steele SR, Times M

Treatment for anal fissure: Is there a safe option?
Brady JT, Althans AR, Neupane R, Dosokey EMG, Jabir MA, Reynolds HL, Steele SR, Stein SL

The Changing Face of Surgery Today: It is Not a Women's Issue, It's a Work Force Issue.
Stein SL

Do patients requiring a multivisceral resection for rectal cancer have worse oncologic outcomes than patients undergoing only abdominoperineal resection?
Dosokey EMG, Brady JT, Neupane R, Jabir MA, Stein SL, Reynolds HL, Delaney CP, Steele SR

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