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Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr., M.D.


Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr., M.D., is President, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and President, Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers for the Cleveland Clinic. He previously served as the Vice Chief of Staff of the Cleveland Clinic and Chairman of the Department of Urology, which, under his leadership, was ranked as the #1 Urology program in the nation according to US News & World Report.

Dr. Sabanegh graduated Summa Cum Laude from Princeton University and subsequently received his medical degree from the University of Virginia College of Medicine. He completed his urology residency at Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas and a microsurgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.

Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic in 2006, Dr. Sabanegh served in the United States Air Force. During that time, he was Chief of Staff and subsequently, Chief Operating Officer at the largest Air Force hospital in the world.

He is the immediate prior Program Director for the Male Infertility Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, leading one of the few male infertility Fellowship programs in the United States, which combines basic research with extensive clinical experience. During his career, he has trained over 70 residents and fellows in the field of andrology and microsurgery. His surgical interests include microsurgical reconstruction of the male reproductive tract, medical therapies for infertility and advanced sperm harvest techniques. His research interests include complex reconstructions for obstruction of the reproductive tract, novel intratesticular drug delivery systems, fertility preservation in cancer patients, varicoceles, and environmental influences on fertility.

Dr. Sabanegh has published more than 200 scientific articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks and has been the editor for four books. He is Professor of Urology at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Sabanegh is board certified by the American Board of Urology. He is a past chief consultant for the Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force. He holds active membership in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Urologic Association and the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction and Urology. He was previously the Assistant Editor for UROLOGY and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Andrology, Urology, British Journal of Urology, European Urology, Cancer, and Fertility and Sterility.