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Sharon Stein, MD, FACS, FASCRS
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Program Director of Colorectal Surgery
UH Cleveland Medical Center

Associate Professor of Surgery
CWRU School of Medicine

Dr. Stein is a colorectal surgeon at University Cleveland Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is the Director of UH RISES: Research in Surgical Outcomes and Effectiveness Center and program director of the colon and rectal surgery fellowship. She was recently appointed the Murdough Master Clinician in Colorectal Surgery for outstanding contributions to her patients and University Hospitals. 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 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) itself 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. She was the first women to receive an Honorary Fellowship from the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.