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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 board-certified surgeon in general and colorectal surgery. Her clinical interests are in the minimally invasive treatment of colon and rectal diseases and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Stein is active in education; in addition to being the Program Director of Colorectal Surgery Residency at Case Western School of Medicine, she has directed or served as faculty on more than fifty courses in laparoscopic colon and rectal and minimally invasive surgery. She is an Associate Examiner for the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. She is creator and co-director of the annual Colon and Rectal Surgery Career Course, which focuses on providing real world skills to graduating colon and rectal surgery residents. She serves as the faculty advisor for the Case Western School of Medicine women in surgery interest group and a founder of the Northeastern Ohio Women In Surgery networking and educational group.

Dr. Stein earned her medical degree from University of Colorado School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospitals of Cornell and Columbia. She worked for Medecins sans Frontieres prior to joining the staff of New York Presbyterian Cornell Hospital, and moved to University Hospitals/Cleveland Medical Center in 2009.

She became active in the Association of Women Surgeons as an attending, and has appreciated the outstanding networking opportunities within the organization. “To me, connectivity is key. Through the Association of Women Surgeons, I have had the opportunity to interact with amazing leaders in surgery, who I might not have met otherwise. The AWS gives us a common bond, allowing us a starting point to create new relationships and find mutual interests”. She is honored to be selected as a 2016-2017 Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professor.