Stacy Alan Brethauer, MD, is an Associate Staff Physician in the Section of Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He graduated from Wray High School in May of 1985. He attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo., from 1985 to 1989, where he studied journalism and mass communication. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences-F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, in Bethesda, MD and received his MD degree in 1993.
He then served for three years as an air wing flight surgeon aboard aircraft carriers based in California. He completed general surgery residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA in 2001. Following residency, he was assigned as a staff general surgeon in Okinawa, Japan and at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego and he deployed with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force to Taqaddum, Iraq in 2004. He completed a research fellowship and a clinical fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and joined the staff in 2007. His clinical interests include bariatric surgery, laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, hernia repair and endoscopy.