Dr. Beri Ridgeway is the Institute Chair of the Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health Institute at Cleveland Clinic and the inaugural academic chair for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Department of OB, GYN, and Reproductive Biology. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and completed a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of California, San Diego. She then went on to complete a three-year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Ridgeway leads nearly 600 physicians and caregivers providing basic and advanced women’s health medical care to women in Northeast Ohio and beyond. In 2019, her department completed over 400,000 visits, 10,000 deliveries, and 8,400 surgeries. In addition to clinical service, they provided education to the next generation of physicians, including 25 residents and 13 fellows. In the last year, Dr. Ridgeway expanded the residency program and added two new fellowships.
Dr. Ridgeway is currently serving as an Associate Chief of Staff. She was involved in the first responses to COVID and developed a team to wind down surgical services in preparation for the surge of COVID patients. Currently, she is leading teams dedicated to clinical reactivation in order to not further defer care for non-COVID patients. In these efforts, she oversees initiatives to increase access for patients via surgical cases, face-to-face visits, and telehealth.
Dr. Ridgeway has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and 10 book chapters and made numerous presentations at national and international meetings. Her research interests include surgical correction of pelvic organ prolapse, uterine-sparing operations to treat prolapse, and combined pelvic floor disorders.