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David Adelstein, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Department of Solid Tumor Oncology in the Taussig Cancer Center, and he is a Professor of Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He is also Co-Chairman of the National Cancer Institute Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee. This group is instrumental in defining the national agenda for clinical investigation in this disease.
Dr. Adelstein completed his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago, his medical school training at New York University School of Medicine, and his internship, residency and hematology/oncology fellowship at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals -- where he served as Chief Medical Resident from 1979-1980.
After his training, he joined the Staff of the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital (now MetroHealth Medical Center). He came to the Cleveland Clinic in 1989 to the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, where he has served as both Vice-Chairman and Acting Chairman.
Dr. Adelstein is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. His interests include diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract, including the head and neck and esophagus. He has focused on the integration of chemotherapy and radiation with surgery in the curative management of these diseases.
He continues to be an active Clinical Investigator, and has conducted a number of multimodality clinical trials within Cleveland Clinic, as well as nationally. He has published widely on the management of aerodigestive tract malignancies in multiple medical journals.
Head and neck cancer, esophageal cancer, solid tumor oncology, cancer, esophageal cancer, hypopharyngeal cancer, laryngeal cancer, nasal cavity cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer, oral cancer
Awards & Honors
Fellow in FACP since 7/1/09 from the Ohio Chapter
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