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Ronald Sobecks, MD

216.444.6833

Ronald Sobecks, MD

Appointed: 1999

Ronald Sobecks, MD
Department: Hematology and Oncology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code R35
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6833
DeskDesk:216.445.4626
WorkFax:216.444.9464
Ronald Sobecks, MD
Department: Taussig Cancer Institute
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code R35
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6833
DeskDesk:216.445.4626
WorkFax:216.444.9464
Ronald Sobecks, MD
Department: Transplantation Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code R35
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6833
DeskDesk:216.445.4626
WorkFax:216.444.9464
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Ronald M. Sobecks, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders, Taussig Cancer Institute, with joint appointment in the Transplantation Center in the Division of Surgery. He is also Associate Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

In addition, Dr. Sobecks serves as Quality Improvement Officer of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Member and Co-Chairman of the Bone Marrow Transplant Lab Committee and Member of the Transplant Executive Committee.

Dr. Sobecks is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hematology, Diplomate of the American Board of Oncology and Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

His treatment interests are in allogeneic and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation leukemias and other hematologic malignancies/diseases.

Professional Highlights

  • Principal investigator or co-investigator of several protocols for the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
  • Principal investigator or co-investigator on many protocols regarding hematopoietic stem cell transplantation or other therapies for hematologic malignancies at Cleveland Clinic
  • Research interests have included analyses of killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, reduced-intensity conditioning approaches for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and umbilical cord blood transplantation

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Chicago Hospitals
Hematology/Oncology (Adult)
Chicago, IL USA
1999
Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1996
Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1994
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1993
Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Chemistry
Cleveland, OH USA
1989

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine- Hematology

Specialty Interests

Leukemia, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, hematologic malignancies, drug development, clinical trials, cancer, lymphoma, myelodysplasia, multiple myeloma, myeloma

Memberships

  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Southwest Oncology Group

Treatment & Services

  • Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Chemotherapy
  • General Hematology
  • Hematology
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 2/14/2014, Dr. Sobecks has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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