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John Suh, MD

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John Suh, MD
Department: Radiation Oncology
Department Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code T28
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
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John Suh, MD
Department: Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code T28
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5571
DeskDesk:216.444.5574
WorkFax:216.445.1068
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

John Suh, MD, is the Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Associate Director of the Gamma Knife Center at the Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Suh received his Bachelor's and Medical degrees from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Fla. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Cleveland Clinic from 1990 to 1995 and joined the Staff in 1995. He was the Residency Program Director from 1996 to 2002.

Dr. Suh is a written and oral Board Examiner for the American Board of Radiology. He serves as a reviewer for various medical journals and is a member of various medical societies.

His primary research interests are brain tumors, Gamma Knife radiosurgery and innovative radiation modalities. He has participated in numerous in-house, pharmaceutical and cooperative group trials.

Professional Highlights

  • Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Associate Director of Cleveland Clinic's Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Center
  • Former Residency Program Director for Department of Radiation Oncology

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Radiation Oncology
Cleveland, OH USA
1995
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Radiation Oncology
Cleveland, OH USA
1994
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Pre-Radiation Oncology
Cleveland, OH USA
1991
Medical School - University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL USA
1990
Undergraduate - University of Miami
Biology
Miami, FL USA
1986

Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology

Specialty Interests

Brain tumor, gamma knife

Awards & Honors

  •  America’s Top Doctors for Cancer 2009-2013 (Castle Connolly)

    National Brain Tumor Foundation Clinical Research Award, presented at Society of Neuro-Oncology meeting, 2003
  • ESTRO/ASTRO Traveling Fellowship Award, 1999

Memberships

  • International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS)
  • American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
  • Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiation Oncology Programs (SCAROP) 
  • Society of Neuro-Oncology (SNO)

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Neuro-Oncology
  • Brain Tumor Management
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cranial Radiosurgery
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Fractionated Radiotherapy
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Treatment
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Novalis Radiosurgery/Radiotherapy
  • Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
  • Pediatric Radiotherapy
  • Radiation Sensitizers
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Section of Pediatric Radiology
  • Spinal Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adult Brain Tumors
  • Anaplastic Astrocytomas
  • Anaplastic Oligodendrogliomas
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Brain Tumors
  • Benign Tumors of the Brain
  • Benign Tumors of the Spinal Cord
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Brain Lymphoma
  • Brain Metastases
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Sinus Tumors
  • Chordomas
  • Clival Chordomas
  • Ependymomas
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Hemangioblastomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Malignant Gliomas
  • Malignant Tumors of the Brain
  • Malignant Tumors of the Spinal Cord
  • Melanoma
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Pediatric Brain Cancer
  • Pediatric Spine Tumors
  • Pediatric Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas
  • Sarcomas of the Brain or Head
  • Schwannoma
  • Skull Base Cancer
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Spine Tumors
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/7/2014, Dr. Suh 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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