Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Cardio-Oncology Center
  • Clinical Trials
  • Medical Oncology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
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About G. Thomas Budd, MD

George Thomas Budd, MD, is a staff physician in the Taussig Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic. His clinical interests include breast cancer, sarcomas and experimental therapeutics. His research interests are focused on experimental therapies, breast cancer and sarcomas.

Board-certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in medical oncology, Dr. Budd has authored more than 100 articles, book chapters and textbooks. He is a reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed publications including Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer and Clinical Cancer Research.
In addition, Dr. Budd is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Society of Clinical Oncology and American Association for Cancer Research.

Dr. Budd received his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship in medical oncology at Cleveland Clinic.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Medical Oncology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Specialty Interests

Solid tumors, breast cancer, sarcomas, biologic response modifiers, experimental therapeutics, cancer chemoprevention, clinical trials, medical oncology, cancer

Awards & Honors

  • Lula Zapis Endowed Chair to support Breast Cancer Research
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for G. Thomas Budd, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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. 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, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/26/2018, Dr. Budd 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about 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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

130 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

Dr. Budd is very knowledgeable and attentive, he takes in account all my concerns about medications and has changed medications due to these concerns. I am very satisfied with being included into the decisions.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018

Dr Budd contacted me through My Chart with my Mammogram results. He knew I was worried because of my history of breast cancer. He is a very caring Doctor. Thanks Dr. Budd, you put my fears at rest! I am so happy with my care at the Cleveland clinic in all aspects of my care. So much so that I have transferred all of my care to Cleveland Clinic providers.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

I have been seeing Dr. Budd nearly monthly for 8 1/2 years and could not be in better hands. He and his associates have been there whenever I have a need.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

I came to Cleveland Clinic for a second opinion on my cancer care. I wad very pleased with Dr. Budd and his recommendations. The referral was handled by my oncologist and return call from Cleveland was quick and the appointment was made promptly.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

Dr. Bud and his entire staff are the most caring professionals. I have nothing but respect and gratitude for all of them.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

I know Dr. Budd is very busy and he did apologize for the wait time...we waited 45 minutes for him.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

I am willing to wait for Dr. Budd as I know he will give me undivided attention when I am in the room. I would, however, like to be told he is running15-30-or how ever many minutes behind, just to be aware.

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

this appt was for a second opinion and double checking my oncologist in Mansfield. Dr. Budd was wonderful!

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

on my last visit I had to wait an hour and a half before I saw my doctor and no one came in to tell me what the reason was ! till I went out to the nurses station and inquired about when I was going to see the doctor

Reviewed on May 15, 2018

Dr. Budd was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer all of my questions!

Reviewed on May 8, 2018

waited an hour before I saw the doctor

Reviewed on May 7, 2018

I have been going to Dr. Budd for 17 years he is an intelligent, caring, knowledgeable, conscientious, and all-around wonderful man. while it's unfortunate that we've had to "grow up" together, it is a complete and total blessing that Dr. Budd has been in our lives. Dr. Budd is a rare and wonderful physician. we thank Dr. Budd for his compelling combination of empathy and excellence.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018

My lab work is always immediately available on MyChart. Dr. Budd always reviews my CT scans. if they are not available, he will always call me in the evening to let me know the results.

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