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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Biologics
  • Cancer Center
  • Cardio-Oncology Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Immunotherapy
  • Medical Oncology
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angiosarcomas
  • Askin’s Tumors
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE)
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Musculoskeletal Neoplasms
  • Musculoskeletal Sarcomas
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Primary Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Chest Wall
  • Radiation Induced Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
View all 18 Specialties +


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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 175 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 Education - University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS USA

Professional Highlights

  • Grants.gov ID Number 12301534 Department of Defense
    Primary Immunoprevention of Breast Cancer. 10/1/17–9/30/21
    Role: Partnering Principal Investigator 

    N01-CN-55131-MAO - National Cancer Institute
    Phase I and Pharmacokinetic Trials of Perillyl Alcohol in Patients with a Prior History of Breast Carcinoma
    6/30/95 - 6/29/03 (includes no- cost extension)
    Role: Principal Investigator

    N01-CN-55119-MAO - National Cancer Institute
    Phase I Multiple Dose Safety and Pharmacokinetic Clinical Trial of Sulindac Sulfone
    6/30/95 - 5/15/97
    G. Thomas Budd, Principal Investigator

    5U10 CA004919-47 National Cancer Institute
    Southwest Oncology Group
    Role: Principal Investigator 

    PO1 - CA48919-01A2, National Cancer Institute
    Biology of Renal Cell Carcinoma
    RM Bukowski, Principal Investigator
    Project 1, Combination Cytokine Therapy
    G. Thomas Budd, Principal Investigator


  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

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


  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Southwest Oncology Group
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
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 11/30/2023, 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

154 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr Budd wonderful

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr. Budd, Is the best physician I have ever dealt with. He is extremely knowledgeable, kind, companionable always takes the times to listen and address my concerns. The

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Always a pleasure to see Dr. Budd & his fellow

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Dr Budd and his team have been amazing and helpful and explaining everything to me

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr Budd is excellent as a doctor and as a person.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

High quality , excellent care I received at the Cleveland Clinic. The expertise of my doctor, DR Budd is both reassuring and very effective. His bedside manner is outstanding, which is easing my difficult situation, and building a trust very quickly . I'm am very thankful for it. The treatment team is very professional and polite as well. The social worker, Nancy Tamburro is very helpful and kind. Michelle Parson as well is very helpful and kind and professional helping me navigate in the new environment.Thank you!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Dr. Budd is very compassionate and kind. He is the main reason I continue to drive over two hours for all of my treatment and care, instead of just going to The James. Dr. Budd always takes the time to explain things to you and he really listens to what you have to say and your concerns. He has excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Care is the correct word! Dr. Budd always apologizes for his cold hands before shaking mine or when examining me. I'd like to say "Cold hands-warm heart".i always feel that he cares about me.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr. Budd cared for my medical issues with professionalism, concern, and his knowledge in cancer treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr. Budd is wonderful at all of the above and his help with my case is very appreciated.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr Budd is a wonderful doctor and human being. He listens to all my concerns and answers all my questions without rushing me.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Budd has been my doctor for 10 years I am very grateful for the wonderful care that I have received. He listens and answers all of my questions and concerns regardless of the number with patience, clarity and kindness.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr Budd was very respectful and kind. The staff that day were very nice and we appreciated it so much. I have a lot ahead of me so kindness is key.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

I already recommended Dr Budd to a friend whose dr is in need of a oncologist.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Budd is an excellent doctor. I am thankful that he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr.Budd is amazing! He has cared for me for over 20 years, and here I am to talk about it!! Such a kind, intelligent and thoughtful man. We're lucky to have him in our lives.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr Budd is a wonderful doctor who shows great empathy and is very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Budd is above and beyond Extremely knowledgeable and compassionate

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Budd always does a great job .

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

It is a shame that modern American medicine doesn't celebrate excellent doctors like Dr Budd. The fifteen minute appointment rule (?) , goal (?) is insulting to a true professional. Dr. Budd is efficient and focused but extremely compassionate.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

How do I know if the staff worked together? I know they didn't care that I was in the exam room for 20 minutes. Irrelevant. The important issue was how Dr. Budd treated me and he was wonderful.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Budd is awesome !

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr. Budd is such a gentle man who seems to listen to everything you say and take it into consideration. His primary goal seems to be prioritizing normal life and minimizing the Impact of treatments so you are living the life you want.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

I have nothing but positive care and kindness while at the clinic. Dr. Budd and everyone else concerning my care has always been positive and informative. I can't thank everyone enough with saving my life. Dr. Budd always answered any questions or concerns that I may have had. I always felt that I was in the best hands always!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

I would highly recommend Dr. Budd and everyone that helped with my care at the clinic. They took such great care and accepted me into their cancer clinic immediately and which helped with saving my life. I am so very great full for everyone there!!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Budd has been wonderful throughout my Cancer journey, but especially this week when there were possible issues with my Ommaya tap results. He called me multiple times to keep me up to date and relieve my fears about the new results.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr Budd is very kind and I feel safe in his care.

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