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
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Medical Oncology
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angiosarcomas
  • Askin’s Tumors
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Chordomas
  • Clival Chordomas
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE)
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Knee Bone Tumor
  • Knee Soft Tissue Tumors
  • 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 22 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 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 Education - University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • 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 1/12/2020, 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

129 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr George Budd excellent knowledgeable courteous caring

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr. Fanning was great at explaining options to my 93 year old mother.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Budd is excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Budd is extremely caring. His bedside manner can't be beat. I would recommend Dr. Budd to ANYONE needing an oncologist!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr Budd is a good Doctor , and very polite

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr. Budd is a phenomenal doctor. He is always very patient, attentive, courteous and answers all of your questions. He has a great bedside manner and is extremely knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Budd is the best. I have known this Doctor for over 16 years and he is excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Bud is the best of the best!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr Budd is very tolerant and respectful when discussing treatments and medication paths.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr Budd very professional person and he's very concerned about his patients !

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr Budd is always very prompt in responding to an email, calling or answering questions.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr Budd is a great doctor and I trust him with all his decisions

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Very pleased with Dr. Budd over the past 10 years. Very professional, yet personal.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Dr Budd has been my oncologist for 18 years. He's great and I have no negative comments about him.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr. Budd and his staff remain AMAZING in all facets of care. Totally blessed by and grateful for them as my care givers.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

love Dr Budd and his staff!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr Budd was very concerned about my wife's condition and we appreciate that very much.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr Budd was very informative when talking to my wife.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Everyone I encountered during my visit was exceptionally helpful and nice. Every employee had a smile and an upbeat attitude. I cannot stress how much kindness from providers helps when coming up for an oncology check up. Which brings me to Dr Budd who is outstanding. He is a true angel. I have been with him since 2004 and myself and my husband both love him and have the utmost respect. He's been a very stable part of a sometimes quite bumpy ride. He's a great man and wonderful ambassador for CCH.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

I sung the many, many praises I have for the wonderful Dr Budd a couple questions ago, but suffice it to say I think he's a true angel and credit to his field and CCH. A million stars!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr Budd and his staff provided our family with a sense of comfort.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

We love Dr. Budd

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Dr. Budd is competent and cares about his patients. He is often brief in communications. I have to ask questions to get information about what he thinks and the future course of treatment, vs him leading the conversation. I would recommend him, but would tell a future patient to be sure to ask for more info than he volunteers.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Budd is always caring and kind. he makes you feel comfortable and doesn't mind spending time explaining your questions or concerns. he is truly one of the best doctors I have ever had.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

provider was patient I was comfortable asking questions he did not rush and was knowledgeable and kind

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