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

  • Angiosarcomas
  • Askin’s Tumors
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE)
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Primary Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Chest Wall
  • Radiation Induced Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
View all 14 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

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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

141 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

27 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr. Budd has been caring for me for over 18-years... he is smart, knowledgeable, kind, and warm. He is an amazing asset to CCF!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

dr budd is awsome

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Dr Budd gives it 2 u straight he knows what he is doing and he prepares you for any potential side affects or risks of treatment you are getting hes also compadsionate and understanding by far the best care I have ever received in my life

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

I had a 1:00 and I know that is probably the worst time, so I was not shocked about the hour wait time. I also had to emergency, or specific issue. I know Dr. Budd had a lot of records of mine to review before meeting with me that also added to the wait time.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

I have been with Dr Bud for almost 20 years and is still one of the best Dr's I have worked with in terms of professionalism, care for the patient and bed side manor.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

I have been going to Dr Budd for over 10 years. He's caring and he listens. I feel fortunate to be in his care and that of Machelle Moeller.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr. Budd has been my doctor for over 10 years and helped me through the scariest time of my life. He is so knowledgeable and kind.... EXCELLENT doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr. Budd has been wonderful, caring, and consistent throughout my treatment. He takes the time to address my questions, hear my current state, and considers well the next step. I trust his opinion implicitly.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Budd is phenomenal. It takes just a couple of visits for him to get the know the patient, once he does, he is able to provide answers to anticipated questions from the patient. He sincerely wants to meet the patient's treatment objectives, such a kind and caring man!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

Dr Budd is very pleasant

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Dr. Budd and staff have been professional, engaging, understanding, supportive and kind. I could not ask for a better experience.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Budd saw me the same day that the orthopedic oncologist referred me. I was very appreciative.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

I truly appreciate how Dr. Budd personally calls me to answer any questions that I may have. He also calls to explain test results. I am grateful that he is my doctor. I feel that I am good hands and that he truly cares about my health.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr Budd truly listens and looks at you when talking. very supportive.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr. Southworth is wonderful! She is very attentive and caring!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr. Budd calls me at home to make sure I know and understand the test results. He really cares about his patients. Of course I would recommend him to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

We did have to wait longer than I have ever had to wait at the Cleveland Clinic, but Dr. Budd was very much worth waiting for. He was very informative and included my family in everything he talked about and made sure we understood everything.

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