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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
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
View all 23 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

  • 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
  • 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


  • 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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

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. 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 1/17/2021, Dr. Budd has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Budd receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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

136 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr. Budd is always willing to listen to my concerns and explain things to me.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

I've never been treated so good Dr Budd keeps me up to speed on my cancer. I

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

I found Dr. Budd to be very responsive and helpful at our appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr. Budd was very informative. He listened to my concerns and explained everything to me. Positive experience.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr. Budd is very dedicated. He answers all questions.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

We love Dr. Budd and his nurse Michelle. We could not ask for a more kind, patient, knowledgeable team to guide us through treatment

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr. Bud and his team are aways accessible, responsive, and caring. They are a great team!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr. Bud's team goes above and beyond to be helpful. Rarely have I've seen this type of teamwork and coordination elsewhere (outside "The Clinic"). I would like to give a special shout-out to Michelle Parsons and Michelle Moeller for their continued care given to me. They both are so knowledgeable and nice. It's always easy to access and talk to them about an issue, and they always give an answer. If they can't, they promptly consult Dr. Bud for an answer. Or, Dr. Bud will promptly call me with an explanation to my questions or concerns. I rank Dr. Bud's team 5 stars !

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Budd's since October, 2016. From the first time I met him, I knew that he was the doctor for me. Always thorough, thoughtful and kind. He told me what to expect from my first appointment with him and has always answered every question with certainty along the way. If I seemed liked I did not understand something, he is quick to ask if that makes sense.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

dr Budd is fantastic!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Dr Budd is such a thorough and patient provider. He even showed concern about another unrelated health problem I am experiencing and asked how mycareer/job/home life has been due to Covid.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Dr. Budd answered all my questions and addressed my concerns. He did not rush the appointment and made me feel important.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

I had a list of questions for Dr Budd. By the time he finished explaining my condition, prognosis and treatment, he had answered all my questions. He was very thorough. Dr Budd has a good sense of humor.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr Budd is wonderful. he is not only very knowledgeable, but also compassionate and empathetic. he really excels taking care of complicated patients who require alot of care coordination.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

I really appreciated being able to read *Dr. Budd's visit notes in MyChart. That allowed me to review everything one more time as receiving so much information in person was overwhelming and hard to remember. His notes were very clear and very concise.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Dr. Budd is a very experienced, courteous and insightful Doctor whom has his patients over all well being, as a priority! I'm very blessed to have a Doctor with his medical knowledge and im praying that he can help me over come my second bout of cancer as he aided me back in the 90's.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

One of the best doctor's I have ever encountered to which I moved back from Las Vegas to Cleveland in order to undergo his medical expertise!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

My experience with Cleveland Clinic has always been good. The team from my doctor's, (Dr. George T. Budd) nurse practitioners, schedulers, to the "red coats" have always been professional, thorough, and kind.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. Budd is such a wonderful and caring doctor! As my original surgery was some time ago and my results have been stable, this was my last visit with the doctor. While I would have liked to thank him in person, I was able to at least thank him virtually!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Budd and his staff always listen to me and answer any questions or concerns that I have. They are always pleasant, caring, and upbeat.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

From the time that I was first diagnosed with Cancer in 2007 and again in 2017, my doctors and nurses have been wonderful including the radiation staff and chemo staff. I was included in my treatment decisions, and once decided, they were implemented quickly. Everyone along the way was very helpful .

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