alert icon Coronavirus
Now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for ages 16+
Learn how to schedule
COVID-19 vaccine FAQs
New visitation hours
Need a COVID-19 test before travel, school or childcare?
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 +


Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans

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.

(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

142 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

24 Patient Comments

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 .

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Dr. Budd is a very good doctor. Lots of care for his patients.

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.

Related Videos Featuring G. Thomas Budd, MD

Related Videos Featuring G. Thomas Budd, MD

Back to Top