Department Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Brain Tumor Diagnosis
  • Brain Tumor Management
  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Experimental Therapeutics
  • Neuro-Oncology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Brain Tumors
  • Anaplastic Astrocytomas
  • Anaplastic Oligodendrogliomas
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Brain Tumors
  • Benign Tumors of the Brain
  • Benign Tumors of the Spinal Cord
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Brain Lymphoma
  • Brain Metastases
  • Cancer
  • Chordomas
  • Clival Chordomas
  • Ependymomas
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Malignant Gliomas
  • Malignant Tumors of the Brain
  • Malignant Tumors of the Spinal Cord
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas
  • Sarcomas of the Brain or Head
  • Schwannoma
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About Manmeet Ahluwalia, MD

Manmeet Ahluwalia, MD, FACP is the Dean and Diane Miller Family Endowed Chair in NeuroOncology in the Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center (BBTC) where he subspecializes in treatment of patients with brain tumors and brain metastases. He is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University (CCLCM).  He serves as the Director, Brain Metastasis Research Program and the Associate Director and Head of Operations in the BBTC of the Neurological Institute of Cleveland Clinic. He has joint appointments in the Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic and in the Developmental Therapeutics Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also serves as the Program Director of Neuro-Oncology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Ahluwalia's research focuses on the development of new therapies for patients with brain tumors and brain metastases. He is currently leading several clinical trials involving immune therapies including vaccines, viral based therapies and immune check point inhibiters as well as targeted therapies. His results have been presented nationally and internationally and have resulted in over 150 editorials, manuscripts and book chapters. Dr. Ahluwalia serves as the Associate Editor on Tumor Section of Neurosurgery, the official Journal of Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). He is the Associate Editor of ASCO Post, the newsletter of ASCO. He is the Section Editor of NeuroOncology for HemOnc Today. He serves as a reviewer on multiple journals including Cancer, NeuroOncology, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, BMC Cancer, Molecular Cancer Research.

 Dr. Ahluwalia has been recipient of several prestigious awards such the National Cancer Institute/ CTEP Career Development Award for Clinical Trial in American Brain Tumor Consortium (ABTC), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Leadership Development Program award, Crain’s 40 Under 40 award and has been nominated to the Leading in Healthcare, Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Ahluwalia received his MD degree from the Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi. He completed his residency at Fairview General Hospital and fellowship training at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Medical Oncology-Hematology
Buffalo, NY USA

Residency - Fairview General Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi
New Delhi, India

Professional Highlights

  • Member Cancer Research Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2017-2020
  • Member, Education Committee of the Central Nervous System (CNS) track, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2016-17
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Leadership Development Program Award, 2016-2017
  • Leading in Health Care, Cleveland Clinic, 2015-16
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Taxonomy Task Force Member, 2016
  • Chair, Education Committee of the Central Nervous System (CNS) track, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2015-16
  • Dean and Diane Miller Family Endowed Chair in NeuroOncology
  • Chair, Education Committee of the Central Nervous System (CNS) track of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2014-15
  • Chair of the Membership Committee of Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
  • Diplomate, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties- Neuro-Oncology, 2013
  • Fellowship, American College of Physicians, 2012
  • Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Award, ASCO/AACR, August 2010
  • Diplomate, Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2009
  • Diplomate, Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2009
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Hematology
  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

Specialty Interests

benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord, benign brain tumors (meningiomas, schwannomas), Brain Metastases, brain tumors, experimental therapeutics, molecular biology of brain tumors clinical and translational trials, neuro-oncology

Awards & Honors

  • Top Doctor, Cleveland Magazine, 2015-17American Society of Clinical Oncology Leadership Development Program Award (2016-17)
  • Velsano Impact Award, Brain Metastases Program (2017-18)
  • Indo-American Cancer Association Rising Star Award for Contribution to Oncology
  • Marquis Who's Who in America, 2014
  • US News and Castle Connolly's Top Doctor, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Award, ASCO/AACR, August 2010
  • Best Research Award: Basic Science Project, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, June 2009
  • Named in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2008-09
  • Sigma Xi Research Society, 2008
  • Outstanding Intern Award, Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Health
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 11/11/2019, Dr. Ahluwalia 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. Ahluwalia receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Bayer AG
  • AbbVie, 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

45 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.1
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

3 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

visit on time, every one courteous and helpful. doctor ans Visit on time, all personal helpful and courteous. Doctor explained possible treatment in an understanding way. We received a information packet that helps to find parking for the next visit.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Thumbs up for Dr A and Cathy. Once we learned who and what the other care providers jobs were, we were able to ask the right questions to the right people. We did get a new nurse but treatments were stopped before we had a chance to meet her.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

My provider, Dr. Ahluwalia, and his assistants, is an extremely knowledgeable and competent person, who is kind, approachable, and extremely helpful. I am so fortunate to have chosen my doctor and the Cleveland Clinic and I consider myself lucky and privileged!

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