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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6833
Desk:
216.444.0293
Fax:
216.444.9464
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Hematology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloidosis
  • Blood Clots
  • C3 Glomerulopathy with Monoclonal Gammopathy
  • Cancer
  • Fanconi Syndrome
  • Heavy Chain Deposition Disease
  • Light Chain Deposition Disease
  • Light Chain Proximal Tubulopathy
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy of Renal Significance (MGRS)
  • Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Deposition Disease (MIDDs)
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Necrobiotic Xanthogranuloma
  • Plasma Cell Leukemia (PCL)
  • POEMS Syndrome (Polyneuropahty, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, M-Protein, Skin Manifestations)
  • Proliferative Glomerulonephritis with Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Deposits (PGNMID)
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Schnitzler Syndrome
  • Scleromyxedema
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Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2010

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Hematology/Oncology
Cleveland, OH
2009

Residency - UPMC Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
2003

Medical Education - University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Biddeford, ME
2000

Undergraduate - Eastern Nazarene College
Wollaston, MA
1991

Certifications

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

Specialty Interests

Benign hematologic disorders, clotting disorders, myeloma, blood clots, blood disorders

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Christy Samaras, DO.

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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 4/10/2024, Dr. Samaras 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.

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

227 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Dr. Samaras is a good doctor who cares for her patients.

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Dr. Samaras consistently goes above and beyond w/ me and I greatly appreciate all that she does. She's an excellent listener, asks open ended questions, and has an excellent understanding of my condition.

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Dr. Samaras was excellent! She wad genuinely interested in me and my medical problem. She asked good questions and she involved me in the discussion of treatment and next steps.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

I appreciate that Dr. Samaras has a plan in place and options.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr Samaras is always wonderful. I feel so comfortable with her. She is very optimistic and encouraging.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Always easier to arrange appts with Dr Samaras than most others at CC. Greatly appreciate this!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Dr. Samaras and her care team are compassionate and always take time to make sure all your questions and concerns are answered. I love her and her staff.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr Samara and her crew are wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr Samaras is the best.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Dr. Samaras is the kindest, most caring Oncologist & my wife & I have had her caring for me for nearly 8 years!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Dr. Samaras & her staff treat my wife & myself like a ream member. Always discuss options & monitor me closely.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

The Phelbotomist was very inexperienced & caused me extreme pain. He did not get any blood on the first attempt & had to repeat the procedure . Then, he did not have the proper tests completed & Dr. Samaras had to call the lab to have them run from the residual sample . We did not get those results which upset both the doctor & myself because we were unable to discuss those results at the time of my appointment . I have to drive 200 miles round trip to see the doctor .

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Staff was attentive, pleasant, helpful answered all questions, I was absolutely satisfied, with Dr Samaras and the staff, of other Doctors..as usual

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr. Samaras is THE BEST!!! She is very compassionate and caring. She thoroughly listens and continuously includes me in my care decisions. She goes out of her way to make you feel like you are her only patient :)

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr Samaras explained what my PE is and what effects it has and will have on me. When I was diagnosed and admitted at Fairview hospital they didn't explain this to me

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr Samaris thoroughly discusses your medical issues and potential treatment. She is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr. Samaras is the best. We love her and the care she provides.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr Samaras listens to me and provides great care. Highly recommend her and her team

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

It's a privilege to have Dr Samaras

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr Samars is an awesome doctor. She is so caring, a great listener and always so informative.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

I live in Indiana and it was like night and day from my experience at my local hospital. Dr Samaras and everyone was unbelievably kind and professional. I'm already getting answers to things that have been a mystery since March of this year. Thank you!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

DR SAMARAS IS FANTASTIC. VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE HER AS MY CARE GIVER.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr. Samaras as always shows not only great knowledge and guidance but also great empathy in dealing with me. She always takes the time to listen to my concerns and answer all questions. I never feel rushed which is great and all too uncommon in healthcare in general.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

It may sound .like a cliche- but Dr. Samaras is the best. Not only from the actual office visit but the effort she makes after the visit to see that other tests and/or visits with other doctors get schedule expediatiously as well as calling and/or returning calls to me.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Love Dr Samaras

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Samaras took a lot of time to find out background information and explain all the possible reasons for the problems I've been experiencing. She was easy to talk to and very knowledge.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr Samaras is wonderful.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

I really respect and like Dr Samaras. She treats us as people and just a chart number.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr Samaras was very accommodating in squeezing in an appointment to see me when I had another appt at the clinic

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr Samaras is awesome. She took the time to meet with my oncologist prior to meeting with me to understand my medical history o er the past 15 years. Very comforting that she was so thourough

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. SAMARAS IS SUCH AN INTELLIGENT, CARING DOCTOR. SHE TRUELY CARES ABOUT HER PATIENTS AND TREATS THE WHOLE PERSON NOT JUST THE PART OF THAT PERSON SHE SPECIALIZES IN.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

We are very please with DR Samaras. She has always gone above and beyond to help us.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr Samaras is amazing. I didn't feel well during the visit. The following day she called me to check in. She really makes me feel like an individual, not just another number.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

I have recommended Dr Samaras to two other friends. I feel she is very caring and very compassionate. She communicates thoroughly with me when I have questions or concerns and is very dedicated to me as a patient and person.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Great doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr. Samaras is an excellent doctor. She is always looking out for my care and me as a person.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Samaras is a kind, caring and very detail doctor. She listens and if you do not understand something she will explain it to you.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Always suggest the Cleveland Clinic if anyone needs a doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr Samaras is a very caring and knowledgeable Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr. Christy Samaras is truly an outstanding doctor with rich knowledge and a kind heart. I was very nervous and concerned about my health issue before seeing her. But her warmth, care, and attention make me feel safe, cared for, and comfortable. Dr. Samaras is very knowledgeable. Her detailed explanation and keen analysis of my health issue educated me well to understand my health problem. Her compassionate counseling saved me from the depression caused by a scary health issue and has given me the courage and confidence to face this health problem. I can't find enough words to express my gratitude to Dr. Samaras. I am very lucky and extremely happy to have Dr. Samaras as my care provider. Cleveland Clinic earns the trust from the patients like me because your doctors like Dr. Christy Samaras provide excellent care to patients. I will definitely recommend Dr. Samaras and Cleveland Clinic to others.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Cleveland Clinic earns the trust from the patients like me because your doctors like Dr. Christy Samaras provide excellent care to patients. I will definitely recommend Dr. Samaras and Cleveland Clinic to others.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr.Samaras is a very caring and kind person and always treats me wioth respect with questions and concerns

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr Samaris was very curtious, professional, informative!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. Samaras is a very good listener and treats her patients with the upmost respect. We feel very fortunate to have her as our physician/oncologist

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Samaras saved my life and I think very highly of her and have the upmost respect for her. She is a highly intelligent doctor and a kind human being. She always answers all of my questions and puts my mind at ease. It's clear that she cares very much about her patients. I wouldn't give her up for the world.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

My appointment was urgent & Dr. Samaras was kind enough to respond quickly & grant me an appointment in her busy schedule.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

I have been to many appointments in my lifetime including myself and aging parents and I can honestly say Dr. Samaras is by far the best and most professional doctor I have experienced. Her knowledge, compassion, and detail surpasses any doctor I have experienced.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

She is very concerned for her patients. Answered any questions & gave advise on future follow-up.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Sammaras is quiet, calm thoughtful and determined to find and treat your condition. Her manner exudes confidence in her patient that she will dianose your condition and receive the best care possible.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Best dr ever!!!

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