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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
  • 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
View all 18 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

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

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

Undergraduate - Eastern Nazarene College
Wollaston, MA USA


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

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 2/15/2023, Dr. Samaras 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

192 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

43 Patient Comments

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!!!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr Samaras is an outstanding physician. Grateful to have her on my team.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr. Samaras is an amazing physician. She the most skilled and compassionate doctor that I have ever met. I consider myself so fortunate to have her as my physician. Her assistant Mary Ann Karam is also an amazing talent.Dr.Samaras and Mary Ann have been my oncology team for a long time.I truly don't know what I would do without them and I pray that they never leave.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Fantastic experience. Dr could not have been more pleasant,informative or reassuring. Would rate her 20 out of 10

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Samaras is the gold standard in medical care. She has the unique ability to provide excellent medical care with sincere empathy and genuine care for the patient. I trust her with my life and value the opportunity to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Love Dr Samaras

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Christy always makes me feel that she cares about me as a person.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

My visit with Dr. Samaras was very pleasant, informative, and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr. Samaras and Mary Ann Karam were wonderful as usual.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

I love Dr. Samaras. I am so thankful for her and her staff.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

I appreciate Dr. Samaras for her care and expertise

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Very pleased everyone polite and helpful Dr Samaras and nurse clinician Mary Ann Karam were the best very thankful for there help

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr. Samaras is incredible. She takes the time to explain things thoroughly and answer all questions.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

I wish I could give Dr. Samaras a 10 out of 5!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr. Samaras is the most caring doctor. She is so thorough and makes sure when your appointment is over that you are comfortable with what is going on and has answered every question.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr. Samaras is wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

I'm very happy with Dr Samaras

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr Samaras is amazing. Very patient oriented very knowledgeable and very attuned to individual needs and preferences

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Dr. Samaras is Top Notch!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr Samaras is excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

I find Dr Samaras to be extremely patient focused and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Doctor was very knowledgeable and professional

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Samaras is always wonderful to work with!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr Samaras is without a doubt the best Doctor I have ever been associated with.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Very good experience always with Dr. Samaras an now with her new team members I have to get used to

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr Samaras has always seem to be very concerned about my help and well being she is an excellent Dr. Very kind and considerate

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Have great respect for my oncologist. She always exhibits empathy, straightforward with information and a pleasure to see each visit.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dr. Samaras has been a supportive, thorough and caring doctor for the past several years. She is warm and available and her expertise is evident!

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