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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
View all 2 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloidosis
  • Blood Clots
  • Blood Disorders
  • 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 Immunoglobin Deposition Disease (MIDDs)
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Necrobiotic Xanthogranuloma
  • Plasma cell Leukemia (PCL)
  • POEMS Syndrome (Polyneuropahty, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, M-Protein, Skin Manifestations)
  • Proliferative Glomerulonephritis with Monoclonal Immunoglobin Deposits (PGNMID)
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Schnitzler Syndrome
  • Scleromyxedema
View all 19 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 1/6/2021, 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

144 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

I have been with Dr. Samaras for 3 years. She is the best most caring doctor I have ever had. Would highly recommend Dr. Samaras to anyone.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Dr Samaras has taken excellent care of me. Everyone at the Clinic has been kind and helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Samaras has always been concerned about my feelings and my well-being.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Samaras is a superstar! She's as smart and caring as they come.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

I always enjoy my visits with Dr. Samaras very informative.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

not this provider but to get appointment with primary caregiver is very hard

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

I always know that my health problems are in very capable hands with Dr.Samaras

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Doctors , Dr.Lichten and Dr.samaras are truly great doctors and, Mary Ann karma is a very good case nurse . I feel I have been blessed with the best care possible with the Cleveland clinic facility.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

I have recommended this provider to many people.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

I would absolutely recommend Dr. Samaras. She couldn't be any nicer or more thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

dr. samaras is the best. She is so compassionate and caring and listens to her patients . She's outstanding.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr Samaras is one in a million! We feel so grateful to have such an incredibly kind, knowledgable and amazing Doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Dr is amazing at getting back with you and listening, explaining, and follow up

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr Samaras was so kind and caring also her nurse. They took their time. I felt completely informed and feel confident that she can resolve things.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

everything from making the appointment to seeing Dr Samaras was perfect

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

1st visit with Dr Samaras. She was very kind and thorough answering questions and provided information on my cancer not shared by prior Cleveland Clinic oncologist.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr. Samaras is exceptional , CCF & we are blessed to have her as our Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

We even received a call from another doctor with a concern before we arrived back in Grand Rapids!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr. Samara's is amazing!

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Dr. Samaras spent a great deal of time with me and was excellent in explaining my condition!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. Samaras is a blessing to me. She has been patient and outstanding through a rough time for me. I can't say enough about her.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

I love Dr. Samar's bed side manner. She's very caring and takes the time to listen. Her entire team is very intelligent and always have my best interest at heart.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Some of my best experiences with medical providers. Very professional all around

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Honestly I had some fear before my appointment. Dr. Samaras was honestly one of the best doctors I've seen. very reassuring, educating and down right nice

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Dr. Samaras was very professional, patient and kind

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

This was my initial visit w Dr. Samaras and she was very familiar with my file.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr Samaras is a top notch doctor. She is very caring, thorough and courteous. great doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Samaras Do is perfect. She is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

I was very pleased with Dr.Samaras and her team. She was very thorough and very nice and made me feel very comfortable. I was glad to meet her because she is my sister's doctor and I have heard so many good things about her! Thank you so much Dr. Samaras!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

I am Blessed to have Dr. Samaras as my doctor. i have 100% confidence in her.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Dr. Samaras is kind, patient and very thorough with her answers to questions.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

I come to the Clinic from Buffalo and Dr Samaras has made this possible. My last visit was made in a month when she was on hospital duty and not taking appointments. She came in early to meet me so I could combine the visit with tests and an appointment in the heart failure center on one trip

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