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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

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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 1/8/2020, 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

183 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

55 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Dr. Samaras is an amazing and caring physician. I feel very lucky to her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr Samaras is both professional and treats one almost like a close friend. I am always informed about the status of my treatment and consulted as to what may need to be changed

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Best Drs. appointment I have ever had. Dr. Samaris is wonderful. She explained things that had never been explained to me before. She made me feel cared about by my physician. Like I really mattered. I am so glad that she was referred to me. Thank You Dr.Samaris.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

my doctor was excellent in explaining whatshe thought my problem might be.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

my doctor was excellent. very informative,could not have been better. I was impress ,this was my first visit .

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr. Samaras and her assistant, Janice, are amazing. I feel like they really care about me.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

The doctor saw me as soon as possible

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr. was very patience and she attentively heard my story for as long as I seemed to want to, given the possibility that I may have cancer. She went through the medical records I brought with me, right there in front of me...and she asked to copy them. It was obvious she was paying attention to what she was reading and she asked questions about the data I presented to her.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Every doctor should be as attentive and caring as Dr. Samaras!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

I believe Dr. Samaras is saving my life and that's why I drive from Pittsburgh to see her.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Christy Samaras was patient, engaged and informative

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr Samaras is dramatically better than most physicians in returning calls and requests promptly. I schedule appointments 6-12 months in advance.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr. Samaras has always been available to answer any questions I may have and to help me decide on what treatments I need.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

I love Dr. Samaras and her staff

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

dr samaras personally called us for Stans annual. she's wonderful. always goes above and beyond

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

dr samara is magnificent

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

I am very pleased with Dr. Samaras

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

The testing went very good . They were very curious and polite My Doctor explained everything very good to me

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

The doctors and nurses at Cleveland is amazing I am so glad I chose Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

I had the very best experience with Dr. Samaras and the entire CC staff.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Doctor was very knowledgeable and patient in answer any questions I had regarding my blood test results.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

I am always nervous whenever I have this appointment. But I always leave feeling as if I'm in the hands of someone who is more than capable of assisting me with my health care needs. Doctor Samaras is amazing.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Samaras should be cloned! And I have recommended her to people in Erie, Pennsylvania where I live.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr. Samaras and Janice Reed NP, professionalisms, care, and instructions have been outstanding. Their love for the patient is expressed and welcomed. I am thankful to have them treat me for my illness.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr Samaras works her schedule to help us see other providers on the same day trip from Buffalo NY. She is giving first rate care

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Dr. Samaras has always been excellent in every way possible. I would recommend her to anyone in my family or anyone I know. I cannot find enough great compliments for the care she has provided for me.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

My experience with Dr Samaras have always exceptional compared to other Drs. She has a lot of patience and her explanations and interactions with me have always been wonderful.Her demeanor has always pleasant.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

would recommend this office n dr Samaras to everyone

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

I would and have recommended Dr. Samaras and Mary Ann Karam to anyone who needed care. Mary Ann Dr. Samaras are knowledgeable about exercise and self care, and concerned for my health

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019


Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr. Samaras is very special to my husband and I. Not only is she a life saver, she is so very kind, compassionate, and takes her time with us at every appointment. We always look forward to our visits with her.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Very quick to see Dr. Samaras

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

She always takes time an listens to me, never rushes out the door, listens to other issues and tries to help solve them. I so wish other doctors at Cleveland Clinic had her ability and skills on manors and listening.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

Dr. Samaras always answers my questions in a way that I understand. She is very patient.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

always have a great and exceptinally informative experience with Dr Samaras

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

I feel very lucky to have Dr. Christy , Jan and hole staff

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

In my experience, the no. 1 care provider.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr. Samaras and Mary Ann Karam are very attentive, and answer any and all of my questions. I would trust my oncology health care to no one else!

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr Samaras is a very kind individual. very thorough. I always feel good after seeing her. she follows up quickly with results by phone.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

It was a very good experience. She called me on phone to discuss results in a prompt manner. She is very thorough and compassionate. One of the best doctors I've had.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr. Samaras is the best. She explains things so I understand them and she is genuinely concerned about how I feel. She is always happy to give me a good report.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Christy Samaras is a very gifted doctor and an extremely compassionate human being. I feel so very lucky to have her as my physician and friend. She and her assistant Mary Ann Karam are always there for me when I need them. The Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have the both of them on their staff.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Samaras took the time to explain my condition in laymen's terms which had never been done before. She was very informative and thorough and we left Cleveland Clinic feeling very positive. Excellent hospital and staff and I feel that I will be taken good care of in the future.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr. Samaras was very knowledgeable, communicated with me very clearly and was very compassionate.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. Samaras is an excellent communicator, reassuring, and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

I will recommend Dr. Samaras and the Cleveland Clinic staff to anyone.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

I hope to be a patient of Dr. Samaras for many years to come. I trust her decisions and empathy for my well being.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

personable and very good doctor

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Dr. Samaras is allways there when I need her.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Dr. Samaras and her staff is wonderful.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr Samaras may be the most caring, helpful and patient doctor or practitioner that I have ever known. She calmed us in a stressful situation and carefully explained a complex diagnostic problem.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

i always feel like Dr. Samaras takes the time to really listen to me and my concerns for my health. she truly is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

Dr. Samaras is an absolute professional cancer specialist.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr. Samaras is dedicated to provide the best care for her patients.

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