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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

145 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

38 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr. Samaras is as compassionate as she is knowledgable. I am so grateful that she became my doctor 9 years ago.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

I am so grateful that I am a patient of Dr. Christie Samaras!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

The video appointment went well. I still believe seeing your provider face-to-face is preferable, but it wasn't a bad experience having a video appointment and would do another in the future.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr Samaras always takes time to show she cares .

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr Samaras is always very pleasant, respectful and informative. She listens to all my concerns and thoroughly explains everything.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr Samaras and her staff are first rate

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

very pleased with phone visit with the doctor

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

excellent physician. took time to explain everything clearly.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Samaras is always thorough & considerate. She values my opinions as I do hers . she is very easy to work with .

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Samaras is very thorough & always very considerate. She values my opinions as I do hers . I enjoy my visits with her .

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

love dr. Samaras

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

always have a good experience because she makes sure I understand the medical terminology the disease and the progression forward or backwards.....never felt afraid from lack of understanding like with other doctors. very appreciative for her

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Top notch. Very pleased with the care I have been receiving from Dr.Samaris

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

dr. Samaras always makes me feel that she not only cares about my health care, but cares about me as a person.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr. Samaras is very thorough, professional and caring.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

could not ask for a more professional & caring Doctor

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

I could not be more blessed in havingDr Samaras as my Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Amazing doctor, absolutely the best I have ever met and I am almost 70 years old.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Dr. Samaras was incredible. I wish I could have given her higher than 5. She was very patient, thorough, and caring. She made me feel like she really knew me and it was only my first visit.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Dr Samaras is extremely knowledgeable, and caring physician. She has always gone above and beyond what any doctor would, to ensure that I received the best care. I appreciate everything that she has done for me medically and emotionally. She is TOP NOTCH!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Kindest, most caring doctor I've had in 58 years.

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.

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