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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As of 1/15/2019, 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

157 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

29 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Dr samaras was wonderful and very detailed, caring and pleasant. Wout highly recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2019

Dr. Samaras is an excellent doctor and communicator. She is very well versed in the latest medical care. Dr. Samaras goes above and beyond to ensure that I have all the information regarding my treatment. She is exceptionally compassionate.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2019

Dr. Samaras personally showed me where to schedule my follow-up appointment. She is very courteous and thoughtful.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

excellent physician

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Thanks to *Dr. Samaras and her staff & also *Dr. Carraway and her staff.

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