Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Hindi, Panjabi
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Clinical Trials
  • Experimental Therapeutics
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
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About Davendra Sohal, MD, MPH

Davendra Sohal, MD, MPH, is an oncologist at Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, where he also serves as the Director of the Clinical Genomics Program. His primary clinical interest is caring for patients with gastrointestinal malignancies. His research focuses on clinical trials of new treatments for these patients, and the role of genomics in cancer treatment.

Dr. Sohal earned his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India.He completed residency training and a year as a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the Jacobi Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. Dr. Sohal completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Sohal has also completed graduate training in epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at various international meetings. In addition to teaching awards, Dr. Sohal received an American Society of Hematology (ASH) Trainee Research Award and an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Young Investigator Award.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Bronx, NY USA

Graduate - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL USA

Medical School - All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi, India

Professional Highlights

  • 2013 onward


    Writing Committee Member, American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Medical Oncology Self-Evaluation Process (SEP).

    2014 onward


    Co-Chair, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Practice Guidelines Panel for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

    2014 onward


    Junior Investigator, Pancreas Task Force, Gastrointestinal Steering Committee, National Cancer Institute


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
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 1/10/2018, Dr. Sohal has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Sohal receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Foundation Medicine, Inc.
  • Perthera, Inc.

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

86 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Dr. Sohal has always been very good about answering our questions, whether by e-mail or in person. He listens and doesn't make us feel rushed. He always makes us feel comforted, and my husband has appreciated that. As my husband's caregiver, I appreciate his caring, and that he includes me in discussion, answering my questions as well. We are so glad to have him throughout this process. He is our rock.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

We see Dr D Sohol who supervises our chemo n journey with pancreatic cancer.Dr. Sohol answers our questions quickly, he is readily available to us. We are long distance but Dr Sohol's availability makes the distance unimportant.We feel as if our Cleveland Clinic team ( pancreatic surgery team and Dr. Sohol) have allowed us to live much longer ( one year now) longer than the initial ' your life will be measured in days.'. Cleveland Clinic provided hope, support and guidance.Whatever the next step is...I know Dr Sohol n Cleveland Clinic will be there helping me.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

exceptional. Dr Sohol informs patient n involves them in decisions.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

I feel like a number with this doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018

Dr. Sohal works well with other members of my care team to see that any concerns I address with him are shared with others. He talks with me about health concerns and involves me in decisions to see other CCF staff for additional help with health concerns I raise. He makes me feel confident and assured about the treatment and care I receive there.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018

When I finished my visit with Dr. Sohal, I went to the appointment area and signed in. When the staffer there called me in, my follow-up appointment was already made! We confirmed that it was good for us, and recieved a printout of the appointment.

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