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

  • Ampullary Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • 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 School - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL USA

Medical Education - 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 - 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 1/11/2019, 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:

  • Perthera, Inc.
  • Foundation Medicine, 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

111 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 4.7
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

we came to cc with pancreatic cancer. dr sohol has attempted to make our journey with cancer one in which we are always informed and my husband feels in charge. dr sohol gives him HOPE without exaggeration - he is very honest about treatment. exceptionally well informed oncologist we do recommend him frequently to newly diagnosed pancreatic cancer patients

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

Dr. Sohal was very passionate and understanding. He gave honest and forthright answers to all of our questions!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Even though the diagnosis was not good news, Dr Sohol was very courteous, attentive and sympathetic. He was honest about my options and outcome of treatments.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Dr. Sohal took the position of summarizing my diagnosis and treatment status even though it was not his particular responsibility. He gave me the tumor board report, which had been in the system for several weeks, but I had not yet seen (it had not been posted on my chart). He is voluntarily acting as sort of the case manager for me, and even scheduled a return visit with him after my upcoming biopsy and MRI ordered by Dr. Mesko, to again summarize my condition and prospective treatment. I cannot overemphasize how invaluable this summarization is to me.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

I really like Dr. Sohal he took care of my husband 4 years ago when he had cancer and now that I have cancer he is the only doctor I would consider. very caring doctor and very good at what he does

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

my husband had Dr Sohal 4 years ago before he pass away with cancer. Dr Sohal is who I want now that I have cancer. Best doctor ever.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Sohol to anyone who asks. Very honest, caring, professional person. This man should NEVER leave CC. He is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr Sohal is first class, always courteous and caring. He mDr.Sohal,is as quality a care provider as anyone could want.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

Dr. Sohal personally kept us informed of the delay in Radiology in processing my images.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

I have always had excellent. care with DR. Shoal and all of the staff.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

Love my Dr.!!

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Dr Sohal admitted me to the hospital directly and it all went very smoothly! I am so appreciative!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

My doctor is very direct with information. Explains what he sees on the scans and what they mean or might mean and knows what other doctor to refer me to if we need another opinion. He has been good to me and I am glad he is the doctor keeping an eye on my cancer health after having had chemo.

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.

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