Treatment & Services
- Advance Care Planning
- Cancer Center
- End-of-Life Care
- Hospice Care
- Nursing Home Care
- Palliative Care For Older Adults
- Palliative Medicine
- Supportive Cancer Care
- Symptom Control
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Cancer Anorexia and Cachexia
- Cancer Fatigue
- Cancer Pain
- Cancer Symptoms
- Chemotherapy Related Symptoms
- Shortness Of Breath
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Graduate School - University of Michigan
Master of Health Professions Education
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL USA
Residency - UPMC McKeesport
McKeesport, PA USA
Medical Education - University of the Philippines College of Medicine
Malate, Manila 1000, Philippines
- Master of Health Professions Education
- Associate Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University (2022-present)
- Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic Hospice (2015-2016)
- Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University (2013-2022)
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Hospice and Palliative Medicine
post-acute care, geriatrics, palliative medicine and hospice care
Awards & Honors
- Fellow, American College of Physicians
- Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
- American College of Physicians
- American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Research & Publications
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As of 1/30/2023, Dr. Samala 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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40 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022
Dr samalia is awesome .
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022
Dr Samala is one of the most caring and compassionate doctors I've has the privilege of being under his care.
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022
This was my first visit with Dr. Samala as I normally see another provider. I found Dr. Samala to be extremely friendly, easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. He spent time chatting with me about a shared common interest of rock music. By chatting with me it made me feel as if he enjoyed talking with me and getting to know me as a person was important to him.
Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022
I'm always overjoyed with the professionalism as well as care displayed by Dr. Samala in conjunction with my condition. He also gives me hope and inspires me and it was a blessing to be paired with him.
Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022
Dr. Samala and all of his staff and supporting staff have always been very attentive to my phone calls and my appointment schedules.
Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022
The doctor and whoever is assisting in gathering my stats and vitals I have always been shown respect.
Reviewed on May 20, 2022
Dr Samala and his nurse who cared for me were so compassionate and caring.
Reviewed on May 20, 2022
Dr Samala is one in a million!What a top notch doctor.CCF should be very proud of the care and empathy he shows.
Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022
Dr. Samala is an extremely intelligent and courteous individual. It's been an honor and a pleasure to converse with him pertaining to my condition and the overall best method to mitigate my ubiquitous pain level.
Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022
Dr. Samala is a wonderful doctor. He's very attentive and helpful.
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