Renato Samala, MD
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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
- Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic Hospice (2015-2016)
- Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Geriatric 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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30 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||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
11 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021
Our doctor is wonderful!
Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021
Dr. Samala is simply the best!!
Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021
Dr Samala has always been very attentive and responsive to my health, physical and mental well-being for as long as we have been connected.
Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021
Dr. Samala and staff have been great. Molly and Dr. Patel have been great.
Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021
I love how Dr Samala treats with such kindness and respect.
Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021
Dr Samala has always been respectful and courteous to me as a patient and a person.
Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021
I'm so glad to have Dr. Salama on my team.
Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021
I'm so lucky to have the Cleveland clinic. Don't think I'd still be here without the doctors I have
Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021
this doctor is very kind, concerned about you and spent time with. i highly recommend
Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020
Over the last year that me and Dr. Samala have been video chatting we have built a very casual patient to Dr. relationship. We have history and it makes it easy to talk back-and-forth to one another.
Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020
The video chats over the last 12 months has been getting easier and easier to do. It saves me from driving to and from the doctor visit it makes it a lot more convenient especially when the weather is inclement.
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