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
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Medical Oncology
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
View all 14 Specialties +


Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans

About Alok Khorana, MD

Dr. Khorana is Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, CaseWestern Reserve University, the Sondra and Stephen Hardis Chair in Oncology Research, Vice-Chair for Clinical Services of the Taussig Cancer Institute and Director of the Gastrointestinal Malignancies Program at the Cleveland Clinic. His clinical and translational research program focuses on new therapeutics and outcomes prediction in gastrointestinal cancers and cancer-associated thrombosisand has been funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute, the NationalHeart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Porter Family Fund, the Scott HamiltonCARES Initiative, the V Foundation and industry.

Dr. Khorana received his medical degree from Maharaja Sayajirao University Medical Baroda (Gujarat), India. His postdoctoral training included a residency in internal medicine at the University at Buffalo in New York and a fellowship in hematology/oncology atthe University of Rochester, New York. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Khorana is Chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Practice Guidelines Panel (CPGC), Chair ofASCO CPGC’s Pancreas Cancer Working Group and Co-Chair of the ASCO Guidelines Panel on Resectable Pancreas Cancer. He also served on the ASCO Scientific Program Committee, multiple ASCO Guidelines Panels and the GI committees of the Southwest Oncology Group and American College of Surgeons Oncology Group. He is immediate past Chair of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Scientific Subcommittee on Hemostasis and Malignancy He has previously served as a member of the US Pharmacopoeia Oncology Expert Committee. Co-editor of the book Cancer-Associated Thrombosis: New Findings in Translational Science, Prevention and Treatment(Informa, 2007), Dr. Khorana scientific work has been published in a variety ofscientific journals including New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Blood, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Clinical Cancer Research, PLoS One, and JAMA Internal Medicine. Heis an associate editor of the journal Cancer Investigation. He hasco-authored chapters in multiple textbooks including Cecil Essentials of Medicine and DeVita Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology. Dr. Khorana fiction and creative nonfiction works have been published in the Bellevue Literary Review, Annals of Internal Medicine and Health Affairs and selected for Best American Medical Writing 2009 (Kaplan,2009).

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY USA

Residency - Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital / Kaleida Health
Internal Medicine
Buffalo, NY USA

Medical Education - Baroda Medical College, The Maharaja Sayajirao University
Baroda, Gujarat, India


  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Alok Khorana, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 1/14/2019, Dr. Khorana 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. Khorana receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • WebMD
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Bayer AG

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

91 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 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Excellent Doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Great Doctor. Listens and responds with understandable advice and answers.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

I cannot think of a more competent doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr Khorana had obviously reviewed my information and was prepared when he came into the room. he listened to me, looked at the information I had brought with me. He was thorough in reviewing my options and all the plus and minuses. I felt he was honest and kind.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

I have recommended Dr Khorana and the Clevland Clinic to people in the past and will in the future.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Switched to Dr Khorana when Dr. Pelley retired. I am very happy with Dr Khorana. He is very prompt with scheduled appointments and very good in answering my and my families questions.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr. Khorana perfect for me. World-class capabilities and surrounded by specialists that are experts with dealing with my ailment.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr. Khorana listened and ask for more details, and I'm glad to be able to ask for his advice.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr. Khorana is fantastic

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

dr Khorana really took his time with us

Related Videos Featuring Alok Khorana, MD

Related Videos Featuring Alok Khorana, MD

Back to Top