Title Director of Clinical Psycho-oncology
Department Taussig Cancer Institute
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

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Adult Psychopharmacology
  • Cancer Center
  • Consultation/treatment Planning
  • Medication Management
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping With Chronic Medical Conditions
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Encephalopathy
  • Mood Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Stress Related Symptoms And Illnesses
View all 11 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Oklahoma State Univeristy College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tulsa, OK USA

Undergraduate - University of Oklahoma
Piano Performance
Norman, OK USA


  • Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

psycho-oncology, consult-liaison psychiatry, delirium prevention and management

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 2/15/2019, Dr. Ralston 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

33 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

There were no problems in communicating any of my concerns or reasons for the visit through this method. The Dr. was very attentive and listened to my concerns and replied to each one. I felt comfortable with this method and especially the focus of Dr. Ralston on the reasons for the visit. She listened and responded in a truthful and helpful manner.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

the Dr made me feel comfortable talking to her and seemed to know what's going on

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Dr. Ralston is a very attentive listener which I appreciate. She also shows compassion for the patient.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

I have been seeing Dr. Ralston for several years. She is a very easy to talk to, an excellent listener, knowledgeable and empathetic. She is also great at communicating between appointments if a patient needs to reach her, whether it is via phone or MyChart. I have the utmost respect and trust in her as my provider and I'm grateful for the care she's given me.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr Ralston works hard to understand me. She is open-minded to considering different treatments, and easy to schedule with. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr. Ralston is very kind and listens to my concerns and reacts appropriately.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Dr Ralston listens and cares for me and my health conditions .She makes it comfortable to talk about my concerns

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