Treatment & Services
- Cancer Center
- Clinical Trials
- Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- Aplastic Anemia
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Myeloproliferative Disorders
- Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
- Systemic Mastocytosis
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
Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Washington Medical Center
Hematology and Oncology
Seattle, WA USA
Graduate - Loyola University
Chicago, IL USA
Residency - Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL USA
Medical School - Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
Undergraduate - Hope College
Holland, MI USA
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
- Internal Medicine - Hematology
Awards & Honors
- Sigma Xi Senior Research Award, Hope College, April 18, 2002
- Winner, National Medical Student Research Competition, American College of Physicians, April 24, 2004
- Winner, Loyola Internal Medicine Clinical Vignette Competition, September 6, 2006
- Resident of the Year, Loyola University Internal Medicine Residency, 2008 – 2009
- Resident Teacher of the Year, Loyola University Internal Medicine Residency, 2008 – 2009
- Alpha Omega Alpha, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, 2010
- Scholar, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Clinical Research Training Course, July 16, 2012
- New Investigator Award, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, February 15, 2013
- Participant, American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Program, 2014
- Participant, American Society of Hematology Advocacy Leadership Institute, 2014
Research & Publications
(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.)
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 1/22/2019, Dr. Gerds 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.
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.
103 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|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019
Dr Gerds seems very knowledgeable in his area of expertise
Reviewed on Dec 31, 2018
Dr Gerds and his staff know how to schedule appointments to keep things on time. Dr Gerds always takes the time to answer my questions.
Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
From the blood draw to Dr. Gerd all was quick and pleasant. Such an upbeat group of employees. I'm confident Dr. Gerd can help me with my health concerns.
Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
Dr. Gerd assured me that he would get back to me as soon as blood work results were in.
Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018
In the past 1.5 years I have been bounced around to different physicians, about 12 to be exact. Dr Gerd's is the most intelligent, poised, kind, caring, genuine physician I have personally come across. I knew seeing him for the second time would be the best decision I could have made. His bedside manner is FLAWLESS!! Great man. I would definitely trust this man with my medical care and my life.
Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018
Staff was very professional and helpful. Dr. Gerds specializes in the disorder that I have and has given me hope for my future. I have only had one visit, but Dr. Gerds spent a lot of time helping me to better understand the disease that I have.
Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018
*Dr. Gerds has always explained very clearly.
Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018
Dr. Gerds and his staff have always treated me with the utmost respect and clarity. It's a visit I don't mind attending.
Reviewed on May 4, 2018
Dr. Gerds was very patient and empathetic. He did his best to answer all my questions and make it a meaningful visit. thank you!
Reviewed on Feb 2, 2018
Only positive experiences in Dr. Gerds care as well as his staff.
© 2019 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. All Rights Reserved. No part of this work may be altered, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, by any means, whether electronic, mechanical, by photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Cleveland Clinic.