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

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Blood Tests
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Center
  • Cancer Supportive Care
  • Chemoprevention
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Drug Trials
  • Clinical Trials
  • Endocrine Aspects of Cancer
  • Endocrine Treatment
  • High Risk Breast Cancer
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted Treatment
  • Women's Health
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Breast - Malignant Neoplasm
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer - Mass, Lump or Swelling
  • Cancer Symptoms
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
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About Jame Abraham, MD

Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, is Chairman of the Department of Hematology & Medical Oncology at Cleveland Clinic and Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

From 2013 to 2019, Dr. Abraham served as director of the Cleveland Clinic Breast Oncology Program, and co-Director of the Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program, until he was promoted to Department Chairman.  He has more than 17 years of experience of treating complicated breast cancer diagnoses, from early stage to metastatic, and leading novel clinical trials. 

Dr. Abraham is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Breast Cancer Committee, which sets treatment guidelines for breast cancer management across the United States. He is Vice Chair of the Research Strategy Committee of NRG Oncology, one of the largest cancer research groups in the world, funded by the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Abraham is also a member of the Breast Committee Working Group for NRG Oncology. He is the Vice Chair of the Research Review Committee for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for NSABP.

Dr. Abraham completed his residency at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, followed by a Medical Oncology Fellowship from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Hematology Fellowship from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Abraham earned his medical degree from Calicut Medical College, Kerala, India.

At the NCI, Dr. Abraham was the study chair of several early-phase clinical trials that included novel treatments for breast cancer such as Ixabepilone, which was approved by the FDA in 2007. During his fellowship, Dr. Abraham edited the first edition of the Bethesda Handbook of Oncology (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins). Now in its 5th edition, it is one of the best-selling oncology textbooks in the world. It is considered the standard textbook by many universities and hospitals across the world. 

After finishing fellowship, Dr. Abraham joined West Virginia University (WVU) in 2001 as an Assistant Professor. In 2005, he was appointed Chief of Hematology/Oncology and was later appointed as the first Bonnie Wells Wilson Distinguished Professor of Breast Cancer Research, and Professor of Medicine of WVU. While at WVU, Dr. Abraham established the first comprehensive breast cancer program in the state of West Virginia in 2002. He received several awards from WVU for patient care and teaching, including Attending of the Year and Teacher of the Year. His outstanding work in patient care was recognized by the Excellence in Clinical Medicine award from the Dean of the School of Medicine in 2010. He received an award from the President of India, Her Excellency Mrs. Pratibha Patil for his contribution to cancer care in 2010.

Dr. Abraham leads several national and local clinical trials to find better treatment options for early stage, metastatic, triple negative and her-2 positive breast cancer patients. He has more than 200 papers and presentations at national meetings. 

In 2017, he received the Teacher of the Year award from the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute medical oncology fellows and was nominated for the Distinguished Staff Teacher of the Year Award by the Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Residents.  He has been selected by Cleveland Magazine and Newsweek as a top oncologist locally and nationally, respectively. 

Dr. Abraham’s primary focus and passion is taking care of patients with breast cancer. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - National Cancer Institute
Medical Oncology
Bethesda, MD USA

Fellowship - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD USA

Residency - University of Connecticut
Internal Medicine
Farmington, CT USA

Medical Education - Calicut Medical College
Calicut, Kerala, India,

Undergraduate - Calicut Medical College
Calicut, Kerala, India,

Additional Training

  • Senior Fellow, Developmental Therapeutics, National Cancer Institute 2001
  • Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers, School of Public Health, Harvard, Boston. 2006

Professional Highlights

  • Chairman, Cleveland Clinic Department of Hematology & Medical Oncology
  • Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Community Outreach, Taussig Cancer Institute
  • Member, NCCN, Breast Cancer Committee
  • Vice Chair, Research Strategy, NRG Oncology
  • Co-Director, Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program (2013-2019)
  • Member, Breast Cancer Working Committee, NRG Oncology (2019- 2022)
  • Member, Breast Cancer Committee, NRG Oncology (2015-Present)   
  • Member, Translational Research Committee, NRG Oncology (2015-18)
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Leading Academic Participating Sites (LAPS), National Cancer Institute  grant for the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (2014-2017)
  • Principal Investigator of NSABP for Cleveland Clinic (2013 to present)
  • Vice Chair, Research Review Committee, NSABP Foundation (2013-Present)
  • Member of Breast Cancer Working Group, NSABP (2010-2013)
  • Founding Editor of Bethesda Handbook of Clinical Oncology, Wolter Kluwer, Philadelphia (5th edition)
  • Chief Editor, Emerging Cancer Therapeutics, Demos, New York
  • Editor, Community and Supportive Care Oncology (Frontline Communications, NJ)
  • Editor, Breast Cancer Management and Treatment (London, U.K)
  • Associate Editor and Guest Editor, ASCO Post (Harborside Press, NY)
  • Board of Directors, American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division (2007-2010)
      • Editorial Board Member:
        • Journal of Breast Cancer Management, Future Science Group, London, U.K, Oncology and Biotechnology News, New Jersey, Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, Future Science Group, London, U.K.
      • Manuscript Reviewer:
        • Lancet Oncology, Lancet
        • Journal of Clinical Oncology, ASCO
        • Clinical Cancer Research Focus, AACR
        • Human Bain Mapping
        • Expert Review of Immunotherapy
        • Clinical Breast Disease
        • British Journal of Cancer, Nature Publications Group
        • Annals of Saudi Medicine
        • Clinical Cancer Research, AACR
        • Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
        • Cancer: American Cancer Society
        • Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology


  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

Specialty Interests

Breast Cancer treatment, Clinical Trials

Awards & Honors

  • Teacher of the Year Award: Oncology, Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 2016
  • Top Doctors in Cleveland 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 -  Cleveland Magazine
  • Top Cancer Doctors in U.S, Newsweek, 2015
  • U.S. News Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2010 to 2018  
  • Selected to the Gold Human Honor Society (GHHS), 2011
  • “Pink Tie Guy” – Selected by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, WV 2010
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, 2010
  • Quality Award (Customer Satisfaction), West Virginia University Hospitals, 2006-2013
  • President of India, Her Excellency, Smt. Pratibha Patil “Vaidya Bhooshan”, by the Pazhassi Raja Trust, New Delhi, India, 2010
  • Bonnie Wells Wilson Eminent Scholar and Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research, 2009
  • Outstanding Achievement in Medicine, Kerala Center, India League, New York, 2008
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Department of Medicine, West Virginia University, 2007
  • STAR Award for customer service, West Virginia University Hospital, 2006
  • Clinician of the Year Award, Department of Medicine, West Virginia University, 2006
  • Volunteer of the Year Award for the state of West Virginia, American Cancer Society (ACS) 2006

Innovations & Patents

    1. Population Based Molecular Prognosis of Breast Cancer by Transcriptional Profiling by 28 Gene Assay, 2007 (Provisional Serial Number: 60/919,369
    2. Nonlinear Characterization of Breast Cancer using Multi-Compression 3D Ultrasound Elastography (Patent pending) Nonlinear Characterization of Breast Cancer using Multi-Compression 3D Ultrasound Elastography (Patent pending)


  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
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 1/12/2020, Dr. Abraham 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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* 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

157 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Michelle in scheduling was exceptional in getting my appointment scheduled with multiple doctors on the same day

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr Abraham was exceptional in his explanation of everything

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr Abraham and his staff are the Best!! Their genuine concern and care are exceptional! So glad to be one of his patient's.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Abraham, his team and the entire Taussig staff/employees are amazing.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

the best Dr. I ever had. I drive 100 miles one way to see him. Love all the staff

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

I had a very encouraging, positive experience during my visit (initial consultation). Dr. Abraham and the staff at the Taussig Cancer Institute exceeded my expectations in quality and care of patients. Thank you!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Very good experience. Informative and compassionate doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr Abraham is top notch as a care provider, I consider myself lucky to have access to his care!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

dr Abraham was wonderful!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr Abraham was very very patient with my trouble using Zoom. His visit took that same tone - patience.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Dr. Abraham is the best doctor. I could not imagine navigating a cancer diagnosis without him.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

oh my gosh I am always letting people know what an awesome doctor Dr Abraham is!!!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

continues to be one of the absolute best providers I have ever encountered

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr. Abraham was great! I felt that he respectfully provided a personal and evidence based approach to questions and treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

cc employees always do every thing possible to make my visit to usually several different doctors, pleasant and timely. Rarely are the doctors late to an appointment. I appreciate that a lot since we have a 3 hour drive to get to Cleveland.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Abrahame, Dr. Sid and Nancy took their time to listen to me and they are just wonderful care providers!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Abraham was amazing! He explained my diagnosis very well and made sure all of my questions were answered. His experience and knowledge was so helpful, and his commitment to providing the best care to his patients was obvious from the start. He was able to take a scary diagnosis and help me understand the implications and treatment options, which was so great for my overall understanding of my health. Thank you!!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Everyone involved in helping me set up the video visit was very helpful, and I appreciate the ease of the process. I would certainly recommend this process to others, and the video component made a huge difference in making me feel like I was sitting with Dr. Abraham in person. I so appreciated this service!

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr Abrahame and Annie Dickerson are amazing. They will definitely be recommended by me.

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Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Abraham is an exceptional doctor. He is very kind, answers all questions that I have, and very knowledgeable about his profession of breast cancer. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an oncologist. He is the best.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2020

great experience, facility and all staffDr Abraham is an unbelievable man!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2020

Dr Abraham is an awesome man!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2020

my care provider is awesome

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

always prompt answers when I message dr.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

I would recommend Dr. Abraham to friends for the treatment of Breast Cancer. He is very kind and really cares about what you are going thru. Dr. Abraham's staff is amazing!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr. Abraham is the most caring, amazing doctor, He and Nancy are so patient and attentive.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr Abraham went above and beyond his duty as my primary care physician.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

my experiences with care providers have always been positive.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. Abraham was very professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and compassionate.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr Abraham is compassionate, caring and attentive to me needs. There is a no rush atmosphere. He always a smile on his face. Thank You!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Abraham is an angel. He reassured me and made me feel safe. I felt taken care of and he provided excellent coordination of care to my local doctors at home. My husband who is a physician and was with me felt the same way!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

it's very good for Mammogram and with Dr. Ebraham visit I happy with my provider.. thanks for Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr. Abraham was patient, kind, thoughtful and just exactly what I needed, after being told by my regular oncologist there were no more treatment options he could recommend. I found Dr. Abraham's outstanding reputation to be true in every aspect.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

I am very glad I am now treating with Dr. Abraham as he has given me back some hope.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

I have limited availability and so does Dr.Abraham. so sometimes it is difficult to get our schedules to coincide with each other

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

This was my final appointment with Dr. Abraham since I am now over 5 years after having breast cancer. I appreciate everything he did for me during the entire process. He is a respectful and compassionate person and really cares about his patients. I would recommend him to anyone facing cancer.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr Abraham always is caring and personable. He provides excellent explanation of diagnosis and treatment in easily understood language

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

I cannot day enough about the excellent care Dr Abraham provides. I always tell people I wish I could see him once a month because I always leave my appointments with him with a positive, optimistic attitude! He is awesome, and I feel very confident and fortunate to be under his care.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

I recommended Dr Abraham to a friend earlier this year. She has been so happy with his care and the way he addresses her concerns. He's the best!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr.Abraham is so kind and knowledgeable. I trust him completely with every aspect of my care and would highly recommend him for his expertise and warm bedside manner.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

wonderful physician

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

An amazing doctor and educator.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

the ease in coordinating all the doctors was incredible! Also, the schedulers made it possible to have all appointments on the same day or day of treatment which is so important so I don't miss work or time with my family.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Abraham is a very caring and supportive man. So happy that he has encouraged me throughout this trying year. His staff are excellent and amazing. They answer all my questions either in person, by email or mychart. never takes more than a day to get a response. I Love the staff at Cleveland Clinic. Feel very Blessed to have the best care.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr Abraham is awesome!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

I've had the best care here at the Clinic. Dr. Abraham and his staff have been fantastic to work with.

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