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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Hindi, Malayalam
Surgeon No
Locations 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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Biography

About Jame Abraham, MD

Jame Abraham, M.D., FACP, is the chairman of the Department of Hematology & Medical Oncology at Cleveland Clinic and professor of medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. From May 2021 to July 2022, he served as interim chair of the Taussig Cancer Institute and deputy director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Abraham was director of the Cleveland Clinic Breast Oncology Program, and co-director of the Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program from 2013 to 2019. He has more than 20 years of experience 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 the 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 (NCI). Dr. Abraham also is a member of the Breast Committee Working Group of 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 of the National Institutes of Health. 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 sixth edition, it is one of the best-selling oncology textbooks in the world and considered the standard textbook by many universities and hospitals. 

Dr. Abraham is deputy editor of Journal of Oncology Practice of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and associate editor of ASCO Post.

After finishing fellowship training, Dr. Abraham joined West Virginia University (WVU) in 2001 as an assistant professor. In 2005, he was appointed chief of hematology/oncology. He also served as the first Bonnie Wells Wilson Distinguished Professor of Breast Cancer Research and a professor of medicine of WVU. Dr. Abraham established the first comprehensive breast cancer program in 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. That year he received an award from the President of India, Her Excellency Mrs. Pratibha Patil for his contribution to cancer care.

Dr. Abraham has been involved with several national clinical trials, many of which are NSABP trials, to find better treatment options for early-stage, metastatic, triple-negative and HER-2 positive breast cancer patients. He is the North American study chairman of DESTINY 05 (NSABP B 60 trial), which is a global adjuvant breast cancer clinical trial with Trastuzumab Deruxetecan , which will enroll nearly 2,000 patients from more than 30 countries.

He has contributed more than 200 papers and presentations at national and international meetings, and has had his work published in journals such as Journal of Clinical Oncology, JAMA, JAMA Oncology and Clinical Cancer Research.

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

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2013

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - National Cancer Institute
Medical Oncology
Bethesda, MD USA
2001

Fellowship - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Hematology
Bethesda, MD USA
1999

Residency - University of Connecticut
Internal Medicine
Farmington, CT USA
1997

Medical Education - Calicut Medical College
Calicut, Kerala, India,
1991

Undergraduate - Calicut Medical College
Calicut, Kerala, India,
1983

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

Certifications

  • 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)

Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Jame Abraham, MD.

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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 1/23/2022, 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.

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

104 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr. Abraham is the best as is his nurse, Nancy.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Dr Abraham is outstanding in every way and it is greatly appreciated I the joint decision-making process about my care

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr Abraham is compassionate, knowledgeable, diligent and really cares about his patients. It is always a happy day after visiting him.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

My doctor is always very kind and courteous and so helpful in explaining things. I have always enjoyed Dr. Abram. He makes me feel at ease and confident and always listens to me.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Dr. Abraham is the best. Always kind and patient. He never rushes us out of the office.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

I feel very fortunate to have had Dr. Jame Abraham as my oncologist. He was kind but straightforward and prepared me for what was to come. As things changed due to my condition he kept in touch, always listening in a kind and compassionate manner.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

I am very lucky to have Dr. Abraham as my Oncologist. Every visit he gave me enough time to explain all my questions. His compassion, knowledge & patience make him the best oncologist. .

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

We love Dr. J. Abraham

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Was just a routine check up. But Dr Abrahams resident was very thorough and knowledgeable about my case. Dr Abraham was also very thorough

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Always a pleasure to see Dr. Abraham.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Dr. Abraham always is pleasant and listens to his patients. His warm and caring attitude is evident at every visit no matter where you are in your treatment plan. I see him yearly for a follow up and he displays his kindness and compassion still at this point.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Not only would I highly recommend Dr. Abraham to others, I have to several others! He has always been such a positive force in my treatment-giving me such confidence and optimism. I wish others are as blessed with such a caring, compassionate doctor. Dr. Abraham is amazing!

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Honestly, being in Dr. Abraham's care Is very comforting with his experience and listening to my needs. At this visit, he changed my medication due to the pain I was having with Amiridex. Thanks so much to Cleveland Clinic's staff for all help on my journey to better health.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

I hope Dr Abraham is around for a very long time!

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

He's a wonderful kind doctor

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Dr. Abraham and Nurse Nancy were incredibly attentive, patient, caring and informative.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr. Abraham at Cancer center is the best doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

I have the highest regard for Dr Abraham. I always leave more informed and lightheaded. He is kind, thoughtful and a wonderful human being

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. Jame Abraham is truly the best of the best in every category.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

*Dr. Abraham's office is always responsive & accommodating.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

The staff is caring & attentive. *Dr. Abraham is the most caring, informative, and wonderful doctor I have every had. The entire team is fantastic!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr Abraham is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr. Abraham had a fellow with him that day. The fellow was professional and respectful. There is no one like Dr. Abraham! Dr. Abraham exudes confidence and compassion such that I always feel that I have come to the right place. He is kind, compassionate and he reads me well. He always answers my questions honestly and In a straight-forward manner and with data and experience to back up his recommendations. I relax knowing I am in the hands of an expert. I come from out of town to see him by choice. I know I have had the best care and I commend him, his staff and CCF for helping cancer patients to feel they have power over these terrible diseases.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

I was amazed at how well Dr. Abraham and Dr. Barot, knew my case.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

I am so impressed at with how the providers worked together and communicated with one another. Wonderful experience so far.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

I had a wonderful experience and am so grateful to Dr. Abraham and his team!!

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Dr. Abraham is an amazing provider and I had a great appointment. He is careful to provide helpful explanations and answer all questions!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

I value dr Abraham as been a great doctor. He listened and helps us to understand.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Dr. Abraham explained to me the very complex situation in such detail, in a clear and understandable method. I had never received such information that I completely understood at all levels. I traveled from FL to have this visit. I care I received was second to none.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. Abraham is an amazing doctor and person. His compassion and care for me as a patient and person means the world to me! His knowledge and expertise eases my worries.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Doctor Abraham is the best physician that I have ever met.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr.Jame Abraham is a gift from God. CC should make sure they take good care of him because you will never find another doctor like him. He is one in a million!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr. Jaime Abraham is always kind and helpful and is an excellent oncologist.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

How I thank God for Dr. Abraham! He cared about my whole health. Besides my cancer, he was also very careful about my heart. He is most encouraging, caring, knowledgeable, listening, and gentle. I can't say enough good about him! I always want him for my doctor. To me, he is the greatest!

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