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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Malayalam
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Blood Tests
  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Health
  • Cancer Center
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Supportive Care
  • Genetic Testing
  • Hematology Oncology
  • Hematology Screenings and Disorders
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Breast Cancer
  • Family Cancer History
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)
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Biography

About Thomas Samuel, MD

Dr. Thomas Samuel specializes in all aspects of breast cancer care including breast cancer risk assessment, breast cancer chemoprevention, adjuvant chemotherapy and endocrine therapy for breast cancer, and advanced breast cancer care including palliation. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic Florida, Dr. Samuel was Associate Professor of Medicine at the Georgia Regents University-Medical College of Georgia Cancer Center working as the Director of the GRU Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Program which he founded it in 2006. He was also program director for the Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program. Dr. Samuel was previously Assistant Professor of Medicine at Fox Chase Cancer Center with a joint appointment at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At Fox Chase, Dr.Samuel worked with the nationally renowned Fox Chase Pain Management and Palliative Care Center,where he specialized in cancer-related pain issues and hospice care.

He is currently a member of the multidisciplinary team in breast oncology at Cleveland Clinic Florida as well as active in developing and implementing all phases of clinical research. Dr.Samuel completed his undergraduate training at Swarthmore College and obtained his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook. He finished a residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in NasHVTIlle, followed by a specialty fellowship in hematology/oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University School of Medicine.

Board certified in medical oncology, his particular interests are in breast cancer treatment with a focus on development of novel therapeutics, supportive oncology, and palliative care. As a son of a breast cancer survivor, he finds it his unique privilege to take care of patients afflicted with breast cancer at all stages.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2013

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Temple University Hospital
Hematology/Medical Oncology
Philadelphia, PA USA
2004

Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Nashville, TN USA
2001

Medical Education - State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY USA
1998

Undergraduate - Swarthmore College
Biochemistry
Swarthmore, PA USA
1994

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

Specialty Interests

Breast Cancer, Palliative Care, Medical Education, Clinical Research

Awards & Honors

  • Swarthmore College:┬áKennedy Scholarship (1990-94)
  • National Science Foundation Scholarship for Minority Development (1991)
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine:1998 SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine Convocation Student Speaker (05/1998-elected by student body)
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, School of Medicine: Medical Student Curriculum Committee Resident Teaching Award (07/2001)
  • Medical College of Georgia, School of Medicine: Outstanding Young Clinical Sciences Faculty Senate Award (04/2009)
  • Medical College of Georgia, School of Medicine Exemplary Teaching Award for Resident Education (04/2009)
  • Keynote Speaker at 2011 Inaugural Gold Humanism Society Induction Ceremony (03/2011)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society Induction-(04/2013)
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/22/2023, Dr. Samuel 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

285 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

87 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr. Samuel is a very valuable asset to your medical team! I can't say enough about him, and Natalie, his nurse in WPB.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Samuel is a caring individual. He always takes the time to listen to me and explains test results and treatments in a thorough "non-medical" way.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr Samuel explains my condition and listens to my concerns,.@

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Samuel is an excellent physician and runs an excellent office. I can say he is one of the best and most knowledgeable that I have encountered at the Clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Samuel is the best physician. I have been in his care for 6 years and I am grateful he has been there for me. I have total trust for his care.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Ana and Dr. Samuel make a good team.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Dr. Samuel is an excellent clinician. He takes time to answer all questions thoroughly & understandably. He is kind and caring. He is very pleasant and friendly, & a visit with him always cheers me.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr. Thomas Samuel is excellent, very knowledgeable and helpful.I have been his patient from 2017And very thankful to him.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr Thomas took the time to go over my history and the way forward.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

My visit was with Dr. Samuel. He is the best of the best. I've seen him for a few years, and each time Dr. Samuel was prepared, kind, concerned, and informative. He is the definition of a great doctor. I honestly can't say enough good things about him.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Very caring doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr Samuel explain everything in detail and easy my concerns

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr. Samuels is the most kind, caring, and concerned physician I have ever had the pleasure to receive treatment from by Cleveland Clinic. His knowledge and thorough understanding he exudes is beyond measure. He just informed me that he will no longer be seeing patients in West Palm Beach, but I am happily going to make the hour drive to Weston just to continue to be in Dr. Samuels care.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. Samuel is a caring,thorough physician, who explains everything. Always a pleasure to see. Never rushes.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Excellent! Cannot say enough about Dr. Samuel. I have been seeing him since my initial diagnosis 2014. Now cancer free

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr Samuel was as always kind polite addresses all my questions with knowledge and kindness. Over the past 5 1/2 years I have always felt confident in his care.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Samuels was very patient and skillful at relieving anxiety

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr Edward's was thorough caring. Complementary and to the point honest and efficient.Excellent Doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr. Samuel is very professional and trustworthy. He is the best doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr. Samuel is excellent!!!! 10 stars.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

I am confident with my medical professionals and find Dr. Samuel very nice and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

A good man, a good doctor, courteous, knowledgeable, professional.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr Thomas Samuel is the best breast oncologist. He makes me feel very comfortable and makes complex health issues easy to understand. He sets all realistic expectations and is a brilliant Dr. His communication is like an old fashioned Dr he is very thorough. If you have to have a diagnosis such as cancer I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Thomas Samuel at the Cleveland Clinic. If you have this diagnosis he would be the only one I would go to.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Ana Dr Samuel's nurse is amazing and is a great communicator. Her follow up is the best

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

This provider is very professional,informative and helpful.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr Samuel Carolyn and Anna a great team. They always get back to me

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Every visit with Dr Samuel is good he is great at answering any questions I may have and goes out of the box to talk with me about my conditions lab results and even consoled me with my sadness as a result of my sick pet . He is kind patient and very informative with regard to test results I feel so comfortable with him as my Doctor His nurse is also amazing

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Wonderful Doctor

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

He's the best doctor at Cleveland clinic never in a hurry he's the best .

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr Samuel is the best doctor

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2023

Dr. Thomas is the best! He's very thorough, has great bedside manner, makes you feel very comfortable and responses to all questions!

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2023

Dr Samuel is the most amazing Doctor!! Always professional and courteous. His medical team Is always so helpful and courteous.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr Samuel is the wonderful! He really cares about my health and cancer treatment. I'd recommend his 100%.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

I feel I am in the best hands with Dr. Samuels and his team. He kindness, knowledge and manner makes me and my family have and incredible feel of comfort.I feel very bless to be under his care and all the team at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Excellent, thorough Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

There is no better doctor on planet earth.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Samuels listens well. Very compassionate.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. Samuel is a wonderful doctor. He is caring and compassionate, always returns emails in a timely fashion and is just an amazing man.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

This provider is very thorough and concerned

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2023

Extremely caring doctor

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

I always feel like part of the care team for my health. Dr Samuel is an outstanding physician and a wonderful person.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

My doctor is the best. He is very kind and patient. He explained me everything meticulously. He makes you feel in good hands

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Always considerate in my feelings, am I comfortable, etc. Appointments with Dr. Samuel are not anxiety driven, always comfortable and a welcoming place to air any concerns I have and Dr. Samuel always seems to want to handle any concerns I have.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Samuel is, hands down, the very best doctor I have ever had. He is a caring and compassionate man and highly skilled and knowledgeable about breast oncology. Truly the best of the best.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr Samuel and Natalie are an amazing team. Love the helpful check in and out staff. So helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

I have a problem with the Quest lab where I went to get my blood work. I called Dr. Samuels office and received a swift and helpful solution. This is so unusual in healthcare today and I am very grateful.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Samuel is the best! I feel blessed to have been In his care.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Dr Samuel and the entire staff is simply wonderful

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr Samuel is always wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Love Dr. Samuel!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Love Dr Samuel. He genuinely cares and listens

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr. Samuels and his staff are excellent. I would recommend him to anyone with is in need of an oncologist.Thank you doctor and staff for being there for me.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2023

Dr Samuel is exemplary. An outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2023

Dr. Samuel is just the best

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2023

Love Dr. Samuel! He's very thorough, explains all options and is very thoughtful.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Samuel and staff were both courteous and filling my needs and questions.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr.Samuals is a wonderful Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Samuel has been wonderful. Always professional, caring and thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Excellent dr and his staff

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr. Samuel is great. He is very professional while being very personable.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr.Samuel is God sent he is caring and understanding and thanks to his knowledge I'm still fighting Best doctor I have encountered for cancer

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

I have recommended him and wish there was an excellent choice because that is what dr. Samuel provided excellent bed side manors and shows he cares for his patients

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

One of the most amazing doctors I have ever been to. Dr. Samuel is kind, compassionate, humorous, and very thorough and smart! I feel very lucky that I found him!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr Samuels is the most compassionate, caring, and thorough caregiver I have ever dealt with.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

I love Dr. Samuel. He is very kind, considerate & listens.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr. Samuel has found his passion in the work that he does as a physician. I absolutely love him as my oncologist. I

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

The physician and his staff are very caring and responsive.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr. Samuel is very courteous, he spends as much time as needed to explain things and answer questions. His clinical care and decision making are excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr Samuel is my Best Dr. I wish I could only have him for everything.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

I true believe Dr Samuel and his office were awesome. Very comfortable to talk to and never made me feel rushed or awkward

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr Samuel is so compassionate and followed up with me immediately regarding my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

My experience with cleveland hospital and all staff and physicians has been great.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Samuels has made this process so much easier for me. I can see he really cares.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr Samuel is great!

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Samuel is a wonderful doctor: kind compassionate & caring

Reviewed on May 11, 2023

Wonderful doctor, I have so much faith in him he really makes sure you're getting the best care.

Reviewed on May 5, 2023

I love my doctor Samuel

Reviewed on May 4, 2023

Dr Samuel is the best doctor I've seen in my entire life.

Reviewed on May 2, 2023

Dr Samuel & his entire staff are the brightest, most efficient, caring people I've ever met in the medical field. Especially this doctor.

Reviewed on May 2, 2023

I travel a long way to see this physician. There's a reason for that. He is a brilliant thoughtful scientist. As a side note, his sense of humor is the added plus here. We could all use that, right?

Reviewed on May 2, 2023

Doctor's service was excellent, but the receptionists at the desk were not very helpful in getting all appointments to be scheduled.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023

I am going through a very stressful time due to my diagnosis. Dr. Samuel is absolutley a blessing. He was patient and kind, while explaining my situation and my treatment. I would highly recommend him .

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Samuel was terrific. He explained thoroughly. He has a lovely way about him. And he really knows his stuff.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Samuel is thorough in his examination and his explanations. He ensures I feel comfortable physically and he answers all my questions

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

I feel lucky to have Dr. Samuel on my team of physicians because of his knowledge and compassion

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr. Samuels and his team are very professional and helpful. They are a true asset to your Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Samuels Is truly a amazing doctor and I appreciate being being his patient. I could not ask for a better or more caring Doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr Samuels is a very Professional and caring Doctor

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