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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, 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 Screenings and Disorders
  • Hematology Oncology
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Breast Cancer
  • Family Cancer History
  • Genetic Testing
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (Ttp)
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Insurance

Insurance

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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

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

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 4/1/2021, 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.

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

262 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

92 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

I have wonderful experience with Dr Samuel Thomas. He is the best.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

Dr. Samuel's is first rate. Caring, compassionate ,truly listens. Knowledgeable. A wonderful Doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Dr. Samuel is kind, compassionate and personable.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

My doctor has always been professional and showed concern for me.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Always a great experience with Dr Sameul

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr Samuel is a wonderful man. He is kind thoughtful and spends as much time as I need with me. Always greets me with a smile, is so through with me and I feel so well cared for and safe with him as my doctor. I cannot say enough about him!

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

Dr. Samuel is a wonderful doctor, caring, compassionate & kind. There is obviously a shortage of staff which is unfortunate but that has nothing to do with Dr. Samuel's professionalism. Getting labs taken is often a long wait. Again not his fault.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Love Dr Samuel

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

I have always had a very positive experience with this dr. He is knowledgeable, concerned and always open to discussion. His advice is based on my wellbeing.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Dr Thomas Samual is the best, I am very happy to have him as my Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Dr. Samuel is a wonderful doctor! I wish all patients had a doctor like him. Dr. Samuel shows he cares by being a good listener, and taking time to ask and answer questions. He has never made me feel rushed.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Due to previous experiences with Dr. Samuel, I have recommend him to other friends and family members.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

I have been so pleased to be in Dr Samuel's care. His positive attitude, humor, compassion have made my cancer journey a positive experience (!!) I have, and will recommend him every opportunity I have.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr Blake, surgeon, and Dr Samuel worked as a team on my cancer treatment. Exactly what I hoped for when I came to Cleveland Clinic Florida.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

In my 35 years of living in the USA, seeing doctors for myself, my kids and my mom, I think Dr. Thomas Samuel just claim the first place for being the most prepared, caring and best doctor. I can not believe my experience with him, an ABDILUTE BEST. He needs to train some of the other doctors in Cleveland Clinic. So far I have seen a few.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Great Doctor, listens, cares, and enjoys seeing his patients get well

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr Samuel has guided me through my cancer journey. I can answer this survey

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Sir Dr. Samuel Thomas is a wonderful and caring human being. He has saved not only with my health issue but emotionally Thank God for this amazing physician!!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr Samuel is the best

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr. Samuels is a caring physician who listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr. Samuel has been my oncologist since 2013. I would highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr. Samuel has long ceased to be just my doctor-----he is a dear friend! I trust him completely and he has saved my life more than once! I will soon be a five year cancer survivor!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Samuels, and everyone who works directly with him, are as caring, knowledgeable, and considerate as possible. He has been a rock for me throughout my cancer ordeal, always listening and trying to help me with any problem or concern I may have. I have researched my treatment plan and know that is up to date and state of the art. I can't praise him enough.Also, I have recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

My visit with Dr. Samuel could not have been better. He is always excellent!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Dr. Samuel is an outstanding professional an very caring human being.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Doctor Is very courteous and professional, answering all my concerns

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr. Samuel's is one of the best doctors I have . He is very caring great bed side manner and very professional and honest. Takes all your worries away with honest responses.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

There should be a Excellent choice because that's the service Dr. Samuel provides as I stated prior to these questions he is caring honest and great bed side manners.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Great caring doctor

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

I had only positive great experiences with Dr. Samuel. He never rushes you. Never. He is a great Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Love Dr thomas samuel he is a very sweet person

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Doctor Thomas Samuel is an excellent person treat patients with courtesy and professionalism. I'm very happy.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

My experience with Dr. Samuel is always great, he is a wonderful doctor very kind he answers all of my questions And he always has a way to make me feel better

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr. Samuel is incredibly professional, knowledgeable and thorough. I feel lucky to have him on my care team and would highly recommend him to others

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr. Samuel is a well rounded Oncologist, who great pride to knowing his patients prior to arrival for an appointment. Keeps options open for the patient to pick the care they want when diagnosed with cancer.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr. Samuel is well organized, explains a person need to be more attended to the over all health and well-being of his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr. Thomas Samuel is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Doctor Samuel explained everything thoroughly and is very kind.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

A very good doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

I was really impressed with the patience of Dr. Samuel to take the time to explain me all my options and answer all my questions. I never feel rushed, he spent a considerable amount of time with me.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Doctor always polite and respectful

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr. Samuel is phenomenal. He is knowledgeable, caring and sympathetic.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr.Samuel is always accessible when I need a consultation in a timely way.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Dr. Samuel is one of most kind and caring doctors I've ever had to see. He is very professional and thorough with his medical knowledge.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

I've been a patient for 5 years Dr Samuels has always been great with decisions and my concerns

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Dr Samuel is awesome, very polite, and through

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

I really love and respect Dr. Samuels. He has provided me the best possible care and treatment through this difficult time. He never rushes me and is as empathetic as can be. But most importantly, he's an expert in his field, and I trust him implicitly. I wouldn't want anyone else in charge of my care.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

I think he is one of best doctor in Cleveland

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

the whole treatment of my getting better from beginning to end was good. II was lucky to get Dr. Thomas as my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

he is the ultimate professional physician

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr Samuel is the best

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Dr Samuel is always very polite, professional, and shows he cares

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

excellent physician, and staff.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr. Samuel is great. always takes time to answer questions and is very caring.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr Samuel and his assistant are amazing

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Dr. Samuels is a caring, excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Duna is a wonderful nurse with Dr. Samuel. Cares about her patients

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Dr. Samuel and his team have been my rock

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

I am very pleased with all the doctors and the supportive staff.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr Samuels and nurse Duna reflect the best of care..,.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

. Dr. Samuel - he is the best and does the most thorough exam of allmy Drs.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr Samuel and his team are among the best healthcare professionals I've ever interacted with.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Very pleasant experience all around. front desk staff are very helpful and efficient. Nurse Natalie is such an extraordinary human being. she has a calming effect and very knowledgeable, personable and efficient. First visit with Dr. Samuel and was truly impressed with his bed side manner and knowledge. He listens, answers questions and offers medical research results. He also follows up with his office who in turn contacts me with important information.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Dr Samuel is outstanding in his patient care and I don't mind when he is running late as you know he's giving a patient the time they need and deserve.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Every time I come to the Cleveland Clinic to see Dr Samuel and his nurse practitioner,I am pleased to say they have the best people skills and professional knowledge of any where else I go that you Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2021

Dr. Samuels is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2021

Dr Samuel excels. He is informed, familiar with my problems, concerned, compassionate, and includes me in all medical decisions. He is one of the reasons I go to Cleveland.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr. Samual is the best doctor l have had so kind, caring and explaining everything you ask him and so professional l am so happy to have him as a doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Great doctor Great nurse. great appointment

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Doctor Samuels is the best

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Dr. Samuel is the best

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr Samuel is very sensitive and listens to my questions. He tries to reassure me when I have concerns and fears.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Dr Samuels is a incredible oncologist.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

I am very thankful to have Dr Samuels as my oncologist, he is thorough in his explanations, always concerned for the patient's welfare and willing to take the time to make sure the patient understands their test results and chemotherapy process.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Love Doctor and Nurse!Hate the wait

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr Samuel and his staff are the kindest, most professional group of health experts I'm forever grateful!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr Samuel is a very kind, caring and professional doctor!!! He's the best !!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

The best doctor and staffthank you

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

dr. Samuel not only included me in discussion of my health care but he also honored my wishes to talk to my daughter regarding the same. He is an asset to Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Every staff member has been quick to respond , efficient and affective. My doctor has been sterling !

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

My doctor, on every visit always goes above and beyond to provide highest quality standards and with a smile. He is thoughtful and takes my welfare to heart. I trust him with my life.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

I am very pleased with my care at Cleveland Clinic Dr. Samuel is the best. The staff is always very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

Dr. Samuel is one of the best doctors at the facility.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

The office team always does a good job to maintain efficiency of scheduling appointments, clarifying and communicating with Dr.Sammuel and Duna his nurse.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Samuel is an asset to Cleveland Clinic. He has been such a rock for me and my family. From the first time we met him though my diagnosis was what anyone feared he made us see that there is hope, he has become family. he is thorough patient, accessible and kind. one does not find a physician like him often and I am blessed to have him caring for me. I am so thankful for him and his team and will forever be grateful for his efforts.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

Dr. Samuel is excellent. He is very compassionate and spends quality time with me.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr Samuel is one of the kindest, most caring doctor I have met.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. Samuel is excellent. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

I would recommend Dr. Samuel without any hesitation. He is a wonderful, caring , compassionate and an excellent listener!!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr. Samuel is an outstanding professional. He is wonderful, caring, compassionate and an excellent listener. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

I have found Dr. Samuels to be an excellent doctor who listens to me and actually hears what I am saying. While he is not my primary, I keep coming back to him because my primary is constantly changing and I'm not that confident in their care because of that fact.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr. Samuel and Duna have always provided the most skilled, compassionate, caring, knowledgeable and professional care any patient could ever ask for.

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