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

Treatment & Services

  • Blood Tests
  • Cancer Center
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Supportive Care
  • Hematology & Oncology Screenings and Disorders
  • Hematology Oncology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Breast Cancer
  • Family Cancer History
  • Genetic Testing
View all 3 Specialties +


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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 Nashville, 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


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

Undergraduate - Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA USA


  • 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 2/14/2018, 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

198 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2018

Dr. Samuel takes his time to explain everything. He is kind, gentle and caring. He washed his hands thoroughly before examining me.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2018

Duna & Dr. Samuel makes a GREAT team.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2018

All future appointments and tests were handled.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2017

He's the best, very caring, explasins everything, gives me the choice, love this office, he's the best. IU am currently in the process of moving to Georgia and I really hate to leave this office, however, he has provided me with other doc's in my new area in Georgia. He's perfect.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2017

Dr. Samuel is always thorough and explains things in a way I can understand. He is a very compassionate and understanding care provider.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2017

the doctor is the best

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2017

love this office - doctor and staff clinical staff, chemo nurses, lenice, the front desk - everyone is excellent!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2017

Plus he asks you if you have anymore questions before he leaves the room. But he fully explains everything!!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2017

I have no words about Dr Samuel care about me. His tender and compassionate care, his always disposition to hear and answer my questions and concern. His respect to me and the persons who accompany me. His efforts to my well being, his professionalism, his humanity. His care for things that I don't expected. I really appreciated Dr Samuel !

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2017

always compassionate. Offer information in an easily understandable way.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2017

Dr. Samuels is a gem, very professional at the same time courteous and always pleasant and informative. Dr. Samuel is a great physician, he is an assist to Cleveland Clinic and to his profession.He is a great physician!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2017

Excellent experience

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2017

Dr. Samuels is always very good at explaining what options and the side effects of the meds. He then tries to get some feedback on your thoughts on the matter.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2017

Very encouraging throughout treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2017

Dr. Samuel, is the consummate professional, he gives exceptional service and I am very comfortable with his care and bedside manner. Duna, his nurse is very caring and gentle. She has built a relationship and ask about me and my family, a very personal touch. I total love the level of service

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2017

Dr.Samuel definitely takes time to make sure you understand.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2017


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Reviewed on Apr 3, 2017

very nice doctor, kind and caring, rare in someone so busy. That is very much appreciated!!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2017

Dr. Samuel has been a very caring doctor and is the main reason we have decided to stay in Florida rather than transitioning to Ohio which we would typically do by April of each year. We have learned to trust Dr. Samuel's advise and are happy with his care of my cancer situation.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2017

All my instructions pertaining to my health care came from the doctor. Thank you

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2017

I am really impressed with my experience here, please keep up the good work!

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