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

  • Breast Cancer
  • Family Cancer History
  • Genetic Testing
  • 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 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

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

  • Medical Oncology - 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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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 2/27/2019, 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

256 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

83 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

I love Dr. Samuel. He is the best of the best. Compassionate and patient and always willing to listen to my concerns and questions. I thank God that he is my doctor. Thank you for having him on your staff. He has made my experience during this awful health issue bearable.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

I am extremely pleased with the care from Dr Samuel

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr Thomas was very very thorough,patient,kind, polite. I run out of words to describe such an excellent provider

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

I had concerns about tests being ordered by my primary care doctor. He told me that if she wanted to do anything else to have her call him. He would take care and explain to my primary that I didn't need tests

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

dr. Samuels always listens inteny.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr Samuel goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable facing difficult decisions!he is an amazing physician!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Samuel filly understood and listened to my concerns. He did further research and provided insights that were helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

professional, knowledgeable, compassionate. excellent physician.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

great doctor

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr. Samuel is knowledgeable, helpful, understanding and knows exactly what needs to be completed. well organized of Doctor at CCF. he is ready to see his patients and has already reviewed their charts before a patient arrives. Makes the outcome more positive and feel comfortable when leave the office.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr Samuel is the most caring Dr I have had . His personality is wonderful, always patient and understanding. I am blessed to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

The most caring doctor I have had, have recommended him to friends

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Samuels is the best! explains things in understandable terms, is patient, caring, and makes me feel like a true partner in my treatment. I have great trust and confidence in his judgement.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Thomas Samuel is fabulous, dedicated, knowledgeable, A++++ bedside manners, and is quite forward-thinking in new medical trials. He truly cares about me and my well being. He has been stern with me when needed and I respect him for not being a pushover. I know he worries about all of his patients well being, he truly is a dedicated doctor that cares and shows empathy. He's a one of kind doc and Cleveland Clinic should feel honored to have him on staff.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Cancer is an ugly disease and IF my friends got Cancer I would recommend them to Dr. Thomas Samuel.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

I could not have gotten through my health issues without dr. samuel. He is soft spoken, calming and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr Samuel took time to discuss my concerns and provided good feedback

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

mom loves that Dr. Samuels listens to our opinions. mom has stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. She wants to enjoy life. Not live at the doctors. She wants to travel and see family. The Doctor was VERY understanding about how we would like to handle her care. You cant beat that....

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

great dealing with dr. Samuels

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

he is the best, kindest doctor! very knowledgeable about studies risks benefits and optionshe explains everything and is always helpful

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr. Samuel is always thorough and efficient.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Dr. Samuel, Duna and all the providers and medical staff are professional, caring and compassionate.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

Dr Samuel has always offered respect, knowledge of his field and a genuine kindness and regard. I know these last 4 1/2 years could have been so much harder without Dr Samuel by my side.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

there is not a more caring Dr. He took me through my chemo, was always there for me. I went to the hospital one day from getting so sick and dehydrated. Dr Samuel was not on call that weekend but he came in to see me anyway. what Dr these days does that? He did . He always explained everything to me and took excellent care , always answered phone calls promptly. Dr Samuel is an asset to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

I will recommend my friends to doctor Samuels

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr. Samuel is very professional and at the same time compassionate and caring. There is never a sense of being rushed. The patient is the single focus

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

recomend doctor but the wait time

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

what can't l say llove Dr.Samual and his nurse they are the best .

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

l have nothing negative to say about the doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr Samuel's and his Nurse Duna are the best..kind, courteous and professional..

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr Samuel's is caring and very on the ball if making sure all is not overlooked..

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Dr. Samuel is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Dr Samuel is wonderful

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Dr. Samuel is thorough, gentle and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

I Always feel and trust Adt. Samuel listens to me and makes the best suggestions in my best interest of treatment. He is a Terrific Physician.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Samuel is the BEST. He answers all questions and makes sure I understand him. Great nurse too.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr. Samuels was very personable-made me feel very at ease and comfortable giving him my history.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

After looking through my records; Dr. Samuels tried to explain to me that I was previously diagnosed and I don't remember my last Dr. ever telling me. I told himmy daughter would probably call and want to talk to him and he highly recommended she come to the next appointment with him so he could explain easier.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Dr.Samuel is such a great doctor and very professional with answering all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr. Samuel is an excellent physician and makes me feel like I am his only patient, he takes all the time I need to understand my condition and makes sure I understand him.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

Love Dr. Samuel. He's wonderful, personable. Totally trust him and feel completely relaxed when I am with him.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dr Samuel really takes the time to listen to me and my concerns. he allows me to help make decisions about my progress and addresses my worries.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Dr. Thomas' quiet demeanor and excellent bedside manor makes a stressful or worrisome visit a pleasure. he answers all my questions with a care and concern that is second to none. He is knowledgeable and offers suggestions and good advise. I trust his recommendations totally

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

excellent doctor and staff

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Doctor is good.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr. Samuel is excellent. He is caring and a good listener. Exemplary professional

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Doona and Dr. Samuel are absolutely outstanding in every way.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. Samuel is fantastic. A great listener, very thorough and knowledgeable. His nurse Duna is great also.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Dr. Samuel is the best.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

I can't imagine a better, kinder doctor than Dr. Samuel. I have tremendous confidence in him as a professional and as a human being. During challenging circumstances, he is a calming presence and I am very grateful for his knowledge, his dedication, and his courtesy.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Samuel is the best/caring Dr. I could ask for in my situation.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Very good experience especially with Dr. Thomas I'm happy to Know Him.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr. Thomas is very kindly and sweet person.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. Samuel is Extremely Compassion and listens. I would not go to any other physician.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr. Samuel is ALWAYS attentive to my concerns, is patient, and thorough in explaining treatment and options for my care.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

this was the FIRST AND ONLY time I had a longer than usual wait time...and I have been a patient at CC for many years. Dr. Samuel is absolutely worth waiting for...

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

I cannot say enough good about Dr. Thomas Samuel as my oncologist. He never makes me feel rushed and that is most important. We talk frankly about how I am doing and what we should do next. I am included in every decision and because he takes the time to explain how I am doing and what is next. Dr. Samuel is a 10 out of 10 !!!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

I love Dr. Samuel! He has been a caring dear person helping me through one of the most difficult times in my life......

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2019

dr. Samuel is the best oncologist I have ever had at Cleveland Clinic and I have had another to compare to. he has bed side manners, he listens to your concerns and worries, make it short he is an excellent extrodanary amazing doctor that keeps your hopes alive. after seeing him you know you have a fighting chance . the best Doctor Cleveland Clinic has!!!! I thank God he was brought to Cleveland Clinic and pray he never goes it would be a lost to the hospital and all his patients.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr Samuel is amazing.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr Samuel is an exceptional Doctor. He has always been kind, thorough, taking as much time as I need to explain things and guide me in my post cancer care. I can't say enough how grateful I am for the care he has provided to me over the last four years.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

Dr. Samuel has always been a good doctor who listens to patients and advises wisely.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Although I indicated my respect for the doctor's experience and medical knowledge, I felt that he was patronizing me by not taking my concerns seriously. I DO think that he has the best intentions and believes in his recommendations. I felt that he used scare tactics to push me into his follow-up plan. I am considering his option as well as looking into other modalities.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Dr. Samuel and his nurse Duna are very sync'd and always take the time necessary to respond to my questions and concerns. His bedside manner is calming and he truely cares about his patients. They have made a very difficult time much more bearable and pleasant.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Dr, Samuel is a very caring doctor and I will recommend him without hesitation to others.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr Samuel is thorough and Dina, his nurse, is compassionate. Both make the patient a priority.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Every visit over the last four years has been an excellent example of professionalism,compassion ,warmth,support,specialized care. I have always felt that my time with Dr Samuels was thorough , never rushed, personal individualized care. I always leave feeling confident that I understand the details of my case and visit. Dr Samuels and his nurse are a credit to Cleveland Clinic and the Oncology Hematology Dept. I have never felt like a number or a just another patient. They know me,my personal challenges and my case. I am blessed to have them involved in my care .

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

Dr Thomas is so warm and caring, his bedside manner makes me very comfortable to share any challenge or symptom with him. He always notes my concerns and is interested in all aspects of my case. Dealing with cancer can be so nerve wrecking but having such a concerned, warm, professional and knowledgeable doctor makes coping much easier.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

You couldn't find a kinder or better doctor. I can't single out one visit. All I know is that he guided me from despair to joy.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Dr Samuel is very caring compassionate and understanding. He is the best Oncologist at Cleveland Clinic. Without hesitation I would recommend him to everyone. very professional and courteous.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

The whole experience was wonderful! I found Dr Samuel to be extremely professional, knowledgeable, and caring. I couldn't be any more pleased!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

I am receiving the best care possible for my impossible cancer situation and I would not want any other doctor or team of healthcare providers then the people I am associated with.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

Dr. Samuel always discusses, never "tells" me what we will be doing and expecting and that attitude is very important to me.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

I never wait very long and if there is a little wait I know it is Dr. Samuel spending important time with the other patient just like he spends with me.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

no matter which location I see Dr. Samuels I always feel like his team cares well for me.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Dr Samuel is an excellent physician, I can not have had a better Dr. to treat my cancer!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

I always feel that my health and well being is very important to the staff at this office. I know I am in good hands and that is such a relief. Dr. Samuel always puts me at ease and is so pleasant an reassuring. His assistance is always so nice and together they make what sometimes is a tense atmosphere very nice.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Dr. Samuel and his assistants are extremely professional, courteous, and congenial. It is a true pleasure to have him as one of my health caregivers.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

I received excellent care at my last visit. the doctor was very knowledgeable, kind and compassionate

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

Great at her job....is always so pleasant, patience with you. Has all the qualities a care provider should exhibit

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018

Dr. Thomas Samuel is among the best physicians I have ever met. He is knowledgeable, explains things well, listens, and remains calm.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018

Ms. Dina is the best person to ever see work with Dr Samuels... they are an exemplary caring excellent team...

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Dr. Samuel is wonderful! He explains everything and makes me feel confident in my treatment.

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