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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
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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

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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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 3/29/2022, 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

155 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

60 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

My experience with Dr. Samuel and his nurse was excellent. They listened to me attentively and was very sympathetic with a problem I have.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

I definitely would recommend family members and friends to Dr. Samuel.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Samuel is an amazing physician. Always look forward to seeing him.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Love my doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Dr. Samuel is always extremely courteous, professional and caring. He listens attentively and provides very good explanations. He makes you feel confident that you are receiving the best medical treatment. I wish every doctor at Cleveland could be like Dr. Samuel!

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

Dr. Samuel is the BEST doctor at Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

I would very much recommend the doctor to family and friends.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

My visit with Dr. Samuel was outstanding as always. He is so dedicated, thoughtful, and compassionate and always makes me feel like I am his only patient. It has been 5 years since my diagnosis and choosing Dr. Samuel was the best decision. I cannot say enough and if the best is 5 (very good) I would give 1,000 if I could. I was at the ER quiet a few times in the past 5 years sick from the chemotherapy and the first time I was there was a weekend, Dr. Samuel Was not on call but came to the ER to see me. I cannot say enough I always felt confident being his patient.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

You need to add Excellent or Outstanding to the options to describe Dr. Samuel

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

He read my entire chart and made notes, which gave me an incredible feeling of trust, he took his time to explain everything .. Very professional! Great doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

The care and concern that I have received from Dr. Samuel over the period of 5 years has been excellent. He is the best!

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Dr Samuel is always fantastic. I have recommended him to others several times

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Doctor Samuel is very professional with excellent experience.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Dr Samuels is an excellent Oncologist.Compassionate, caring, knowledgeable.The Best!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Love Dr thomas Samuel

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dr. Samuel is helpful in directing his patients on each visit. Making sure test are ordered, medication and pre approval for insurance.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dr Samuel is the absolute best doctor I have ever had. He listens and he cares. I recommend him to everybody!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Dr. Samuel is always wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Dr. Samuels is not only an excellent physician but a kind and caring individual, who always listens to me, answers my questions, and takes my concerns into consideration. He never rushes, and I always feel that he has my best interests at heart, that he wants me to do well. He is never ever condescending or dismissive of my concerns. I value the way he explains things to me, complications, side effects, possible alternatives. He really knows what he's doing but is never arrogant. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

I will always recommend dear Dr Samuels dr Thompson (previously Gilot) Dr Newman plastics, Scott Ross Hospitalist especially dr samuels

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Dr Samuel is the perfect professional - never let this doctor leave the Cleveland

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Dr Samuel has my highest regard and respect

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Dr Samuel always listens to your concerns and takes time to explain any concerns you have .

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Samuels is great, very considerate and knows exactly what needs to be done. Explains things very well!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Dr. Samuel is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Dr. Samuels is an outstanding doctor and an outstanding human being. He is a credit to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

I am very grateful for Dr. Samuel

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

It is always a pleasure to see Dr Samuel. He is pleasant, caring, patient and understanding,

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Dr. Samuel is the epitome of caring and professionalism.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

I am always at ease visiting Dr. Samuel.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

I have been a patient of Dr. Samuels for almost 7 years. He is exceedingly and consistently knowledgeable, answers all my questions and concerns. Explains everything in terms I can understand. He is very kind and caring with his patients. Always available if I need to send a message between visits. I could not be in better hands with my care.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

I would recommend Dr. Samuel to everyone I know who is in need of care. He is exceptional. Is very professional, courteous and caring to my needs.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

I love Dr. Samuel! From my first visit 4 years ago, he has made me feel comfortable and confident that I am getting the best treatment available.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

Dr. Thomas Samuel is the most professional, caring and thorough physician that I have met and who has treated me.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

I was extremely satisfied by the professionalism of Dr. Samuel and carrying of my situation.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

I always have great experiences when I visit Dr. Samuel's office. HE and his staff are AWESOME!!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS DR.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

As stated before I will recommend Dr. Samuel.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Amazing Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr Samuel is the best doctor I've ever known. He is positive, compassionate, knowledgeable and has an infectious laugh. I trust him completely.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Dr Samuel is fantastic

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Dr. Samuel is exceptional his staff his nurses I couldn't wish for a better oncologist. He takes notes about the healthcare and is very concerned about your health. He listens to you and always make sure that he answers all your questions. He is friendly kind and considerate. He's smart and very professional.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr Samuel is amazing and I have recommended to several friends over the years

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Going on 5 years with Dr.Samuel. He never fails to be kind attentive, listens and answers all questions in detail . He has always answered calls or emails promptly. I'm so grateful he has been my doctor thru a difficult time.

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Dr. Samuel is an excellent doctor. He makes you feel like you are important. Always takes his time and answers all questions. He is a great asset to you.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr Samuel is a exceptional Dr. He takes time with patient and has a good communication skills.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Dr Samuel's is excellent

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Always a pleasure to see Dr. Samuel!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

My doctor is always informative and provides good recommendations

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

I have recommended Dr. Samuel to several women who have become his patients. Dr. Samuel Is the Best!!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Love Dr Samuels. He's the best

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr. Samuel is an excellent oncologist and I would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

I've been a patient of Dr Samuels for almost 7 years and he is always pleasant and caring

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Best Doctor's they treat everyone the same good and with respect they make you feel loved haven't felt any racist negative experience yet and hope not to

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Dr Samuels has been a compassionate, supportive, informative, patient, excellent part of my oncology life for over 7.5 years. He has always had time for questions and concerned that I am comfortable with the information he has provided. I actually cannot imagine a better oncologist or physician. I am incredibly grateful to be in his care.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr Samuel is wonderful. He explains things well and with compassion and he listens to me. I never feel rushed and am satisfied with my appts. I'd recommend him 100%.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr samuels always very informative. He takes the time to put me at ease

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr. Samuel has every trait one could hope for in a medical professional. Smart, caring, kind, respectful, and takes the time to explain and answer questions.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Samel and staff offer excellent care, timely and supportive

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr. Samuel is the best.

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