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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic 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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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

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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 3/1/2020, 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

278 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

89 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

My doctor (Dr. Samuel) is absolutely terrific. He listens to me, educates me on my condition, shows great concern, and is just all-round superb.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr. Samuel is outstanding. He is very professional and compassionate.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

I am always able to contact Dr Samuel during a Cleveland Clinic hrs.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Dr Samuel is always caring and calming. He listens to my concerns and gives me detailed information.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Dr. Samuel is a Great physician. He is keeping me alive.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Dr. Samuel is a warm, caring professional who listens very well, is extremely knowledgeable and responds to your needs. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

I love seeing Dr. Samuels and staff. very kind and respectful. good sense of humor too.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

I have always felt I was in good hands with Dr. Samuels. a very good Doctor and person!

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Although Dr. Samuel delivered bad news about my disease, he spent a lot of time telling me about possible treatments. He never makes me feel rushed and I feel comfortable asking him any question.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Surprisingly great! We are self isolating and I have an ongoing bad respiratory issue, cough, headache, etc and didnt wat to drive 3.5 hrs each way but needed to see my Dr Samuels. It resulted in a productive use of time, future plan for further tests in Westin, Fl and a next appointment with Dr Samuels. Bravo!

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr Thomas Samuels is probably the best onchologist in the state (at least). He was the ONLY doctor good enough to be recommended by MD Anderson Cancer Treatment Center (the no. 1 rated cancer treatment place in the U.S.). He is a blessing to my life.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

he is a very easy going doctor - and answers all my questions and doubts

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr Samuels is very caring and though .

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

dr Samuel is a very good if not the best oncologist on staff. He cares

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2020

Doctor Samuel is very responsive.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

Always an amazing and professional experience with Duna and Dr Samuels

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

I love Dr Samuel. I love Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

Dr. Samuel is one of a kind: polite, professional, respectful, and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Clarified a few things. Dr. Samuel is always polite and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

dr Samuel should be commended for his outstanding care that he delivers. friendly caring competent informative compassionate

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Everyone in the department is very courteous and friendly. My doctor and nurse is very knowledgeable and take good care of me.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

My Doctor is very efficient and knowledgeable He take time to explain everything to me.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr. Samuels and his team is not only highly professional but so pleasant and courtesy. As an older patient I have been attended to by at many facilities and by many professionals. They are always so helpful, respectful and knowledgeable. They are truly a wonderful asset to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

I would rate Dr. Samuel and other staff higher if it was available.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

excellent physician. listens and discusses.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Dr Samuel and his nurse practitioneris of excellencemaria

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr Samuel as always knoledgeable, patient, cheerful, caring, and so nice

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr. Samuel is Extremely professional and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Very Happy with Dr. Samuel

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Awesome Doctor One of the very best ~

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr Suarez is absolutely awesome ~

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr.Samuel is the best. I wouldn't have anyone else

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

dr samual is a caring and knowledgeable practitioner. He and his nurse always take the time to listen and truly care about their patients.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr. Samuel is open and upfront with what needs to be gone.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr. Samuel always takes the time needed to answer questions and he explains things clearly. I trust his medical expertise.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr. Samuels and staff are very nice to work with. He gives great explanations and I feel very confident with his care.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

I adore Dr. Samuels and trust his care

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr. Samuel is kind, respectful, and caring

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

great experience. loved Dr. Samuel and staff.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr. Samuel listened to my concerns and explained in an easy way to understand medical terms. he is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr Samuel is a very caring and thoughtful person explained to all the details of the whole chemotherapy process and always on the look out if we were understanding since the English language is not our primary language. It is a person who becomes a friend and not a doctor, always worrying about my health, transmitting a lot of confidence in this delicate moment that I am going through. I recommend DR Samuel to all the people who ask us about cancer treatment I'm going through.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr Samuel is a caring and empathetic doctor, who allowed me to express all my concerns. He expertly answered my questions in laymen terms. Respect his advice

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

*Dr. Samuel's is awesome. I recommend him to everyone I can. He actually cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr. Samuel is caring, knowledgeable, compassionate and extremely patient. He always answers my questions patiently and precisely. He is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Samuel is outstanding, A true professional. caring, and compassionate.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Samuel is a wonderful doctor. I think very highly of him.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr. Samuel is incredible! From my first visit, he made me feel confident in his care and comfortable in his presence. Any stress my husband and I had was immediately eliminated. Dr. Samuel carefully explains everything to me and addresses all my concerns, no matter how simple they might be. He makes me feel that he truly cares about me both as a patient and as a person. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs his care!

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2019

Dr Samuel the best!

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. Samuel and his assistant doona are very compassionate understanding gorgeous lovely people to work with it is many years I am going there and it has not changed very good people

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.

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