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 School - 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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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

236 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

55 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

Dr. Samuel is an excellent physician who I completely trust and cherish!!

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

There are not enough superlatives to describe Dr. Samuel. At bare minimum, I will say that my concerns, questions and requests have been met with nothing but compassion and professionalism.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Dr. Samuel is simply the Best! He is always professional, friendly and empathetic. I always feel as if I am receiving the best care and advice from him. He is thorough and takes time to provide thorough explanations. I am totally happy and comfortable with him as my Provider, and would not change him for anyone else!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

Dr. Samuel is an exceptional doctor. Very thorough and caring

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Dr Samuel has great communication skills, he never rushes the appointment and answers all questions . he is cheerful and very kind.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Dr. Samuel and nurse Doona are incredible. They are professional, patient, kind, calming, loving, attentive and make you feel like you're the only patient there- that they have all the time in the world for you. I love going there just to see their lovely, smiling faces. I'm extremely fortunate and very grateful to have them taking care of me.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Dr Samual and Staff Excellent Care every visit and call.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

Dr. Samuels is always thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

i was impressed by the health care provider and his medical assistant Dunna.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

I love Dr. Samuel! He has been by my side through a very difficult time. His caring and compassion are so appreciated.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

it's always a pleasure to see Dr Samuel thomas and his nurse Dunos.always give you a big smile make you feel comfortable good listener i love them both i give them both 100 for best teams

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018

There is always a long wait to see Dr. Samuels but he is so good that I don't mind

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

I love Dr. Samuel. Anyone with cancer, I wish they would have this Dr. since he is so kind, caring and just makes you feel at ease with this disease. Wish all my Drs at Cleveland were like him. Even though, I just love Cleveland. only thing is that it's becoming to get full.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Dr. Samuel Thomas is very informative and help st all times. He is always warm and welcoming always with a smile My visit was a bit disappointing because my heart condition had not improved, but he made me feel much better because of his optimism and concern about my health. also gave good advise with regard to treatment and removal of my port

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018

Dr. Sam is the best! Still thanking God for making him my doctor. Duna, his nurse is amazing as well.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

Dr Samuel is very good. He treats me with respect, he listens and he always ensures that all of my questions and concerns are addressed. I am confident that I am in good hands.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

Dr. Samuel,is highly professional and such a caring human being takes as much time with you as needed you never feel rushed at all.I would highly recommend Dr. Samuuel to any of my family and friends his maner is always the same a very caring Doctor.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

Wait to see the doctor was one hour and 20 minutes.

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

Dr. Samuel is awesome!

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

I am very happy with the service provided by Dr Samuel. I have been a patient of his for 21/2 years now and I am absolutely happy with his services.

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

Cleveland clinic is an extremely busy facility so its understandable there will be some wait time to see the provider of choice.

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

Dr. Samuel's nurse is very friendly and courteous.

Reviewed on May 11, 2018

Dr Samuel is a great professional and the best oncologist who has treated me

Reviewed on May 8, 2018

Dr Samuel is a wonderful doctor and person. He truly cares about his patients and addresses all my concerns knowledgeably and truthfully.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

Provider and all employees were very prompt and professional, very helpful, and treated me with respect

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

My provider is very sweet and kind.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018

Dr. Samuel is an awesome doctor. Kind, understanding, patience. Totally includes you in your care and treatment plan. I will not trade him for another.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2018

Dr Samuel and his nurse were prompt and adjusted their schedule because another Cleveland Clinic physician was running over an hour behind schedule.

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