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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)
View all 4 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 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


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

Undergraduate - Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA USA

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 4/1/2021, 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

287 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

98 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr. Samuel is phenomenal. He is knowledgeable, caring and sympathetic.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr.Samuel is always accessible when I need a consultation in a timely way.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Dr. Samuel is one of most kind and caring doctors I've ever had to see. He is very professional and thorough with his medical knowledge.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

I've been a patient for 5 years Dr Samuels has always been great with decisions and my concerns

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Dr Samuel is awesome, very polite, and through

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

I really love and respect Dr. Samuels. He has provided me the best possible care and treatment through this difficult time. He never rushes me and is as empathetic as can be. But most importantly, he's an expert in his field, and I trust him implicitly. I wouldn't want anyone else in charge of my care.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

I think he is one of best doctor in Cleveland

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

the whole treatment of my getting better from beginning to end was good. II was lucky to get Dr. Thomas as my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

he is the ultimate professional physician

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr Samuel is the best

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Dr Samuel is always very polite, professional, and shows he cares

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

excellent physician, and staff.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr. Samuel is great. always takes time to answer questions and is very caring.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr Samuel and his assistant are amazing

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Dr. Samuels is a caring, excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Duna is a wonderful nurse with Dr. Samuel. Cares about her patients

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Dr. Samuel and his team have been my rock

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

I am very pleased with all the doctors and the supportive staff.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr Samuels and nurse Duna reflect the best of care..,.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

. Dr. Samuel - he is the best and does the most thorough exam of allmy Drs.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr Samuel and his team are among the best healthcare professionals I've ever interacted with.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Very pleasant experience all around. front desk staff are very helpful and efficient. Nurse Natalie is such an extraordinary human being. she has a calming effect and very knowledgeable, personable and efficient. First visit with Dr. Samuel and was truly impressed with his bed side manner and knowledge. He listens, answers questions and offers medical research results. He also follows up with his office who in turn contacts me with important information.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Dr Samuel is outstanding in his patient care and I don't mind when he is running late as you know he's giving a patient the time they need and deserve.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Every time I come to the Cleveland Clinic to see Dr Samuel and his nurse practitioner,I am pleased to say they have the best people skills and professional knowledge of any where else I go that you Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2021

Dr. Samuels is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2021

Dr Samuel excels. He is informed, familiar with my problems, concerned, compassionate, and includes me in all medical decisions. He is one of the reasons I go to Cleveland.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr. Samual is the best doctor l have had so kind, caring and explaining everything you ask him and so professional l am so happy to have him as a doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Great doctor Great nurse. great appointment

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Doctor Samuels is the best

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Dr. Samuel is the best

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr Samuel is very sensitive and listens to my questions. He tries to reassure me when I have concerns and fears.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Dr Samuels is a incredible oncologist.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

I am very thankful to have Dr Samuels as my oncologist, he is thorough in his explanations, always concerned for the patient's welfare and willing to take the time to make sure the patient understands their test results and chemotherapy process.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Love Doctor and Nurse!Hate the wait

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr Samuel and his staff are the kindest, most professional group of health experts I'm forever grateful!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr Samuel is a very kind, caring and professional doctor!!! He's the best !!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

The best doctor and staffthank you

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

dr. Samuel not only included me in discussion of my health care but he also honored my wishes to talk to my daughter regarding the same. He is an asset to Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Every staff member has been quick to respond , efficient and affective. My doctor has been sterling !

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

My doctor, on every visit always goes above and beyond to provide highest quality standards and with a smile. He is thoughtful and takes my welfare to heart. I trust him with my life.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

I am very pleased with my care at Cleveland Clinic Dr. Samuel is the best. The staff is always very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

Dr. Samuel is one of the best doctors at the facility.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

The office team always does a good job to maintain efficiency of scheduling appointments, clarifying and communicating with Dr.Sammuel and Duna his nurse.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Samuel is an asset to Cleveland Clinic. He has been such a rock for me and my family. From the first time we met him though my diagnosis was what anyone feared he made us see that there is hope, he has become family. he is thorough patient, accessible and kind. one does not find a physician like him often and I am blessed to have him caring for me. I am so thankful for him and his team and will forever be grateful for his efforts.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

Dr. Samuel is excellent. He is very compassionate and spends quality time with me.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr Samuel is one of the kindest, most caring doctor I have met.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. Samuel is excellent. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

I would recommend Dr. Samuel without any hesitation. He is a wonderful, caring , compassionate and an excellent listener!!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr. Samuel is an outstanding professional. He is wonderful, caring, compassionate and an excellent listener. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

I have found Dr. Samuels to be an excellent doctor who listens to me and actually hears what I am saying. While he is not my primary, I keep coming back to him because my primary is constantly changing and I'm not that confident in their care because of that fact.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr. Samuel and Duna have always provided the most skilled, compassionate, caring, knowledgeable and professional care any patient could ever ask for.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Love Dr. Samuel-he is so caring!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. Samuel is a caring, knowledgeable professional.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr Samuel's was as thoughtful, kind, and thorough as always.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr Samuel was as kind, thoughtful and thorough as ever. He us an amazing physician.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020


Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr Samuels and team always do a excellent job with my care. I drive three hrs one way just to continue seeing him

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr. Samuel always makes time for questions and is thorough with explanations & options. Great doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Excellent Doctor, caring person

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

love dr samuels!!!! he is amazing!!! brilliant and great bed side manner and should be head of the breast center!!! with his knowledge and experience kindness and compassion he should be in charge of the entire breast center

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr Samuels and Dunna, his asst is always so pleasant every time I have an appointment with him. He is a great doctor and Dunna is great also.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Great doctorGreat staff

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr Samuel is the best he treats me like I'm the only person he is going to see that day no rush he explained everything to make sure I understand I would recommend any day

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr. Samuel is very attentive to detail and takes time to explain my concerns. He is awesome!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr. Samuels is as caring as is possible for any physician.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

I love this Doctor and Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

I love Dr Samuel's and his nurse Duna

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr. Samuel is very professional and kind. I feel comfortable talking with him and asking questions when needed.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Excellent service from Duna, his nurse, helping me get blood tests ordered and a very quick appointment. This office is excellent in every way! Dr. Samuel is one of the finest dioctors at CC. He listens very carefully and explains things also in full. He and his office are an asset to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr. Samuel as an oncologist I'm sure deals with some really tragic cases, and he is compassionate And explains everything.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Dr. Samuel is honest and up front with his patients. provides the best quality of care.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr Samuel Is the best doctor!! out of all of my doctors he is the best - he's very thorough he gives me a better examination than my primary care.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

it was a follow up for cancer three yrs ago. Dr Samuel is a caring and splendid physician.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

I've already recommended him and will do so again. I love all of my providers and since I work in the health care profession I feel that everyone should have as wonderful an experience as I've had and I continue to recommend the great treatments that t have experienced to others who are looking for providers.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr. Samuel listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr. Samuels is the best. than you!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

dr is wonderful. none better.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Samuel is an empathetic doctor and always well prepared for my appt. I would recommend highly. His nurse is also a very caring.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

excellent experience! thankful for Dr Samuels and his staff!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

excellent always with Dr Thomas Samuels

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

I look forward to my visits with Dr. Samuel. He is caring, knowledgeable and never makes me feel like I'm just another patient. he is thorough and he listens. I have been blessed to have him as my oncologist. I totally trust his judgment and he has treated me with respect and kindness.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

I just can't enough about Dr.Samual he is a wonderful doctor explains any questions you have and l am so relax with him he has the best bed side manners so very kind and gentle .

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

I love that Doc Samuels!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Samuel. Knowledgeable, courteous, caring, sympathetic, but always honest and respectful of the patient.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr Samuel is always very caring!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

I wouldn't compare Cleveland Clinic with any other hospitals, simply because I wouldn't have it any other way. All my appointments are done at this amazing facility and all my doctors are from Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

I t has always been a pleasure to visit with Dr. Samuels and Duna

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

the best doctor

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Dr. Samuel is the best physician I've ever known!!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

I was able to see my favorite doctor and it was as if I was there with him.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Samuel and staff are very professional and efficient. i am grateful for the excellent care that I am receiving from them.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr Samuel has been the most concerned, informed and thorough .

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

mammogram/ Dr Samuel/ surgeon Dr Blake - just finished my 5 year care.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

I love this doctor and his assistant. I wish all medical appointments could be this pleasant and positive. Most people including myself do not look forward to doctor appointments but when you don't feel as anxious as you normally do it's because of the kindness and confidence you have that this Dr. Samuel will make your visit as pleasant as possible..

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

All doctors should have this degree of genuine concern and kindness. It means so much to us as patients, mitigates a very scary time.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr Samuel is a great professional!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

My experience has always been great with Dr Samuel and his nurse Donna. I couldn't ask for a better caring team.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

It's hard to put into words the extent of satisfaction I truly feel with the personal care received at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Samuel and team have made my journey most comfortable. They are like family from the time I selected this hospital until present - I feel the same.

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