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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

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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 3/1/2020, 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

289 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

94 Patient Comments

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 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

DR SAMUEL WAS WONDERFUL!!!!!

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.

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

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