Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Thai
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Clinical Trials
  • Experimental Therapeutics
  • Genetic Evaluation
  • Genetic Testing
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
  • Cancer Genomic Medicine
  • Cowden’s Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hereditary Cancers
  • Invasive Thyroid Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell
  • Pendred Syndrome
  • Radioactive Iodine Refractory Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (RAIR DTC)
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Recurrent Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Tumor
  • Uveal Melanoma
View all 16 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Harbor/UCLA Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Torrance, CA USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Pomona College
Claremont, CA USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cancer Genomics
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
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 1/18/2019, Dr. Funchain 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

110 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

we couldn't be happier with our meeting Dr. Funchain and receiving her input on my issue. she's a very warm, considerate person and having that as I face a struggle with cancer is fabulous.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

Dr Funchain is an excellent Dr. Very kind, patient, through, excellent listener and demonstrates care for me as a patient

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dr. Pauline Funchain is a great doctor, a good listener, takes the time to fully understand your needs. Very good communication skills and responds to you responsibly.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Funchain. She was lovely & knowledgeable about my medical case.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Funchain to anyone with skin cancer. She's very sweet and very understanding and very intelligent

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Funchain is a doctor I can reli on. I can tell her anyone and she can explain what is going on. Or like when I told her we were having financialy issues she had someone from social services (Tussig Building) come and talk to my wife and U. Dr. Funchain has been very good at explaining the form(s) of cancer I have and what the next steps I would be looking into having. I am glad to have met Dr. Funchain!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Funchain always makes me feel calm and answers all my questions. Her bedside manner is excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr Funchain was as good as her reputation suggests. She knew my case, was ready for my visit, invited any qustions we had, and displayed a wide range of medics knowledge. Would not hesitate to ask her to be my physician any time.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Excellent service provided by doctor, very caring, compassionate a wonderful experience. I would recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

I would recommend this physician to anyone, wonderful beside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

very happy with Doctor Funchain she is always friendly, explains test results, and addresses my concerns

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Funchain is very professional and caring, my experience with her is always comforting.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Wonderful experience! Dr. Funchain answered all our questions, informed us of how our treatment works, and spent over an hour with us

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr. Funchain is very thorough, she listens, let's me decide care that is right for me, is So kind and caring....and knows her stuff. I am blessed to have her.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

I have many doctors and all are good but Dr Funchain is my favorite. She takes time to thoroughly explain my test results and allows me to tell her my concerns without making me feel that I have limited time with her. Well done having her on your staff.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Dr. Funchain replaced my previous oncologist and was always on top of my cure for stage 4 melanoma cancer. She and many other MDs and caregivers made my road to survival easier to travel. I could not ask for a better oncologist.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

Dr Funchain was very personable and explained everything very well! She gave us much information along with hope!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

Dr Funchain is Very caring and gives attention to every detail. Explains everything and listens to any questions.

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