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
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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 - Medical Oncology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 1/23/2020, Dr. Funchain has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Funchain receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Pfizer, Inc.

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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr Funchain and her nurses are great asset to the clinic. All are very compassionate and professional in doing their jobs.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. Funchain is a caring doctor....

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr. Pauline Funchain is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

It was a first class experience the doctor was very caring

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Dr. Funchain and her team make me feel like I am her only patient. Carolyn, Jung, and Ann are 2nd to none. What an amazing group of smart dedicated people. I would put my care team up against any team in the world.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Funchain is wonderful & caring. She has always been positive & caring.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Funchain is absolutely great...she takes great care of me. Thank you so much...

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Met with Dr.Funchain and she was excellent. She was very clear on the options I had, and she explained in great detail the risks involved. I had consulted with Dr. Funchain as a second opinion from my oncologist in Columbus, and after our meeting I changed to the Cleveland Clinic to be her patient.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr. Funchain was very engaged and knowledgeable about my condition with only a short time to study my records

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr. Funchain is excellent

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

I have been working with Dr. Pauline Funchain over the last 3 years when she started seeing melanoma patients and she has become a very confident professional expert on this disease.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Funchain's staff go out of their way to work around our schedule and, when we go to Cleveland, our travel times. We appreciate how they take care of all the scheduling details and we don't have to coordinate each thing separately

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Funchain saved my life!

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Dr. Funcane was do very kind. she treated me like a person, not a patient. she cared about my feelings and my opinions.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020


Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Funchain is so patient and helpful. She is calming yet thorough in her explanations. She fully attends to Mike's questions and concerns. She has been a blessing.

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