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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Medical Oncology
  • Second Opinion
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Hematology/ Oncology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Internship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Canisius College of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Megan Kruse, MD.

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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 9/28/2023, Dr. Kruse 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. Kruse receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
  • Novartis Oncology

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

265 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

101 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Kruse is an unbelievable physician. She addressed all of my concerns and took the time to answer all of my questions- sometimes even multiple times as I would forget the answers. As an oncologist she has a difficult job balancing patients emotions with their treatment plans and she should be recognized for her outstanding commitment to her patients. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a physician as she is remarkable in what she does. I cannot say enough about how all of the information I needed was at her fingertips and how calm and evidenced based her treatment explanations and decisions were. I am ever so happy that she was the doctor to guide me through my cycles of chemotherapy.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Kruse is confident, competent and compassionate. I feel well cared for by her and her team!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

I would highly recommend Dr. Kruse

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Dr. Kruse was so attentive and provided medical expertise and compassion about my diagnosis and treatment.I was so grateful to be able to have this appointment virtually. Her insight about my specific history was very accurate and helpful. AHer fellow, Dr. Lopetegui, was also very caring and thorough. I left the appointment feeling validated and more confident about the medical decisions ahead of me.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Dr. Kruse was so very caring and understanding - a rare combination of expertise and compassion.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr. Kruse is a wonderful doctor. I feel so lucky to be under her care.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Outstanding doctorShe's the best she is the best patience in all.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr Kruse provides outstanding care. She Is the consummate professional.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Kruse is so caring. And she comments on my scans shortly after she receives the results. This is amazing that she is so on top of things. How much Dr Kruse cares Is very much appreciated .

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr Kruse listens to my concerns, cares and treats me as a partner in my care. And this is rare.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr Kruse is amazing! She explains, listens and is ready with her plan recommendations. Then she is happy to answer questions and discuss. I could not ask for better care!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr Kruse is not only warm and compassionate, but takes the time needed to thoroughly discuss and address questions. She os the best!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr. Kruse is such a caring caregiver. Very empathic. Listens to your concerns and addresses issues accordingly.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Excellent care from Dr Megan. I thank God for her.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Kruse is absolutely wonderful and amazing.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr. Kruse is exceptional! I consider her a friend.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr Kruse included my wife and daughter in conversation so all my caregivers and I feel I am getting best care possible.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

I trust Dr Kruse. She listens and gets my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr Kruse is excellent

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Doctor Kruse is the best doctor I have ever encountered. Very informative, very caring, always makes the time to answer questions, does her research in between session. Simply outstanding and I know she makes an impact on many patients' lives. We are simply blessed to have her as a doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Kruse is AMAZING!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

I have recommended Dr Kruse to someone. She is Everything someone could desire in an oncologist. She gives all of her attention to the person in front of her. She approaches the patient as a person, she listens. She intuits and also seeks to know a patients goals for care. She is supportive. She presents all avenues of treatment. She respects her patients. She extends all of these qualities to patients' families who are present physically or on the phone. Her patients need not worry that they are getting quality medical care as Dr, Kruse is also a scientist and a researcher. She is knowledgeable regarding best practices and current research. She is an active cancer educator and advocate in the community as evidenced by her informative videos easily found on the internet. Recently she presented vital breast cancer information on Fox 8 news. When asked about this, she was humble as always and stated: "if just one person gets a mammogram because of it . . . It was worthwhile"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Megan is always wonderful and her fellow also took such good care of us.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Always a good experience with my doctor and her staff

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Really appreciate Dr Kruse looking at my specific situation and providing customized care and attention! I wasn't just another cancer case with prescribed formula for treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr Kruse was excellent. She listened to my questions and treated me like for my unique situation rather than just prescribing typical treatment. She even looked up specific research study to help us make a treatment decision unique to my situation.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Kruse and her team are the best, always listens and answers all my questions. The care and compassion I experience in their office is always the best. Would highly recommend this team for excellent and exceptional care.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

The oncologist was wonderful, with deep knowledge of care choices, including long-term options. The follow-up recommendations were clear, and she answered all my questions. (Note: the oncologist had a fellow who came in to take a preliminary history-he has a lot of potential in my opinion.)

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

I love Dr Kruse, she is so knowledgeable, compassionate and thorough!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Kruse is articulate, caring and personable. A rated

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr. Kruse is awesome. She listens, treats you like a person and definitely let's you in on decision making. I love her.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Kruse is patient and kind. She has allayed my fears and provided excellent care!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Kruse always listens, takes time to explain things, and genuinely seems to care.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

She's an excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

The. Best Doctor ever Kind , helpful, Caring, understanding . Just the best

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Health care provider was very courteous and helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Kruse is always takes time to listen, never makes you feel RUSHED

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

I think Dr. Kruse is a wonderful doctor who puts me at great ease. Under the circumstances, I don't relish the trip up because of the memories of beginners cancer, however, I always look forward to seeing Dr. Kruse. She always has a smile and genuine concern.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr Kruse took the time to listen. She is amazing! Knowledgeable and caring! So glad she's my doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

I travel 1500 miles for my care with Dr. Kruse. I have had multiple oncologists and have found the best team leader for my healthcare with Dr. Kruse.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Kruse is THE BEST!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Kruse is the third oncologist I've had at the Clinic. Although it's not easy for me to get downtown, I will continue to see her as long as needed. She is kind, thorough, compassionate, and simply one of the best doctors I've had (and trust me, I've seen a few).

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr Kruse is so caring I feel lucky to have her as my physician. She communicates about my scan results soon after they are posted and anytime I need to ask her a question on My Chart she replies quickly. I thank her .

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr Kruse is the bestcaring, professional, thorough. I can't say enough about her.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

I was very impressed by Dr. M Kruse. She was caring and explained things clearly and thoroughly. She took time to answer all my questions and did not make me feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Kruse is a very compassionate doctor. She explains things thoroughly and makes me feel like I am being listened to during our visits. Her easy-going manner and ability to explain the various aspects of my breast cancer in a way that I understand Is very much appreciated. I highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Kruse is simply outstanding in every way.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Kruse is the best!!! I recommend her to anyone in need

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

All excellent when dealing with my oncology doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr. Kruse is an excellent provider. She is very kind, thorough and willing to answer every question. She makes you feel that her attention is focussed on you and your needs. I have and will continue to recommend her. I could not be happier with Dr. Kruse as my doctor. I'm grateful for her.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

I will continue to recommend Dr. Kruse and the Oncology Department at the CC.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Can't say enough good things about the care I receive from Dr Kruse

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Kruse , despite being so busy, has never rushed through an appointment. She asks questions and listens to my concerns. We have a conversation, not a lecture.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. Kruse is the absolute BEST!! I can't even begin to tell you how much I love her, she cares and you can feel it. She will be my doctor until the day I die, and she's been my doctor since day one of my cancer journey. You will never find a better doctor than Dr. Kruse, she's genuine and she truly does care about meBest doctor ever!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Calls are always returned the same from Dr. Kruse office

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr Kruse is an outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr. Kruse is one of the most kind, compassionate, caring, and thorough doctors. I am so blessed that I have her to care for me and get me through this scary time! Thank goodness I have her as my doctor. I always leave her office feeling relieved and smiling as I know she is taking good care of me and is genuinely concerned for my health and well-being.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

I was very impressed with Dr. Kruse. She is exceptional.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

It was definitely worth the 3 1/2 hour drive to see this doctor. Cleveland clinic is the best and so is Dr. Kruse.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Kruse is an awesome Dr. And a caring person. Listens and gives you the most wonderful care a person needs.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Kruse is the most relatable and understanding doctor that I have ever met. As a patient, I really feel like she listens and hears everything I say. She shows empathy, and frankly, I wish all of my doctors were like her.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr. Kruse is a perfect balance of professional and personable. She is a most welcome addition to my team, and I look forward to working with her!!

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr K was (and always is) patient, thoughtful, supportive and friendly. I really am impressed with her and all the staff. They have made a difficult time much less difficult

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

I love Dr Kruse! She is always prepared for our visit, updates me on her latest recommendations, answers all questions thoroughly and treats me with caring and respect. I highly recommend her

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr. Kruse is one of the best Doctors I've ever had. She explains everything and has such compassion.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr. Kruse is wonderful, and I would recommend her to anyone with breast cancer. She's knowledgeable, professional, and very caring.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr Kruse is very caring and. Uplifting as an oncologist She answers all questions and is very supportive and throughShe is always available if you have any concerns

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr. Kruse was patient, kind and thorough, taking her time to explain diagnosis and reason for recommended treatment.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Always makes me feel better to see Dr Kruse and her team

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr Megan Kruse is an amazing doctor. I'm so fortunate to have her taking care of me. Very professional, caring and very supportive. Love her!

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Kruse is very good listener and compassionate Md. She takes pride in her patients(meaning me). I am so fortunate to have her as my doctor. She gives me feedback that makes sense which lets me know she's really involved with my care and really listening which is very important to me. Patient's don't like to feel dismissed. And you most certainly don't get that feeling from Dr. Kruse. I absolutely love her.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr Megan Kruse is the best physician out of all of the physicians that I have and I have quite a few excellent specialists. But Sr. Kruse Is the best. Because she is so very knowledgeable, caring, kind, warm, concerned, thorough, and Intelligent I feel safe no matter what happens. She is the BEST and I am grateful everyday of my life to know that she is my doctor. At my age talk is starting to turn to health related issues as I interact with folks, and I always tell them about Doctor Kruse and how excellent she is and how lucky I am. I always recommend her and CC.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Brenna Is my trial nurse and she excellent as well. They look out for me and I trust Dr Kruse and Brenna with all of my being. They are the best.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Kruse is amazing! She never makes me feel rushed in my appointments. She always makes sure she I feel like I have all the nformation I need from her. Most Importantly, she is kind, caring, and personable.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Kruse is the reason I come to CC. Simply the best!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Both Dr Patel and Dr Kruse were great!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr Kruse is wonderful - she listens and addresses all questions and concerns

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Thank you Dr. Kruse for the wonderful medical care you provide to me.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

I've had the best experience in care of Doctor Kruse and consider her one of top doctors I have ever encountered. Would highly recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Kruse is simply the best, most intelligent and kind physician I have ever had. She is a shinning star at Taussing .

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr Kruze is the most amazing doctor I am so thankful for her positive, friendly and caring attitude. I am so glad I changed doctors I tell everyone how amazing she and Cleveland clinic is!! Thank you I appreciate you all being so friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr. Kruse was kind, informative, patient and thoughtful. I couldn't ask for a better provider

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr Kruse is amazing. She always gives me time to talk about what is going on and to express my feelings and concerns. I thanked her for always making me feel like she cares and that I am not just another number to her. She is the best doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Very likely she's the best doctor I've ever had

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Dr. Kruse is one of the best doctors I have ever met. She is diligent, compassionate, smart, helpful, caring, respectful, and a great human. She elicits trust and exudes kindness.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

She is the best

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr. Kruse takes time at every appointment and listens to my needs and concerns. I feel heard and understood! I always leave my appointments feeling recharged.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Very pleased with Dr. Kruse

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Kruse and her team are the reason I am alive today. I am 5 years in remission and I still feel cared for. I feel that my concerns and changes to my health and lifestyle after chemotherapy and surgeries are still being heard. I don't feel ignored or things go unanswered because I am in remission. Makes me feel good about my journey and health.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

I've recommended Dr. Kruse and her team to many people.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr Kruse is always very kind and caring. I know she has a very busy practice but I never feel rushed. She always takes time and explains things to me. Cancer is very scary but she always makes me feel very much at ease. I am very blessed to have her as my oncologist.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Excellent in every aspect (Dr. Kruse and Dionna Bishop- and team). With a new and difficult diagnosis, Dr. Kruse and Ms. Bishop are what you need before you even know it. Dr. Kruse's deep knowledge in so many adjacent areas as part of the treatment is incredible. Dr. Kruse and team are also "practical" problem solvers. The system is complicated and they are willing to move outside the box to get it done for the patient needs. No physician has time for this, yet they make the time for patients at their most difficult times. These qualities are not payment issues, they are excellent quality of care issues that Dr. Kruse, Ms. Bishop and the team clearly hold themselves to.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr Kruse is very helpful in getting me an appointment very soon after my scans which reduces a lot of stress.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr. Kruse is such a caring doctor and she is so patient and willing to answers my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Kruse. She is a very caring physician

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr Kruse is the best! Always kind and helpful

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr Kruse is fantastic! She is a specialist in my disease of lobular breast cancer. Through her targeted treatment and follow up, I am stable with no active cancer after 5 years. She is a great asset to her patients and to Cleveland Clinic. I truly am blessed to be working with Kruse!!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

I am so grateful for Dr Kruse. Even though I don't live in Cleveland, Dr Kruse takes the time to explain in detail exactly what I want to know. Love her!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr. Kruse is an amazing doctor and a wonderful person.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

I am very appreciative of Dr.M. Kruse she is a fantastic doctor and I'm glad to have her.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Kruse is one of the best doctors I've had. I wish that all doctors could be like her. Caring about you as a person and really listening to you.

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