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Department Center for Integrative Medicine
Primary Location Lyndhurst Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Japanese
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Integrative Medicine
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About Naoki Umeda, MD

Naoki Umeda, MD is an Integrative Medicine specialist with an interest in cancer, nutrition/food therapy, and therapeutic touch.  He is originally from Japan, where the average life expectancy is the longest in the world. He has more than 6 years of experience providing Integrative Medicine for cancer patients (Integrative Oncology).  After receiving his medical degree from a national medical school in Tokyo, Japan, Dr. Umeda trained as an Internal Medicine resident and Gastroenterology fellow in Tokyo.  He then completed an advanced fellowship of Hepatology (liver disease) and a fellowship of Gastroenterology Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. 

Based on his experience of treating patients in "clinically tough situations" such as liver transplant recipients and advanced stage cancer patients, Dr. Umeda became more interested in "whole person" and "Body/Mind/Spirit" care.  He then worked as an Integrative Medicine staff physician and combined Western Medicine with Eastern/Traditional Medicine such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, and Ayurveda.  He realized this blend would produce a beautiful "synergy effect" to relieve both physical and spiritual pain, and to improve quality of life for cancer patients. 

Dr. Umeda provides one-hour Integrative Medicine consultations to create personalized treatment plans for patients at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
Integrative Medicine
San Diego, CA USA

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Neoplasia
Rochester, MN USA

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Transplant Hepatology
Rochester, MN USA

Fellowship - Musashino Red Cross Hospital
Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Residency - Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Internal Medicine


Medical Education - Tokyo Medical and Dental University


Additional Training

  • Dr. Umeda is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Integrative Medicine in Japan.  His strong points include his wide experience of Integrative Oncology for all types of cancer, knows Japanese healthy food culture such as fermented foods, tofu, or green tea, and that he understands both the advantage and disadvantages of Western and Eastern Medicine.  His aim is to maximize patients' own "power of recovery," and he respects each individual's belief and uniqueness.  Dr. Umeda will tailor the personalized treatment plan not only for cancer patients but also for those with chronic diseases such as gastrointestinal disorders, migraine, mood disorders, and fatigue syndrome. 

Professional Highlights

  • Fellowship - Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
    Integrative Medicine
    San Diego, CA USA

    Fellowship - University of Michigan
    Integrative Oncology Scholar (program)
    Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Integrative Medicine

Specialty Interests

Integrative Medicine, Integrative Oncology, Chinese Herbal Therapy, Acupuncture, Reiki, Shiatsu

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/22/2021, Dr. Umeda 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

55 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr.Umeda is a wonderful doctor who listens and evaluates me as a patient very very well. I have been with him for many years.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

I missed my scheduled virtual session and Dr Umeda kindly took my call and met with me 3 hours later. So very kind and knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr Umeda is very knowledgeable and listens to me as I express my concerns. We work together to obtain a solution for my diagnostics.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

My doctor's knowledge of natural medicine is great.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

This is my first experience with Cleveland Clinic. I had heard nothing but great things about Cleveland Clinic prior to my appt. Dr. Umeda was attentive, kind, listened to my concerns and was very good about answering questions. I feel hope for the first time in a long time that I will get the help I need. Thank you for making a huge difference in people's lives who often have been struggling for years. I am already recommending Cleveland Clinic to a few close friends and family.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr. Umeda was very knowledgeable and kind!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr. Umeda has been wonderful to me and my family and has been of great help to our health and well being.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr. Umeda is smart, knowledgeable and kind. I truly value his opinions.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Had good experience with Dr. U gave alternatives to what I was trying to achieve

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

I appreciated the discussion of vitamins I take with Dr Umeda, which took all of our appointment time :-/ as well as he introduced me to an additional vitamin. My intention and hope was to learn more of other available therapies, studies, clinical trials etc which we did not get to discuss. I did message him my interests after our consultation. I hope CC continues to participates and in greater depth additional therapies!!!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr umeda is one of the best doctors I've had.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

I had a wonderful experience on my video appointment with Dr Naoki Umeda. He was kind and replied to all my questions and concerns. Thank you

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Umeda is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

The Doctor is FANTASTIC and was able to offer a fix for a digestive problem I have had for YEARS and have been unable to even lessen. Doctor asked me if he could add another person (I can't remember did it was a nurse, resident, or what). Of course, I agreed. we discussed his previous treatment.. and I added another concern and he offered another suggested treatment. He is an EXCELLENT doctor and has done WONDERS for my health since I started seeing him.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

excellent dr.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Really positive experience, I felt the Dr took the time and listened to me. He even looked up my supplements online while we spoke.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Very impressed with the ease of communicating with the care provider.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Dr. Umeda is an excellent provider who listens to his patients and explains things in an easy to understand way.

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