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Department Center for Integrative Medicine
Primary Location Wellness and Preventive Medicine, Willoughby Hills
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, Internal Medicine, Wellness and Preventive Medicine

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/7/2023, 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

129 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Umeda-sensei is a complete rockstar. I wish all of my other appointments went like his. He looked at me as an entire person and didn't just try to slap a bandaid on my issues. I think for the first time in years I'm making progress on my health.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

He is a compassionate and thorough doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Doctor was very respectful, and attentive, to my needs and cares. My first time meeting him. I felt comfortable with him. When I spoke he listen.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

A wonderful physician, listens and has new solutions to help my problems

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

My session with Dr. Umeda confirmed some of the concerns I was having. The information he provided was helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Great visit with Dr Umeda and following his recommendations. Zoom saved me 4 hour drive and with my pain issues that was not an option. Great Doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr. Umeda listened to me with care, patience and concern. He was very thoughtful.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Greatly appreciate friendliness, helpfulness, responsiveness and professionalism of Dr Umeda and his staff.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

DR. Umeda takes his time and addresses all our needs.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

The Dr. Is a great listener and mothitical thinker, he is very good at his job. ***** 5 stars

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Umeda listened to my concerns, answered all questions, and explained information clearly. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr. Umeda spent the time to get to know me as a person. With some practitioners I feel like I'm just a number.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

I appreciated the true concern for what I was dealing with and Dr. Was extremely patient in explaining things.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr Umeda has helped me so much with my pain control and over all help with my chronic condition and he is so easy to talk to one of the best drs I've ever had

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr. Umeda is wonderful!

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Dr. Umeda has a wonderful way of easing my health concerns and helping me to understand the nature of my diagnosis

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

The doctor is very knowledgeable and listens well about your health concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Great experience as always and we need more doctors like Dr. Umeda.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Great Doctor !

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Overall it has been difficult to get help needed. This care provider was excellent though.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

I wish he Dr. Was my pcp. He is kind understanding and has a concern for all.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr. Umeda is always very helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr Umeda was very professional and courteous.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Doctor is very informative and explains well.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Fantastic doctor

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

The doctor was very respectful and actually sounded like he cared.

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