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Title Cancer Center Director and Department Chair, Hematology-Oncology
Department Regional Institute Chair, Cancer
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English, French, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Blood Tests
  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Health
  • Cancer Center
  • Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Supportive Care
  • Chemoprevention
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Endocrine Treatment
  • Genetic Testing
  • Inpatient Care
  • Palliative Medicine
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer - Mass, Lump or Swelling
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)
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Biography

About Zeina Nahleh, MD

Dr. Nahleh, is Chair of the Department of Hematology-Oncology and  Director of the Cleveland Clinic Florida Maroone Cancer Center . She was previously Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso (TTUHSC-EP) and  prior to that  Associate Professor and Co-Leader of the Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary team at the Wayne State University-Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2017

Additional Training

  • Dr. Nahleh is a Certified Principal Investigator (CPI) by the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals

Professional Highlights

  • Dr. Nahleh subspecializes in Breast Cancer and Cancer Survivorship. Her research interests were funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Cancer Prevention Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and several scientific agencies, and focuses on innovative treatment of breast cancer, cancer survivorship care  and improving the quality of life of cancer patients.

     Dr Nahleh has authored over 50 articles and book chapters in the field of cancer and breast cancer research. Dr. Nahleh has a double American Board certification in Hematology and Medical Oncology.

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Hematology
  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

Awards & Honors

  • Dr. Nahleh has received numerous awards including the  “Hero of Breast Cancer Award for Scientific Distinction”, the “Top Oncologists in El Paso, TX Award” , the “Patients’ Choice Award”,  the "Dean's Excellence in Research Award” , and  the “ Distinguished Chancellor’s Council Award for Research” from  the Texas Tech University Systems

Memberships

  • Dr. Nahleh is a principal investigator in the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) and has authored 2 SWOG protocols in Breast Cancer Neoadjuvant Therapy and Male Breast Cancer. She served in the NCI – Neoadjuvant and Metastatic breast committees and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American College of Physicians.
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/18/2023, Dr. Nahleh 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

75 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

My oncologist suggested I make an appointment with my Gastro doctor Castro, and it will be four months before I have an opportunity to get into see him

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr Nahleh and Caroline are a wonderful team They are very patient and caring and never rush through your questions. It is a pleasure to be their patient!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

YES - I have recommended a friend from Miami to Dr. Nahlah and she drives over an hour to see her - that should tell you something right there!!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Just amazing. Dr. Nahleh really showed she cared even though it was her first time seeing me and hearing my story.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr Nahleh saved my life

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2023

Dr. Nahleh is a talented and gifted physician. I am extremely fortunate to have her as my doctor. There are not enough adjectives to describe the superior team she has under her direction.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Nahleh is wonderful

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Nahleh has consistently treated me with the care I would want for anyone going through cancer. She is knowledgeable, professional and kind. I appreciate her and am grateful that she has been my oncologist throughout my breast cancer journey.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr. Nahleh is very caring and extremely competent. She is also very knowledgeable as she always has the answers to my concerns. She is also very compassionate and helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

I would and have without any hesitation recommend my care provider to anyone who needed her speciality.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Nahleh was thorough, independent, knowledgeable and among the best in her industry commensurate with our high expectations of the Cleveland Clinic. We are very appreciative of her care and oversight.

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