Title Cancer Center Director and Department Chair, Hematology-Oncology
Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, 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 - Malignant Neoplasm
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer - Mass, Lump or Swelling
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (Ttp)
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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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - The George Washington University Medical Center
Hematology and Oncology
Washington, DC USA

Residency - George Wash. Univ. School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Washington, DC USA

Residency - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon

Medical Education - American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon

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.


  • Hematology & Medical Oncology
  • 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


  • 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 3/30/2020, 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

58 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Nahleh has been very supportive of me as a person throughout my cancer treatment to survivorship. I expect all doctors to be knowledgeable about medical treatments but Dr. Nahleh is also very human and has helped me cope with this difficult diagnosis.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Dr. Nahleh is very compassionate and is great.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

*Dr. Nahleh is a very caring person, she listens, give advise in a very soothing way, besides being a great doctor she is patient and I never feel rushed. I Love her!!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Caroline M., Dr. Nahleh's nurse, is excellent. She cleared up my confusion several times, and put my mind at ease other times during the course of my treatments.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr. Nahleh has been an excellent physician in every way.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr Nahleh was very invested in the status of my needs. She was very aware of my history and reviewed upcoming tests and treatments.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Dr Naleh is an excellent provider

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

As always Dr Nahleh was warm, professional, knowledgeable, caring and thorough. I have always received great care and concern from Dr Nahleh. I can always trust her advice.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Awesome Dr. Nahleh. Even with a teleconference visit she managed to make me feel well taken care of. I have always had very positive experiences with her.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Dr Nahleh is awesome. she is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated. she cares about my well being and I greatly appreciate her.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Both Dr Blake and Dr Nahlieh were both very professional and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Nahleh is an amazing caregiver and I feel well cared for in my treatment planning and implementation.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr Nahleh is the very best. She is kind , compassionate and extremely knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr. Nahleh was very thorough with explaining the course of treatment. She even got pertinent information from The Bahamas to assist in my care.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

dr Nahle excellent doctor

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr Nahleh is a star!!! She goes above and beyond her call of duty. She is very professional, knowledgeable, expedient, friendly and gives the best of herself. You should be extremely proud of her. Her staff is excellent also.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

I am very grateful that I am in the best doctors and care provider! All I have to say is that you are the best of the best!

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