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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Cornell University
Ithaca, NY USA
- Radiation Oncology
Research & Publications
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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 1/5/2019, Dr. Balagamwala 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.
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.
43 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||5|
7 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019
Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019
I would recommend dr. b to anyone.
Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019
Dr Balagamwala put me at ease by explaining all my options in a way that I understood. "really" thanks a lot !!!
Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019
Love Dr.B!! He is very gracious and thoughtful. Treated as if I were a good friend. Very good experience!!
Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019
The world needs more caring and attentive doctors and nurses like Dr. B!
Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019
I would highly recommend Dr. Balagamwala to anyone. It's hard to compete with Dr. B's bedside manner! He has the ability to discuss scary subjects in a way that puts the patient at ease. He never makes you feel like he has someplace else to be and is willing to spend extra time with patients that need it.
Reviewed on May 24, 2019
We were so impressed with Dr. B. He went out of his way to make sure our questions were answered. He took such good care of my dad and was able to find a way to treat him in spite of my dad's pain and we are so grateful. He makes you feel you are his most important patient. He is kind and caring. We can't say enough about him.
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