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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Akron General Physician Office Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • General Hematology
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Medical Oncology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Hematology
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Malignant Hematologic Diseases
  • Solid Tumor Disorders
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Laurie Matt-Amaral, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 1/3/2023, Dr. Matt-Amaral 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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

245 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr Matt is a excellent oncologist Dr and does great with my leukemia. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

*Dr. Matt is a wonderful, thoughtful, caring doctor. I am blessed to be her patient.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Dr Matt is the BEST without question! No matter how busy she is, or how busy the department is, she always takes the time to ensure my understanding! Could not ask for better medical care and treatment!!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Having an oncologist is not a great thing - I mean who wants one?? But Dr. Matt really puts me at ease every time. She is so caring and patient. I appreciate her and the office staff and the care they provide. She is one of the best!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Best Doctor and Staff

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Good - excellent physicians

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dr Matts The Best

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

All good. Payment on My Chart convenient. Dr. Matt professional, empathetic and kind.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Dr. Matt's manner relieves anxiety and I have confidence in her recommendations.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Always a professional experience from beginning to end. Led by Dr. Matt, the staff is always top notch and very professional. I am always made to feel comfortable and in the good hands of caring professionals.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

I would recommend Dr. Matt to anyone. Always very present. Seems unaffected by the day - very consistent. She is a great communicator and always make certain that we are on the same page. Top notch. I feel safe in her care.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Very caring doctor takes time to explain everything to her patients. Could not ask for a better doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

I was going through a very traumatic experience at the time of this appointment and Dr. Matt took the time to explain things to me and made me feel like a human being. I was so grateful for her kind care that day.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

My experience and medical condition is continuing to be delivered with the utmost professional care in every way from checking in, appointments, procedures and services. I am well cared about and taken care of courtesy of Dr. Matt-Amaral and the remarkable staff at Cleveland Clinic Akron General.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

I'm so glad you asked I'm absolutely thankful for Dr. Matt-Amaral's medical expertise she can give Master classes around the heart and soul of patient care and healing. Her care for me and others Is a blessing that I record it in my heart.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

I didn't know what to expect. I was nervous but after I talked to her. It wasn't as I thought. She helped me to understand what I needed to do. She told me the risk. She answered all my questions. I decided to do the treatment

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Matt & her staff are excellent. They are very caring, knowledgeable and responsive. They always make me feel like a priority no matter how big or small my problem or request may be. Dr. Matt comms my fears and helps me to keep issues in perspective that may arise. I'm very thankful to have such a great oncology team during a time of which has not been easy.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Matt and her staff are very professional and help me to feel well cared for and important that each visit.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr. Matt-Amaral is so incredibly nice, patient, kind & very considerate, also concerned about your well being! I appreciate that very much!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Very, very great experience. I stated in previous notes that Dr. Matt- Amaral was phenomenal! I would recommend anyone to her!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Great Dr.and Staff

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

This was the first time I met Dr. Matt. I was pleased with her knowledge of my history. I am pleased with switch from Dr. Rehmus who retired.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Dr. Matt has been and continues to be extraordinary! She talks with and to me, along with listening! She allows me to share my concerns and then addresses each one of them. She has made each visit extremely personal and very meaningful, and very educational for me. I appreciate her taking the time to ensure my understanding of the magnitude of my disease along with the medications that are being utilized to treat them. Totally awesome Dr.!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

This was my first appointment with Dr. Laurie Matt-Amaral, who replaced my former physician, Dr. Esther Rehmus, who was my oncologist for the past 9 years post- 2 breast cancer surgeries. I was very impressed with Dr. Matt-Amaral. She told me I had 4 lymph nodes removed (I had always been told only the 1 sentinel node), identified lymphatic cording and restrictive scar tissue, and stated that physical therapy with a breast rehab therapist would be helpful. I was never previously given this information and assessment. I did not know about breast therapy or that I could benefit from it. I opted to see the breast therapist and was able to get an appointment with her the very next day. I am very grateful for "Dr. Matt".

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Doctor Matt is wonderful, great interaction with me and always makes me feel comfortable and she is very caring.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

I cannot compliment Dr. Matt enough. Very thourough and caring.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Dr Matt very good and easy to work with

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr Matt is great.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr Matt always thorough. Very professional and caring

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

I sometimes feel as if Dr Matt Amaral is less than thorough in her approach.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Dr Matt is the best we just love her the compassion she has is fabulous

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr Matt is excellent- cheerful & knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

I always look forward to my Dr. Matt appointments! She takes very good care of me as her patient!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Dr Matt is always prepared and informative. She answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

The best way for me to comment is I'm grateful and thankful for the care provided by Dr. Matt Amaral the hospital benefits greatly from her services, she is committed in assisting in the care and healing of others not only by good practices and wisdom but, also in her heart and manner. I am blessed to have her help and please let her know she Is appreciated ~ thank you.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Awesome office staff: professional, friendly & will go out of their way for you.Doctor Matt is wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Dr Matt & staff is awesome!!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Dr. Matt is a very professional and caring physician

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

Outstanding doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

This was my first visit with *Dr. Laurie B. Matt-Amaral. It was a very good visit and my impression of the doctor was very positive. The doctor was amazing.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Dr. Laurie Matt was very pleasant & friendly. I appreciate it! That is so important when you are visiting your doctor to feel welcomed.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr Matt is always a great listener, clearly cares about her patients, explains all the issues, listens to other concerns, all the while being very down to earth.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr. Very helpful and explained my concerns so that I could understand.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr. Matt is very thorough, patient, and kind. I always feel like she actually is invested in my care.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Dr Matt is the most caring dr she is wonderful

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