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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

  • Benign Hematology
  • Cancer Center
  • Cancer Supportive Care
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • General Hematology
  • Hematology
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology
  • Supportive Cancer Care
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Symptoms
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Hematologic Diseases
  • Malignant Tumors Of The Head
  • Malignant Tumors Of The Neck
  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic Bone Tumors
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Solid Tumor Disorders
  • Testicular Cancer
View all 28 Specialties +


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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

244 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

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Matt-Amaral is excellent. Actually listens to and works with me. Explains any questions. Has been clear about the implications of my decisions and what is and isn't possible.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Laurie Matt Amaral is a superb doctor. Shs has always been an excellent doctor and has always shown that she cares.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr. Matt was very personable, very professional, very thorough. She did not make me feel rushed (which is rare these days) and answered all my questions without making me feel like I was taking too much of her time. I really like her so far - I've only seen her twice.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr. Matt is an exceptional hematologist who has been with me since the beginning. Her candor is refreshing and her expertise is astounding. She is thorough and is quick to grasp and answer my questions. She is cognizant of my condition and concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr Matt is the best, caring, always answering my questions and a great personality

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

The physician was excellent in every way. She provided rationale for her recommendations. I left feeling I had an advocate for my health.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Loved Her, she was very easy to understand and explained everything much better in the office visit than when released from the hospital. Wish we would have seen her before Dr. Kapadia so that he would have had all the info he needed. But now we can move forward to correct the health issues at hand.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

She's the Best!!!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr Matt is always to the point and shows consideration. I appreciate your bedside manner and what you do!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr. Matt-Amaral's office is well organized plus friendly and experienced so they're terrific at coordinating appointments plus making appointments for doctors to whom Dr. Matt has referred us to for other reasons.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr. Matt Amaral has always taken the time to discuss labs so that I understand and any concerns she may see.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr Laurie Matt is absolutely the best caregiver! She is incredibly knowledgeable, kind and listens so well to her patients.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

She was very professional, but did not adequately address my concerns about anemia; nor did she order a blood test.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Dr Matt always gives her full attention to me while with me. She answers my every question and ensures my understanding! Always respectful!!

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2023

Dr. Matt and staff are exceptional-professional and personable.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2023

Dr Matt is a great doctor, very informative, caring, makes you feel very comfortable

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.

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