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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer
  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Drug Trials
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Genomic Medicine
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Liver Tumor Clinic
  • Molecular Therapy
  • Monoclonal Antibodies
  • Oncology
  • Outpatient Care
  • Targeted Treatment
View all 16 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ampullary Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Tumors
  • Cancer
  • Cancer - Duodenum
  • Cancer - Esophagus
  • Cancer - Gastric
  • Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus
  • Cancer of Unknown Primary
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the small and large bowel
  • Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Tumors
  • Malignancy
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Solid Tumor Disorders
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Unknown Origin Cancer
View all 41 Specialties +


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About Suneel Kamath, MD

Dr. Kamath is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and is board certified in three specialties: medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine.

Dr. Kamath completed his undergraduate degree in biology from Case Western Reserve University and received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. His post-doctoral training included residency in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology/oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 

Dr. Kamath's work has been published in multiple medical journals, including JAMA, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and Cancer Research. He is also an accomplished medical writer with editorials published in U.S. News & World Report, Chicago Tribune, and Stat News, among others.

Dr. Kamath has many research interests, including the development of novel strategies to increase the efficacy of immunotherapy and precision medicine therapies in gastrointestinal cancers. His work also investigates funding disparities within oncology to help increase awareness and funding support for underfunded cancers, which include gastrointestinal cancers.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Internship - McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - Columbia University Medical Center
New York City, NY USA

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine - Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Nora Cooney Marra Compassionate Care Award, The Woman's Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 2019

    Department of Medicine Fellow of the Year Excellence in Teaching Award, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Hematology/Oncology - 2019

    Award for Clinical Excellence, Northwestern University Hematology/Oncology Fellowship - 2018
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Suneel Kamath, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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 1/10/2021, Dr. Kamath 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

89 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 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

I was very impressed with dr Klamath he was a very knowledgeable and caring man. I will return to him when the time comes

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Great Doctor and a very nice person

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Appreciated the doctor answering all our questions in a very respectful manner. Some of the questions may have seemed unimportant to the doctor but he responded as though they were very important. Since all this is so very stressful his compassion was so importsnt!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

I really like Dr. Kamath. He is easy to talk to and ask questions of. He answers and takes time to explain if I need it. He is knowledgeable about my cancer case even though my original Dr. Is gone. He is reassuring and quite positive and makes me feel positive about my situation. He is exceptional!

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

I love Dr. Klamath. He listens, and he cares about me.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr. Kamath does an excellent job of giving me the details that I need to know. He is very attentive to answering my questions. He never seems rushed. I appreciate his care for my case.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Good experience with Doctors and staff.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Kamath is wonderful! he listens to the patient, answers all questions, and is a sincere caring doctor. We are very fortunate to have him handling my journey.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Kamath was excellent in every aspect

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Kamath (and team) have been so excellent in my cancer care throughout the entire year. He followed through on all questions, concerns, and issues with awesome care - always listening and checking everything out thoroughly, as well as accommodating my special requests and specific needs. He even followed through with an issue I had not related to his service, setting me up with another doctor in the Clinic to address another issue I was having, which led to solving that problem. Dr. Kamath is kind and caring, listens and responds to all questions and concerns, and always follows through on them. He is knowledgeable in his field and has provided excellent care and compassion with my cancer treatment, and I am ever grateful for all he and the entire team has provided for me.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

*Dr. Dempster was great!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Very good experience with all the staff. The doctor was very informative

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

I would recommend the doctor to everyone

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