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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 Center
  • Cellular Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Drug Trials
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • 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
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Tumors
  • Malignancy
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Solid Tumor Disorders
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Unknown Origin Cancer
View all 36 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 health disparities and funding disparities within oncology to help increase awareness and funding support for underfunded cancers, which include gastrointestinal cancers. He has spoken in front of the U.S. Congress to advocate for more equitable research funding across 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 School of Medicine
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 2/7/2023, Dr. Kamath has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Kamath receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Seagen Inc., formerly Seattle Genetics, Inc.

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

101 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 3.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

So impressed with the appointment. I feel we were heard and were given enough information. The dr was very knowledgeable about current research and options.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

I have nothing but compliments for Dr Kamath and his staff. Everyone is friendly, helpful, and show genuine concern for me.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Will be continuing conversation as we meet with oncologist Dr. Safa today.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr Kamath is great. He is a good listener. I am very happy with the staff and my treatment. I could not ask for a better team.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

I adore Dr. Kamath, he is very attentive, polite and kind with a beautiful smile. Going through cancer is very difficult but having a part of my care team really brings comfort, smiles and much friendliness.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr. Kamath is truly exceptional in dealing with patients. He explains clearly and shows concerns. I am extremely grateful to have him on my team of doctors. His guidance has been terrific and I wouldn't want to go through this without him!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Dr Kamath is an excellent caring doctor

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Dr Kamath and staff are the best! He is very knowledgeable, friendly, explains everything. Always asks if there are any questions and answers in detail. Never feel rushed. I could not ask for a better Dr. As far as scheduling, have had issues the past few months. Twice, 1 of my 3 appts didnt get scheduled I get each visit. Was very hard to get a hold of anyone. Dr Kamaths assistant immediately went and corrected the appts. But overall, a great group of people!

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Dr Kamath is awesome and very supportive!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Excellent oncologist. I was very impressed by the doctor and his team.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

When I mentioned to Dr. Kamath that I wanted to participate in a clinical trial he said that would be a good idea for me and gave me 2 names and a phone number for U.H. He is very compassionate and gave me a hug.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

We adore Dr. Kamath. He listens attentively to our questions and is very detailed with his exam and explanations. I feel that Dr. Kamath cares and Is open to dialogue about my condition and weighs the good and not so good alternatives. He never makes us feel rushed or that our questions or thoughts are stupid. As he Is talking with my wife and I he Is always thinking about what else can be done to help extend my life and quality of life. Kudos to this fine young Doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr Kamath is the best

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr Klamath is an angel. OUTSTANDING

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Dr. Kamath is excellent at explaining everything. I really appreciate that about him.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

It was wonderful to discuss treatment with Dr. Kamath and not need to travel 2 hours to get there.

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