Treatment & Services
- Cancer Center
- Clinical Trials
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Esophageal Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Hypopharyngeal Cancer
- Laryngeal Cancer
- Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer
- Merkel Cell
- Minor Salivary Gland Cancer
- Nasal Cavity Cancer
- Nasopharyngeal Cancer
- Oropharyngeal Cancer
- Parotid Cancer
- Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
- Salivary Gland Cancer
- Sinonasal Cancer
- Solid Tumor Disorders
- Submandibular Gland Cancer
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Hematology & Oncology
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY USA
Undergraduate - University of Chicago
Chicago, IL USA
- Co-Chairman, National Cancer Institute Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee
- Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
- Internal Medicine - Hematology
Head and Neck cancer, Hypopharyngeal Cancer, Laryngeal Cancer, Nasopharyngeal Cancer, Oral Cancer, Oropharynx Cancer, Sinonasal Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Cutaneous Squamous Cell Cancer
Awards & Honors
- Fellow in FACP since 7/1/09 from the Ohio Chapter
- American Society of Clinical Oncology
- American Head and Neck Society
- American Society of Hematology
- International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
- American Association for Cancer Education
Research & Publications
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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 1/4/2020, Dr. Adelstein 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.
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77 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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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.
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8 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020
Dr. David Adelstein has always been one of the truly exceptional doctors I have ever been involved with. He has been supervising and providing me outstanding care for ten years now and I think he is an outstanding, exceptionally intelligent, caring, and compassionate phsyician in. every aspect of the doctor/patient relationship.
Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020
Dr. Edelstein has always treated me with the utmost respect and compassion. I have had numerous setbacks in my treatment and he has been a positive and reassuring person.
Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019
The Dr. is the greatest.
Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019
Dr is very polite and easy to understand. Has made my cancer much easier to deal with
Reviewed on May 10, 2019
Dr.Adelstein is one of the most caring and passionate doctors I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. He truly cares about my well being and has always gone above and beyond for me to assure my successful recovery. He is a not only a special doctor, but a special person and I was so very lucky he came into my life when he did or I might not be here now. I truly appreciated not only my last visit, but the last 5 years I have been under his care and making the decisions he did as he was a huge part of saving my life.
Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
Dr. Adelstein and his staff are very friendly and welcoming.
Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019
Dr. Adelstein is the best and so is his staff!!
Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019
Dr Adelstein has always been very informative and responsive. He shows genuine concern for my health and treatments.
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