Department Infectious Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Infectious Disease Consultation
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS & HIV
  • General Infectious Diseases
  • Surgical Site and Hospital Acquired Infections
  • Transplant Infections
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About Alan Taege, MD

Alan J. Taege, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Department of Infectious Disease and the Director of HIV Care at Cleveland Clinic.  He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Taege earned a BS in microbiology from the University of Nebraska in 1979. He completed his medical degree at Saint Louis University in 1979 and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic 1998.  He holds dual appointments in Infectious Disease and the Digestive Disease Institute Transplant Center.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Infectious Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Saint Louis University Hospital
Internal Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA

Internship - University of Nebraska Medical Center
Family Practice
Omaha, NE USA

Medical School - Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA

Undergraduate - University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE USA

Professional Highlights

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Board of Directors of HIVMA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases

Specialty Interests

HIV & AIDS, surgical infections and teaching, transplant infections

Awards & Honors

  • Bruce Hubbard Stewart Fellow
  • Voices Against Silence Award 2009
  • Best Doctors Cleveland 2010 - 2013
  • Best Doctors in America 2011


  • IDSA
  • IDSO
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 1/29/2018, Dr. Taege 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. Taege receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Viiv Healthcare
  • Pfizer, 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

38 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr Taege takes time to go over all health issues! my current health situation was explained with a drawing and he made me understand it completely

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr. Taege is always very informative and answers all questions.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Dr. Taege was the first person who really listened to my concerns and tried to help me find a path to get help. He even sent me messages through the message center to get to the doctors I need to see. Really seemed concerned and understood my frustration from the past three months. Would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

I see several doctors every six months. Often it is not possible to make my next appointment right after I have seen the doctor. I am often asked to call in three months. if I call a few days after the three month period, I may have a hard time getting an appointment for in the six month time period.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

Dr. Taege is an amazing individual. I have been working with him for over ten years. I value his knowledge, the manner in which he treats me as a patient, and his willingness and the value he places on patient education. I am very fortunate to have Dr. Taege for a doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

Dr. Taege is an outstanding physician. He was extremely pleasant, showed genuine concern, asked the appropriate questions, gave full & thorough examination and I could go on and on. One of the best physicians I've ever seen in my 48 years of living. Highly recommend to anyone. Would completely entrust the care of my family & friends to Dr. Taege. I hope these comments are shared with Dr. Taege so that he knows how much he is valued by his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

The office visit ran like a well-oiled machine. No problems whatsoever. Checked in. Called back to an exam room and in maybe 1-2 minutes...Dr. Taege was there ready to begin.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

My doctor and I have had a 20 year relationship and I'm thoroughly satisfied with his care.. Of his upmost respect and concern for me...

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

Again any dialog with my doctor concerning my health care as always been 100%

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