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Department Palliative and Supportive Care
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
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About Kaleena Chilcote, MD

Kaleena Chilcote, MD joined the Cleveland Clinic Department of Palliative and Supportive Care at the Taussig Cancer Center in 2021 where she serves as the Director of Psycho-Oncology. Dr. Chilcote, a Michigan native, attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. She completed a residency in Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC before completing a dual fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (formerly Psychosomatic Medicine) and Psycho-Oncology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. She has worked in psycho-oncology for the entirety of her career, previously directing services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Hillman Cancer Center and the West Virginia University Cancer Institute before returning to her Midwest roots.

Dr. Chilcote is active in the field of academic psycho-oncology where she serves on numerous committees and boards, as a frequent speaker, and in leadership roles with national organizations like the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. She has written multiple book chapters, guidelines, and educational materials in the field. She has become increasingly interested in helping patients who have gained weight during their cancer treatment, and in 2013 became a Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is also dually board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

As an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, she has a particular interest in medical education and is active in the clinical education of trainees for multiple residencies and fellowships within the institution. She has received multiple teaching awards for these endeavors and is currently pursuing a Master of Education in Health Professions Education.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Brigham and Womens Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship
Boston, MA United States

Residency - University of North Carolina General Psychiatry Residency
General Psychiatry
Chapel Hill, NC

Medical Education - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI United States

Undergraduate - Hope College
Chemistry, music
Holland, MI


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Consultation - Liaison Psychiatry
  • Obesity Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 4/1/2024, Dr. Chilcote 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.

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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

76 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

5 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

It's a bit weird giving a "shrink" a review, but Dr. C is very good at her job-dealing with cancer patients.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

This physician was one of the best encounters I have ever had

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

She is so kind and puts me at ease.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Chilcote is there a knowledgeable and like always she addresses my concerns

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

I really like that Dr. Chilcote's knowledge isn't static. She keeps herself educated about her profession and new treatments.

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