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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Hillcrest Hospital
Primary Location

Hillcrest Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Hematology Oncology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cancer - Gastric
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Geriatric Oncology
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Hematology/Medical Oncology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Miami Univeristy (Ohio)
Oxford, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Joel Saltzman, MD.

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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 1/23/2023, Dr. Saltzman 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

185 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

I have had positive interaction with all doctors and others at the Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2023

After talking to Dr Saltzman I now have the confidence I'm on the right path and he cares about my wellbeing.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

*Dr. Saltzman & his staff are always very kind & professional.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr Saltzman is the ultimate professional!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr. Saltzman, extremely knowledgeable, and concerned, dedicated to offering appropriate treatment options

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Doctor Saltzman is an exceptiional oncologist and I owe him a debt of gratiitude

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

I met Dr. Saltzman while I was hospitalized at Hillcrest. I was impressed with his manner and thourones of his explanations

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr Saltsman always professional answers every question or concern I have. That's why I followed him to Cleve. Clinic.from univ. Hospital.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Love Dr Saltzman and his staff

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr Saltzman is always patient with us and answering are questions.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr.Saltzman, was very attentive, easy to understand, knowledgeable, prepared.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

I feel confident that I'm in great hands with Dr. Saltzman.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

I have been seeing this care provider for more than 20 years and trust him with my life.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

This was my last visit with Dr Saltzman since I will be moving to Texas. He has been so good and so helpful to me on this journey over the past 10 or 12 months. He has always encouraged me, consoled me, and has met all my needs. Jennifer has been such a joy to know and she has always been very helpful. I felt very blessed to have been under Dr Saltzman's care.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Dr.Saltzman is an outstanding professional and has helped me in many many ways.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

Dr. Saltzman is very thorough and very pleasant to work with.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Awesome doctor!! Easy to talk to and truly listens to his patients and cares!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Very pleasant staff, Dr Saltzman is awesome and has been for ever, saved my life!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

I respect Dr.Saltzman's advice, professionalism, and authority re my healthcare. He's a #10 Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Again, Dr. Saltzman was outstanding, from what information was provided, and the way in which it was passed to us..

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

We were able to get an appointment quickly. Dr. Saltszman was very kind and Knowledgable.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Doctor Siegel and his assistant Luanne were very good. I would highly recommend them.Doctor Siegel is an excellent surgeon. Luanne is very kind and caring. They make a great team.

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