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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
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Colon Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastric 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

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

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

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

Undergraduate - Miami Univeristy (Ohio)
Oxford, OH


  • 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 3/31/2024, Dr. Saltzman 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.

* 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

228 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Dr. Saltzman always gives you or your family members the time they need to ask questions. He answers them kindly & professionally.

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Doctor Salzman care and concerns above and beyond call of duty. Couldn't find any better. He is an angel v Many thanks again for his care

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

An excellent physician, as I would say are 99% of the physicians at Hillcrest Hospital.

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

I have never had an issue with Dr.Saltzman's office.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr. Saltzman goes above and beyond in his care!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Excellent if I could give him a 10 I would. Very good and caring doctor -

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr saltzman is wonderful. His care for me has been outstanding

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr Saltzman is one of the best doctors. He listens, he's thorough, he's experienced. I highly recommend him,

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Excellent doctor and staff

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr Saltzman is outstanding! He is looking at all options for my diagnosis for which I am very grateful.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr. Saltzman listens and answers all concerns. He is 100 percent concerned about his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024


Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Saltzman is very thorough, answers all patient and family questions, never makes you feel rushed. Has excellent up to date knowledge, he is highly reqarded by other physicians, medical professionals in the area.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Doctor Saltzman is an excellent doctor. He listens to his patients. Is very knowledgeable and kind.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Saltzman listens to my concerns and answers my questions, professionally and compassionately.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Saltzman's office does an excellent job helping us get our appointments when needed.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

You will be very lucky if Dr. Saltzman becomes your oncologist.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

He is the best oncologist. I have been with the doctor since 2009. He listens and cares

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Very good experience with dr. Joel saltzman

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Good doctor and staff - listen well

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr Saltzman is the best!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

I thought this appointment was awesome. Dr Saltzman was very informative. I would recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Very good doctor. Very professional

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

The doctor was great so far but he only discussed the immediate issues. Will see him again in a few weeks.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

I am very happy with the care I received from Dr Saltzman.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr.salztman was very professional .

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Saltzman is one of my favorite Doctors!!

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Saltzman is wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr Salztman was the best. Interactions with previous physicians were most frustrating. Cancelled appointments, long waits for procedures, and a general lack of feeling unimportant. Dr Saltzman is wonderful.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Doctor Saltzman is an excellent doctor. Very knowledgeable and compassionate, Takes the time to listen to your concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

The Dr was great

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr. Seltzmen is very caring professional doctor, he's very Efficient in his work. That's most important to Patient, excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

I love Cleveland clinic. The providers I have are top-notch and I love that about them. They really care about me.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Excellant doctor.very precise.

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