Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
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

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Hospice Care
  • Pain Control
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Supportive Cancer Care
  • Supportive Oncology Care
  • Symptom Control
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Anorexia and Cachexia
  • Cancer Fatigue
  • Cancer Symptoms
  • Chemotherapy Related Symptoms
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About Susan LeGrand, MD

A native of South Carolina, Susan LeGrand, MD,  joined Cleveland Clinic's pioneering Palliative Medicine program in 1998. Prior to this, she had a solo oncology practice in North Carolina. She received her undergraduate and medical education at the University of South Carolina, graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She received the Behavioral Sciences Award in her first year of medical school. Dr. LeGrand is board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hospice and palliative medicine. She was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2002. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2009

Dr. LeGrand has been a leader in palliative medicine fellowship education, co-chairing a workgroup to develop standards for fellowship training. She spearheaded the development of a Forum for Program Directors under the auspices of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and chaired that group through its infancy. She is a Master Facilitator for the Education in Palliative and End of Life Care program and was the palliative medicine representative on the Robert Wood Johnson Workgroup to improve end-of-life care for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Dr. LeGrand is a frequent guest lecturer and presenter at national and international meetings on subjects related to palliative medicine and supportive care in cancer. She has authored or co-authored numerous articles and chapters on these topics.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Arizona Cancer Center
Medical Oncology
Tucson, AZ USA

Residency - University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals
Houston, TX USA

Internship - University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Houston, TX USA

Medical Education - University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, SC USA

Undergraduate - University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC USA

Professional Highlights

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine - Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Specialty Interests

Palliative medicine, breast cancer, myeloma, cancer, cancer anorexia and cachexia, cancer fatigue, cancer symptoms, chemotherapy related symptoms


  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society
  • International Psycho-Oncology Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/6/2020, Dr. LeGrand 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

89 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020


Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

She is an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

I have been treated by Dr LeGrand since 2002. She is outstanding: professional; knowledgeable; skilled; caring and compassionate

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Impressive teamwork;impressive individual doctors.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

being able to get to Dr Le Grand has been amazing over all the years I've been seeing her ,always try to work around my work schedule

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

would definitely recommend Dr Le Grand ,she's not only an amazing ,physician ,smart. Thoughtful ,always using her expertise in trying to get the pain under control . She is a major part of the A-team of doctors that I've had , since diagnosis of cancer (9/2/2014)

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr. LeGrand is awesome!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

I love Dr. LeGrand and hope she never retires or leaves!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

ICLEVELAND CLINIC!!! I am a 23 year breast cancer survivor!! Thank You for the great care I have received and Dr. Legrand.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr. LeGrand is very present and alert with great listening skills

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

I was impressed with the provider's depth of knowledge, professionalism, and compassion.

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

I have sent a friend to see Dr. LeGrand

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Dr LeGrand listens to what I have to say and has great suggestions for my treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

I love Dr. Le Gran and thank God she is my oncologist/ palliative care Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

she is a wonderful Dr. and I'm very fortunate to be treated by her.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

I love dr le grand

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

NO long waiting time when I got to the hospital. Very smooth in and out time. The Dr. was very prompt , asked and answered my questions and more.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Dr. LeGrand is the major reason for my loyalty to the Cleveland Clinic. the

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

I love all my doctors they all have treated me so good I want to thank Cleveland clinic put taking care of Miss Betty God bless

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. LeGrand explains my plan of care in detail. Takes the time to listen of any concerns. involves me with decision making.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

the reception from all those when walking in the door and nurses that take you in to appt is amazing as well as my doctors care

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

I'm very happy with my Dr, thank you for helping me with my pain and questions! I wouldn't change my doctor for nothing or no one, she always answer my question and give very good advice about my situation, thank you Dr. Lagrand God bless doctors like her! I love my doctor

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr Susan Le Grand has been extremely responsive to my email questions.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr le grand is by far the most wonderful doctor ever. I wish all doctors were like her. I had all my questions answered very clearly. I laughed and cried and felt better than I had before I came there! She by far has the last name fitting her! She is he type of doctor others should emulate

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr LeGrand is a highly skilled and knowledgeable professional. she is also delightful and very easy to relate to

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Le Grand is an excellent physician. She takes time to listen and gives thorough answers. She is very reassuring, compassionate and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Le Grand is wonderful!!!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Love my dr.,and the clinic!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr. Le Grand has always taken very good care of me! She is very thorough, kind, and caring. I also appreciate that she includes me in the decision making and explains the risks/side effects that may occur with each prescription prescribed. I am a Stage 4 metastatic Melanoma cancer patient; therefore I take quite a few different medications. Her thoroughness is very important to me.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

Dr. LeGrand was very focused, professional and listened to my concerns. I appreciate her attitude very much!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Dr ale Grand?s compassion and thorough explanations regarding my case were clear and concise. she explain my situation and options to me in a manner. I could understand.

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