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


Additional Locations

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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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 5/1/2019, 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr LeGrand is a caring and thorough , I know she always has my best interest

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

never have a problem with dr LeGrand or her staff

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr lagrand is amazing, she is forward thinking and thinks and cares about my problem globally, not just what's happening today, she developes a plan for the future. it's comforting knowing that the future is being planned for now, so we don't have to scramble to form a plan later down the road if an issue arises

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

dr LeGrand always provides the best possible treatment. never rushed. honest answers

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr Le Grand is very knowledgeable. she always listens and give good sound advice. I would recommend to everyone!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

I have been very happy with my doctor since my first appointment. She made me feel very comfortable and answers any questions I have.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Dr lagrand was also very respectful and friendly to my husband and daughter.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

I have had a great, professional experience every time I have dealt with Dr Susan LeGrand office.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr LeGrand has always treated me respectfully, professionally and has been very thorough and upfront with my treatment. We have experienced a trusted bond, kind of friendship that I have depended on.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

dr Le grande always makes me feel as if I am her only patient. so kind and always follows through.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

Dr Legrand always takes time to listen and to explain my treatment

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

*Dr. Le Grand is by far the best dr. I have ever had! I can't possibly say enough good things! So glad I have her!

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019

Dr. Le Grange was wonderful. I liked her instantly. she was very professional, knowledgeable and explained my possible options clearly and thoroughly. She understood and genuinely cared about my treatment and me. Dr. LeGrange is everything a patient wants in a physician.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr. LeGrand makes my understanding of the aspects of my visits to her helpful to make decisions about my health because of her communication skills,.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

Dr LeGrand is an excellent physician. I met her for the first time. she was genuinely concerned for my comfort and well-being. she expedited an appointment for immediate radiation and started me on medication that made me feel like a million bucks for the first time in years. the entire experience was awesome and I am extremely grateful for her care,compassion, and hope.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018

Dr. LaGrand is direct and polite when answering my medical questions, I'm very pleased to be a patient of hers.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2018

I love my health experiences with Cleveland clinic. All of my visits have been very good experiences. Dr. LeGrand is wonderful. When I was having a health issue she made time to see me right away.

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