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Department Palliative and Supportive Care
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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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 1/4/2021, 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.

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

88 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

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Always a very good experience with Dr. LeGrand and staff

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr LeGrand and her staff always give excellent service

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

the best doctor I could have had. she's beautiful inside and out

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Always a good experience,with Dr. LeGrand

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr Le Grand has always been so kind and thoughtful while being very professional. She has helped me in countless ways.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

I can depend on Dr. Le Grand to find my issues and respond to them. I wish that she could have been my primary care provider but she is a specialist.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

I am going to miss Dr. Le Grand. She has been my care provider for eighteen years.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr LeGrand is wonderful! Her knowledge and demeanor puts you at ease from my first visit, I followed her direction. Even with COVID, Dr LeGrandsaw me in person to examine my lymph nodes and massin my breast to verify if treatment was working. All the other doctors went to virtual appointments.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr LeGrand reads all of the notes in My Chart from all of my visits. She always makes sure she is up to date with my health. She relays feedback to me so I am not guessing. She is informative and efficient.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

She is an amazing doctor! Caring, compassionate, knows her field very well and is very easy to ask questions. Look forward to seeing her

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Legrand is outstanding! She is very personable and understanding, and is doing a great job in creating my treatment plan and helping me deal immediately with any issues that arose during the past year since my Stage IV inflammatory breast cancer diagnosis.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

I'm so glad to live in Cleveland and have easy access to the world-class care at the Cleveland Clinic. Friends who live in other places don't have the positive experiences in their cancer treatments that I've had with Dr. Legrand and the Taussig Cancer Center.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr. LeGrand listens carefully to my questions and takes the time needed to provide a good explanation. She never acts in a hurry to get out the door. Dr. LeGrand is a great doctor and even more so a great person. She often engages in good conversation on a personal level which makes getting thru the "process" a lot more satisfying! A big thank you to Dr. LeGrand!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr. LeGrand has always shown a great degree of care for me and has always included me in all discussions concerning my care and options. By far Dr. LeGrand has shown more compassion and taken a tremendous amount of time and effort in obtaining the best treatments and medications for the different amount and type of pain and other related and non-related problems. She has always consulted with my other Drs (providers) when and prior to implementing any changes. The Dr., and Pamela Gamier, her assistant, have performed above and far beyond what would be considered full attention and assistance. The emotional assistance I receive from Dr. LeGrand and Pamela Gamier are ad important as the relief from substantial pain as a result of my disease.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

I already recommend Dr. LeGrand to everyone so there's not much more to add regarding her abilities and bedside manner.

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.

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