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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

  • Acute Inpatient Care
  • Cancer Center
  • Clinical Drug Trials
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
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About Sophia Balderman, MD

Ever since I had my first opportunity to be involved in the care of patients with blood cancers, beginning with my first patient with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), as a medical student, I have been drawn to the treatment of patients with these types of diseases. My residency in internal medicine solidified my interest in hematologic malignancies. My research focus during my fellowship in hematology and beyond has been on the pathophysiology of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). One aspect of the care of patients with hematologic malignancies that is the most rewarding is that, since I generally see my patients frequently, I am able to give them education about their disease and insight into its management, so that we can become partners in their individual medical journeys. The collaborative spirit among fellow providers here at the Cleveland Clinic enables me to provide the best possible care for my patients. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Strong Memorial Hospital of The University of Rochester (New York)
Rochester, NY USA

Residency - Strong Memorial Hospital of The University of Rochester (New York)
Internal Medicine
Rochester, NY USA

Medical Education - SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY USA


  • Internal Medicine - Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
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 4/2/2023, Dr. Balderman 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

104 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Dr Balderman is attentive, patient and parses her words carefully. She explains difficult medical jargon with clarity.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Dr. Alderman at Tassig set up the appt. Fos me.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Wonderful experience with Dr. Balderman!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

She is a wonderful caring doctor

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr. Balderman was extremely knowledgeable about my type of cancer and shared valuable information with me. She explained very clearly the information and discussed thoroughly her approach to treatment for my particular cancer. She did this in a straightforward manner yet very respectfuly.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr. Balderman LISTENED to everything I said. She covered all my concerns and I will be following up with her as soon as all my testing has been completed.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

I did not try to contact Dr. Balderman's office before the appointment. Messages after the appointment were given a response in a timely manner, which we appreciated.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr. Balderman communicated with us at are level. We are PhD scientists with expertise in cancer and hemostasis at a cellular level, and Dr. Balderman presented a great deal of facts and mechanistic studies that that we really appreciated and helped us understand my condition. Dr. Balderman was also abreast of the recent literature for my risks factors, which she reviewed and provided the reference for us to look at later. We are very happy with her care at this visit.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Always get great care from Dr. Balderman

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Great experience. Most favorite Dr yet

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Balderman did an exemplary job of explaining my condition and answering all of my questions and concerns!

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr. Balderman was very thorough and answered our questions.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Sophia is an exceptional Dr. She is truly concerned for me and my health. She is so easy to talk to and explains everything in an easy way to understand. She discusses all of the options available to me and how they will help me.Sophia, is Pleasant to talk to. She makes sure that I understand everything that we are or are not doing and why.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

I appreciate that Dr Balderman explains the details and makes sure I am comfortable and in agreement.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Balderman is caring, knowledgeable, and thorough. She makes sure to answer any questions with care.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

I was very sick when I came for my appointment. Dr Baldermen went be on her Professional Obligations to have me admitted to Cleveland Clinic. I want to personally thank her, She saved my life.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Balderman explained everything very clearly and nicely.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Balderman was thorough, listened well, and helpful!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Sophia Balderman is a very good doctor

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Balderman and her nurse were wonderful and took their time with me.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Doctor balderman was a very professional person. We were so impressed with her so fortunate to have her as our doctor.So glad to have her as our doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

The doctor did a great job asking specific questions and checking through my file to piece together my medical history and risk factors. She took the time to answer all of my questions thoroughly, and put together a testing plan that felt thorough without causing unnecessary pain or overtesting.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr. Sophia Balderman is a wonderful and caring Dr. And person. She listened to me and we both worked to determine what is best for me. We need more Doctors like her.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

I waited 45 minutes for Dr Balderman . Neither she of any staff came in to inform me of any delay.After messaging her directly, I received no response from her.

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