Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Bone Density Testing
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Bursitis
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis in Men
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Paget's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
View all 23 Specialties +
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Biography

About Chad Deal, MD

Chad Deal, MD, is Head of the Center for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease and a board-certified Rheumatologist at Cleveland Clinic. He has specialty interests in osteoporosis and related conditions. Dr. Deal did his undergraduate work at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas, was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, and graduated in 1977. His internship and residency were at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Mass. He completed a fellowship in arthritis and connective tissue diseases at Boston University School of Medicine in 1982.

Dr. Deal has been in Cleveland since 1984. He was Associate Professor of Medicine at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine until 1999, when he left to become Head of the Center for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Deal has been an active investigator in multiple clinical trials relating to arthritis and osteoporosis. He has been an investigator in numerous multicenter trials, including drug trials using teriparatide (PTH) with raloxifene, zoledronic acid after teriparatide, and novel anabolic agents. He is author of over 50 publications.

He is a past member on the Committees on Rheumatologic Care, Training and Workforce, and Finance for the American College of Rheumatology. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the American College of Rheumatology. He is a member of the Interspecialty Medical Council of the NOF for the ACR. Dr. Deal is a reviewer for numerous rheumatology, orthopedic and osteoporosis journals. He has received the National Volunteer Service Citation from the Arthritis Foundation, and has been awarded Teacher of the Year in Rheumatic Diseases at Cleveland Clinic. He has been named one of the best doctors in Cleveland.

Learn from Dr. Deal on how osteoporosis, the ‘silent thief of bone,’ can be prevented, detected and treated. Both men and women get osteoporosis and it's a common misconception that only women have osteoporosis.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1999

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Boston Medical Center
Rheumatology
Boston, MA USA
1982

Residency - Boston Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA
1980

Internship - Boston Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA
1978

Medical School - University of Arkansas College of Medicine
Little Rock, AR USA
1977

Undergraduate - Washington University
History & Biology
St. Louis, MO USA
1973

Professional Highlights

  • Board of Directors, American College of Rheumatology

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, steroid osteoporosis, connective tissue disease, Paget’s Disease

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctor, Cleveland magazine

Memberships

  • American College of Rheumatology
  • American Society of Bone and Mineral Research
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 5/23/2017, Dr. Deal 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Deal receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Lilly USA, LLC

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

213 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2017

It is all good. That is why I go to CCF.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2017

The doctor includes me in the decisions of meds and the side effects as well as follow up on how the process is going.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2017

Dr. Deal is one of my favorite doctors.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2017

fine!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2017

good

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2017

very good

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2017

Dr. Deal was excellent at working with me to make sure I understood the medication and what additional tests that were required. I felt very comfortable talking with him about all my health issues. He showed concern and clearly wanted me to get the best care possible. It was obvious he had read my medical records so the discussion flowed easily.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2017

To help with my back pain, Dr. Deal offered to look at an MRI of my back and refer it to a spine specialist. I didn't have it with me, so he provided his business card so I could send it. He will return it to me afterwards.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2016

best doctor visit ever. dr. deal gave me lots of time and his explanations were clear to me. I appreciated the exchange of information

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2016

Communication /Drto patient very good

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2016

Wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2016

dr deal is relaxed, knowledgeable doctor putting my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2016

"Very good" with everything.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2016

My experience was very good.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2016

all good ...

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2016

Dr. Chad L. Deal recommended and helped me to get financial aid from Lilly, the drug manufacturer, I am very thankful and deeply appreciative to Dr. Deal.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2016

Dr. Deal has been a huge blessing in my life - his treatment of my medical issue was swift, appropriate and effective. He has always expressed interest in other areas of my life versus strictly discussing medicine during my appointments. He clearly maintains current knowledge of treatment modalities and future medications relating to his area of expertise and I have complete confidence in his recommendations. I have, and will continue to refer others to him for treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2016

Had a bone density test for Dr. Deal. It was handled flawlessly.

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