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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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.

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA USA

Residency - Boston Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Internship - Boston Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

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

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

Professional Highlights

  • Board of Directors, American College of Rheumatology


  • 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


  • 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 6/22/2018, 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:

  • Lilly USA, LLC
  • Amgen, Inc.

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

293 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 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

great doctor and staff

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr Deal is an exceptional physician and a very kind and empathetic man.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

Dr Deal is thorough, thoughtful and empathetic. He is truly one of the best doctors I've ever had.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

Dr. Deal is a good listener and takes the time to hear my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

I was very happy with Dr. Deal and feel he will help me.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Dr Deal discovers a condition I had. He listened and cared. I was in extreme pain that other providers ignored. He is amazing

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

dr deal is compassionate doesn't rush through your visit

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Dr Deal was amazing. highly recommend him as a physician. he took the time with my mom and addressed all of our questions and concerns

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Dr Deal listened carefully to my concerns and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Drs. took the time to ask all applicable questions and explain their opinions and treatment options. Dr. Deal spent as much time with me as needed to answer all questions.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

i was nervous about the appointment. DrDeal made me feel very comfortable. I am sure I am in good hands. He understood and respected my concerns. He has ordered test that previous dr did not. I feel he is very thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

I always get great care with Dr. Deal. he has a wonderful office staff as well.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Have great respect for Dr Krebs and was treated wonderfully today. in trying to get today's appt. it was impossible!!! Next appt scheduled with ease today!!!!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

Dr. Deal is excellent in every aspect of the practice. Especially in listening to the patient and explaining the medical condition and treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Dr. Deal - Always listens and helps with any concerns

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

dr. deal is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018

I trust Dr. Deal and value his opinions

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Dr. Deal went out of the way to help me get a sooner appt. He is extremely knowledgeable about his subject. I will absolutely recommend him as a doctor to go to when it comes to bone metabolism problems.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018

Dr. Diel is an exceptional Doctor. I had a very. thorough appointment

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

I arrived early and Dr Deal saw me before my appointment time!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

I have always had a very good experience in Dr. Deal's office

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

I rarely wait to see Dr Deal

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

I always get respect and Dr. Deal always listens to me.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018

Dr. Deal takes the time needed to answer all questions and generally has concern about you as a patient.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Dr. deal has always been an excellent and caring person.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

I came for a second opinion and ended up switching doctors to Dr. Deal.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

best office as far as being on time to appointment time start I ever been involved with and I'm 91 years old This consideration for the patient's time carries through each visit; this consideration continues throughout the visit with all involved on the staff and the Dr. Patient is never rushed either and gets full attention by all.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

always helpful. I am very satisfied and very grateful to have found such a fine Dr. and his treatment and the experience I have had being his patient

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

Dr. Deal is a pleasure to work with. He answers questions thoroughly. He is prompt and communicates conveniently via email as well.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

The only comment I have regarding scheduling of appointment is, the length of time you must wait before getting in to see the doctor. (Several months).

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

The problem was: 1) I never was introduced to her 2) Therefore, why was she in there? What department was she from? I am guessing x-ray? 3) She watched, listened to the doctor, but had no interaction 1-1 with me. 4) That extra two people in the room made things confusing to follow in a smooth manner. Too much movement in the room, too fast, too many people, the doctor was focused on me, and the other two professionals, but not really a sit down, one at a time discussion, and then question/answer session and/or review of the appointment. I am sure Doctor Deal knew what was happening, had a direction he wanted to go in, and quickly explained this to me, but the only way that I got this information was due to my background knowledge of this type of situation from other personal experiences.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

I am pleased with the staff, the nurse, and with the doctor.

Reviewed on May 7, 2018

Dr. Deal pretty much runs on time.

Reviewed on May 3, 2018

Dr. Deal has always been very kind and thorough regarding my health issue as well as interested in my life outside of the realm of the problem that he's treating. I've never been rushed through an appointment, he's answered any concerns I had with compassion, and is a superb example of the Cleveland Clinic physicians I've had through the years who have a wealth of knowledge that they're always willing to share to keep the patient positively involved in maintaining their health.

Reviewed on May 1, 2018

I was very pleased with the plan my Doctor made with me for my extended care.

Reviewed on May 1, 2018

Dr>Deal is always there when I need him. He takes time and listens to me I have a lot of problems and I am not your normal ra patient this a lot of other health problems going on and Patty also, is wonderful. I do not know what I would do if I did not have him as a Dr and Patty as hi assist. I am very lucky to have found him and his staff.

Reviewed on May 1, 2018

Dr. Deal always goes over and we discuss everything it makes me feel we are a team with my care.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

Dr. Deal is kind, warm and very professional!!He's a wonderful doctor and person.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

The Nurse and Dr. Deal took the time to review the process of giving myself injections since I had not it in a few years. They stayed past their work time and made sure that I was comfortable with the process.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

Dr Deal does not spend time reviewing or consulting notes or emails from the paients other physians before meeting with the individual

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

I am very pleased with Dr. Deal - He is very concerned about my Osteoporosis condition; very helpful; and always very prompt in answering my emails regarding my condition and meds.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

A good experience and Dr. Deal is an excellent and caring doctor.r

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

Every experience is great with Dr. Deal.

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