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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
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone injections
  • Diagnosis of Osteoporosis
  • Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA)
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Medication Management
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 29 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • 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
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Autoinflammatory Syndromes
  • Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Calcinosis
  • Chondrocalcinosis (Pseudo Gout)
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Syndrome
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • Immunosuppression
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis in Men
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Paget's Disease
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
View all 86 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.

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.

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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 Education - 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

See publications for Chad Deal, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 7/2/2021, 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:

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 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

252 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

75 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr. Chad Deal is definitely one of your top doctors.Listens and is caring,and shows empathy. Took care of my mother who lived to105. He has taken care of my aunts,father,and husband. He is a doctor of the highest caliber.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Dr. Deal is very accommodating and an excellent Doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

MyCharts is my friend! Dr. Deal no matter what has yet failed me with a response!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr. Deal is detailed and listens to me. By the time I leave the appointment Dr. Deal has a solution or arrangement to see if I need to see.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

Doctor Deal is a great and caring doctor

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Dr Deal was excellent and spend a great deal of time listening to my concerns and answered my questions

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr Deal was very thorough

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

The wonderful staff of Dr Deal schedule my next appointment during my visit. This is the best provider's office I have ever experienced. There is little if any wait time and everyone is exceptional at their job.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

I highly recommend Dr Deal

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Excellent experience and very pleased with Dr. Deal. He is very thorough and pleasant.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

I LOVE Dr. Deal! He's been great to me all through the many years I've been his patient. He always takes time to answer questions and explain things. He's my favorite doctor of many.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

I HAVE recommended Dr. Deal to friends. He's a fantastic doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. Deal conveys a caring attitude. I can't say enough about his exceptional manner and, of course, his medical expertise. I'm in such good hands with him. It's a tremendous relief.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr. Deal is great!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

Excellent visit. Dr. Deal is always kind,caring, and informative. Love his nursing staff!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr. Deal is excellent. He listens to me, he is very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable. I have recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr Deal was well spoken and understood all the problems and gave me a plan for my problems with bone density.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr. Deal is always great.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr. Deal was on time, efficient, thoughtful & efficient. We go back 23 years & treatment has been "spot on".

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Dr. Deal is great.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr deal suggestions he e mail the surgeon to ask him for my behalf what to do. Very nice of him

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Dr. Deal and the nurse practitioner were very kind and attentive.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Dr. Deal is a no nonsense doctor, but he listened to my concerns attentively, and offered treatment based on my concerns. I am more than satisfied after my appointment with him!

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr. Deal has been my doctor for 30 years, even before C.C. wHen he was at St. Luke's. He is the best.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Dr Deal is a wonderful physician. Expert, sensitive, honest and caring. We travel over two hours each way to see him and it's well worth the trip.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

As a first meeting, Dr. Deal checked over my entire history in order to make holistic decisions.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Dr. Deal is always so kind and professional

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

I can't stress enough the difficulty it is in trying to get an appointment or talk to a specific (your own) doctor's office if you have a concern or question.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Chad Deal for a number of years. If I was not totally satisfied with him and his staff, I would not continue under his care.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

CCF has a consistent world-wide reputation for the highest quality care...I expect and receive that quality care at each and every visit regardless of the provider and his or her staff. Keep up the good work!!

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

Dr Deal is great

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

Dr. Deal is a wonderful and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Outstanding doctor and medical assistant was very nice

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Dr. Deal treated my mother in the 1990's and was always kind and caring. I have utmost confidence in his medical expertise.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Dr. Deal is absolutely the best. He attentive, thorough and referred me to neurology for additional care.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Very good experience. Was given an appt. Within 7 days from discussing my case with the physician's assistant who screened me.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

The dr made me an appointment to come back I didn't have to call

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Dr Deal is excellent Im grateful to be a returning patient I know otherwise it takes months to get in with him all the specialists which is terrible you need to give mire alternatives I dont think the drs appreciate when it takes 3 months for someone very sick to get in most are thats why theyre seeing tyem

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr Deal was super

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Great doctor

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Dr Deal is just fantastic! So intelligent and caring-not many lije him!

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

The doctor saw me promptly. He discussed my symptoms with me. I was given a shot to alleviate the inflammation. I have had little or no pain after Receiving the shot. Dr Deal is my hero.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr Deal is good at explaining conditions and meds

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. Deal always does his best to accommodate his patients!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. Deal truly cares about his patients, and always does his best to help ease my pain.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Dr Deal is easy to talk to, extremely knowledgeable, personable and kind. He takes time to listen and explain everything in understandable terms. I would definitely recommend Dr Deal.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Extremely pleased with treatment and was able to schedule next visit for 6 months while there for injection and Dr Deal

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr. Deal is wonderful. There is no doubt he cares very much about the outcome of my treatment and is doing all he can.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Telehealth is great. I can do labs and other testing locally and still access the best doctors.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Dr Chad Deal is a fabulous doctor- always courteous & friendly

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr Deal is always addresses any concerns and is very good at explaining any issues that he sees good as well as bad! Always very courteous!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Exceptional Doctor who is an asset to the Cleveland Clinic-

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Deal always makes me feel that he cares about me. I think he is one of the best doctors I have ever had.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr. Deal is details and always come back on labs and notes!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

I was very nervous and the doctor and nurse made me feel more comfortable.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Dr Deal is great. Caring knowledgeable and efficient.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

It's always a pleasure meeting with Dr Deal and his staff. They are prompt, knowledgeable, definitely put you at ease

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr. Deal is very thorough. He sees all aspects of problem & treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Dr. Deal is a wonderful doctor! I'm so grateful I was referred to him by another exceptional Cleveland Clinic doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dr Deal is the best. Relates well with the elderly. Respects the elderly

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021


Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr. Deal has been very thorough in evaluating the status of my osteoporosis/osteopenia across time and recommending treatment. He was also thorough in presenting treatment options and facilitating training for the treatment of choice. He has also followed through on the process of treatment in the recent visit and detected an error in my management of calcium intake. He is always professional and approachable. I feel very fortunate that I have been referred to him for treatment. He is clearly the expert of choice for the treatment I need.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr. Deal is wonderful.,, it's a shame that you have to wait six months vigor an appointment, but I guess if you want the best.,,,

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Have always felt that Dr Deal and his staff were there to put me at ease with my care

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr. Deal is great

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

I thought Dr. Deal spent a good amount of time with me and I was happy with all that was covered.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr Deal has been a great provider for me for many years.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Dr. Deal us very knowledgeable and tries hard to be friendly.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

I would be glad to recommend Dr Deal to someone I know.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr Deal is an excellent physician. I have been his patient for many years and he has always been there for me. He is a doctor who has my complete trust and I am very thankful that he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Doctor Deal is a very nice and very thorough. 5

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Dr. Deal is an exceptional physician.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Dr. Deal did not waste anytime ordering lab work to obtain more information. I also messaged the team after and their response was very timely.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

love Dr Deal.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

dr deal is always completely dialed into you as a caring extremely competent physician for your medical needs and shows a genuine concern for you as a person at the same time.

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