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.

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

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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 6/15/2019, 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.
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals, 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

337 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 4.9

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

We were very comfortable with Dr. Deal in the way he explained my treatment.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Dr.Deal discussed my treatment for osteoporosis in detail, current therapy and possible future therapy.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

love Dr deal always great to work with

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr. Deal is very accessible. Has always been attentive to complex needs.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr Deal was very professional and friendly.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

I found Dr Deal, to be kind, wise and respectful towards me. He patiently advised me of my situation and moved to treat me expeditiously.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Dr Deal is a gem. he genuinely cares. i am so anxious for when he retires and i need to replace him!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

one of the best and most productive doctor's appointment I've had in a long time

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Always easy to go to Dr Deal. He is the best

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Dr Deal is the best. He is very attentive and calm and takes his time with me

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr Deal is one of the best care givers I have ever dealt with. He is so caring and concerned with my progress. I never feel rushed or looked over. he really listens. He is the BEST

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr. Deal and his secretary Marilyn are wonderful. Coming from out of state, they go above and beyond to help accommodate my schedule and my needs. Outstanding practice!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dr. Deal is one of the best! He truly cares about his patients and I recommend him to everyone!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dr Deal is extremely good at analyzing the many tests I have to go though due to my diseases. He always has a plan of action. but when called for will refer me to another specialist. The specialists have always been the BEST! You've got a great doctor. KEEP HIM!

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

As always, I am very appreciative of Dr. Deal as one of my caregivers. He has been my rheumatologist for many years, both pre and post joint replacements, and is a superb clinician as well as a caring and compassionate caregiver. I have referred many colleagues as well as patients to his practice.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

I am very happy with the care, and treatment that Dr. Deal is providing to me; and for that, I am very appreciative and thankful.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

doctor really pushed the issue to find out my health problems and got the ball rolling. thank you.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Deal listens to my concerns and is ready with answers to help.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Deal is the best! He's very nice, and also a very good doctor! I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

dr deal's care and attention to me as a patient and as a person has been beyond all expectations. he is kind, attentive, thorough, professional. my family believes he has extended my life while dealing with my weird condition.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr Deal is thorough, professional and caring. I could not ask for more

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

doctor Deal is great, he spends time with me and is very concerned about my health.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Fantastic experience with Dr. Deal, staff, and lab experience

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Staff is professional, courteous, friendly. Appointment timely. Top notch. Dr Deal is a gem.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr. Deal is a superb physician who has a great bedside manner, listens, and discusses all treatment options.

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.

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