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 10/7/2020, 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

343 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

84 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

I receive excellent care from Dr.Deal and very satisfied with the prescribed treatment.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Deal is a very caring and thorough physician. Highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

The doctor was so thorough and concerned. He made sure that I understood everything he was saying and offered me many solutions. I was very pleased

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

This was the first time I saw Dr. Deal and I was very impressed with him. He took plenty of time to answer all my questions, was very knowledgable and friendly. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Deal hhas been a true blessing for me. I have vision impairment and am in a wheelchair. I have a tin narrow spine. He is informative and thoughtful. When I send him a message thru mychart he gets back to me immediately.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Great experience. He asked me to make 2 future appointments and said I could do them on the same day as he knows it is hard for me to get to a doctors appointment. So thoughtful of my needs.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

dr deal's office actually made all of my appointments, so it was very convenient.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr Deal for many years. He has managed my condition very well. Explains, listens, cares and recommends appropriate treatments.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

excellent great doctor

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

very good/Dr deal is very knowable and caring

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

This is one of the most efficiently run practices I have ever seen. I love everyone in Dr. Deal's office from check in to the nurses to Dr. Deal. The nicest , most caring staff I've ever seen . This group are gems

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

we discussed a couple care options I had reservations about. Dr . Deal put my mind at ease to at least explore them

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Deal is professional and very thorough. Also patient.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr Deal was a very informed and kind doctor I would recommend to anyone!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Procedures in place due to COVID provided increased privacy. Injection given in same room as evaluation by physician, not room with multiple patients receiving medication. Appreciated the privacy!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Judy who gives me my shot in Dr. Deal's office coordinates every appt perfectly.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Deal is my favorite doctor. I always have a good experience when I go to his office. He has a caring, kind staff as well. He listens to any concerns I have.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Deal is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

an excellent, kind, caring doctors. Dr. Deal is definitely one of your top doctors at the clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

would highly recommend the doctor to friends and family.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr. Deal, as well as his entire office, make themselves very accessible to patients, particularly those out-of-town, like me. This is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Deal's practice to several people in my City of Erie, PA.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

*Dr. Deal is the greatest in my opinion!!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Dr Deal is intelligent, compassionate, and still a bit funny! LOVE him!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

I am very pleased with the care I receive fromDr. C. Deal.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr. Deal was very knowledgeable and very approachable. I felt that he really cared about me.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Deal is very caring and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

I have always had excellent experiences with Dr. Deal and All personnel at the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

If I have trouble I am able to use My Chart and Dr Deal and his team are wonderful in quickly getting back to me!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr Deal has always treated me well and his explanation regarding your health and his treatment are outstanding

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

appreciate Dr Chad Deal's care

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr. Deal was excellent. He answered all my questions and provided several options for treatment. He followed up with some bloodwork and xrays.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

I have already recommended Dr. Deal to a friend.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr. Deal is very kind and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

dr deal and team are the best!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

1st time seeing this provider. very pleased with demeanor, knowledge, explanation and most of all really helped me!

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr. Deal is always professional, kind, informative. He listens. He explains any and all concerns, recommendations, etc. I trust him totally.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

you r very lucky to have a quality,kind, involved like Dr Deal on ur staff

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

The arrangements and the actual visit with Dr. Deal went easily and smoothly. Information was easily exchanged.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Dr. Deal helped me understand the issues that I had involving the pain associated with my Pagets Disease. He promptly ordered the diagnostic tests and concluded that I needed a second treatment with the Reclast infusion. The cortisone injection has made my pain lessen resulting in better sleep and a more positive outlook. I'm thankful Dr. Ford contacted him to make him aware of my issues and the promt exam and treatment I received.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr. Deal has so much patience and time. listen to me.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Dr. Deal always takes his time to listen to anything I have to say. He is very approachable and I feel very comfortable talking to him.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

doctor Deal is very caring and professional

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

I am very pleased with the care and concern I receive from Dr. Deal

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Dr Deal is a fantastic doc!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Dr. Deal is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Dr Deal was terrific and utilized medical resources carefully and economically.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr Deal always addresses my problems.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Deal is the most caring, kind and thorough physician dealing with difficult situations. I appreciate his knowledge and skill.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Deal is excellent!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

All Drs, should be as concerned and helpful as Dr. Deal

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

very good doctor

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr Deal's wisdom and guidance, as well as his teaching helped me to make a decision for a future surgery with an orthopedic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

I have recommended Dr Deal to many young and post menopausal women. I am an RN in OB/GYN/Peds and doctors I have worked with in the Sandusky area were so impressed with him after hearing him speak to them here. I first went to him after a very brilliant clinical nurse specialist recommended him after her care.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr Deal is THE BEST!!!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Deal to several people that have rhuematoid arthiritis. I feel he is a very good Dr in this area.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr Deal has always been helpful regarding the osteoporosis therapy.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

So happy to have Dr. Deal as my physician!

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Dr. Deal is a delight! a wonderful professional and human being !!

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

I already recommended 2 friends to Dr. Deal after m visit with him.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

it is always a pleasure to visit with Dr Deal. He is a true gentleman and very attentive to our conversationMostly he is a great and professional physician.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

I've been a patient of Dr. Deal for 30 years. He has always given me the best care. His staff in Solon is the best.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr. Deal is awesome...has been for over 19 years. Always there to support me and help me anyway possible.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Dr. Deal always finds a way to see me in within 3 days of a call

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Dr. Deal is an asset to the Cleveland Clinic- He is brilliant- and knowledgeable about all aspects of medicine. He deals with me directly, and I appreciate how lucky I am to have such a dedicated and worthy physician.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

My Rheumatologist is incredible- I am not sure that other patients, including rheumatology patients, are as blessed as I am to have Dr. Deal

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr. Deal has been my rheumatologist/bone density specialist for twenty years; I could not ask to be in better hands. He is a superb clinician and as importantly, a very caring and compassionate one. I have at times disagreed with some treatment options however Dr. Deal is always willing to listen and not judgmental. I have referred many colleagues, friends and patients to his care. I feel fortunate to have him as one of my caregivers; we here at Cleveland Clinic are fortunate to have him on staff.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

it was very difficult to get an appointment, had to make several return calls months at a time to scheduling dept. Also difficulty making contact with Dr. Deal's office.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

I like that Dr. Deal explains. progress and the reason for treatment. He is also very courteous.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

a pleasure to work with him and his office. great improvement from previous CC provider that I saw for my condition.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Easy check-in and short wait time. Wonderful doctor and his staff are amazingly nice to you.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

This was a first appointment with Dr. Deal. We were grateful for and impressed by his knowledge and abilities, and how caring, kind, and compassionate he was. He took the time to listen carefully, take a full history, and perform a comprehensive examination. I feel fortunate to be in his care.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Deal is a kind, caring and excellent doctor. He has tremendous compassion for his patients.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

an excellent doctor. kind, caring, extremely knowledgeable

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

doctor Deal is very nice, professional and spends time with me

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Deal is excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Deal was excellent about listening to me and explaining things to me.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr Deal and his staff always gets my appointment scheduled for my next visit before I leave.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr. Deal has been my rheumatologist for a very long time. In this situation, I was concerned about resuming the Reclast infusion because of something I read. He reassured me and also provided a written sheet explaining it.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr Deal does a great job

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

dr deal is amazing. he has been kind and thorough and has managed my condition wonderfully by paying attention to my personal medical needs, adjusting meds to balance risk and reward, and just genuinely caring about me

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr. Deal listens, discusses, and explains so well.He is always very personable! Great doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I am very pleased with *Dr. Deal, his staff & the _____ facility.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

this is the best operating office I visit as well as Dr. Deal's careing and interest being excellent.

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