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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
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6575
Desk:
216.444.6575
Fax:
216.636.7238

Additional 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
  • Orthobiologics
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 30 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
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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.

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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 Education - 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 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:

  • 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

313 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 Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Deal always arranges for the next appointment at the end of an appt.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Deal is the ideal doctor: caring, a good listener, good explainer of options, engaging me in decisions and looking ahead.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

I always praise the staff and Dr Deal to family and friends

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr Deal is a gem

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr Deal always responds quickly to any concerns I might have

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr Deal is always on time and answers all my questions. Wonderful provider

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

I love Dr. Deal! He and his entire staff are great!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

I have many doctors at various CC locations and I feel I'm getting quality care with all of them.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

This was a very good experience and I'm very grateful for being a part of this journey in the study. Thank you for helping those with osteoporosis . Dr Deal and Sonya are number 1

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr Deal has been a pleasure to have as my doctor. I'm grateful and feel blessed to be a part of this study

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

I am always pleased with any dealings with Dr. Deal.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

My experience with the Cleveland Clinic has always been excellent. The doctors and staff are extremely prompt and efficient without making you feel rushed out the door which is why you're number 1. Keep up the great work and thank you for what you do!

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

My first meeting with Dr Chad, Deal. First medical appointment on face time. The illness discussed had been treated by another CCF specialist Dr Sethu Reddy for many years. So quite an adjustment fir me. The transition and newness and quality of care by Dr Deal and assistant Marilyn went without a glitch. To add their calm and caring in the midst of pandemic and crisis was impressive. Thank you

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr Deal is wonderful

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Deal has always gone out of his way to make certain that I got the treatments and care I need. He's compassionate, knowledgeable about sle and ra - I think he's probably seen everything that can happen with these diseases - and has a sense of humor.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Deal is an amazing doctor. He's truly one of a kind.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

caring considerate doctor

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

CC doctors are always great about explaining things.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr Deal is very up front and always on schedule

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr. Deal is a very informative and compassionate physician. He is simply the best!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr Deal is the best

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.

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