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Title Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
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About Craig Sauter, MD

Dr. Sauter is Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at Cleveland Clinic.  Dr. Sauter is a Cleveland native graduating from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  He completed internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals and hematology/medical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where he also served as Chief Fellow.  Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, he served as Clinical Director of the Adult BMT program at Memorial Sloan Kettering. 

Dr. Sauter has served as Co-Chair of the Lymphoma Working Committee in the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research and as Chairperson of the Tri-State Transplant Consortium.  His research focuses on improving outcomes for patients with relapsed and treatment refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma with BMT and cellular therapy.  He has a passion for medical education receiving a housestaff teaching award during fellowship and has served on the education committee of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy.  
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Hematology and Medical Oncology
New York, NY USA

Residency - University of Michigan Health System
Internal Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Washington University
Biology and Psychology
St. Louis, MO, MO USA


  • Internal Medicine - Hematology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/11/2023, Dr. Sauter has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

71 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr. Sauter and staff have been wonderful.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr sauter is excellent and compassionate. He explains complex issues thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr. Sauter always so attentive and nice and always answers our questions and takes time with us with our questions.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

The issue with scheduling was with my insurance but the team really got on it and made it happen fast I appreciate Dr. Sauter and his team!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Excellent and compassionate care is always given to me by Dr. Sauter

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

I was very impressed by the Doctors demeanor!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

I can't say enough good about the Doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Even though the Doctor did not feel I would be a candidate for the procedure, I was happy.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. Sauter was extremely patient with me and had a very calming tone to his voice which made a complex procedure feel less scary.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr. Sauter explained everything to us that would be coming up in the future, very kind and took his time with us if we had questions.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Sauter and his team are the very best!

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