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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


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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)
  • Cancer Center
  • CAR T-Cell Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • General Hematology
  • Hematology
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Stem Cell Therapy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Graft Versus Host Disease (GvHD)
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Leukemia
  • Leukopenia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
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About Ronald Sobecks, MD

Ronald M. Sobecks, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders, Taussig Cancer Institute, with joint appointment in the Transplantation Center in the Division of Surgery. He is also Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

In addition, Dr. Sobecks serves as Quality Improvement Officer of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Member and Co-Chairman of the Bone Marrow Transplant Lab Committee and Member of the Transplant Executive Committee.

Dr. Sobecks is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hematology, Diplomate of the American Board of Oncology and Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

His treatment interests are in allogeneic and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation leukemias and other hematologic malignancies/diseases.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Chicago Hospitals
Hematology/Oncology (Adult)
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

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

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

Professional Highlights

  • Principal investigator or co-investigator of several protocols for the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
  • Principal investigator or co-investigator on many protocols regarding hematopoietic stem cell transplantation or other therapies for hematologic malignancies at Cleveland Clinic
  • Research interests have included analyses of killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, reduced-intensity conditioning approaches for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and umbilical cord blood transplantation


  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine - Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Leukemia, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, hematologic malignancies, drug development, clinical trials, cancer, lymphoma, myelodysplasia, multiple myeloma, myeloma


  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Southwest Oncology Group
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Ronald Sobecks, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 2/22/2023, Dr. Sobecks 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.

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

77 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr soberly is wonderful. Feel like I'm in the right hands

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

I love Dr Sobecks. He really put himself out there and made hard decisions that saved my life. He has now followed me for years.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Focus on patients is outstanding. Scheduling takes into consideration travel time and needs of the client with the physician availability. Great partnerships

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

I have always had a great experience when dealing with Dr. Sobecks and everyone from his staff including Danijela!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr. Sobecks is very knowledgable, kind and listens to my concerns. He never rushes our visit. I truly appreciate him.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

I am blessed to have Dr. Sobecks take care of me.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Sobecks is very thorough!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

They don't get any better than Dr Sobecks

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Again,Dr. Sobecks and Jamie Starn have treated me and my husband with great care and listens to us. I have been seeing them for many years and cannot think about having anyone else

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