Department Regional Oncology
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • General Hematology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Hematology
  • Melanoma
  • Oncology
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About Timothy Spiro, MD

Timothy P. Spiro, MD, FACP, is Chairman of Regional Oncology at Taussig Cancer Institute. He is also Director of the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center at Fairview Hospital. Dr. Spiro is board-certified in medical oncology and internal medicine.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - University of Connecticut Health Center/John Dempsey Hospital
Farmington, CT USA

Residency - Auckland University Hospital
Auckland, New Zealand,

Residency - Auckland University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Auckland, New Zealand,

Medical School - University of Western Australia
Nedlands, Western Australia, Western Australia

Internship - Hutt Hospital
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

Specialty Interests

Medical oncology, melanoma, colorectal cancer, cancer

Awards & Honors

  • Cleveland magazine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 2/10/2018, Dr. Spiro 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

166 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 5
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

5 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2017

Dr. Spiro is the best health care provider I have ever had in my 55 years on this planet! Tim is excellent at what he does. Frankly, I consider myself very fortunate to have found Dr. Spiro. His professionalism and manner put me at ease even though I have been fighting cancer for the past 4 1/2 years.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2017

Always a good experience with this department. Dr. Spiro is an excellent physician and appreciate his good care and information given to me with regard to my condition.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2017

Always clear and concise.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2017

Precise, concise answers are always provided.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2017

Spiro is the best, bar none.

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