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
  • Cardio-Oncology Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Medical Oncology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Bone Marrow Failure Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Leukemia
  • Leukopenia
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA

Residency - Massachusetts General Hospital
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Graduate School - University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Epidemiology
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA

Additional Training

  • Coursework, Harvard School of Public Health, 2000
  • Leading in Healthcare course, Cleveland Clinic, 2008

Professional Highlights

  • Director, Leukemia Program, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute 
  • Vice-chair for Clinical Research, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
  • Deputy Associate Director for Clinical research, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Co-Chair, Medical Advisory Board, Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes International Foundation
  • Former Chair and Member, Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee, F.D.A.
  • Editor-in-Chief, American Sociatey of Hematology (ASH) Clinical News
  • Member, Executive Committee, ASH
  • Member, National Cancer Institute PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board
  • Editorial Boards, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Blood Cancer Journal, Nature: Leukemia
  • Reviewer, Blood, Cancer, Lancet, Clinical Cancer Research, Oncology, Leukemia Research, British Journal of Hematology, Cancer Investigation, Bone Marrow Transplantation


  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

Specialty Interests

Leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, bone marrow failure syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasms, clinical trials, cancer

Awards & Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Magna cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • “Bridging the Gaps” Community Service Achievement Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1995
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1995
  • American Federation for Clinical Research Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1996
  • Moderator, American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Clinical Studies session, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012
  • Moderator, American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Therapies Excluding Transplant, 2008
  • Scientific Discussant, American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting: Leukemia, Myelodysplasia, and Transplantation Session, 2008
  • Education Session chair, American Association of Blood Bankers Annual Meeting: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, 2009
  • Education Session, American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, 2009, 2014 
  • Education Session, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, 2012, 2013
  • Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine, 2008-15
  • Top Doctors of America, Castle Connolly 2010-15
  • Teacher of the Year, Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship Program, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute (2010)
  • National Institutes of Health Merit Award – for work with PDQ Editorial Board, National Cancer Institute (2010)
  • Gold Award - American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, Best Regular Column, Oncology Times 
  • Leadership in Science award, Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, 2013
  • The Sam and Maria Miller Scientific Achievement Award in Clinical Research, Cleveland Clinic, 2014


  • American Society of Hematology
  • Southwest Oncology Group, Leukemia Committee
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
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 1/6/2020, Dr. Sekeres 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. Sekeres receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Figure 1, 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

43 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 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

I liked Dr Sekeres, he was personable even in a mask and made me feel at ease. I have a long medical history and grow tired of telling it but he made me feel comfortable and he listened.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr. Sekeres has an extraordinarily good manner with his patients. He is free and open to questions and gives understandable and meaningful anwers.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

dr Sekeres is excellent in all aspects of care.His treatment nurse, Tracy Cinalli is outstanding. put the two together and my care, knowledgeable, kind, & compassionate.I truly feel I can talk to either of them about anything, and I have.phenomenal team, for sure

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr Sekeres is the best doctor ever!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

I will highly recommend Dr. Sekeres and Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr Sekeres, he is the best dr ever

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

I came 2000 miles to see Dr Sekeres and am moving to Cleveland area this summer so I can have regular care from him and Clinic

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Mikkael A Sekeres MD MS (and his associate) never made us feel rushed, or failed to answer a question without detail & compassion.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr Sekeres doctor ever

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

dr was very impersonable. Did not seem to care about my needs . I've been having pain and bleeding issues due to my chemo which is all documented and the dr told me that none of my pain was because of chemo .

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Doctor Skeres is the best.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Very nice and knowledgeable Doctor very glad I switched

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