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

  • Blood Transfusion
  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • General Hematology
  • Hematology
  • Nerve Biopsy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anemia
  • Blood Clots
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Hemostasis Disorders
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Platelet Disorders
  • Pulmonary Embolism
View all 9 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA

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

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Medical Internship
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH USA


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

Specialty Interests

Adult hematology, coagulation and hemostasis disorders, hematologic malignancies, blood disorders, cancer, hemostasis disorders, Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), myelodysplasia, platelet disorders

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow in FACP since 7/1/09 from the Ohio Chapter
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/28/2017, Dr. Lichtin 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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* 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

147 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 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2017


Reviewed on May 30, 2017

Dr. Lichtin has been my physcian for more than 15 years and his concern, kindness and ability as a diagnostician gives me the kind of support and direction I need to make decisions concerning my health.

Reviewed on May 24, 2017

Dr LIchtin has always included myself and my family member in decisions regarding my care.

Reviewed on May 24, 2017

I ask a lot of questions and Dr Lichtin always take the time to explain and be sure I understand his responses.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2017

Very Good , DR. Lichtin , is always on time .

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2017

STaff is MOST professional

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2017

Dr. Lichtin is absolutely the best physician I have ever had the opportunity to consult with.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2017

Dr. Lichtin has gone out of his way to describe the pros and cons of my treatment. I feel quite involved and satisfied with our conversations

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2017


Reviewed on Jan 12, 2017


Reviewed on Dec 27, 2016

When I complained from severe headache and pain on the left top side of my head, Dr. Lichtin examined me and asked me if I had a car accident. He recommended Chiropractic and he told me that he would give me a call back. That happened the day before and I am waiting for his call. He also told me that he would look at my blood again using microscope. I really appreciate what Dr. Lichtin does.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2016

good experience

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2016

But to be honest that drive was so worth it. and I am happy to do it again! after years of being told...OMG your sick but we do not know why. I am so tired of hearing that. I really do think I will be getting the much needed answers I am looking for.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2016

Dr. Lichtin ensured I understood what he saying, and asked my opinion on several occassions

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2016

Good experience

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2016

easy to understand

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2016

One of the best provider I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2016

I was very impressed with Dr. Alan Lichtin, MD. He was extremely thorough and explained my diagnosis. He ordered bloodwork and notified me within 20 minutes the results of my WBC which relieved my anxiety. I asked him if he would release the remainder results to my chart in which he had in a timely manner. He treated with respect and answered all my questions. I told my friends and family members how pleased I was with Dr. Lichtin as well as my co-workers. I have been an RN for 37 years .

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2016

provider steered us away from what turned out to be unnecessary testing that had been recommended by a different provider - this was the right decision

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2016

Everything handled first class. Medical care great.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2016

Dr. Lichtin & his staff are amazing! Dr. Lichtin truly cares about his patient's and he is extremely knowledgeable. Wonderful doctor & an asset to Cleveland Clinic!!

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