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
View all 7 Treatment & Services +

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 Education - 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 2/23/2020, 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

182 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

really like the doctor an nurses

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr. Lichtin was very accommodating to see, and answer all my question prior to to my scheduled back surgery the following week.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

I am extremely pleased with Dr. Lichtin, he is very thorough, discusses my concerns with me, and is genuinely concerned about my health and medications. A very good doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Cleveland clinic is the best and dr Lichtin is the best

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Lichtin is an amazing individual. very caring and concerned with my health and family. I would recommend him to anyone with my symptoms

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

doctor seemed sinsire about my question s

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

*Dr. Lichtin is THE BEST.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Very knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Lichtin's staff very courteous and efficient in scheduling appointment

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

I actually look forward to my visits with Dr. Lichtin! He is very easy to relate to and talk with; he explains my treatment options thoroughly.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. lichtin is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

best dr ever

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

excellent caring Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Lichtin is the most caring and understanding physician I have ever met. I am so fortunate that he is at the clinic snd I am in his care

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

he is a wonderfully, caring and understandings physician

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr. Lictin is absolutely amazing! He fit me into his very busy schedule the day I called to make sure I was well cared for and my health was his top priority!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Very good. *Dr. Katz is very caring! *Dr. Lichtin is a very experienced, knowledgeable and great DR.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr Lichten was very personable, professional and informative. An appropriate amount of time was used to discuss test results and for me to ask questions.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr Lichtin is one of the best and approachable doctors that I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

All of my appointments with Dr. Lichtin have been very professional and helpful, and include answers to all questions.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr. Lichen is very thorough, never rushed, and very compassionate.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Dr. Lichtin is EXTRAORDINARILY reponsive.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Dr. is VERY patient, kind, concerned to answer questions.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Dr. Lichtin's staff is always SO KIND.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Another of Dr. Lichtin's patients worked with him on my appointment and he was very accommodating. Very thorough in ordering labs, cultures ahead of time so he could accurately diagnose.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Very nice Dr. Cleveland clinic is very professional and he always gets back to me

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

There is no better hemotologist than Dr. L. He deserves a public shout out for his concern for the whole patient

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Great doctor and staff.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr. Lichtin is a very kind a caring physician. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Dr. Lichtin was great! He was very caring, very detailed, and very knowledgeable. I feel very confident in having him treat me.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Dr. Lichtin is a very caring, honest physician, very easy to relate to. Our discussions are very frank.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

very thorough, caring and professional doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

This was a great first experience. Dr. Lichtin was very helpful and courteous

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Dr. Lichtin is always considerate, knowledgeable, kind and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr. Lichtin is the best. He truly is an amazing, and very caring physician. Best doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Lichtin is the greatest He has been my doctor for many years and I can't say enough about how helpful he has been. I would rate him as the greatest doctor I have seen in the last 40 years.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Lichtenstein was recommended to me by another physician; this was an excellent suggestion! Fantastic provider.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

dr Lichtin does an outstanding job

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Luck to have this physician at my side!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

The Clinic and this physician as all the physicians caring for me are top shelf. And I am not afraid to sing their phrases to all around me.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Lichten is excellent. His commitment to my care and well being should be the standard by which all physicians should be judged.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

I would not give up or change to another doctor. Dr. Lichten cares about his patients. I drive over an hour to see him and would not trust anyone else to treat me.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Lichtin has consistently shown the highest standard of care for my illness. I am blessed to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

In my 65 years experience; Dr Lichtin is one of the best doctors I have ever had care for my health!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Lichtin is an excellent, caring, and thorough doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Dr Lichtin is in my opinion the best Doctor I have ever had.He has saved my life and looked after me as if I was a member of his own family

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr Lichtin is very compassionate and kind. he takes his time talking with me and is thorough in his assessment and treatment approach.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Lichtin is an amazing physician and individual

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Excellent and compassionate physician.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

the very best doctor I have at Cleveland clinic . awesome person!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr Lichtin has always been excellent in every way I wish more docrors were like him My sincere "Thank You" to Dr Lichtin.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

He is an exceptional doctor. He listened to me and took the time to explain and read about my past visits with other doctors and facilities.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Was scheduled soon after I called. Dr. Lichtin is excellent. I feel he will find me answers I am not finding elsewhere. I came to him for a second opinion. He promptly called me to discuss my test results & set up more testing immediately.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

I was so impressed with the information I was given by Dr. Lichtin. I feel like he will find the answers I am looking for. I didn't leave feeling dumbfounded like with my previous dr.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Lichtin & his entire staff. Even the lab was excellent

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr Lichtin was fantastic, just what I wanted. Getting through your system is more challenging, knew someone who helped my expedite my request.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

I actually felt "heard" by Dr. Lichtin, and that's huge with me because my local hematologist is in and out in under 3 minutes. I feel like I have some hope now

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

My care by Doctor Lichtin and his staff, and the scheduling staff, has consistently been of the highest quality.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

I felt more at ease once in the exam room. The nurse was a good listener & made me comfortable prior to the Doctor's consultation. I was impressed with both of them.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

I was so impressed overall concerning both staff & facility @ Dr. Lichtin;s office,

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

If you are fortunate enough t be treated by Dr. Lichtin be very thankful. He has rightly developed the reputation of being one of the most caring, compassionate, and skilled doctors the Clinic has. He goes above and beyond even the Clinic's high standards to care for his patients. I have interacted with him as my doctor for years and have always felt that I am being treated by a very special person with genuine empathy and the highest expertise.

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