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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

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

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 2/2/2021, 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.

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

162 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

50 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Dr. Lichtin and his associate were both excellent! The doctor took h is time with me, answered my questions, and was very thorough with his explanations. Hopefully I wont need his expertise in the future, but if I do he will definitely be the doctor I will call.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr Lichten and his staff were extremely responsive and the follow up has been excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

As a last minute appointment to see 2 different specialists, both physicians gave me excellent explanations and possible treatment plans based on various test results. Spent plenty of time with me.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Goes beyond any doctor I have worked with

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

All my experiences with Dr.. Lichtin and the staff assisting him have been professional, efficient and fully satisfying.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr Litchin is the best!!! I feel lucky that he is my doctor !

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

I specifically went to Cleveland for a second opinion because the doctor in Erie was very cold and made me feel I was on an emotional roller coaster. Dr. Lichtin was completely the opposite - he took a genuine interest in my concerns and was very caring and compassionate. It was well worth the 90 mile drive to deal with someone who realized how anxious someone can be given the circumstances for their visit.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

My doctor is incredible goes above and beyond to provide the best care - he is the best physician I have ever been to - so caring.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr. Lichtin is the best physician. He has been taking care of me for several years, and is the most compassionate, caring, and skilled physician. He is truly superb!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr. Lichtin and his staff are absolutely the best!! He always goes above and beyond.Best doctor at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation!!!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Once again, Dr. Lichtin is an outstanding physician. Compassionate, makes you feel like you are his top priority even though he undoubtedly has hundreds of patients that are in need of his care. Works tirelessly to provide care to each and every patient.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021


Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Feel blessed to be a patient of Dr Lichtin

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr. Lichtin is great.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

dr Lichten is a very thorough and open practitioner and that's exactly what I want.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

The doctor seemed rushed and didn't seem to care too much about my condition. I was referred by another doctor and felt like it was a waste of time at this point. He made comments about my personal life that came off as rude. Overall not the best experience.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr. Lichtin is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr. Lichtin is the most compassionate physician I've ever dealt with. He truly cares about his patients and provides the personal connection that many physicians are missing these days.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr Lichtin was amazing and an excellent doctor who listened to me and did his best to diagnose me.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

The opportunity to be seen by Dr Lichtin is always available and easily scheduled

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr Lichtin has Provided Personal And Professional Care and advice for me in a vary valued form for over 10 years.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

We have friends that recommended Dr. Lichtin. They said he is the best! We were very impressed with his thoroughness. Thank you!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

The best Doctor I have ever seen

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

I have a lot of respect for Dr. Lichtin. he cares about his patients. he saved my life more than once.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

great doctor

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

The doctor took the time to listen and I'm confident that I will get answers about my condition.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Lichtin is the best. He is always professional, thorough, caring, and kind.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Dr Lichtin was very good, courteous and supportive. very happy

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr Lichtin is outstanding

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

I was seen by Dr. Lichtin. If there was a higher rating/grade, he would receive it. He is an absolutely wonderful physician and person. I feel lucky to have come under his care.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr. Lichtin is most kind, thoughtful and professional!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

I live out of area, about a 1.5 hours away. Dr wanted Sono done same day and could not get done, so it has been delayed due to scheduling in my area

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr. Lichtin took time to listen and understand my concerns. He went up and beyond to insure testing was done to answer questions we had.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

I have never been so impressed with a doctor in my life. He took what was potentially a very scary situation for me and broke it down in language I could understand and for the first time made me truly comprehend what was going on, drawing diagrams and truly delving into his explanation to make sure I understood. Doctor Lichtin went above and beyond the call of a regular doctor and personally has called me to go over results and explain things, even on a Sunday. This man is undoubtedly the perfect definition of what a doctor should be, and the world of healthcare is lucky to have him. After just one visit, I truly believe that Dr. Lichtin had shown more "bedside manor" than several doctors I've seen over the course of my life combined.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

I have nothing but positive to say about my visit. I was very impressed, with how thorough Dr Lichtin was, and I was finally able to get some answers and a Diagnosis to my Problem, and a great TX plan for the future. I will highly recommended Dr Lichtin to anyone.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

excellent care provided by Dr. Lichtin

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

When my wife contacts Dr. Lichtin via My Chart, we get a prompt response letting us know he will receive our message, and he is very responsive to our questions.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr. Lichtin took over my care following Dr. Jeff's retirement earlier this year. He has given me excellent care during this time, and I feel fortunate to have him. I would happily recommend him to others. During this visit, he worked with lab to see that my blood work was done before I checked in for my appointment with him. When I met with him for my appointment, I mentioned an issue that was causing me pain. He examined me and ask questions regarding my health concerns. He arranged for me to have a chest x-ray before I left so that the new problem could be explored. Before we left, he arranged for us to call in a couple of days to discuss my lab and x-ray results. In consideration if my health, he suggested that follow-up tests might be done at one of the locations closer for us. We appreciate that. He is wonderful at responding to my needs. He recently provided a letter to my local justice center confirming my need for release from jury duty. He is knowledgeable, efficient, kind and caring. I have a complicated rare combination of an autoimmune disease and blood disorder. I am very thankful to have Dr. Lichtin and the Cleveland Clinic caring for me.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

I began receiving treatment at the main campus when I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. My team is still taking care of my follow-up treatment, as well as watching and caring for other issues as they arise. I really feel they have my back. My wife is very appreciative of having the access to my doctors for me, as she is my family caregiver, especially with the added Covid-19 restrictions. Thank you for that.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

dr lichtin was extremely attentive through and pleasant to talk with. no intimidation and compassionate to my medical care

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr. Lichten was very courteous and informative.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr. Lichten was very informative. He spoke in terms I could understand. He called my home with test results in a timely fashion and did not hurry to get through our discussion. I am very pleased with him.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

I always have excellent experiences with Dr A. L. and his staff!!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr. Lichtin is the very best doctor at CCF!! He saved my life and has been taking excellent care of me ever since!! He is always available for his patients and he truly cares!! Thank You Dr. Lichtin!!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr Lichtin was very patient and explained everything well

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

The best doctor I have met.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

I felt that the doctor took the time to listen to my answers and questions.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

After my meeting with Dr. Lichtin, I e-mailed him (via MyChart) with some concerns/questions, and he wrote back, saying that he would review my tests and call me, which he did on a Sunday (!) - I appreciated him taking the time to address my question(s).

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

very good Doctor

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Dr. Lichtin is an amazing care provider

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