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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

165 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

56 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr. Alan E. Lichtin is an expert in his field, and I am very happy and appreciative that he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr. Alan E. Lichtin and the nurse/assistance always make sure they my care is top priority. Yes, I have recommended Dr Alan E. Lichtin to family and friends. Thank you.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

The doctor was excellent. He listened to what you were saying.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr Lichtin was the BOMB! I was needing real direction in my care. Dr Lichtin walked into the room and immediately provided that. I didn't have a relationship with my current doctor and poor communication. I now feel I have a strong advocate in my corner and he contacted me by computer in record time! The 2 hour drive to Cleveland Clinic was well worth our time. we'll happily be making the trip once/ twice a year as needed for continuation of his care.Thank you Dr Lichtin!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr Lichtin is hands down the best medical provider I have ever had. I'm sure I'm not the only one that this was a scary experience for and I felt like I was in world class hands thanks genuinely cared about me as a person the entire time. I am still undergoing treatment and likely will for a long time. I am incredibly grateful to have Dr Lichtin as a doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr is very competent and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

This was my first visit to this campus of the Cleveland Clinic. I was treated very respectful and with courtesy. I appreciate everything that Dr. Lichtin office did for me.Thank you! I'm very happy.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr. Lichtin did a great job. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

since seeing Dr Lichtin, staff is very quick about check in. I have not waited for a long period to check in, so far.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

I will and have recommended Dr. Lichtin to others and will continue to do so. He is not only an excellent physician but is also a caring and respectful one who makes me feel at ease to ask any questions that I might have.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Was very impressed with the number of people I met via Facebook HH support group (nationwide) that are patients of Dr. He has quite a good reputation in listening to his patients and treating Hereditary Hemochromatosis.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr Lichtin is an excellent physician which is why I travel 1-1/2 hours to see him. I am so thankful he is my physician.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

dr lichtin is always very cordial and helpful

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Wonderful doctor and staff. Always caring and friendly. I am fortunate to be Dr. Lichtin's patient.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

dr litchin was great. he even called me with my results on a Saturday

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

The best doctor I have ever been to. Very concerned about my situation. Willing to work with me in any way possible. Extremely knowledgable in the field

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

dr Lichtin was very thorough and looked beyond obvious to understand what could be causing hematology issue as well as other symptoms and issues. appreciated and felt confident with his attention.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

l love the ease my chart gives me to communicate with Dr. Lichtin. He always answers promptly and he provides me with his card during my visit so it is just as easy to contact him by phone if needed.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

No one enjoys going to the doctor, but I always enjoy seeing my Dr. Lichten! I consider him to be my trusted advisor and friend, as well as my physician.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. Lichtin is by far the best doctor I have ever seen. His diligence to see the solution to any situation that surfaces is commendable. His reputation not only with his patients but with other doctors is outstanding.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

I was TOTALLY impressed By Dr. Lichtin and his staff

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

I have seen Dr. Lichten for several years. He has followed, rather than treated, me. For the past few years, I have seen him only for a checkup once a year. Dr. Lichten is always attentive, courteous, patient and considerate. He has repeatedly assured me that he is available between checkups, should I have any issues or questions. Fortunately, this situation has not occurred.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

Same comments as before. It seemed like it took a minute for Dr Lichtin to get his feet under him; like he didn't know why we were there, or hadn't reviewed our case prior to our arrival. We were caught a little flat-footed by that. Perhaps our expectations were unrealistic, but we kind of thought that before we got there, that our case would have already been reviewed, and we'd hit the ground running. Admittedly, once the doctor got his bearings, he was excellent, and provided fabulous follow up.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

The Dr and staff always concerned for my personal well being

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr. Lichtin has always been very informative and detailed. He has always answered any questions I have and makes sure I understand the information. his entire staff has always been professional and supportive. I have all the confidence in the world I receive the best of care possible.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

He is a excellent physician! Very compassionate and easy to talk to him! I am blessed to have such a wonderful Dr. all these years!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr. Alan Lichtin has my full respect. His degree of care surpassed my expectations. His sincerity is genuine.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

dr. Lichtin makes me feel as if I am his most important patient.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

I was very pleased with how thorough he was and that he called me on a Saturday with my results!! a very good doctor all around!

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

I feel very privileged to have Dr Lichtin as my doctor. He's very approachable, listens attentively, knowledgeable and gives me time to express my thoughts and concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr. was more than supportive! Absolutely awesome and amazing. I am truely Blessed to have have been introduced too him and his staff

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