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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

See publications for Alan Lichtin, MD.

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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 2/9/2022, 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

148 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

50 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022


Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr Lichten goes above and beyond what is expected to get me the care that is needed

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

There are not enough great words to describe Dr. Lichtin's excellent medical expertise. His compassion, kindness, expertise, wisdom, patience, professionalism, knowledge, thoroughness, skill, and care are totally amazing. I do highly recommend him to everyone I can. You could hire more like him, but it would be impossible to find them, I'm afraid. He is one in a zillion.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

The doctor talked to "me" not the computer. I appreciate that

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Doctor Lichtin was very Interested In my history .On my medical condition .I felt we were In tune. He made me feel quite at ease

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Each doctor that I saw spent enough time with me.I felt heard

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Dr Lichten is an excellent doctor. Takes time to listen to me and always includes me in the decision on my treatment

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Dr. Lichtin was very kind, thorough, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Dr. Lichten is very good and attentive to your complaints and any questions.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Great experience with Dr Lichtin. Still need to hear back from his regarding the reason for low platelet count.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr. Lighting is one of the best doctor I had the privilege of meeting in my life. Born in a family of 40+ doctors, I had the privilege of meeting many doctors. Dr Lichtin goes to the top of the list. Thank you God for creating such Doctors.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

As I wrote earlier, Dr. Lichtin is one the very best. We need more such Physicians.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr. Lichtin always returns calls promptly.He is so amazing!

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr.Lichtin is so compassionate! He listens carefully and always responds with very helpful suggestions.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr.Lichtin should be recognized for his excellence!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Dr. Alan Lichtin is an amazing dr. Dedicated to his patients at all times of day.Going way beyond what others might do. With highest regard for him and his team of secretaries

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Dr Lichtin has taken very good care of my condition since 2005.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr. Lichtin was very caring and compassionate. He took extended time to ask questions to help him understand and get the whole picture. He was patient and answered our questions making sure we understood. I can't say enough positive things about this Dr and all we came in contact with. Thank you so much. I know my life will have positive changes because of Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Working with Dr. LIchten to determine possible cause of persistent condition which includes additional blood work and ultrasound remotely. I appreciate his patient follow-up which is extremely refreshing and comforting when faced with an unknown condition.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

It's always easy to contact Dr. Lichtin, and he responds promptly.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Been seeing dr lichtin for 25 years. Best dr ive ever had

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr Lichtin's office is run very well and competently.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr Lichtin has consistently been extremely helpful, courteous, efficient, professional, kind, spot on with his diagnosis, always covering every issue completely, and totally amazing! He has saved my husband's life many times!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Doctor Lichtin is patient and very concerned to answer questions and provide support.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Doctor Leichtin is the best of the best! Caring, knowledgeable, follow through is superb!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr always takes time to answer my questions and explain results Highly recommend

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

We greatly enjoyed our interaction with Dr Lichtin, cared about my problems, explained issues, and tests.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

I couldn't have asked for a more respectful, kind, good listener or more humble Dr. I hit the lottery when I met Dt Lichtin. Lucky am I, yes lucky am I!!! Oh I also found him to be easy to be around, comfortable to be in the same room. He was very professional at the same time.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr. Lichtin is the very best physician I have ever had. He has been taking care of me since 1995. He is always very caring, and compassionate!! He is the most skilled physician Cleveland Clinic has to offer!He is always very attentive and listens to his patients. He is the meaning of World Class Service!!!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Dr. Lichtin was very kind during my visit, patient, and knowledgeable. I look forward to following up with him, I have utmost respect for his expertise.

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 Aug 3, 2021

Dr Lichten followed up with a phone call on a Sunday- which was very impressive!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr Lichten is a true caring professional! The Cleveland clinic is lucky to have him.

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.

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