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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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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
  • Hemostasis Disorders
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Myeloma
  • Platelet Disorders
  • Pulmonary Embolism
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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 - Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine - Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

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 2/9/2023, Dr. Lichtin has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Lichtin receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Argenx

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

246 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

84 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

By far the best DR I have ever seen. He took his time with me, got through information, & had a great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Lichtin was very patient in explaining my care. He has called me several times to check in and explain changes in my medication. I am very grateful for his help.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Lichtin is excellent in communicating with me. It is easy to get messages to him, and he is very good at personally responding or having his staff get in touch with me.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr Lichtin took time to listen to my concerns and inputs. He and I are a team dealing with my problem and we communicate each way very well.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr. Lichten and his staff go over and beyond and their care for you they're looking out for you and responding to you

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr. Lichtin was very thorough and went over everything with me and wrote down the explanation. He was very kind and patient at a time when I was very nervous about my health issue. He definitely delivers world class care.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr. Lichtin is so very thorough and concerned about my well being.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

One of the best experiences with a provider at the Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Great Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Lichtin is super!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

The doctor is always very helpful in scheduling appointments, and he is always readily available if he is needed.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

The doctor is always attentive, well informed, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. He knows my condition well.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr Lichtin and staff are remarkable.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

I received the best care from a very caring doctor and staff. They are all working together to try to make me feel better

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr. Alan Lichten is an extremely qualified Dr. Who listens intently, very professional, very knowledgeable, and earned my TRUST with my healthy and well- being. He is straightforward and truthful. Easing any worries about health issues. He treats each individual as if they were the Most Important Person in the hospital. So glad to be under his care.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr. Lichten and his nurses explain everything to you. They really do care about bringing me good health results.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Lichtin is always caring, concerned and comprehensive

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Lichtin is simply amazing. His thoroughness and concern are evident from the very first meeting. I highly recommend Dr. Lichtin.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr. Lichtin is the most compassionate and caring Hematologist I have ever seen. He should be in charge of the Cleveland Clinic Taussing Cancer Center.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

I'd like to commend Dr. Lichtin for the care he showed and continues to treat me with. I have a very rare disease that can often be time consuming to research and treat. He took the time to provide thoughtful help and talked to me very respectful, asking probing questions and thinking outside of the box. We need more doctors like Dr. Lichtin.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Lichtin and Dr. William's teams coordinate my tests and consultations with them to accommodate a short time period while I was visiting Ohio before returning home to Florida. It is much appreciated.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Lichtin is the best

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Lichtin is so professional and exceptional in every way. My appointment went very well.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Excellent and exceptional. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to meet with Dr. Lichtin.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Great professional Doctor

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Very good bedside manner!!!!! Very conserved Doctor about his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr Lichtin and His office Staff have Provided and supported me to the fullest extent Both Medically and Personal wise.for many years.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr Lichtin is the ultimate Physician care giver. He has supported me and my family beyond all expectations.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Lick tin is a wonderful caring doctor Knowledgeable in many areas

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr Litchtin Is a wonderful caring knowledgeable doctor Could not ask for a better doctor

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

An exceptional doctor with great personality, empathy, sophistication, knowledge and care.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Lichtin is always very kind and understanding.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

One of Cleveland Clinic's best physicians.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Lichtin was not only thorough but professional & gracious. He showed his true character by working & supporting my request to work with doctors here in NJ. He was concerned with making sure the reports & information he had were shared with other physicians. His attention to detail afforded my spouse & I a great level of comfort.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

I can't thank the team of doctors including Dr.Alan Lichtin that saved my life once again with thrombocytopenia thrombosis purpura.So I can see my 4 young children again.Outstanding Doctors who care about human life.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr.Lichtin and the team saved my life Thanks for caring.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr Lichtin was informative and cordial. I felt at ease.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Lichtin is the very BEST.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Licthin is a most caring and articulate physician. He is able to describe probable conditions in a non-threatening manner. Truly a wonderful person.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Lichtin has always been so thorough with all of my health issues. He is an excellent doctor and very caring.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Lichtin is awesome!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

In my health condition a trip to the office is quite uncomfortable and difficult for me to travel the 200 miles round trip. I so appreciate the comfort, convenience and peace of mind of the virtual appointments. I am able to have the confidence that I have seen and talked with the physician who knows me, my case and is an expert in his field I so appreciate Dr Litchen and the kindness he has shown my family and me.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Lichten was terrific! I have never had a provider sit down with me and my husband show us the scans and take such a detailed history. He wasn't rushed and truly cared.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Lichtin is first rate. He listens and is thorough in his responses and explanations. I trust Dr. Lichtin to provide the information I need to make decisions about my care.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Litchin is a very good and caring doctor

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr Lichtin was great

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Doctor Lichtin and staff are always exceptionally accommodating, courteous and prompt. The ease of communication and attentiveness is rare in today's service environment.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Everyone should be lucky enough to have a doctor as good as Doctor Lichtin!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

I'm always able to communicate with the doctor or staff or to make a timely appointment and I am treated with the utmost professionalism.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Lichtin was extremely attentive to my questions. He gave me clear and detailed answers. I was impressed by his knowledge. He followed up on my lab studies and called me with recommendations.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr Lichtin is always very thorough during my visits

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Would recommend him to anyone experiencing blood disease. Very happy with his care

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr. Lichtin is wonderful! He listens and is always very concerned with any issue I may have. I have been with Dr. Lichtin for many many years. He is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr Lichtin and his team go out of the norm to assist patients.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

I have nothing but wonderful reviews from Dr Lichtin and his team

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Excellent and compassionate physician.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Lichtin is amazing. He is the most knowledgeable, caring and understandable physician. He goes above and beyond to help his patients. Absolutely amawzib

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr Lichtin kindly facilitated a sooner appointment for me which was greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr Lichtin listens and treats his patients as if they were his own family member. I have recommended Dr Lichtin to others. I feel extremely lucky to have him as one of my physicians

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr Lichtin as always listen intently to any questions, comments, or concerns that I have had. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr Lichtin asked if it was OK if he brought along a person that was in training. He spent time going over my medical history with me and with her, and did a great job of reviewing and including both her and myself in the discussion.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

The doctor is caring and knowledgeable. I am glad I was assigned to him.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr. Lichtin is the best.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Lichtin was very thorough and explained things very well.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr Lipton was extremely thorough, professional, explained everything to us, he was very knowledgeable about the situation, was very kind and caring, was very personable. Great doctor, would recommend him hands down.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

I cannot say enough about the quality of care received from Dr. Lighten. He was kind, thorough, patient, and professional. Visit was very comprehensive, and Dr. Lichten was careful in explaining tests and results.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Lichtin is a true physician in every sense.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr. Lichtin provides important advice and l listens carefully.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Licthin was very knowledgeable very nice and had excellent ideas on how to proceed. I have already handed out his card to my primary care for others who need help.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Lichtin Is the BEST doctor at CCF!!!!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Lichtin was very patient in answering all of my questions and made time to speak with my dad on the phone as well. I felt very listened to and respected.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr Litchen is a very kind and considerate doctor. I am thankful for the care he provides to me

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Amazed at the promptness in scheduling me for an appointment with Dr Lichtin. Everything was done in order. Drs on top of my current needs and doing their best to help me.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Cleveland Clinic amazingly quick to schedule me for an appointment with Dr Lichtin. Most helpful with followup.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

"very good does not BEGIN to describe my experience with Dr. Lichtin and his staff; my experience has always been EXCELLENT - I cannot imagine any better.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Dr. Alan Lichtin is a very very good doctor and he is personable, kind, very professional and is prompt in returning anyAnswers which I may have during my office visiit and on my portal. I trust him very much.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr Lichtin was very thorough and answered all my questions. I finally felt heard and felt there was a doctor who had treatment options.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

I have recommended this provider and facility

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Lichtin provides outstanding care. He is the perfect combination of intelligence and experience. He takes his time, Is thorough in every aspect and shows great care and compassion along the entire way. Truly one of the best doctors at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr is amazing !

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr Lichtin was always nice and kind

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr Luctin was fantastic. He explained everything and was sensitive to our needs.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr. Lichtin is a perfect role model of professionalism and patient care.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr. Lichtin is the greatest

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