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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

78 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Dr. Lichtin's staff and himself is very good and helpful

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Doctor Lichtin was thorough in his explanation, but did not want to get ahead of results by speculating. I appreciated that he ordered tests to confirm diagnosis. He called with results himself on a Sunday afternoon- I was blown away to receive a call during non traditional work hours. I have been working with Dr. Lichtin for a couple weeks now. I require daily blood draws, he calls me each night with results and always asks how I'm feeling, if there are any concerns or questions.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

A great experience. I wish all doctor's were as attentive and competent as Dr. Licthin.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Dr. Lichtin is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Very grateful to have the option for a video chat with my hematologist. My condition is currently stable but if this were not the case, I do not feel a video chat would have worked to handle my care. Dr. Alan Lichten is an excellent hematologist and I feel very fortunate to be under his care.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Excellent experience with Dr. Lichten

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022


Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

"Very Good" is not adequate to describe the care and caring that I have experienced with Dr, Lichtin. " Superb" would be a better adjective. I have every confidence in Dr. Lichtin's care and I have recommended him to others who have similar problems.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Selecting Dr Lichtin as my hemotologist was one of the best decisions I've made

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

I always have an excellent expectance when visiting Dr. Lichtin.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr. Lichtin is the best doctor here at CCF. He always provides extraordinary, excellent care!! He is always very respectful, caring and takes time to listen to his patient's concerns. He answers all of my questions and always include me in his treatment decisions. He is the absolute best doctor I have ever had in my life time. He saved my life many years ago and has continued taking excellent care of me. Dr. Lichtin ROCKS!!!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

I always have an excellent experience when visiting Dr. Lichtin. In the many years he has taken excellent care of me, I have never had a bad or poor experience.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Dr. Lichtin has always been so thorough with my illness. He has even called on a Sunday with results. One of the best doctors I have ever had take care of me.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Lichtin was very personable and made me feel very comfortable. He asked a lot of questions which made me feel like I was in great hands.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Dr. Lichtin is always excellent

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Physician called me to provide summary of test results. I was out of town and returned his call but never received a follow up call.

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

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