Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6833
Desk:
216.444.6823
Fax:
216.444.9464
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 +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1988

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Hematology/Oncology
Philadelphia, PA USA
1986

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1983

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Medical Internship
Cleveland, OH USA
1981

Medical Education - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA
1980

Undergraduate - University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH USA
1976

Certifications

  • 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 1/17/2019, 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

176 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

39 Patient Comments

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

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 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 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 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 Apr 2, 2019

I was TOTALLY impressed By Dr. Lichtin and his staff

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

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

I had two appointments. Dr. Lichten was very patient and informative.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2018

Dr Lichtin even asked if I felt any other tests should be performed after explaining what he ordered and why. He made me feel a part of my care/treatment that I truly needed to feel!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Right from the start Dr. Alan Lichtin put me at ease. During my visit he listen and interacted with me and was genuinely concerned about my well being. Dr. Lichtin followed up on Sunday with test results and gave me the time I needed on the phone to discuss the results and their implications. I am thankful to have Dr. Lichtin following my care.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2018

Dr.Lichten is a fabulous doctor. He takes the time to evaluate and explain results in depth. He even called us on a Sunday morning to not keep us waiting on the results of tests since we live 3 hours away.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018

Dr. Lichtin is an outstanding doctor who is extremely knowledgeable in his field. He is thorough, personable, and encouraging. He is, without a doubt, one of the best doctors I have ever known.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

The team is always courtesy and relay my messages to Dr. Lichtin.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

Dr. Lichtin is excellent communicating with me on test results and discussing next steps. He is hard working and will call over the weekend to explain the current situation. We are very grateful I'm under his care at this time.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

Dr. Lichtin is excellent and I highly recommend him. He is truly passionate about getting to the bottom of my issues and has been very thorough. He is consulting my other specialists to make sure he is considering my overall health picture. We are very grateful he is helping me to find a solution.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018

Dr. Alan Lichtin is a very compassionate and helpful physician. He is extremely attentive and a very good listener accommodating the patient's needs.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

Dr. Licthin and his staff are always available to schedule appointments, speak with me personally about any questions or concerns. He listens and asks pertinent questions for clarification as well as clearly explaining my diagnosis, treatment and expectations for the therapy. He encourages me to ask questions and share other pertinent information about my current medical problems, treatments and informs me of any new information that may apply to my health and treatments or other specialists that may be benificial.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

Doctor was very thorough, professional, kind. Called me to let me know he spoke with my primary care doctor (called during my appt but wasn't available) and wrote a letter to primary care doc and also sent one to me. I was extremely happy with my care.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

dr. Lichtin is extremely skilled, compassionate and engaged. He is also proactive, commonly calling me to see how I am and if I need additional help. I cannot imagine a more capable hematologist then Dr. Alan Lichtin

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

Dr. lichtin , is the best, always a very pleasant experience to come to his office.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

More often than not I have seen my Doctor before my appointment time .

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

Dr Lichtin was so easy to talk to, and understand. I treansfered from Youngstown under the care of a Hematologist that never made me feel comfortable, or took time with me I always felt he rushed me out. after watching him stare into the computer the whole time he was in the room. my experience being a patient in the clinic was also wonderful. they way all hospitals should be! Dr Lichtins team was also wonderful. I wouldn't do anywhere else!!!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

He is a caring, sincere, and empathetic doctor. He has a great attitude and open and responsive. He called me personally to set up an appointment. He is very knowledgeable and the ability to share and understand his patients. He is available, easy to reach and has respect for my time. He is an extraordinary doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

Dr Lichtin is one of the best doctors. He is a caring and has compassion to patients. On top he is very bright .

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

I have the upmost respect for Dr. LICHTIN and his staff. in 16 years of him being my doctor I feel he has always been upfront and honest. He has always put my best intrest first and foremost. His Knowledge and determination to see me threw the worst of times is astounding. I have great faith in him and his abilities to do what is best for me and my condition.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

*Dr. Lichtin is very good and helpful.

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