Treatment & Services
- Cancer Center
- Cardio-Oncology Center
- Clinical Trials
- Medical Oncology
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Adrenal Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Facts About Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Non-Clear Cell Kidney Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Chicago Hospitals
Hematology / Oncology
Chicago, IL USA
Residency - University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA
Internship - University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN USA
- Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
Kidney cancer, renal cell cancer, prostate cancer, adrenal cancer, testicular cancer, bladder cancer, anti-angiogenic therapy, immunotherapy, clinical trials, cancer
Awards & Honors
- Eugene P. Schonfeld Career Achievement Award (KCA) 2015
- Sam and Maria Miller Professional Excellence Award (Clinical Research) 2011
- ASCO/AACR Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Merrill J. Egorin Outstanding Mentor Award 2011
- Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Program Leader of the Year 2011
- Solid Tumor Oncology Teacher of the Year 2011-2012
- CCF Department of Molecular Cardiology Page Award for Best Publication 2012
- Cleveland’s Best Doctors 2005-2015
- Fellow in FACP 2009
- CCF Research Programs Council Award Project: Immunoregulatory Effects of Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) Expression in Renal Cell Carcinoma 2006, 2007
- Department of Defense: New Investigator Award: CTLA-4 Blockade Based Immunotherapy in Prostate Cancer 2004
- Illinois Medical Oncology Society. Best Submitted ASCO Abstract Award 2001
- ASCO Abstract Merit Award: Rini BI et al.: Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation of Metastatic RCC after Non-myeloablative Chemotherapy 2001
- ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research workshop 1999
Research & Publications
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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 3/1/2019, Dr. Rini 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. Rini receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Novartis International, AG
- Pfizer, Inc.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb
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.
166 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
14 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019
Sat in the room for 1hr and 10 min and then left. After the nurse took the vitals, she said the doc will be in shortly. 70 min is not shortly.
Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019
Dr. Rini is a wonderful doctor. He is easy to talk to and listens completely to any questions or concerns I have. I would definitely recommend him to others.
Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019
Have been a patient of Dr. Rini for over a year. He has always been polite upbeat and comforting to be with.
Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019
Pleasant listened to questions and made sure Dr. Rini had the information
Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018
My provider was very reassuring, I left feeling that chose the right Doctor.
Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018
Dr. Rini combines knowledge with charm. He is blunt and honest which is exactly what I want. At the same time he is compassionate and willing to listen.
Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018
We never had to wait on the receptionist, nurse, scheduler, or Doctor. Dr. Rini had me get an ultrasound and there were no openings. He felt it was a priority to do it immediately so he found a way to fit me in within 45 minutes.
Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018
Dr. Rini is absolutely brilliant and fantastic as a physician and researcher. I consider myself fortunate to be able to consult with him. His Office Administrator Yvonne was incredibly professional and helpful in getting my records for my drs visit. She is one of the very best office administrators I have ever met.
Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018
I felt completely at ease with Dr. Rini. He gave me a fresh perspective on my disease and on treatment choices going forward. He listened patiently to my questions and answered them clearly.
Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018
Dr. Rini is an excellent doctor. He is easy to understand, always takes time to listen to concerns, comfortable to be around and I enjoy my visits with him.
Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018
I HATE HAVING CANCER, BUT I AM BEYOND LUCKY TO HAVE THE CLINIC STAFF TO DEAL WITH IT. DR. RINI AND LAURA WOOD ARE THE BEST HEALTH CARE TEAM I COULD EVER IMAGINE HAVING. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE I WOULD BE, IN PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL HEALTH, WITHOUT THEM.
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018
i trust dr rini and his team implicitly and i am normally.not.like that with doctors
Reviewed on May 29, 2018
Dr. Rini is a very compassionate doctor. Very knowledgeable yet explains in a way you are able to grasp medical information.
Reviewed on May 29, 2018
A very knowledgeable doctor taking time to go over my medical history explaining the recommended care they were providing
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