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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


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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)
  • Cancer Center
  • CAR T-Cell Therapy
  • Cellular Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Hematology Oncology
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Stem Cell Transplant
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • B-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • HIV-related Lymphoma
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma
  • Macroglobulinemia
  • Myeloma
  • Natural Killer (NK) Cell Leukemia
  • Natural Killer Cell Leukemia
  • Natural Killer Cell Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Ocular Lymphomas
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas
  • Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder (PTLD)
  • Primary Cutaneous Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas
  • T-Cell Large Granular Lymphocyte Leukemia (LGL)
  • T-Cell Lymphoma
  • T-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia
  • Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
View all 23 Specialties +


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About Robert Dean, MD

Robert Dean, MD, joined the Staff of the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute in 2005. Dr. Dean attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his internal medicine training at Boston University Medical Center and studied primary amyloidosis while serving as a research fellow there. Dr. Dean then pursued fellowship training in medical oncology and hematology at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, where he also conducted research in blood marrow and stem cell transplantation.

As a member of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Dr. Dean treats patients with lymphoma, multiple myeloma, amyloidosis and leukemia. He is board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. Dr. Dean attends on the inpatient Blood and Marrow Transplantation Service and the Lymphoma Myeloma Service at Cleveland Clinic.

His professional memberships include the American College of Physicians, American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

Dr. Dean's current practice focuses upon treatments for lymphomas and multiple myeloma, including bone marrow and stem cell transplantation. He has published multiple research articles in these areas.

Dr. Dean also serves as a member of the teaching faculty for the hematology and medical oncology fellowship program at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, the internal medicine residency program at Cleveland Clinic, and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - National Cancer Institute
Medical Oncology
Bethesda, MD USA

Residency - Boston Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Internship - Boston Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA


  • Internal Medicine - Hematology
  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

Specialty Interests

Bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis, cancer, bone marrow transplant, stem cell transplant

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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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. Dean 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

251 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 5
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Dean is very knowledgeable, HONEST, and personable doctor! Listen to what you have to say and questions no matter how ridiculous he or myself may think they are.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Dean patiently listens to me, never making me feel like my questions are frivolous. I love Dr. Dean. He saved my life.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Dean spent a lot of time with us. That meant a lot

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Dean's office has always been prompt with the availability of getting an appointment when needed, especially when very important. His schedulers are very courteous.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Dean is always courteous and understanding of your care. He takes the time to listen and asks if you have any questions as he goes along. Before the end of your appointment he asks again if you have any questions or concerns. He explains everything in a nice, caring and compassionate way. He never makes your appointment feel like you're being rushed. He is very knowledgeable and expressed his views and concerns in a way that you can understand him. He is a great oncologist and is an amazing Doctor. Glad to have him on my care team!!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Robert Dean is the BEST!!!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Dean has always been kind and helpful. He is very patient while answering questions. He is easily one of the best doctors I have seen.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr. Dean is an outstanding healer. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Robert Dean is the best Dr. He cares for his patients concerns. He's very professional. He takes time answering any concerns I may have. He gives you the best treatment.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Dean, along with each member of the team caring for me, has provided exceptional and quite literally life saving care to me.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr. Dean is an amazing listener and wonderful doctor. He always is "present" when we're talking, he always seems to have a complete understanding of my issues even though it is MK the between visits and he seems to genuinely be thoughtful and caring in his evaluation of my condition. He's amazing!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr. Robert Dean is absolutely fantastic! I am so grateful that he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

The Infusion Team was Infused with Enthusiasm. Dr. Dean could be a Dean of a Medical School.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Dean is the best. I feel very fortunate that he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Dean was outstanding. Very knowledgeable, caring and made us feel we had all the time we needed to ask questions.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Dean is so respectful and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Dean is smart doctor and a compassionate one - all in the same package !

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

The Taussig Center is the best and so is Dr. Dean!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr Dean and his staff is very good.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr Dean is great. Will recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

The team was available to answer questions via MyChart. That really added to the experience. No need to wait on phone for ever as in the old days.Dr. Dean also brings other care team so that they can respons to any quesried I have between appointments.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr Dean spent a long time with us. It was greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Dean is always excellent and responding to messages through my chart and setting up appointment immediately if I requested

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Dean was incredible!! He took his time answering all of my questions and explaining my options in great detail.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Dean has always been very personable and professional - especially considering his areas of expertise.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. Dean is unfailingly compassionate and caring. He explains my condition and treatment options clearly and concisely. I live in California half of the year, and he communicates with my doctor there to ensure continuity of care

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Excellent communication and care from Dr Dean. Very thorough and thoughtful. Cleaned up my chart without me asking to be more accurate of current health

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Dean was very informative and answered questions and concerns.He was never rushed and took as much time as needed.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Dean is a wonderful doctor. I don't know what I'd do without his advice and care. I can always depend on him to thoroughly discuss all treatment options with careful consideration. I'm so thankful to have the help and guidance of Dr. Dean and his wonderful staff.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Can not say enough about the excellent care Dr Dean and his staff provided to me during my recent illness. Their care and concern was evident in everything they did.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr Dean and the Fellow explained complex blood work results in a manner that a lay patient can easily understand.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr Deans office is always good.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Great visit, got me in early. Dr. Dean was very nice and informative .

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr.Dean is very professional would recommend him to everyone ,for what he deals with he's very knowledgeable and we appreciate everything he does.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Dean is truly amazing!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Dean provides excellent care

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

As always Dr Dean was awesome in listening to our concerns and explaining future plan and treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr Dean takes time and discusses overall results and answers questions. He not only evaluates the test results but does a thorough exam and is very compassionate.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Dean is excellent, he's patient and get you involved with treatment recommendations and you always feel that you are his only patient in the world

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Dean was very professional. I believed he listened to my concerns

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Best doctor in the world!

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Very Happy with my Dr and his concern for my health

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

I always have a great experience when I see my Oncologist Dr. Dean he is always very patient and professional. He explains every thing to me. He's very thorough.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Wonderful, wonderful Doctor!!!

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr Dean is the BEST!!! Love this man for saving my life!

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr. Dean is the best.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Again, Dr. Dean is the best. I trust him 100%.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Dean is the best. Friendly, Approachable, Concerned, and Caring.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

I always learn something new during my visits with Dr. Dean. I am blessed to be in the care of a brilliant doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr. Dean, Jenni, and nursing staff are top notch. I couldn't be anymore grateful for how they always go the extra mile.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr. Dean is by far the best physician we have encountered in the last year since diagnosis. Personable, informative, educated on case and treatments. Communicates well regarding process and treatments available.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr.Dean has always been very personal & professional.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr Dean was fabulous. He spent so much time with us, explaining everything and answering every question we had. I really can't say enough wonderful things about him and the whole experience. We are very thankful!!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Dean is a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Best doctor I ever had to explain my explain and make sure I understand everything about my type of cancer the appointment was unbelievable!!!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

"Degree to which the provider cared for you as a person:" should be 10- Magnificent!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

I'm so fortunate to have Dr. Dean and his phenomenal team handling my medical needs. Dr. Dean is very knowledgeable, and he is so patient and kind.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Dean explains everything in a way that is easy to understand. Listens to concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr Dean is very compassionate, attentive, thorough, and knowledgeable. I never feel rushed and I always feel as though he puts me first.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr. Dean is a wonderful professional. He takes time to listen and will answer any questions. I have the greatest respect for this man.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr. Dean shows a lot of concerns towards his patients. He is very thorough during his examinations.

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