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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


Additional Locations

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
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • HIV-related Lymphoma
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma
  • Macroglobulinemia
  • Natural Killer Cell Leukemia
  • Natural Killer Cell Lymphoma
  • NK Cell Leukemia
  • 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 22 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 - Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine - Hematology

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

See publications for Robert Dean, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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. 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

226 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

56 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Dr. Robert Dean is the most outstanding doctor that I have ever had. He has always treated me as an intelligent adult and has been more than willing to listen to my concerns and ideas.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Dr Robert Dean is good at what he does and always has time for your concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr. Dean listens to questions and concerns I have and answers honestly and completely. His pleasant demeanor and care for me as a person Is evident in the time he takes for the visit.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr. Dean is one of the best doctors I have ever encountered. He is always professional, knowledgeable, and thorough. He explains things well and answers questions in detail - in ways that people with no medical background can understand. Dr. Dean is personable and an asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr. Dean always gives us his full attention, answers questions so that we easily understand, and is just the best.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

As always Dr Dean is an excellent communicator and listener!Takes his time and fully answers all concerns and questions.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

My husband and I really appreciate Dr. Dean. He is our favorite physician. He is always courteous, kind, and very detail oriented.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr. Dean is an outstanding doctor. He is caring and straightforward in his assessments. He makes clear when he knows something and when further information is needed. Dr. Dean explains the situation well and encourages patient questions. I am very glad that he is leading my oncology care.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr. Dean was wonderful. He accommodated our unique needs with a virtual visit.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr Dean and his clinical staff have always been professional, courteous and patient to all my needs.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr. Dean is a wonderful Dr. He had always listened to all my questions. Addressed all of them in a way that could be easily understood. Truly cares about his patients and always willing to take the time necessary to make sure I am completely comfortable with my medical conditions. The Physicians Assistant- first time meeting her. Very impressed, thoroughly explained everything and promptly addressed all requests. Very happy to have her!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2022

Dr. Dean is a great asset to the clinicknowledgeable, caring, concerned with excellent communication skills.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr. Dean is a wonderful physician, I have been so fortunate that he is in my care.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr. Dean is very professional, courteous, friendly and goes out of the way to be of assistance.He is a valuable asset to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Absolutely professional and thorough in all areas. The entire experience with Dr Dean and his staff scored a 12 out of 10.....beat every expectation by a long shot. Meeting with Dr was also super useful and informative. Great job by all !!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

I believe Dr. Dean and his practice is among the best at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Dr. Dean has a caring compassionate concern

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Dr. Dean was very professional and informative would recommend him to everyone

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Dr. Dean was a delight. Very knowledgeable. He gave me hope. He answered all questions and didn't care how long it took.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

*Dr. Dean is wonderful. He is never hurried and goes the extra mile, always making sure we understand everything.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Cleveland Clinic has wonderful collaborative spirit which carries through to actions. *Dr. Dean and *Dr. Raymond collaborated so that I was able to get into a study which saved my life and is now saving others.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

Dr Dean took time to explain my health issues ,recommended treatments and took time to answer questions He was the kind of dr, who I would recommend!!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr. Dean is truly a fabulous doctor. I am so happy to have him.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Dr Dean was excellent as usual. Very thorough. Listened to my concerns

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

The facilities at Cleveland clinic are very impressive and one-of-a-kind. Dr. Dean was very professional spent time with us not only explaining my personal condition diagnosis and treatment but also educating us on research any kind of follow on treatments etc. We found him to be very personable very honest, and very impressive. Overall, just a great experience at the Cleveland clinic!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

We had a great experience working with Dr. Dean.

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