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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 Transplantation
  • Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • BMT (Bone Marrow Transplantation)
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Cancer Center
  • CAR T-Cell Therapy
  • Cellular Therapy (CAR-T Cell Treatment)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Hematology Oncology
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Stem Cell Transplant
View all 12 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
  • Lymphoplamacytic 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 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 - 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 1/24/2022, 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

202 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

57 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

I feel I've been able to make appointments within an acceptable time frame. A visit with Dr. Dean is definitely worth a few week's wait.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Dr. Dean seems very thorough, and he patiently explains scan results and treatment options. I appreciate the time he takes to appropriately assess the situation and follow up.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Experience with Dr Dean was outstanding. He took his time, explained everything and allowed us to have a constructive conversation on my situation. Highly recommend him to everyone!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr Dean is a fantastic Dr. I can't say enough about his approach and handling of my care.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Excellent care providers at all levels

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Dr. Dean is awesome!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. Robert Dean is a gift to the world!!!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr. Dean is a credit to his profession.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr Dean is an excellent Oncologist and he is wonderful in listening and responding to my questions comments and concerns and I would highly recommend him to my family and friends

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Always have had excellent doctors at the Clinic. They are very caring and informative.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr Dean goes above and beyond!You are never rushed!Dr Dean listens and answers all questions with excellent explanations.Very knowledgeable and caring provider!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Very pleased with Dr.Dean

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

Dr. Dean is an excellent physician and the care I received is top notch

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Best Doctor ever

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Dr. Dean is one of the most professional yet friendly doctors I have ever met. He put me at ease from diagnosis right thru my last followup visit. He never rushed us and listened to what we had to say. I wish I lived in his neighborhood because I would just love to be his friend and neighbor outside the professional setting. He Is a good man and an excellent doctor and I cannot give him a rating high enough to express my admiration for him.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

*Dr. Dean is wonderful! I recommend him without hesitation and admire him.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr. Dean is the ideal physician, extremely knowledgeable, thorough with a great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Dr Dean is the best

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Dr. Dean & his assistant Sarah are the greatest!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr Dean is super doctor

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr. Dean is excellent, one of the best doctors I have ever dealt with

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

*Dr. Hamilton was very good at explaining. *Dr. Dean was good too. *Dr. Sobecks was so good to come in when he wasn't on rounds.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

I am very happy to work with Dr. Dean on my care.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr. Dean and Janice Reed are the best! I love and appreciate both if them so very much!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Everyone was awesome, loved Dr Dean he was very concerned & very professional. Spender a lot of time with us. Thank you so much!!!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr. Dean is very clear on all that surrounds me. He treated my father and stepmother. When I lost both parents the beginning of this year Dr. Dean and his staff reached out and expressed their condolences and If I needed I am grateful to have all who care for me at the clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr Dean was excellent

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr Dean was amazing. Kept me very informed. Tried to explain things in way I understood. Spent a lot of time with me

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Dr Dean is awesome!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

I like that when I'm at the clinic I'll I have to do is put my name on the list after my doctor visit and a scheduler calls me and sits down with me to schedule everything Dr. Dean ordered for my next visit or procedure.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Dr Dean is an excellent Care provider. He explains my cancer and treatment options with great empathy and respect. And always includes my thoughts in my recovery

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

If I have to have cancer , I feel fortunate to be in caring hands of Dr Dean and everybody else on team Dean ! Plus the Taussig center is a very friendly accessible facility

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr Dean was phenomenal. I left out first meeting feeling Iinspired and uplifted knowing I was at the very best place and with the very best person for me to heal completely this time

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr.Dean has always been very personable and professional - I greatly appreciate his demeanor.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr. Dean went above my expectations in answering all of my questions. He was very respectful. His explanations were easy to understand.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Dr Dean has been my care provider for over 5 yrs, and we have a very good relationship. I haven't needed treatment yet, but Dr Dean has been attentive and reactive to the changes I have been experiencing, and informative about treatment options.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr. Dean is the best. Makes every effort to know, understand and explain my health condition including lab results, and address my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

I don't think there's a kinder, more compassionate, doc than Dr. Dean. Everything is explained to our satisfaction in a way we can understand and we feel like we're his only patient - he gives us all the time we need. He also considers the entire family - not just the patient.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr dean is the best. I am so grateful he accepted me as a patient.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Seeing Dr. Dean is like sharing with a longtime close friend.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Love Dr. DEAN

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

We can't say enough positive things about Dr Dean!He is phenomenal!!He always takes the time to listen explains all procedures and tests very wellIn addition to being extremely knowledgeable in his field he's very compassionate and listens!Thank you!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr Dean spent an hour or more with us patiently answering our questions in a way that both my husband and I could understand (I am an RN and my husband has no med experience)Dr Dean is very knowledgeable on my rare cancer.I left feeling totally confident knowing that I would have the best of care whenever I need it. We loved the facility and Dr Dean. Thank you for all you do Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Dr Dean and his associates are always accommodating in scheduling appointments to see him

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

I have the greatest respect for Dr Dean because he has always been honest and listened to my concerns. I am very comfortable talking to him.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr Robert Dean is awesome

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr Dean is the best physician I've ever heard of, certainly the best I've ever had!

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

dr Dean very patient and great at explaining and answering questions. very impressed.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr. Robert Dean is wonderful. He he is caring, patient and explains things so they are understandable and makes sure I understand what has been explained. He rides in the Velosano to raise money for research, does the research, teaches and puts it into practice. Very impressive!

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

love Dr dean. never rushes your appointment. can't say enough positive things about him.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Dean was very professional and thoroughly explained my PET scan to me. He set up other appointments to see an ENT very quickly. My son has to take off work to bring me to Cleveland for these appointments- I wish they could have been scheduled together for one day instead of 2 days. I live 2 hours away and back and forth is a real inconvenience to both of us- especially my son.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

I have the highest regard for Dr. Dean.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr. Dean took very good care of me through out my treatment couldn't ask for a better doctor

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr Deans team is top notch !

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr Dean is very comforting in explaining things and results. I'd recommend him to anyone with Cancer

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