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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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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

Residency - Boston Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA

Internship - Boston Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA

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

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA


  • 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

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 4/5/2024, Dr. Dean 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.

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

262 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

66 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 28, 2024

Dr.Dean and his staff are amazing! They have worked very hard to make sure I could get the medication I need...( the copay was unaffordable).

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

Dr. Dean is an excellent doctor. He is kind, considerate, and very personable, and he gives excellent care.

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

Dr Dean is wonderful! He takes all the time you need to explain, makes difficult things easy to understand and is very patient.

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Dr. Dean is a fantastic physician. He addresses both my physical and mental well-being. I never feel hurried. He is a pleasant and kind person. I swear my blood pressure lowers by him just being in the room!

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Dr. Dean, as always, was prompt, courteous, and professional while being friendly and approachable. He takes time to explain things (bloodwork, disease progression etc). Excellent physician.....

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr. Dean is the best listener. He genuinely cares about the patient, and takes the time necessary to ask questions, explain things, and create a plan of action.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

I appreciate having Dr. Dean as a doctor. I feel he is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor. Also he is a good listener.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Dr. Dean explained all options completely and answered many questions before we asked them.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr. Dean is fabulous!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr. Dean is truly a healer. He sees all of me not just a diagnosis. He's kind, knowledgable, approachable, and has a very comforting manner -not rushed but present and attentive.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr Dean is a very exceptional oncologist! He provides a great level of empathy, thoroughness of exam and explanations of symptoms

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr dean , great dr. Lets you know whats giong on and listen to everything you ask with interest and concern and lets you know indetail what you need to know.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

Dr Dean quite literally saved my life by doing his second opinion. At the very least saved me from sterilization. I will be forever indebted

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr Dean was excellent. He answered all my questions and explained the treatment plan.He contacted my oncologist in Erie and explained his suggestions. An associate of his called me today to explain the plan.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Would very highly recommend Dr.Dean , excellent job,very thoughtful an professional

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Dean has been treating my cancer for several years. His care has been outstanding! Dr. Dean is the BEST physician I have ever had in my almost 85 years!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

It took five Cleveland Clinic doctors before the cause of my 18 months of chronic diarrhea was identified.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

The doctor spent about an hour with me at this appointment, which was incredible, and extremely helpful as we were making a cancer treatment decision.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr. Dean was the ideal physician.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr dean is always very helpful and explains all my health problems

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

One of the best doctors I have ever encountered in my 78 years. Very likeable and approachable. He gives his patients the time needed to explain their concerns and is reassuring with his honest and down to earth explanations.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr. Dean is an awesome doctor. I feel very comfortable discussingAnything with w

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr Dean is always compassionate and explains everything in a concise and understandable fashion.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

While Dr Dean ordered a CAT scan as a result of this appointment, EHP insurance DENIED the scan. I signed a financial responsibility document BUT will appeal since my Oncologist ordered the scan!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Dean answered all of my questions very thoroughly. He did not rush my visit with him. I was extremely pleased.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

As always the care and explanations Dr Dean provided was above and beyond!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Dean never seems rushed which I appreciate. He was open to discussing changing screening intervals.

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

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