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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

  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Hematology Oncology
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Lymphoma
View all 2 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 allogeneic 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 Bone Marrow Transplantation Service and the Leukemia 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 research focuses upon bone marrow and stem cell transplantation for lymphomas and other hematologic diseases, as well as novel treatment approaches for lymphomas and multiple myeloma. He has published multiple research articles in these areas, and he regularly presents new research at national and international scientific meetings.

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

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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 1/27/2020, 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.

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* 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

188 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

excellent Dr. very kind concerned knew my case before entering room. explained everything perfectly with real concern

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Dean is a wonderful listener. His explanation of medical issues are clear and he uses his experience to clarify my points in a respectful way.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr. Dr. Dean is easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr Dean was probably one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He spent more than 1.5 hours with me explaining everything he knew about lymphoma. He went through all of my scans and took the time to show me them and explain what everything meant. He let me ask whatever questions I had and was very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

So grateful to have Dr Dean as my oncologist... he is consistently awesome!!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Dean is a wonderful doctor! I probably would not be here today if he wasn't my doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr. Dean is wonderful!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr. Dean spent about 45 minutes explaining to me about my case!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Dean is the best doctor I've ever had. He listens. He cares. Beyond compare.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

I was very impressed with the amount of information provided by Dr. Dean. His time and knowledge not only impressed me, but also my wife and son who accompanied me on the appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

*Dr. Dean put us at ease. He was friendly yet very professional.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Dean is top notch, and has a very good demeanor.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr. Dean explains my issues in a concise and relatable way to my wishes, concerns and wants.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr. Dean has always been out standing from the very stat

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

.Dr. Dean has a great way of putting me ease just by the way he speak with me about my treatment and conditions. He always patiently and clearly answers all my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

i Dr. Dean he takes time to listen to all my issues i have never had a doctor do this.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

It was all handled by Dr. Dean's nurse which made it very easy for us and probably helped with Dr. Deans schedule also.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

There is a reason for all very goods!!! Dr Dean is a great doctor and a genuine and caring man and he got me through my cancer.....I am sure he had a lot to do with getting me through chemo and everything else I had to go through at 81 year of age. I am now in remission because of him and God I would recommend him to anyone!!!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

DR Dean is a excellent and caring Doctor who through every step of my cancer treatments kept me positive. He is a lifesaver,,,,,he saved my life.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Doctor Dean is amazing. One of, if not, the best doctors I've ever had in my life.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Dean is an excellent doctor. He is patient, kind, and thorough. I never feel rushed by him during any appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr. Dean is a wonderful and genuinely good person, top shelf

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Dean is outstanding! Completely satisfied and would highly recommend this Doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

dr Dean has seen me for over 6 years now and he always takes the time to listen to all my concerns and helps me figure out a plan for care.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Dean has always been very professional, personable and courteous - I feel very confident with his diagnosis.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr. Dean , Jamie and the nursing staff are outstanding! I can't express the appreciation I have for them all. they really go the extra mile to help. the best care ever.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

Dr. Dean is by far the best physician I have ever had. throughout my entire treatment, in being diagnosed to chemo to life after cancer Dr. Dean has always gone above and beyond. I moved to Dallas, TX a year ago and I continue to come back to see Dr. Dean for my checkups. He saved my life and I am so grateful for him

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr Dean and his staff are at the top of their game ... couldn't ask for a better Doctor or better service

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr Dean is the best ... I brag about him all the time. I am very grateful to have him as my Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr Dean AND his team are THE BEST!

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

I have and will continue to recommend Dr Dean and the Clinic to everyone facing an illness. He has been my Dr for over 10 years now and I feel he is with me on this journey. ather care, expertise and history is greatly valued.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

dr dean spent quite a bit of time talking to me and explaining things

Reviewed on May 29, 2019


Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr. Dean was very thorough in explaining my diagnosis and used visuals to help. He answered all my questions and did not hurry through the appointment. I appreciated his genuine care and compassion for me as a person.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Dr. Dean is a true professional and I am proud to have him as my Oncologist.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr. Dean was patient when I asked numerous questions, and he answered and explained thoroughly. I was very pleased to be accepted as a patient and feel confident that he and the staff at Cleveland Clinic will strive to provide the best possible care for me possible. Dr. Dean gently encouraged me to be focus on my overall health - no just the cancer itself. I was advised to continue treatment for an additional year, and I intend to begin that immediately under the care of Dr. Dean and Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Although I am not good at medical technology, Dr. Dean took the time to explain my condition. I like the fact that he took the time to explain the best treatment for me; and I need that.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

doctor spent long time answering questions and providing information.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

I enjoy my time with Dr. Dean immensely. He is very knowledgeable in his field and in general health care as well. I get answers from Dr. Dean to my questions that I don't get from my primary care practitioner.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Doctor Dean's best attribute is showing empathy to my concerns and to the wellness of my wife who has had numerous procedures at the Cleveland Clinic. This is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr Dean is one of the most caring physician's I have ever encountered

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr. Dean is wonderful. Very caring, thoughtful and intelligent.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

love Dr Dean.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

I have been seeing Dr Dean for 11 years. He is so caring, great listener and always helps with all of my problems.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

I was the first appointment. No waiting and nurse, doctor very pleasant -quite friendly.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Dean and the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Even though sometimes I have to wait I always have a good experience with Dr. Dean.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr. Dean has always treated me with care and interest ... very thorough and professional.

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