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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

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 1/11/2021, 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

205 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

70 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

dr dean is so amazing. the greatest doctor I've ever had!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Wonderful Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

I had a very good experience with Dr.Dean he is very caring, professional, and knowledgeable . I trust him with my care.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr. Dean is the best physician at the Clinic

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

Dr. Dear is one of the best care providers, and for the most part all that I have are very respectful and patient with me

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Robert Dean is fabulous. I am so grateful that he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

all good. The Dr. very professional

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr. Dean was the best

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr.Dean and his staff are above very good.Thank u

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Dr. Dean was amazing. I felt comfortable and was impressed with how familiar he was of my situation even on my first visit. He was totally focused on my care.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Dr. Dean was very thorough in describing my condition, outlining the plan of care, and laying out options - including a study. I never felt pressured, rushed, or condescended to. He was kind, attentive, and reassuring. I also appreciated his quirky sense of humor, which really helped me relax - that's a hard thing to pull of in an oncology visit. He saved my life, and I'd recommend him whole-heartedly to anyone with lymphoma.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Dr Dean explained everything thoroughly and was very nice. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

dr Dean is fantastic

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Clevaland is the only place I will be treated and Dr. Dean is my doctor great man. Thanks for all great doctors I'm very happy and satisfied.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr. Dean is the best.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

I always feel welcomed and well taken care of by the staff at Taussig center and Dr Dean

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr Dean does a fantastic job with answering my question or concerns with concise answers and empathy for my worries

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

i always feel that when they get me into the exam room, i am there number one concern. as we go thru my checkup, Dr. Dean and staff is always concerned about how im feeling, my mental state, etc. and the feed back he or staff provides with upcoming game plans, etc is always done with compassion for me

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr. Dean is the greatest.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr Dean was outstanding.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr. Dean always goes "above & beyond" my expectations. He is considerate, compassionate and listens carefully to his patients!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Dr Dean is a excellent care giver I am totally appreciative for his service

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr Dean is the best. he is considerate, caring, and committed to his patients

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

I could not be any more happy with Dr Dean and how I was treated by him. He is a true professional in his field as well as a person. He truly cares about his patients. He's fantastic.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

I always have a great appointment with Dr.Dean and his nurse Sarah. I trust them they are very professional.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr.Dean and his PA Christopher are wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Dean and his staff are excellent

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Cleveland clinic is the Best!!! Dr Dean and staff are Amazing! Very clean environment, very peaceful, Dr Dean is very sensitive to needs and emotions, easy to understand and communicate with, Takes time to explain everything! Dr Dean and staff are Amazing!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Dr Dean is An AMAZING doctor

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

so very grateful to have Dr Dean as my doctor. he is consistently amazingly wonderful at every visit . He shows such kindness and always answers every single question I have and makes sure every issue has been addressed before I leave. I am so happy with the treatment I received at every visit.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Could have not asked for a better explanation and assessment of my condition. Dr Dean did a great job walking me through all of my testing and images.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Dean is always very direct and thorough in answering often the vagary of forward looking cancer questions.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. Dean is very kind,concerned, caring!!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Last year, I did not get to attend meeting with Dr. Dean due to him being over booked and I had the same problem. I had to stay on schedule with all my lab work so that I could meet requirements to have a operation or I would have to come back to Cleveland Clinie to reschedule any lab work I would have missed. This would delay my upcoming operation to replace my right hip. I was very concerned that had to miss seeing Dr Dean. The good news, on July 28, 2020 I met with Dr. Dean and we talked about missing my meeting with him and Dr. Dean unstood that he was he was overbooked with a client and he was not upset with me missing my session with him. He unstood that I had to miss meeting with him due to the other lab meetings that I had to attend so that I would be able to get my operation completed as scheduled. Dr Dean was not upset with me and I felt realy good after our conversation.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020


Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

dr Dean was great

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Dr. Dean is a wonderful physician.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

I like and respect Dr. Dean. very much. I couldn't ask for a better doctor caring for me.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Dean is remarkably patient and kind. He explained my diagnosis, treatment, and progress thoroughly, in a way that I could understand. And he has a quirky sense of humor that helps me relax.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Dean is THE BEST! Knows his stuff. He is thorough and listens to me, answers my questions and concerns in terms and ways that I can understand.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Dean is one of, if not the, very best doctors I have ever met or been treated by. He is friendly, professional, respectful, and explains all aspects of my illness and treatment. He comes with my highest recommendation.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

My experience with Dr. Dean has always been excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr. Dean has always treated me with respect and courtesy - very professional and deliberate.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr Robert Dean was very explicit regarding my test results.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

I will continue to recommend Dr. Dean to those I know. He is an excellent physician. So knowledgeable and current in research. You can tell he cares greatly for all his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr Dean is simply wonderful

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

He is a the greatest Doctor ever

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr. Dean to anyone. I enjoyed talking to him and he is extremely knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr.Dean is the best we love him

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

I said it before, Dr. Dean is the best doctor I've ever had.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

I think Dr Dean does a superb job in making me feel comfortable and he does a very good job going over scab results , handling questions and treatment options.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Dean to everyone. He has been on this journey with me for over 10 years and he has made it the best it can be. So glad to have him.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr.Dean is the best Doctor I have come across and I would highly recommend to anyone you needs to address Cancer concerns

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr. Dean and his staff are absolutely wonderful, and I feel extremely fortunate to be under his care and to receive treatments at Cleveland Clinic. I was initially referred to Cleveland Clinic by an old high school friend, and I actually relocated to Ohio to be under the medical care of Dr. Dean and his associates at Cleveland Clinic after researching the facility, because I was confident I would receive the best care and advice on my condition (mantle cell lymphoma). After a year of treatment at Cleveland Clinic, I remain extremely pleased and have no regrets... I would make that move again - with no hesitation... for the opportunity to receive care at this Cleveland Clinic facility. My only issue is the 1.5 hour commute to/from the facility... a bit difficult for me sometimes; however, I feel the drive is worth it and will continue to do so until I'm no longer able.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

The in person visit puts me at ease. Dr. Dean is very caring, and very very knowledgeable. The video visit audio was poor on both ends, he ended up calling on the phone, and video on the computer. The picture had tiling.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

best doctor ever

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

It was easy, pleasant and all information discussed Dr Dean is outstanding in every way!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Dean is the best- his video bio says it all he might run a bit late but that is because he takes his time and gives his all for each patient! I am so lucky to have been treated and cured at Cleveland clinic by Dr. Dean and the whole team of others who were behind him!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Dean ordered bloodwork at the local lab of my choice so we would have the results when we had the online visit

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

very easy people to work with I always love seeing Dr Dean great to talk to great bed side matter.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

I'm so happy I have Dr Dean he is great.

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.

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