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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 1/11/2021, 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

219 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 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 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

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Dean is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Dean is the greatest.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

always a very good experience when i see Dr.Dean . HE'S professional, kind,and patient! great Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

very pleased my local dr. referred me.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

I'm very pleased with the care I've received from Dr. Dean and his staff. I appreciate the time he spends answering my questions and explaining test results/treatment options. I'm confident in his assessment of my disease and treatment plans. I've had a bit of an issue with transportation from Canton (primarily in inclement conditions); however, I'm very pleased with Cleveland Clinic and am working on solutions for the transportation issues.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Doctor was excellent and took the time to be thorough

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

my doctor is great

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Dean is a major part of my survival of AML/BMT. He is the best doctor ever!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

I am very happy with the doctor I chose to handle my care!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

I like and respect Dr. Dean very much.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr. Dean has always treated me with courtesy, attentiveness and professionallity.

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.

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