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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6833
Desk:
216.445.9449
Fax:
216.444.9464
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Liver Tumor Clinic
  • Medical Oncology
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ampullary Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Tumors
  • Cancer - Duodenum
  • Cancer - Gastric
  • Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus
  • Cancer of Unknown Primary
  • Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Islet Cell Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Tumors
  • Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Unknown Origin Cancer
View all 34 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2007

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Medical Oncology
Cleveland, OH USA
2011

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Oncology

2011

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Palliative Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2005

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Palliative medicine

2005

Residency - Monmouth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Long Branch, NJ USA
2003

Residency - Monmouth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Long Branch, NJ USA
2003

Medical Education - Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine
Damascus,
1998

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine - Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Specialty Interests

Gastrointestinal tumors, colon cancer, rectal cancer, liver cancer, bile duct tumors, gallbladder cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, pancreatic cancer, cancer of unknown primary, anal cancer

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Bassam Estfan, 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 1/13/2022, Dr. Estfan 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

88 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 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

Talking to Dr Estfan was very easy. He answered my questions completely and very politely.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Dr. Estfan was extremely kind and I was grateful for his time and knowledge. He answered all my questions and concerns and I felt like he was not rushing me through to get to another patient.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr was good and make sense and answered a lot of questions

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

I feel very comfortable asking my dr anything.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Excellent experience. Very caring physician and very competent

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

If there was a six I'd rate it excellent. Dr Estefan and team are wonderful.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Treatment and medical care was first class every time with doctor Estephan

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr. Estefan is a very good Doctor and took the time to read all of my scans and MRI and give me the information, which was all positive news. Very kind and considerate to my condition and keeps my current/future health a top priority. Huge asset for Cleveland Clinic. I will not go anywhere else, even though I live 4 hours away.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. Estfan was so very thorough in explaining my health.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Although the prognosis was difficult to hear, it is appreciated that the doctor was very straight forward.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr. E was kind, made sure I understood what my treatment would entail and what to expect afterwards.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr. Estfan is always very considerate and concerned. Listens and answers all my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr Bassam N Estfan was so caring , patient, and has a very calming spirit. I felt my best Intrest was priority

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

All my visits with Dr Estfan have been terrific.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

I look forward to my visits with Dr Estafan. he is terrific.

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