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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
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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 +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Medical Oncology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic


Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Palliative Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Palliative medicine


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

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

Medical Education - Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine


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

Specialty Interests

Gastrointestinal tumors, colon 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 1/6/2021, 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

117 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

14 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

The doctor is nice, courteous , respectful and easy to talk to. He addressed all my concerns and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

I can not explain enough how great the doctor was. I have a complex situation and he explained in great detail, in words I could understand, everything that was going on.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Dr. Estfan (and his team) has quite literally saved my life. he is a great doctor in every way that he could be.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

dr Bassam is very knowledgeable and nice. He asked about everything regarding my case and explain many choices of treatment. He also answered all my questions which I really appreciate.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Estfan was very thorough and clear with the information given. He took time for any questions and concerns we may have had.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr.Estfan was very professional and kind.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr Estfan was excellent

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Dr. Estafan did a great job of listening to our concerns before addressing them.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

I have always had a good experience when visiting the Clinic whether for needed tests and ct scans, visiting with the doctors, etc. over a span of about 6 years for a variety of medical problems.

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