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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Medical Oncology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
View all 8 Specialties +


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About Michael McNamara, MD

Michael McNamara, MD, is Associate Staff in the Department of Solid Tumor Oncology at Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. Dr. McNamara is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. His specialty areas include esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, and solid tumor disorders.

Dr. McNamara received his B.S. degree at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed an internship and internal medicine residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania, followed by a medical oncology fellowship, also at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. McNamara was appointed as an Associate Staff Physician in Solid Tumor Oncology in 2008.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Internship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

Specialty Interests

Esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, bladder cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, melanoma, solid tumor disorders, cancer

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 2/17/2023, Dr. McNamara 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

149 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 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

I enjoy working with Dr. McNamara. He is an excellent clinician. He listens to understand. I feel very confident that I have the best plan of care possible.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr McNamara is a very good doctor, but - more important sometimes - he's a real person. While I'm not a fan of having cancer, I will say that I'm glad he's on my team

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Doctor McNamara and Sarah rock

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023


Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Great visit, great doctor, great staff

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr.Arun Singh and Dr. Michael Mc Namara have my complete respect and admiration for the great service they provide.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. McNamara is extremely helpful, supportive and informative. Even though I have a world-class cancer center very close to home, I'm traveling to him because of the time and care he takes to explain my situation and my options. I'd recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in need of his expertise. And, I'm still in awe of how seamlessly patient care and administrative issues work together for the good of the patient. I've worked in a hospital system and I've never experienced anything close to this level of service. Kudos all around.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

I love my doctor Michael Mcnamara

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

I love my doctor Michael Mcnamara

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

I did recommend Dr. McNamara to a friend because I liked him very much! I really appreciate the fact that he is professional AND real at the same time. He is very easy to talk to and listens intently.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Doc had a fellow that came in, and a shadow - everyone was awesome and displayed care and concern

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr McNamara is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

This year is the 10th I have seen Dr. McNamera. He has always treated me with courtesy and professionalism.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

You should be pleased that a doctor of Dr McNamara caliber works for Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr. McNamara is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Dr. Explained my situation with great detail and clarity. He was very aware of our anxiety and proceeded with care and kindness .

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Worked with both Dr McNamara and Dr Trunk - both were excellent

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Dr. McNamara listens and is attentive to my needs and opinion.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr McNamara took time to follow up very precisely. He is very thoughtful and concerned in many ways to help his patients needs.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr McNamara is incredible

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

One of the best doctors we ever had. Very knowledgeable & respectful.

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