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

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Medical Oncology
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

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

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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 1/17/2020, 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

126 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 4.9
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

love Dr. Mac both as doc and person!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

excellent Doctor with an awesome personality. I would recommend him to anyone going through the type of cancer I had.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

My oncologist *Dr. McNamara is awesome. I would recommend to any one.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

The doctor was extremely patient and understanding. I did not feel rushed with my questions or his responses. I also appreciate the calm and friendly manner he exibited during the visit

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Excellent visit with Dr McNamara. No problems at all.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

He is wonderful doctor. always listens

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

I would recommend Dr. Mcnamara to anyone

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr. McNamara is always a polite and understanding with me

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr. McNamara answered all questions and explained results of ultrasound and blood test. He has a very reassuring manner that I like. It is very easy to talk with him. He set up my appointment for next year in the early morning as I requested.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

l was happy with Dr McNamara, he is a good Dr and a good person.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Dr. McNamara is excellent! I could not be happier with the care I have received. He is easy to talk to, compassionate about his patients, and genuinely cares. We also love Denise Ives!!

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Dr. McNamara spent a lot of time with me and my husband, answered all of our many questions, and didn't make us feel rushed. He was incredibly kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

We asked Dr. McNamara for a second opinion, and we were very satisfied with the experience. He had all of the medical records, and he provided a very thorough consultation. The video visit worked surprisingly well.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Dr McNamara was terrific

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

I really like Michael McNamara as a doctor and a person. He always spends quality time with me.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

all appointments scheduled within 24 hours of me selecting the clinic as my primary treatment provider

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

wonderful and caring doctor

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

excellent explanations and felt very comfortable with provider

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

The care providers I spoke with that day were all very friendly, caring, and knowledgeable. I would recommend any of them to my friends and family. In fact, the one doctor treated my sister about two years ago. That is why I wanted him as my doctor. I was able to observe, as a family member, his skill and care for my sister and knew he would do the same for me.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

dr McNamara was excellent in explaining things to us very tough to hear but done in a compassionate manner

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

I have all the respect in the world for Dr McNamara words cannot begin to express my friendship with him.I thank him for the additional years I have been blessed with.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

We truly appreciate Dr. McNamara and the entire staff for the wonderful care that I receive each time I am there.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. McNamara is everything a doctor should be! Kind and interested in me as a patient!

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

I had a very good experience with Dr McNamara.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr McNamara is great.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr McNamara is very kind and knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

dr McNamara is excellent

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