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Susan LeGrand, MD


Susan LeGrand, MD
Department: Hematology and Oncology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code R35
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

A native of South Carolina, Susan LeGrand, MD,  joined Cleveland Clinic's pioneering Palliative Medicine program in 1998. Prior to this, she had a solo oncology practice in North Carolina. She received her undergraduate and medical education at the University of South Carolina, graduating cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She received the Behavioral Sciences Award in her first year of medical school. Dr. LeGrand is board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hospice and palliative medicine. She was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2002. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2009

Dr. LeGrand has been a leader in palliative medicine fellowship education, co-chairing a workgroup to develop standards for fellowship training. She spearheaded the development of a Forum for Program Directors under the auspices of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and chaired that group through its infancy. She is a Master Facilitator for the Education in Palliative and End of Life Care program and was the palliative medicine representative on the Robert Wood Johnson Workgroup to improve end-of-life care for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Dr. LeGrand is a frequent guest lecturer and presenter at national and international meetings on subjects related to palliative medicine and supportive care in cancer. She has authored or co-authored numerous articles and chapters on these topics.

Professional Highlights

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Arizona Cancer Center
Medical Oncology
Tucson, AZ USA
Residency - University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals
Houston, TX USA
Internship - University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Houston, TX USA
Medical School - University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, SC USA
Undergraduate - University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC USA


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

Specialty Interests

Palliative medicine, breast cancer, myeloma, cancer, cancer anorexia and cachexia, cancer fatigue, cancer symptoms, chemotherapy related symptoms


  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society
  • International Psycho-Oncology Society

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Anorexia and Cachexia
  • Cancer Fatigue
  • Cancer Symptoms
  • Chemotherapy Related Symptoms

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As of 1/13/2016, Dr. LeGrand has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. LeGrand receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Insys Therapeutics, Inc.

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.

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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