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Afshin Dowlati, MD

Afshin Dowlati, MD



81 Ratings 19 Reviews


Hematology and Oncology

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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  • Lucile and Robert H Gries Endowed Director, Center for Cancer Drug Development, University Hospitals
  • Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, UH Seidman Cancer Center
  • Director, Thoracic Oncology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Director, Phase I Drug Development Program, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine


  • Experimental Therapeutics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Lung Cancer
  • Phase I Clinical Trials
  • Thoracic Cancer

Languages Spoken

English, French, Farsi

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5

81 Ratings

Patient Comments (19)

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
*** Under his care I have made what I would describe as a full recovery. I understand that this cancer is one of the types deemed "incurable". However, I am confident in Dr Dowlati's care plans, advice, and his expertise, and though he has fully communicated the grave nature of the cancer I have I also believe that I can attain as much quality and quantity of life as is reasonable to expect. I say this because I now feel better than I have in the past several years leading up to my diagnosis. I attribute this to Dr Dowlati and his teams outstanding care, knowledge and medical abilities. I consider myself blessed to have access to the quality of care available at the UH Seidman Cancer Center.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr Dowlati has kept me out of the hospital and feeling well with *** cancer for several years. I feel that he's part oncologist/part teacher for me as he is great at explaining things. I wish there were a better way to express my profound and deep gratitude for his solid decision making on my care.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
The doctor was wonderful! Intelligent, informative and kind!

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Exceptional doctor & staff

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr Dowlati and his staff are amazing. ***

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
I have complete confidence in Dr. Dowlati and am fortunate he is my oncologist.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Patient and empathetic ***

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Great service

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr Dowlati is my oncologist for *** cancer. I would be dead if it weren't for his expertise and ability. What more can I say? The experience could not have been easier or more reassuring.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr. Dowlati and his staff are the best.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr. Dowlati is my oncologist. I am moving to another city and will miss him and the care he has provided.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I cannot speak too highly of the overall level of care I have received from Dr. Dowlati and my entire team at ***. Regardless of the eventual outcome of my cancer I will always be grateful to them for everything they have done for me and for the caring, compassionate and supportive attitude they have brought to my treatment

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Excellent visit

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Excellent experience

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
I would almost certainly be dead if not for the skill and knowledge of Dr Dowlati. Therefore I can't say enough positive about him. The fact that he is personable and compassionate enhances what a remarkable doctor. Further, I have yet to encounter a single health care professional at the seidman cancer center that I can make any comment that is anything but positive. In the worst of situations I have fallen into the best of circumstances. Thank You

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
excellent care

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
excellent care & always have been!

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
The experience was excellent .

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Wonderful caring individual. Called a conference with other specialists to see what everyone thought would be best long term care for my condition. Confident in his treatment decisions.

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1998 - 2000)

Fellowship | Hematology/Oncology
Hematology/Oncology - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1996 - 1998)

Internship | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Universite De Liege Faculte De Medecine (1992 - 1996)

Medical Education
Universite De Liege Faculte De Medecine (1992)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Afshin Dowlati did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.