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Cynthia Owusu, MD

Cynthia Owusu, MD



87 Ratings 13 Reviews


Hematology and Oncology

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Cynthia Owusu, M.D., M.S., is a medical oncologist at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. She is also Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology.

A renowned expert in geriatric oncology, Dr. Owusu is currently the Principal Investigator on a $2.8 M research grant awarded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Disparities. This study will examine the impact of physical activity on functional status, body composition and biomarkers of breast cancer prognosis among African American and socially disadvantaged breast cancer survivors. Her current clinical research efforts aim to increase functional status and participation of older women in clinical trials to potentially improve breast cancer outcomes in this population.

She has more than 33 publications with 25 published manuscripts containing original research and has presented 27 presentations on the local, regional and national levels.

Dr. Owusu is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Her other professional memberships include the Society of International Geriatric Oncology, the American Geriatric Society, the Aging and Cancer Research Group, and the Nutrition Obesity Research Center. She is part of the editorial board for the Journal of Geriatric Oncology and serves as an Ad Hoc Reviewer for seven different publications. Dr. Owusu is currently a mentor in the ASCO Diversity Mentoring Program and on the UH Seidman Cancer Center Patient and Family Advisory Council and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Advisory Board.

Dr. Owusu is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Geriatrics. She joined the UH staff in 2006.

Dr. Owusu earned her medical degree from the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. She completed her residency at the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ and her fellowship in geriatric oncology at the at Boston University Medical Center. She also holds a Masters in Epidemiology degree from the Boston University School of Public Health.


  • Breast Cancer
  • Geriatric Oncology
  • Hematology/Oncology


  • Clinical Research Training Fellowship Award (CREST), Boston University, Boston, 2004
  • ASCO Foundation Young Investigator Award, 2005
  • NIH Minority Supplement Grant, 2005
  • NIH/NCI K12 Paul Calabresi Scholar Award, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, CWRU, Cleveland, 2006
  • Susan Komen Career Development Award, 2010
  • Independent Research Grant (1R01MD009699-01) from the National Institute on Minority and Health Disparities, 2015

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands Ste 4400

3909 Orange Pl
Suite: 4400
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Breast Center

3999 Richmond Rd
Suite: 1100
Beachwood, OH 44122

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5

87 Ratings

Patient Comments (13)

Reviewed On 7/1/2023
The doctor had the date of the appointment in the system. I had the option of meeting with a scheduler to have a choice on time of day, which I did do.Dr. Owusu was recommended to me by a friend who had breast cancer several years ago and was and still is treated by Dr. Owusu. I have been very happy with Dr. Owusu and her clear explanations of medication and treatment (what to expect with side effects, duration, etc.). She exhibits concern for me, takes the necessary time to explain or answer questions, and is available to answer questions if I have any outside the office visit.

Reviewed On 6/1/2023
Dr.Owusu is an amazing oncologist.!There are times she may be behind but her patients don't mind waiting because she gives compassionate and empathetic care. She spends time with her patients, she ensures her patients are informed, she addresses any concerns, and she delivers the best possible care for her patients. I am having the most pleasant experience with her and I'm relieved to have an oncologist that puts the health and safety of her patients in such high regard.

Reviewed On 6/1/2023
Dr. Owusu is outstanding. I have already referred others to her. She communicates the use of the *** infusion for prevention of more invasive breast cancer or more masses. In reading the internet I got extremely frighten of the potential side effects. She was great at comforting me. I hope she stays at UH. Some of the physicians have left and it is disturbing if you are being continually treated for cancer. I like this provider and trust her strategy for my care.

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
Dr. Owusu is the best

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
Awesome experience

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
All of my Dr.visits have been explained in detail.

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
I really liked Dr Owosu, but she really didn't seem to know my history at all. She talked about ordering a bilateral mammogram when I've had a mastectomy on the right and the follow up mammogram has already been ordered by another physician

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
I feel very confident in Dr. Owusu's care because of her knowledge, clear explanations, and concern for my well-being.

Reviewed On 3/1/2023
Besides always being late by almost 60 minutes every time with no explanation, there are no other issues with the provider

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Dr. Owusu explains my medical condition and answers to my questions clearly. She is sympathetic and compassionate. I am a breast cancer patient, so when the question is asked about my physical and mental health, I answer very good from the perspective of "all things considered".

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
I fell Dr. Owusu and Dr. Rock are both careing physicians and surgeons. The whole team in Seidman Cancer Center, from the nurses, chemo nurses, and the receptionist; has made me feel at ease when I was diaginosed. They treated me as a person and not a number, they took my concerns at heart not just a person who was talking. I would highly recommend anybody with cancer to go to Seidman Cancer Center, they treat the whole person.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
I really felt comfortable with this provider. I have had concerning experiences with a few doctors at another hospital, but I felt that the doctors I have encountered thus far at UH sees me as a human being. They are professional but not dismissive of my questions and concerns.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Everyone associated with Dr Owusu and my care has been outstanding - so knowledgeable and compassionate. I can't speak highly enough about all of my care at ***, *** and *** main campus.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine


Research Fellowship | Hematology/Oncology
Hematology/Oncology - Boston Medical Center (2003 - 2006)

Fellowship | Geriatric Medicine
Geriatric Medicine - Boston Medical Center (2002 - 2003)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Medical Center (2000 - 2002)

Internship | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (1999 - 2000)

Other Education
Boston University School Of Public Health (2006)

Medical Education
Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology (1992)

Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology (1988)

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.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Cynthia Owusu did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.