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Cynthia Owusu, MD

Cynthia Owusu, MD



76 Ratings 11 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

3909 Orange Pl
Beachwood OH, 44122

UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands Ste 4400

3909 Orange Pl
Beachwood OH, 44122

Patient Experience Reviews

4.6 out of 5

76 Ratings

Patient Comments (11)

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.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
*** I feel very comfortable with Dr. Owusu, her knowledge, and her concern for giving me very good care.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Excellent Dr. Very caring.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr. Owusa is an excellent physician. Additionally, the staff members exhibited the highest level of professionalism.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr Owusu is a very compassionate person. I would recommend her to anyone that's going through cancer care. Her overall manner is outstanding. She is extremely intelligent and knows what's best for her patients. She is definitely a shining light.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr. Owusu is fantastic.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
I love Dr Owusu. She is compassionate & always good at explaining things in a way I understand

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
I am happy that I decided to switch my Oncologist. This Dr. Is who I needed she made me feel confident about having her as my new Oncologist. Very pleased with her! She made me feel comfortable, she explained things very well ! Very happy, I'm very at ease with knowing I'm going to be well cared for!

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
My experience was good

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.

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