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David J. Adelstein, MD

David J. Adelstein, MD

Staff Physician, Hematology and Medical Oncology 216.444.9310 (o) 216.444.9464 (f)

Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Former Co-Chairman, Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee, National Cancer Institute

Member, Developmental Therapeutics Program


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Dr. Adelstein is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. His interests include diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract, including the head and neck and esophagus. He has focused on the integration of chemotherapy and radiation with surgery in the curative management of these diseases.

He continues to be an active Clinical Investigator, and has conducted a number of multimodality clinical trials within Cleveland Clinic, as well as nationally. He has published widely on the management of aerodigestive tract malignancies in multiple medical journals.