Doctor’s Stroke, Opera Singer’s Lung Transplant Creates Heartfelt Friendship

While on leave from Cleveland Clinic, recovering and rehabilitating from a stroke that temporarily paralyzed the left side of her body, Marie Budev, DO received a package in the mail. It was from her longtime patient, internationally-renowned coloratura soprano and best-selling classical recording artist Charity Tillemann-Dick. Recipient of two double-lung transplants at Cleveland Clinic, which … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Children’s U.S. News Rankings: Innovations, Patient Stories, Experts Available

For the 11th consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic Children’s is ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals. As an integral part of Cleveland Clinic, which was ranked the nation’s No. 2 hospital in 2017 by U.S. News, Cleveland Clinic Children’s earned national recognition in 10 specialties. Cleveland Clinic has cared for infants, children, and adolescents since … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center Celebrates One Year in New Building

Today, the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center celebrates one year in its new 377,000-square-foot building, which was designed to bring all outpatient cancer treatment services to one location, reducing wait times, improving patient flow, and providing a healing environment with abundant natural light. RELATED: Watch time-lapse video showing the construction of the Taussig Cancer Center   … Read More

How Facing Death Changed the Way I Treat Patients

Fear and anxiety are powerful emotions, especially when a patient faces an unsettling medical diagnosis. As a healthcare provider, I see it every day. But as a cancer clinician in particular, I am extra mindful of the thoughts and emotions that wash over newly-diagnosed patients. One of the keys to being a good physician is … Read More

High School Football Player Tackles Rare Cancer Head-On

On the football field, Samer Babi didn’t let his slight stature prevent him from being a hard-hitting linebacker for his high school team. And that same aggressiveness and determination are serving him well in a much tougher battle, as the North Olmsted High School senior undergoes treatment at Cleveland Clinic Children’s for stage IV alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS), a rare, fast-growing form … Read More