Spero Cataland

Spero Cataland, MD


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Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.9 out of 5




I’m a hematologist with a focus on non-malignant blood disorders. My specific areas of expertise include platelet abnormalities, blood clotting and bleeding disorders. In addition to treating patients, I serve as professor in the Division of Hematology. In 2014 and 2017, I was rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction. I was also named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors” from 2006-2019.

Research is a big part of my career. I established the thrombotic microangiopathy research program, which studies rare blood diseases including thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). I’m also involved in the design and execution of several international clinical trials.

I enjoy working alongside world-class medical experts at The James to improve patient care. The collaborative environment among physicians and staff at The OSUCCC – James is what truly sets it apart from other cancer centers.

My work has received widespread recognition. I’ve been published in national and international medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, and, the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Education and Background


Ohio State University College of Medicine

Columbus, OH


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Columbus, OH



University of Chicago Hospitals

Chicago, IL

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Hematology)

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Medicine Oncology)

Academic Department

Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Hematology

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the university requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their university responsibilities. As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Cataland has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Sanofi Aventis


Patient Satisfaction Review

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the five questions gathered from the Outpatient Oncology survey, developed by Press Ganey Associates for use in oncology clinics across the country. On behalf of The James, Press Ganey administers the survey to patients who see our providers in an outpatient clinic office. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of The James.

Overall Ratings (out of 159 reviews)
4.9 out of 5
Kept you informed about your condition and treatment

4.9/ 5

Amount of time spent with you

4.8/ 5

Concern for your questions and issues

4.9/ 5

Skill and knowledge

4.9/ 5

Overall quality of care

4.9/ 5

Patient Comments (15 total comments)

Reviewed: 11/21/2019

Dr. Cataland is great. We have open/ongoing communication via email and he always answers my questions and addresses any concerns I have with barely any wait.

Reviewed: 11/20/2019

Dr. Cataland is wonderful. He answered all my questions truthfully.

Reviewed: 10/17/2019

Great doctor.

Reviewed: 10/17/2019

I highly recommend Dr. Cataland to all I talk to; friend, family, etc. He is an excellent ______.

Reviewed: 10/14/2019

Dr Cataland is one of the best physicians I have had. His concern is genuine and his follow up is excellent.

Reviewed: 10/9/2019


Reviewed: 9/30/2019

Although Dr. Cataland has many patients I am always impressed how much time he gives; listening, follow-up via phone or E-mail.

Reviewed: 9/10/2019

Dr. Cataland is a kind, competent physician, he cares about you. He listens w/a third ear to your concerns and fears! He is truly one of Columbia's best doctor!

Reviewed: 8/29/2019

Dr. Cataland is very good!!! Glad that he's my physician.

Reviewed: 8/8/2019

Dr. Cataland is a wonderful physician! Not only was he thorough but genuinely kind & took the time to listen to my concerns & answered all my questions. He MyCharted me with my results despite being out of town. Called me with the final results & did such a great job at explaining my platelet disorder. He is truly amazing at what he does, feel so lucky to be able to see to see him as a patient.

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