Steven Clinton

Steven Clinton, MD, PhD


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Overall Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.9 out of 5




I am a medical oncologist specializing in prostate cancer. My expertise encompasses the full range of prostate cancer care, from prevention and screening to active surveillance, clinically localized disease and advanced metastatic disease. My goal is to provide each patient with the best in clinical care that is distinguished by research. This effort is the result of seamless interactions among specialized physicians in oncology, urology, pathology and radiation therapy so that our care programs are personalized for each individual.

We are very proud to offer a weekly Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic where men with a newly diagnosed prostate cancer can receive a comprehensive evaluation and detailed review of treatment options in one afternoon visit. State-of-the-art treatment plans ranging from surgery to radiation therapy to medical oncology, as well as integrated combinations, are offered to ensure the greatest chance of cure and quality survivorship.

Our team provides opportunities for men to participate in novel and exciting clinical trials in such areas as nutrition, cancer prevention survivorship and therapeutics, including those involving new combinations of pharmaceuticals and radiation, immune therapeutics and targeted agents.

We have established a Prostate Cancer Genetics Clinic to better serve our patients and their families. Rapidly expanding knowledge has clarified a role for inheritance in prostate cancer risk, and we provide an integrated evaluation by certified specialists in genetics counseling. Our evaluation of the family history includes options for genetic analysis to the patient and appropriate family members, such as siblings and descendants (both men and women), as some inherited syndromes relate to risks of cancers other than prostate cancer.

I serve the National Cancer Institute-designated Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center as leader of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program, one of our five programs dedicated to basic and translational research leading to innovative prevention and therapeutic strategies for cancer. I also am privileged to serve as co-director of Ohio State’s Foods for Health Discovery Theme, a campus-wide effort in food, nutrition and health. In addition, I am honored to serve the National Institutes of Health-U.S. Department of Agriculture (NIH-USDA) initiative to define Dietary Guidelines for America 2015-2020 and the World Cancer Research Fund effort to define guidelines for cancer prevention that are employed by many organizations, such as the World Health Organization, to impact healthy food and agriculture policies for nations around the globe.

As a medical scientist, I have a vigorous research laboratory dedicated to prostate cancer prevention and therapy, as well as projects focusing on diet, nutrition and lifestyle for cancer prevention and survivorship. Additionally, I was named to the Castle Connolly list of “America's Top Doctors” from 2008-2019 and rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2016 and 2017.

Education and Background


University of Illinois College of Medicine

Urbana, IL


Medical Oncology

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Medicine Oncology)

Academic Department

Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Medical Oncology

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. Clinton has reported no relationships with companies or entities.


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 263 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 (20 total comments)

Reviewed: 10/11/2019

He is the best.

Reviewed: 10/7/2019

As always, my experience at the James was excellent and exceeded expectations.

Reviewed: 9/15/2019

excellent by Dr Clinton in all areas

Reviewed: 9/13/2019

Dr. Clinton is known for his concern with patients. His skills are literally known throughout the western world.

Reviewed: 9/10/2019

Always takes the time to explain everything about my condition, new medication, side effects problems I'm having, addresses all my concerns.

Reviewed: 8/22/2019

Total confidence with treatment plan.

Reviewed: 8/6/2019

Always excellent!

Reviewed: 6/4/2019

The experience has been consistently excellent!

Reviewed: 6/2/2019

I feel privileged to be treated by a doctor as knowledgeable and widely respected as Dr. Clinton. I believe that he would be aware of the latest advances in oncological research, especially since he works for a university, as opposed to a hospital unaffiliated with a research institution, that remains vigilant for oncological advances.

Reviewed: 5/28/2019

Love Dr. Clinton and staff.

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