Mellar P. Davis, Oncologist

Mellar P. Davis

Oncologist | Medical Oncology

9500 Euclid Avenue Cleveland Ohio, 44195


Mellar P. Davis, MD, FCCP, FAAHPM, works for the Taussig Cancer Institute, part of the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.  He specializes in treating adults with cancer, specifically lung cancer; and is also a palliative care specialist. He is a Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, as well as editor in chief for Progress in Palliative Care.  A reviewer of several other leading cancer journals, Dr. Davis is Chairman of the MSSCC Palliative Care Study Group and an executive board member of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. The Chest Foundation and Chest (the journal) have given Dr. Davis awards for his excellence in lung cancer care.

Education and Training

Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine- Hematology

Medical Oncology

Palliative Medicine

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 44 years of experience

Areas of expertise and specialization

Lung CancerOncologyPalliative Medicine

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Associate Editor in Chief of the FAAHPM Journal -
  • Speaks for Peers at International Meetings and Board Reviews -


  • Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Clinic Palliative Medicine, 2009 and 2011   


  • Riverside Methodist Hospital (Internal Medicine)


  • Riverside Methodist Hospital


  • Mayo Clinic (Hematology, Oncology)

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American College of Chest Physicians

Articles and Publications

  • 226 Peer Reviewed Articles, 75-77 Book Chapters, 6 Books

What do you attribute your success to?

  • His Training, Working with Good People, having been Able to Take Advantage of some Great Opportunities, Hard Work, Inspiration from Father who was also an MD

Hobbies / Sports

  • Early Theology

Mellar P. Davis's Practice location

9500 Euclid Avenue -
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
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Get to know Oncologist and Palliative Medicine Specialist Dr. Mellar P. Davis, who serves the population of Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Davis is a highly-trained and qualified oncologist and palliative medicine specialist with a vast expertise in all facets of his work, particularly pain management, cancer pain, palliative medicine, hospice, symptom control, supportive cancer care, cancer related fatigue, cancer anorexia and weight loss, lung cancer, paraproteinemias and amyloidosis. Dr. Davis has been practicing for more than thirty years and is currently serving patients at the Taussig Cancer Institute/Solid Tumor Division and the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care within Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, for which he also acts as Director of the Palliative Medicine Program. Furthermore, he is a Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine/Case Western Reserve University, Editor in Chief for Progress in Palliative Care, Chairman of the Palliative Care Study Group of Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer and reviewer for multiple journals. Dr. Davis attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health and was awarded his doctorate of medicine in 1977. His postgraduate training includes his internship and internal medicine residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and hematology/oncology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Davis holds board certifications in internal medicine, hematology, medical oncology, and hospice and palliative medicine with the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Davis is also member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American College of Chest Physicians. He credits his rewarding career to his training, working with good people, hard work, and having been able to take advantage of some great opportunities, and inspiration from his father who was also a physician. Dr. Davis is also a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and Fellow American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In his spare time, he is passionate about early theology. Oncology is the branch of medicine that researches, identifies and treats cancer. A physician who works in the field of oncology is an oncologist. Oncologists must first diagnose a cancer, which is usually carried out via biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, CT scanning, MRI, PET scanning, ultrasound or other radiological methods. Nuclear medicine can also be used to diagnose cancer, as can blood tests or tumor markers. Oncology is often linked with hematology, which is the branch of medicine that deals with blood and blood-related disorders.

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