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Timothy Gilligan, MD, Oncology, Cleveland, OH, Cleveland Clinic

TimothyDavidGilliganMDFASCO, FACH

Oncology Cleveland, OH

Genitourinary Oncology

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Vice-Chair for Education, Taussig Cancer Institute. Co-Director, Faculty Training Program, Academy on Communication in Healthcare

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  • I am a medical oncologist specializing in testis cancer and other genitourinary malignancies. I currently chair the Testicular Cancer guideline panel at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. A major focus of my work is teaching communication-skills to clinicians, as well as training others to teach communication skills. At the Cleveland Clinic, I helped develop and served on the leadership team of the Center for Excellence for Healthcare Communication where we have trained over 8000 clinicians in fundamental healthcare communication skills and have trained over 50 clinicians as trainers. At the Academy on Communication in Healthcare (ACH), I serve on the Board of Directors and co-direct the faculty training program. At the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, I am the Associate Director of the communication skills course for first and second year medical students.

    I have taught communication skills to clinicians at national and international conferences and meetings of major organizations including the ACGME, AAMC, IHI, ASCO, and ACH. In addition to relationship-centered communication skills, workshops that I have led have focused on coaching, conflict engagement, team-building and feedback.

    I also work in graduate medical education. I was program director of the hematology/oncology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic for ten years and currently serve as vice-Chair for Education at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute.

Education & Training

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute1999 - 2001
  • Brigham and Womens Hospital
    Brigham and Womens HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 1996 - 1999
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
    Stanford University School of MedicineClass of 1996

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2005 - 2023
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1998 - 2005
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Medical Oncology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow Academy on Communication in Healthcare, 2020
  • Fellow American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2017
  • Scholarship in Teaching Award Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, 2015
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • The Association Between Facility Case Volume and Overall Survival in Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma in the Targeted Therapy Era  
    Timothy Gilligan, Jorge A Garcia, Brian I Rini, Urologic Oncology
  • Treatment Selection for Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer Who Progress on Upfront Chemo‐Hormonal Therapy  
    Vadim Koshkin, Prateek Mendiratta, Brian I Rini, Pedro Barata, Christos Kyriakopoulos, Hamid Emamekhoo, Timothy Gilligan, The Prostate

Books/Book Chapters

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  • Patient-Clinician Communication: Implementing the New ASCO Consensus Guideline. 
    2018 ASCO Annual Meeting - Chicago, Illinois - 06/4/2018


Authored Content

  • Trespass and Forgiveness9/16/2018
  • The Dangerous Intimacy of Life8/23/2018
  • Blind Spots8/15/2018
  • The Power of Questions8/7/2018
  • Communication as Performance8/1/2018
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Press Mentions

  • Treatment of Adenocarcinoma of the Urinary Bladder
    Treatment of Adenocarcinoma of the Urinary BladderMay 26th, 2016
  • Cancer Is a Human Drama
    Cancer Is a Human DramaNovember 11th, 2017
  • 5 Testicular Cancer Symptoms That Aren’t a Lump
    5 Testicular Cancer Symptoms That Aren’t a LumpApril 4th, 2018
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Academy on Communication in Healthcare
    Board Member
  • Academy on Communication in Healthcare

Hospital Affiliations