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Department Psychiatry and Psychology
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Primary Location

Hillcrest Medical Building 2


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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Liaison Psychiatry Consultation
  • Medication Management
  • Psychotherapy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Coping With Chronic Medical Conditions
  • Depression
  • Interstitial Cystitis | Pelvic Pain
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Psychiatric Disorders
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About Lilian Gonsalves, MD

Lilian Gonsalves, MD, is Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and  Staff, Department of  Psychiatry and Psychology. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Gault Women’s Health Center. She is a Cleveland Clinic-trained, board-certified psychiatrist with interest and expertise in mood disorders in women, chronic pain and psychological aspects of the medically and surgically ill patient. She has also successfully used the group model for medication management in women with anxiety and mood disorders.

Dr. Gonsalves received her medical education at G.S. Medical College in Bombay, India.While in Bombay, she completed an internship at King Edward Memorial Hospital. She completed a psychiatry residency at Cleveland Clinic.

She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, and the American College of Psychiatrists. She has served as Past President of the Cleveland Psychiatric Society, and she was a member of the Cleveland Clinic’s Board of Governors for five years.Actively involved in teaching medical students and residents, her most recent research is focused on patient satisfaction with shared visits for women’s health and women’s mental health. She serves as a journal reviewer for the International Journal of Medicine in Psychiatry, Journal of Women’s Health and Psychosomatics.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - King Edward VII Memorial Hospital
IM & Psychiatry


Internship - King Edward VII Memorial Hospital
Medical Internship


Medical Education - G.S. Medical College
Bombay, India

Undergraduate - University of Bombay, Seth G.S. Medical College
Bombay, India,

Professional Highlights

  • Elected Member Board of Governors
  • President, Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association (2008-2010)


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

consultation psychiatry, coping with chronic illness, pain, Women's Health

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Psychiatrists
  • Named one of "Top Docs" in Cleveland Magazine


  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American College of Psychiatrists
  • Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Ohio Psychiatric Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Lilian Gonsalves, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/17/2022, Dr. Gonsalves has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

86 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

This was my last visit with Dr. Gonsalves (she is retiring in December). I have been seeing her for 6 years and value my experience with her highly.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Will miss Dr. Gonzalez when she retires. She is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Dr gonsalves is the absolute best

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

She is retiring and it will be very hard to find a doctor as good as she is.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022


Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Dr. Gonzales has been a wonderful doctor I have had her for at least 18 years.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

My care provider informed me she will be vacating her position at the end of the year. I am very apprehensive about who may be replacing her. She has been my Dr. For many years. Will CCF reach out to me with info regarding her replacement?

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Best Dr. I have ever had.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr was excellent

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

My mother saw Dr. Lilian Gonsalves Ebrahim twenty or so years ago. My mom doesn't need to see a doctor now because she is well thanks to Dr. Lilian Gonsalves Ebrahim. My mom is very pleased with Dr. Lilian Gonsalves care.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

As always Dr. Gonzalves considered what other medical care and medications I was using. This resulted in cautions about interactions of therapy with other medications. Something not always done by other specialists

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Considering the length of time Dr Gonsalves has treated me this Zoom method would serve useful into the future.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Lillian Gonsalves is an EXCELLENT practitioner. She is very considerate & kind and extraordinarily skilled. I received care from (3) psychiatrists prior to becoming the doctor's patient.She literally saved me. I will be forever grateful. I now lead a "fulfilling" life. It Is extraordinary!

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Dr. Gonsalves is a very good and caring physician who I have my full trust in

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Dr Gonsolves and dept staff will always get top scores from me!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr Gonzalves is a caring person ! I am very fortunate to have her as my doctor.

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