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Department Psychiatry and Psychology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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

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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 9/2/2021, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

68 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Always a good experience with Dr. Gonsalves

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr Gonsalves has always been a wonderful doctor who truly cares.She has always been helpful in her advice.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Dr Gonsalvas is excellent and helpful

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Dr. Gonsalves is wonderful about working with my schedule

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

I am so grateful to have Dr. Gonsalves as my doctor. I have been able to improve over time and always feel better after our visits.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr Gonsalves is the BEST!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr Gonsalves is brilliant and caring

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Dr. Gonsalves is thorough, personable, knowledgeable, and takes time to answer any and all questions.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

I have had Dr. Gonsalves as my psychiatrist for over a decade. I have always been impressed with her communication skills and empathy.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Dr Gonzalez is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr Gonsalvas was wonderful. She took time to answer my questions and made excellent suggestions .

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Excellent doctor! Just the absolute best, caring, and knowledgeable physician.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

I am so grateful to have Dr. Gonsalves as my psychiatrist she has worked with me for over a year now. I am always impressed by her compassion. She has been very flexible to help me find appointment times that work with my busy schedule.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

A very good experience with Dr. Gonzalves.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Dr was very helpful and took the time to address all my issues

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