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

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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As of 8/4/2020, 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

70 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr Gonsalves is such a wonderful physician and I am grateful to have her as my doctor

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Dr Gonsalves is one of the best doctors I've ever had. She is knowledgeable and cares.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

excellent, caring, knowledgeable provider! Dr. Gonsalves is responsible for improving my quality of life immeasurably!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Always very pleased with my visits with Dr. Gonsalves. She is a caring, compassionate, well-informed professional!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Always recommend Dr Gonsalves

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

I have had a great experience and benefited greatly from seeing Dr Gonsalves

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

I feel Dr Gonsalves really understands me. she is empathetic and very comforting. I love seeing her. she's taking good care of me.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Dr. Gonsalves is wonderful!!!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Gonsalves is an exceptional practitioner.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Let's just say that I hope dr Gonsalves and her med sec are around for a long long time

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr Gonsalves is brilliant and helped turn my life around

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

I had a great appointment with Dr. Gonsalves. she was respectful and educating. she explained everything so that I understood it and made some great suggestions on how I could improve my overall health.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

I would and have recommended Dr. Gonsalves to others. In my opinion she is superlative.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr Gonzalez is phenomenal!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr Gonsalves has always been N excellent provider

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Dr. Gonsalves is very kind and caring

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr's Assistant, Laquita is friendly and very helpful. Because I travel (2) hours to see Dr. G, she manages my appointments; and relays my questions to Dr. G with professionalism. Dr. G and I have a long time relationship- and I'm truly grateful for her care.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

very efficient office, very good visit with Dr. Gonsalves

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

My behavioral Heath doctor is very kind and approachable.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Very good provider good very listener.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

experience wirh the doctor and her secretary is fantastic. appointment was created by the doctor herself so it was easy hit impassible to get an appointment through appointment line . they are clueless and have no openings for months

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr. Gonzalves has been my mothers Dr for many years. We are very fond of her personally and professionally.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Dr Gonsalves knows me and while we meet annually she is very much aware of my situation and the status of my care. I have a lot of trust and confidence in her guidance given her understanding and close attention to my needs.

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