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 8/6/2019, 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

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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

13 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

DR G is amazing at listening and providing the best care overall including prescription.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

If all doctors were as conscientious, caring and willing to extend themselves beyond what is perceived to be required, and, based upon my care from Dr. Gonsalves I would rate the Cleveland Clinic as number one in her area of expertise.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Dr. Gonsalves is a fantastic provider with a great wealth of knowledge. She always goes above and beyond to make sure that her patients are safe and needs are attended to.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr. Gonsalves is excellent at what she does. She is kind and caring and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

excellent doctor. very caring and listens and allows me to participate in my treatment .

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

doctor is always on time

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

I highly recommend Dr. Gonsalves!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Dr. Gonsalves is excellent-- she genuinely cares about her patient and approaches care as a partnership. She is respectful and explains her thought process with decision-making.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

I have only positive things to say about my doctor and the staff.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

I could not ask for a better provider.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

The new medical secretary for Dr. Gonsalves is great. Dr. Gonsalves responds to me in a very timely manner.

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