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Department Critical Care Medicine
Primary Location Akron General
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Akron General
Primary Location

Akron General

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Pulmonary / Critical Care
Chicago, IL USA

Fellowship - University of Illinois
Pulmonary & Critical Care


Fellowship - University of Illinois at Chicago
Pulmonary/Critical Care
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - Summa Health System Family Medicine Residency Program
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA

Residency - Summa Health System
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA

Internship - Summa Health System
Akron, OH USA

Medical Education - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Akron


Medical Education - Northeast Ohio Medical University
Akron, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Harish Kakarala, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 2/17/2021, Dr. Kakarala 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

53 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Dr. Kakarala always listens and explains to me what's going on with my health he is a very great doctor and I would want another.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Really liked Dr. Kakalara.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Doctor was very helpful and spent much time with me. I'm a retired Navy veteran and am having issues with VA over my medical disabilities. Dr.Kakarala has been extremely helpful with these conditions! After years of sub standard VA care I feel so much better with Dr Kakarala's care and knowledge. He is indeed a great asset to the Cleveland Clinic, Thank you and him

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Very Good experience and I highly recommend Dr Kakarala and the Respiratory Institute.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

first appointment with dr Kakarala-really liked him and the staff

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

over all; very good experience dr. very knowlegeable of material to be discussed very receptive to patient needs well done!!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

I was more than happy with Dr Kakarla. I would highly recommend him

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

I thought over the phone would be a waste for the first visit, but Dr. Kakarala was very concerned for my problem and listened to what me and even my wife had to say, He recommended 10mg of Melatonin before bed, I stared that right away, my wife said there is some improvement but still there.

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